‘Google is noisy inside . . . It reminds me of a newsroom’

‘Google is noisy inside . . . It reminds me of a newsroom’

Former newsman Nick Leeder took over as head of Google Ireland on the cusp of the Covid pandemic

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
31st January, 2021

The surname means “water carrier”, and it seems apt given how much extra baggage Nick Leeder has had to carry in the year since he became site lead for Google Ireland.

Not only did the country close down a few weeks after he took up the role, but he has also been the face of the tech giant here through investigations by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) and global issues like the...

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