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plans to build three of its own data centers in Asia with an investment of more than $200 million.

The data centers will be in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Google has acquired land in each country. These would be Google's first fully-owned data centers in the Asia-Pacific region, according to

The Wall Street Journal

. The company currently owns and operates six data centers across the U.S., one in Finland and one in Belgium.

The move by the search giant comes as Internet traffic grows in the Asia-Pacific region.

-- Written by Joseph Woelfel

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