26 Jan '11, 7am

Google to open Malaysia office

Google to open Malaysia office

KUALA LUMPUR: Search engine Google said on Wednesday it will open a Malaysian office, its second in Southeast Asia, following significant growth in Internet usage in the country. Google Southeast Asia chief Julian Persaud said Malaysia has one of the "highest percentages of usage of Google's Web browser, Chrome, in Asia Pacific" together with 17 million Internet users from a population of 27 million. "The online environment in Malaysia is growing rapidly, with significant developments in both broadband Internet access and e-commerce activities," he told reporters. "We are pleased to establish our newest operations in Kuala Lumpur, where we can draw from the highest quality local talent to further help users find the information they're looking for," he added. Persaud said Google was targeting small and medium enterprises in Malaysia with its "search and display" services, ...

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