Google executive missing in Egypt

google-logoAccording to Reuters, Google has began a public search for an executive missing in Cairo, where the Internet company has offered tools to help Egyptians communicate amid chaotic protests.

Google, which launched a way for Twitter users to communicate without Internet access, said on Tuesday that Wael Ghonim, head of marketing for the Middle East and North Africa, has not been seen since late Thursday in central Cairo.

“The safety of our employees is very important to Google, so if anyone has any information please call the following UK number: +44 20 7031 3008,” Google said in a statement.

Google has temporarily closed its office in Cairo to ensure the general safety of its employees, the person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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