Microsoft Opens R&D In China
Microsoft will build a new research and development center in Beijing, according to Sina Tech, reports Matt Brian. The center aims to increase investments in Internet technologies throughout Asia. As part of Microsoft's search deal in China with Baidu, the Redmond, Wash.-based company receives better access to the country's estimated 450 million Internet users. Brian tells us Microsoft will integrate the former Search Technology Center Asia (STCA) and advertising technology center in Beijing, opening opportunities for hundreds of R&D personnel from the city with a new center.