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Google Selling SketchUp

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Web-tech company, Google, has announced Thursday that it is selling their Boulder-based SketchUp unit to Trimble Navigation Ltd. for an undisclosed amount.

The SketchUp team, which develops 3-D modeling software, will remain in Boulder, Google Boulder site director Scott Green said.

Green declined to disclose the number of employees that would be changing companies, citing Google corporate policy.

“We won’t talk numbers, but a substantial portion, a large majority of the SketchUp team, has joined Trimble, and they are going to work from a Boulder-based Trimble office,” Green said. “It’s a really good thing for the team, and it’s a really good thing for Boulder.”

Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) is based in Sunnyvale, Calif., and, according to the press release, its products are focused on applications requiring position or location, including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping.

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