Microsoft Unveils Plan for 3 Labs in Europe

Microsoft said Thursday that it would set up research centers in Britain, France and Germany to improve its Internet search technology, describing the move as a vote of confidence in the European economy and in the company’s ability to close the gap with Google.The chief executive, Steven A. Ballmer, said at a news conference that the three “centers of excellence” — near Paris, in London and in Munich — would employ several hundred people.
http://iht.com/articles/2008/10/02/business/msft.php
http://nytimes.com/2008/10/03/technology/internet/03soft.html

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