Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc., owner of the world’s most-popular search engine, will invest $300 million in a center in Hong Kong that houses Internet data to serve Web users in Asia.
The investment includes land costs, Google said in an e- mailed statement today. The company plans to integrate the Hong Kong facility into its network from 2013, it said.
The Hong Kong center is one of three that Google is building in Asia as users across the continent access the company’s search, e-mail and online map service. Google is also planning similar facilities in Singapore and Taiwan, it said in September.
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