Google Plans R&D Hub In Korea

In the context of Ram Shriram’s statement that Google is finding it tough to get engineering and web development people in India, this story has relevance. Google plans to establish a research and development center in South Korea, according to a story here. Korea has the ambitions of becoming a global R&D hub for Google, according to Korean commerce ministry statement. (Let me confess, I am not much aware of Korea’s software skills. How good are they?)