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The World's Hottest Computer Lab (14 May 2004)
The Beijing lab is a key part of Microsoft’s effort to ensure its global future through research. 'It’s interesting how much of the research directed at the Asian marketplace turns out to be generally applicable,' says Rick Rashid, senior vice president of Microsoft Research, which besides its main facility in Redmond, WA, also runs labs in San Francisco, Mountain View, CA, and Cambridge, England. 'They’ll often attack a problem differently from what would happen in Europe or the U.S., because they come from a different perspective. They often find solutions that are different, and in some cases different turns out to be better.'
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