walkman - 1:43 am on Jan 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
And that's the main issue, future revenue. Unless China has a revolution Google will be frozen out of there.
We're talking about one of the largest and fastest growing (if not the fastest growing) internet markets in the world. When I met with Google's former head of China Kai-fu Lee in Beijing last October, he noted that one reason he left Google was that it was clear the company was never going to substantially increase its market share or beat Baidu. Google has clearly decided doing business in China isn't worth it, and are turning what would be a negative into a marketing positive for its business in the rest of the world.
Is he a computer scientist or Nostradamus, so sure to use to terms like 'never'? Even 10%-20% is worth a lot of money in a huge market.