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The Irish Examiner reports:

A number of apartments in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock will be rented out at €3,700 per unit.

A quarter of the 120 apartments have already been snapped up.

The Opus building on Six Hanover Quay is in the heart of the docklands in an area that’s quickly becoming known as Google Town.

Opus

New Dublin city apartments will cost €3,700 a month to rent (The Irish Examiner)

New dockland apartments cost €3,700 a month to rent (The Irish Times)

Yay.

EU regulators fine Google 1.49 billion euros for blocking advertising rivals (Reuters)

Rollingnews




This morning.

Google employees across the world staged a one hour walkout demanding “transparency, accountability, and structural change” following claims made about Android founder, Andy Rubin.

Google workers stage walkout over company’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations (Newstalk)

This afternoon.

In Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany.

A group of activists have occupied the city’s planned Google campus.

#fuckoffgoogle tweetz:

A small step for Kreuzberg but a great step for humanity. Google Campus is being squatted right now.

Fuckoffgoogle?

Protests against gentrification Activists occupy the Google campus in Kreuzberg (Berline Zeitung)

Related: ‘Google go home’: the Berlin neighbourhood fighting off a tech giant (The Guardian, May 8, 2018)

There is no escape.

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you (Dylan Curran, The Guardian)

Thanks Prada Meinhof

This afternoon.

Grand Canal, Dublin 2

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar officially opening Google’s newest offices in the new Velasco Building on Dublin’s Grand Canal, with, above, from left: CEO of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahan, VP and Head of Google in Dublin Fionnuala Meehan, and VP Google Cloud Sales Gareth Morgan.

Velasco will serve as a home to Google’s Enterprise and Cloud teams.

The teams “will help to grow Google’s cloud and enterprise business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa”.

Another call centre so.

RollingNews

Meanwhile…

Some of the 200-plus staff employed at EastPoint in the Dublin docklands are being paid as little as €11.06 an hour. This is below the living wage of €11.70 an hour that social-justice groups say is the minimum required to allow for an acceptable standard of living. Discount supermarket chains Aldi and Lidl have both committed to pay the living wage to all entry-level staff….

‘Second-class’ Google workers slam conditions (Mark Tighe, Sunday Times Ireland)