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Google chief visits Iowa Western students

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COUNCIL BLUFFS (KWWL) - The technology chief for Google is predicting that cell phones will replace computers as the predominant computing platform.

Michael Jones was in Council Bluffs Tuesday, where he spoke to students at Iowa Western Community College. The city also is home to a Google Data Center, which opened last year and employs about 200 people.

Jones spoke to about two dozen students and teachers, giving his insight about the future of technology. He told them that in five years computers will no longer be sitting on their desks, having been replaced by cell phones.

Jones previously was chief technologist of Google Maps, Earth, and Local Search.

Jones says he wants to encourage the next generation of computer gurus to find solutions to problems that may not even exist yet.

Online Anchor:  Bob Waters

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