Google has announced the opening of a new office in China’s Shenzhen City, an equivalent to Silicon Valley.
Google Shenzhen is currently based out of a serviced office block and will start out as little more than a glorified employee co-working space. Several Googlers in China travel to the Shenzhen area for business, the company would consequently cluster workers in one place, rather than leaving them to work in hotel rooms or elsewhere.
The move could be interpreted as another sign that Google wants to move beyond its decade-long feud with the country. Back in 2010, Google shut down its Chinese search engine in protest against the country’s heavy-handed censorship, which blocks references to anything the Communist Party dislikes. That includes references to pro-democracy campaigns, documents of internal corruption, police brutality, the Taiwanese independence movement, and the Tiananmen Square massacre. The company seems to have realized that it could not ignore such a vast potential market forever. The current office might be a little more than a rental space, however, it is more than evident and likely that Google has bigger intentions.
Several other companies such as Google are providing intelligent means of communication and smart technology. Increasing adoption of 4G networks are boosting the demand for AI in the telecom industry, as elaborated in the Artificial Intelligence In Telecommunication Market report published by Coherent Market Insights.