Google to open R&D center in Taiwan

By Justin Mann on March 31, 2006, 3:09 PM
In a move sure to turn some heads, Google, a company founded entirely via Internet, will be opening a brick and mortar research and development center that will help oversee Google development in China.

“Google’s Taiwan R&D Center opening will dramatically boost Google's service and technology development in the Greater China region,” said Dr Kai-Fu Lee, Vice President, Engineering and President of Google Greater China. “We look forward to seeing even more local talent joining us at the research center. I have been following Dr Chien's excellent work in Chinese information retrieval for the past 10 years. He is recognized as one of the top experts in the world in this area and he is certainly second to none as our choice for the first director of the Google Taiwan R&D Center.”
Google is expanding and doesn't want to stop, and they definitely have plans for quite a bit, probably a lot more than they are telling us. Interesting.

User Comments: 2

Got something to say? Post a comment
mentaljedi said:
hahaha. I think Google like many others see China as the next big thing and are quick to try to get their hands in it. A fool can see that Asia has the potential to exceed the US and Europe as a market. After all, there are over 1 billion people in china alone...
angelina said:
from chinese citizen comment:"As Western businesses finally realize the 100 year old dream of a Chinese market, what forms of consumer spending will they discover dominate Chinese lifestyles?Will it be like a gigantic Minnesota as suburbs sprawl inward from the vital coastal cities? Plenty of cars, [url=
ssories.html]car parts accessories[/url], cheap enough gas and a growing highway infrastructure to feed the Great Malls of China?If major badness doesn't derail things, it's looking a lot like 1950's America will be recreated over there.Pretty soon we're going to have to find the English section of owners manuals. It's going to be a hell of a ride for those Americans fortunate and socially unencumbered enough to hop on."
Load all comments...

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.