As long as Android remains “free and open” and Motorola’s patents are not licensed improperly, the deal is good to go.
Finally, harmonious search results! As a public service, the good folks at the People’s Daily introduce Jike, the People’s search engine.
In my last post about Huawei, I mentioned that the government here had a “hard-on” for Google. Let me explain. Google has had one problem after another over the past couple of years, even before it decided to pull out of the mainland search market because of China’s Net censorship rules. From fights with advertisers [...]
My final attempt to drill down into the censorship charges.
I could be wrong here, but some of the press coverage of the Google-WikiLeaks documents are devoid of fact.
Beijing: Hacking? Coming from where? Surely you jest! We’re just as much a victim as Google in all this.
Who: Letao vs. Google. Where: a Beijing court. What: litigation using an unfair competition theory, involving Internet keywords and China’s advertising law. Excellent.
The latest twist in the already convoluted story of Google in China, or Hong Kong, or wherever they are actually doing business these days.
Since there is quite an overlap between the post I wrote earlier today for China/Divide and the subject matter I usually cover in this blog, I thought a little cross-posting was in order today. For anyone who reads both blogs — sorry about the repetition. First, though, a quick prefatory remark. During the Google “incident,” [...]
I’m still fighting an uphill battle trying to get through all the Google-related news. I decided to just comment on particularly interesting or annoying items as opposed to everything that comes across my desk. In that spirit, I wrote last night about GoDaddy’s exit from the .CN market. You can read that post on china/divide. [...]
After four days out of Beijing, I am painfully aware that work has piled up on me, not the least of which is a lot of news to read and posts to write. I am still in catch-up mode and was planning on devoting some of my free time today to doing battle with my [...]
Apologies for the light posting. It’s going to get worse before it gets better. I’ll be in the U.S. for a few days attending the following conference: 2010 Symposium Doing Business in Asia Without Selling Your Soul: Corporate Social Responsibility and Its Influence on the Rule of Law Here’s a link to the info page, [...]
It’s been all Google, all the time, at least in China IT/tech circles. With this week’s hearings in D.C. on the topic of Google and Net censorship, the media is in a bit of a frenzy at the moment. As usual, the media reaction to a hot story like this includes: 1) beat the thing [...]
At Tuesday’s Senate hearing on Internet censorship, someone in the press asked Google VP and Deputy General Counsel Nicole Wong about an action against the Chinese government at the World Trade Organization. Well, the press (again) has taken the bait and is talking about the possibility. The Financial Times kicks their coverage off with this [...]
Latest news goes against conventional wisdom: The computer attack which led Google to threaten leaving China and created a firestorm between Washington and Beijing appears to have been deployed by amateurs, according to an analysis by a U.S. technology firm. “I would say this particular botnet group was not well funded, in which case I [...]