Monday, December 15

Googling in India

S. Rajagopan reports in Hindustan Times
Google, the king of Internet search engines, is homing in on Bangalore for its first research and development centre outside the US. The centre is slated to open in March and will initially employ about 100 engineers, the Mountain View, California-based company announced on Thursday.

Significantly, Google's decision has been driven not by the usual cost-cutting quest, but by a wish to tap India’s "considerable engineering and technical talent". The new facility will enable the company to continue to develop services for its users and customers worldwide, a spokesperson said.