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.