Evernote, the company behind the popular digital note-taking service of the same name, plans to tap the world's largest web community - China. It has asked Beijing to approve the building of a data centre in China.
Evernote will have to comply with China's strict regulation of web services, which hampered the ambitions of firms like Facebook and Google. Evernote recently received a $70m (£43m) investment. The firm said it intends to use the money to expand internationally, especially in Asia. Evernote offers digital note-taking, syncing users' notes with any device they log in, and allowing them to share these notes with others. The firm's user base has tripled since last year - it now has 30m users worldwide, and a data centre based in China could open a market that currently has 500 million internet users.