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Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 4:57 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Google Selling Motorola Mobility for $3 Billion

Google Selling Motorola Mobility for $3 Billion

Google is selling its Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for about $3 billion. Read »

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Google Holds Workshop to Help Small Businesses Build Websites

Google Holds Workshop to Help Small Businesses Build Websites

Small businesses looking to build a website will have the opportunity Friday. Read »

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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By Associated Press

More Motorola Job Cuts Planned By Google

More Motorola Job Cuts Planned By Google

Google is broadening job cuts from its Motorola Mobility unit outside the U.S. and will take $390 million in severance costs and other charges related to the layoffs. Read »

Monday, Aug 13, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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By Lisa Balde

Motorola Mobility to Cut 4,000 Jobs

Motorola Mobility to Cut 4,000 Jobs

The Libertyville-based wireless company whose headquarters are headed for Chicago plans to cut 4,000 jobs worldwide, the company's owners confirmed. Motorola Mobility expects to cut 20 percent of its... Read »

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 7:29 AM
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By Jamie Gregg

Google Considers Move to Merch Mart: Report

Google Considers Move to Merch Mart: Report

Google could be moving to the Merchandise Mart. Sources tell Crain's Chicago Business the California-based company is in advanced lease negotiations with the Mart's owner. But there is still a chance talks could... Read »

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 7:54 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Motorola Mobility May Move to Chicago

Motorola Mobility May Move to Chicago

The next notch in the Google-Motorola Mobility merger may just spell great news for the Chicago economy and corporate landscape: Google is reportedly shopping for more than 500,000 square feet of office space... Read »

Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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By Jabez LeBret, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Optimize Your Google Local Places Page

How to Optimize Your Google Local Places Page

Google Places is free, simple to optimize and can lead to huge results. Less than two percent of people that use Google ever click on the second page of returns. For local businesses, when someone searches... Read »

Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 10:31 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Why Google PageRanks Are Now Irrelevant

Why Google PageRanks Are Now Irrelevant

By no means am I an SEO expert -- although I did briefly temp at an SEO firm many moons ago -- but one thing I've always understood was an unassailable fact was that your Google PageRank was of paramount... Read »

Saturday, Apr 7, 2012 at 2:41 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Photos: Inside Google Chicago's Office

Midwest manager of global communications and public affairs for Google opens... See Full Gallery »

Saturday, Apr 7, 2012 at 2:42 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Peek Inside Google's Chicago Office

Peek Inside Google's Chicago Office

Midwest manager of global communications and public affairs for Google invites Inc. Well inside Google's Dearborn Plaza office -- all six floors of it. Read »

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