Google opens office in the Philippines

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Search engine operator Google has opened an office in Manila, Philippines, in a bid to strengthen its investment in the country and expansion within Southeast Asia, the company said in a statement released on January 23.

The office is Google’s fifth in ASEAN after it already set up shop in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. The Philippines’ office is now trying to capitalise on about 33 million Filipinos, or 29 per cent of the population, that are using the Internet in 2011, a dramatic increase from 6 per cent in 2006. As one of Asia’s major emerging economies, the country’s middle-class is growing at 9 per cent a year and could make up 15 per cent of the population by 2015.

“The Philippines is a key country in Southeast Asia in terms of its digital economy and tech-savvy population,” Julian Persaud, managing director of Google Southeast Asia, said in the statement.

The office is located in Manila’s business district Makati City. Google said it will start hiring staff “soon”. The homepage can be reached under www.google.com.ph.

Google has also been developing new data centers around Asia, located in Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, with these data centers expected to improve performance of Google services by 30 per cent.

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Search engine operator Google has opened an office in Manila, Philippines, in a bid to strengthen its investment in the country and expansion within Southeast Asia, the company said in a statement released on January 23.

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Search engine operator Google has opened an office in Manila, Philippines, in a bid to strengthen its investment in the country and expansion within Southeast Asia, the company said in a statement released on January 23.

The office is Google’s fifth in ASEAN after it already set up shop in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. The Philippines’ office is now trying to capitalise on about 33 million Filipinos, or 29 per cent of the population, that are using the Internet in 2011, a dramatic increase from 6 per cent in 2006. As one of Asia’s major emerging economies, the country’s middle-class is growing at 9 per cent a year and could make up 15 per cent of the population by 2015.

“The Philippines is a key country in Southeast Asia in terms of its digital economy and tech-savvy population,” Julian Persaud, managing director of Google Southeast Asia, said in the statement.

The office is located in Manila’s business district Makati City. Google said it will start hiring staff “soon”. The homepage can be reached under www.google.com.ph.

Google has also been developing new data centers around Asia, located in Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, with these data centers expected to improve performance of Google services by 30 per cent.

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