Google to Invest $120 Million in Singapore Data Center

Google Inc. will invest $120 million in a data center in Singapore, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, executives of the Internet search giant announced Thursday, in a move to significantly expand operations in Asia.

The data center, which is slated for completion in early 2013, will be the third of its kind in Asia, joining two others that will be built in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Google has pledged an investment of $300 million in its Hong Kong data center and more than $100 million in Taiwan.

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