Google to Continue doing Business in China
Google Inc. plans to continue investing in China, focusing on the fast growing display and mobile advertising businesses. According to Google’s APAC president, Daniel Alegre, there exist opportunities in connecting potential overseas customers with Chinese businesses.
Operations in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou will continue with and already thriving engineering center. They continue to grow in their sales infrastructure and the company’s interest in the display, mobile and export opportunities is also growing faster than they have expected. In 2010, Google transferred their servers from the Chinese mainland to Hong Kong after a hacking incident and no longer willing to censor search content. Although the company still has operations in China, their relationship with the government is somewhat strained.
Google can act as a platform for a number of small and medium enterprises in China, where global consumers can access these companies. There are more than 10,000 Chinese registered developers in AdMod a mobile advertising platform that Google purchased in 2009.
Google also broke ground on its US$300 million data center based in Taiwan, its third center in Asia, which they expect to come online by late next year.