Amazon.com has pulled back the curtain on its new development center in Bangalore, India to reveal it is focused on developing technologies in the area of search and Web services, according to an executive of the company.

Development teams at the Bangalore development center have full responsibility for products: from the business specification to development, on to deployment and running the service, said Werner Vogels, chief technology officer of the Internet retailer. This is in line with Amazon's worldwide strategy to give its development teams complete autonomy for the products they develop, he said in an interview Wednesday.

Although the Bangalore center has been in operation since July of last year, Amazon.com kept information on the work it was doing at the center under wraps until this week. The Seattle company also has development centers in California's Bay Area in the U.S. and in the U.K., Vogels said.

"We have identified four different areas in which we want to do more innovation: search, Web services, personalization, and supply chain. This is along side our continued focus on distributed computing and infrastructure," Vogels said.

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