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Goojje Launches In China

 5:21 pm on Jan 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

Goojje Launches In China [news.bbc.co.uk]
A new search engine and social network provider called Goojje has appeared online in China.

The site contains very similar branding to Google, and the final syllable "jje" sounds similar to the Mandarin word for older sister (jiejie).

Goojie's search results appear to be filtered for sensitive content in accordance with Chinese regulations.

Google has recently objected to those restrictions, but the new site appears to be urging it to remain in China.



 8:13 am on Jan 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

Just what China needs, more goo.


 9:16 am on Jan 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

Holy shmoly! Shameless copy, check out the logo: [goojje.com...]

"What's the reaction in these cases? In the US, you have a lawsuit. In China, it's just 'eh', unless they're really doing damage to the brand," said TR Harrington, CEO of China-based Darwin Marketing.



 9:24 am on Jan 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

I don't know how long that logo will last. Baidu isn't going to be happy either.

I can't tell where they're getting their SERPs from. It's slightly different from Baidu and Google. Only the design elements are the same with the Google layout and Baidu fonts/SERP styling.


 10:04 am on Jan 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

I did some searches and the these SERPs were about 50% Baidu, and 50% Google. It looks like a sort of meta crawler taking the results of both search engines and mixing them.


 10:09 am on Jan 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

Im not a law expert.
Are they not violating any law for copying the logo color and font of Google?


 11:13 am on Jan 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

This kind of reminds me about Abibas, Panaslonic, Nokla, and the like stuff.


 12:07 pm on Jan 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

the chinese copy everything, when you say to them "jo thats a clean copy", then the reply is no and they get angry. At different comercial shows in europe where new companies show there stuff, there is always also chinese companies and they get kicked after a few hours be cause they have 100% copy of original products which is also at the show, the nervs damn, but why should it not be that way on the internet.


 2:41 pm on Jan 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

LOL! Why is this on the front page?

about 50% Baidu, and 50% Google

If you look at the logo, that's what is looks like. The Baidu footprint inside the Google letters. And the chinese name is Goo-jie (Sister Goo). Google's name is goo-ge (sounds like Brother Goo).

That kind of copy you have here in China all the time. On TV you see ads for the "Phone" (hint: looks like iPhone but misses the "i"). Sometimes they get in trouble for it, most of the time they don't. My favourite was a clothes store close by, called "BOSS". Apperently, he got some problems for the name, so he just stuck a "BIG" in front of the name. Oh well. That was two years ago, in the meantime he has changed it back to only Boss.

But then, Korea was the same at some point, so was Japan. Even "Made in Germany", a hundred years ago, was only a warning label against cheap German products. Now its China's turn, but it will change too, just needs some time.


 6:56 am on Jan 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

LOL! Why is this on the front page?

Because it's an interesting turn in events


 5:44 pm on Jan 31, 2010 (gmt 0)

Im not a law expert.
Are they not violating any law for copying the logo color and font of Google?

Probably not anymore than google is for doing whatever they want with publishing other's images out of context. More power to them. I rank well in their serps.


 10:29 pm on Feb 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

Might be interesting for this topic:

Did you also checked out chinas new youtube clone?
you can reach it by adding a "cn" befor typing .com

There is a hint on the clone:
About This Site
The “Featured Videos”、“Most Popular” functions and search results are based on the Youtube standard API, some video may differ with Youtube.com

I am just waiting for the new chinese Operating Systems: Chlome and Andloid


 5:14 am on Feb 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

chinese can copy everything,if it can, it's great. copy the web site is easy, copy the idea is not so much easy, it's so great if chinese can copy everything. believe it?


 6:52 am on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

Google warns Chinese copycat website [google.com]

BEIJING - Google has warned a copycat Chinese website to stop using a logo that resembles the US Internet giant's or face possible legal action, state media reported Monday.

Google accused Goojje of infringing on its trademark rights, saying the logo of the Chinese website could make users believe it was authorised by or linked to the US company, the Shenzhen Economic Daily reported.

In a letter sent to Goojje by Google's lawyers, the US Internet firm demanded the Chinese site stop using the logo by Monday, the report said.


 5:18 am on Feb 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

Goojje not to change logo despite Google objection [economictimes.indiatimes.com]

Chinese web portal Goojje has said it "will not change" its logo despite US search giant Google's threat to sue it over copyright infringement, according to a media report Wednesday.

"The website is our team's achievement," Huang Jiongxuan, the website's founder, told China Daily over the phone. "It's impossible that we would close it down."

The team has invested 30,000 yuan ($4,400) for the website's set-up, said Huang.

The website has yet to return a profit and Huang is now relying on his family for a living.

But he shrugged off the threat from Google Inc.


 5:25 am on Feb 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

The plot thickens...

Stop by the Goojje website [goojje.com] today and you'll see that they claim to have been hacked. The message in Chinese explains that they will persevere and they aren't giving up.

Is today's logo [goojje.com] borrowing even more from a Google logo? It looks like they've used elements of one of Google's special logos as well.


 4:00 am on Mar 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

I wonder what the people at Goojje think about Google leaving China. This might clear up a number of problems for them on the legal front. ;)

Back in February I wouldn't have bet that Goojje would still be here and Google would be gone...


 4:03 am on Mar 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

Amazing the difference a couple of months can make huh!



 3:56 pm on Jun 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

goojje in the Chinese also appear to be only a farce.


 12:47 am on Jun 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld liyuan.

Thanks for your input. I hadn't checked Goojje in a while. It looks like they are growing. There are many more sections and now there is even an English version [goojje.com] complete with hilarious button labels like "click the Goojje" and my favorite, "kill all loneliness".

While killing some loneliness I found the SERPs weren't too bad. They must be using more Google for their English SERPs.

goojje in the Chinese also appear to be only a farce.

There seemed to be a bit of support for this search engine back when Google was still in China. There must be some support still if they are growing the way they have been for the past few months.


 8:35 am on Jun 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

goojje all programs are common CMS, without any of the core technologies, including its search engine, its search results is actually stealing baidu and google search results.
goojje government distributed large heat is on google out of China, Chinese netizens attention event, nothing more. Occupy any one site all the headlines in China can easily get far more traffic than GOOJJE.
We do not need to go to goojje waste time. goojje just a joke.

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