Google to build data centers in Singapore, HK, Taiwan

HONG KONG Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:05pm EDT

Google Inc's logo is seen at an office in Seoul in this May 3, 2011 file photograph. REUTERS/Truth Leem/Files

Google Inc's logo is seen at an office in Seoul in this May 3, 2011 file photograph.

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Google Inc said on Wednesday that it will begin building data centers in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, which will be operational within 1-2 years once construction begins.

Investment in the data centers in Hong Kong and Taiwan would exceed $100 million each, the Internet search company said in a statement. It did not give a figure for the Singapore center.

Google added that it would hire up to 20 staff at the Hong Kong and Taiwan centers.

(Reporting by Lee Chyen Yee and Huang Yuntao; Editing by Chris Lewis)

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