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Google executives confirm plan to bring search engine to China

     
5:07 am on Aug 19, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Google executives confirm plan to bring search engine to China [mybroadband.co.za]
Google executives admitted for the first time this week that they’re looking to get their search engine up and running in China after a hiatus of almost a decade.

At the company’s weekly all-staff meeting, the project was discussed by co-founder Sergey Brin — the very executive most closely associated with the decision in 2010 to pull out of China. It was a widely lauded move by Google managers, led by Brin, who argued that they’d rather leave than subject their search tool to China’s stringent rules that filter out politically sensitive results, such as the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

The change of heart is also the clearest sign yet that some Googlers view the pullout as a costly miscalculation.
10:59 am on Aug 19, 2018 (gmt 0)

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They have no choice but to "get back into China" ( as I said in the business reasons for the update thread here [webmasterworld.com...] ) ..Google have to keep increasing profits or Wall st will show them no mercy ( because fund managers /bonuses depend on increased profits, and Ferraris are not coming down in price )..Google have begun reining in "expenses"..site call to their maps are now charged for, webmasters cannot "send Google to crawl" many services are being cut back or charged for.Profit growth in the world outside of China is risking slowing down despite all of those moves ( IMO more Google services will be shut down or no longer be "free" later this year or next year )..So..Google move back into China..money always wins over ethics..
11:46 am on Aug 19, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Google workers protest censored China search
[cbsnews.com...]

Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China
[nytimes.com...]

More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored China search
[nbcnews.com...]

After employee revolt, Google says it is "not close" to launching search in China
[arstechnica.com...]

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4:44 pm on Aug 27, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I do welcome Google to enter the Chinese market. Baidu is pretty good, but when searching for non-Chinese content they are quite terrible. While China is large, the rest of the world combined is larger.

I wish Google much luck in China. China is a very closed society and closing every smaller.
 

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