Google Takes Top Floor In Silicon Roundabout & Builds Three Data Centers In Asia

Google boosts London’s Silicon Roundabout from BBC News reports Google has signed a ten year deal to lease the entire top floor of the seven floor building in what is known as the Silicon Roundabout.

The Silicon Roundabout currently has about 300 firms in the area and it is located in the Old Street area in the UK on Bonhill Street. Google is leasing the space to provide “assistance to new technology companies” according to BBC News. A Google spokesperson said they will host “a range of activities, such as speaker series, hackathons, training workshops and product demonstrations” as well as provide space for tech startup companies.

Google to Build Three Data Centers in Asia from the Wall Street Journal reports Google is building data centers in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. They are expected to invest over $200 million and would hire up to 20 new employees at the Hong Kong and Taiwan locations.

These will be Google’s first “fully owned data centers in the Asia-Pacific region,” according to the Wall Street Journal. It will also take about two years to get the data centers up and running after the construction begins.

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