Re: Microsoft Plans R&D Lab in China

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Fri, 06 Nov 1998 12:00:31 -0800

What's wrong with Irvine? We're giving away free land...


> Microsoft Corp. said it is opening its second research laboratory =
> outside the United States, this one in Beijing. The company plans to =
> invest about $80 million over the next six years in the facility.=20
> "China is the most populous country in the world, and the use of =
> computers there is growing rapidly," Rick Rashid, vice president of =
> Microsoft Research, said in a statement. "To make the experience =
> compelling, we need to address many challenges to adapt computing and =
> software to the Chinese marketplace."=20
> The Chinese research group, called Microsoft Research, China, will =
> initially focus on how people interact with computers. "Long-term, we =
> want to enable computers to see, listen, speak and learn," said Kai-Fu =
> Lee, a Microsoft researcher who will head up the program in China.
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