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Google Goes to Southeast Asia, Continues Expansion

Google Inc. is going ahead with its investment in the region of Southeast Asia, which also happens to be Mountain View based Internet search giant’s fastest growing market, a top Google executive revealed on Wednesday.

As a part of its investment in the region, the company announced on Wednesday that it is going to open an office in Bangkok, the capital city of the Kingdom of Thailand. Earlier this year, in the month of January, the company had setup another office in Kuala Lumpur in order to capitalise on the growing prospect in the region.

"Southeast Asia is coming into prominence but not much of content about the region is available on the Internet. With over 120 million people online in the region, we are particularly excited about growth in the region," said Julian Persaud, the managing director for Google in Southeast Asia, during an interview, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Meanwhile, Mr. Persaud revealed that his company is planning to hire another 500 employees for its operations in Asia, of which near about one-fifth will be in the Southeast Asia alone. He also said that Google currently has a 250-strong workforce in Singapore, as well as a “handful” in the offices in Thailand and Malaysia.