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A day after Google co-founder Sergey Brin said he was having second thoughts about the decisions and compromises the search giant made when it came to China, China is reportedly blocking the main Google.com domain, though Google.cn, the censored version of Google is not being affected. […]

A day after Google co-founder Sergey Brin said he was having second thoughts about the decisions and compromises the search giant made when it came to China, China is reportedly blocking the main Google.com domain, though Google.cn, the censored version of Google is not being affected. Retribution? What do you think?

  1. Buy a local search engine, & keep its brand seperate from China operations

    That’s why they are doing actually.. they already have karge amounts of share in Baidu

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  2. i meant, just get the entire Google brand out of China completely.

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  3. getting out would simply be bad for business and wall street wouldn’t like it…

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  4. Google blocking China?…

    Why am I not able to visit Google.cn? I keep getting redirected to Google.com. I’m able to access Google.co.in just fine. If Google is blocking US users from accessing Google China, that would be both, ironic and evil.

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  5. you don’t know anything about the topic. Google has been censored for weeks, only it was confirmed yesterday. Nothing to do with the boring declarations of a boring executive.

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  6. Yes to correct the info a little, Google has been shaky since around May 30th, it has never been fully blocked, but it was totally unusable, as just about every search request got blocked (instead of a DNS level block), and on a more up to date update: google is working perfectly as of today again…that at least means: no more yahoo for me, they are just too slow loading here

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  7. I definitely think there is a connection and I also think gmail, etc., will be working fine again in a few weeks.

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  8. I think you are mistaking the cause and the effect. Google has been blocked sphoradically for the last two weeks. It is a yearly ritual around this time of the year, due to the events that took place in Beijing 17 years ago during this period.

    In addition, it is reasonable to assume that the plan in setting up a Chinese version for Google, includes denying access to the international version, or at least “encouraging” usage of the localized version.

    On top of that – and that is a common and dangerous error that many foreign correspondents make – search results provided by Google.com ( the International site ) in China differ from those on other countries.

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  9. And one more thing, for ChinoChano: Google HAS been fully blocked in the past, and during some periods attempts to access Google.com from China were automatically reidrected to various local Search Engines.

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  10. Google should do what’s best for its business and shareholders. Principles have only “this much” brand equity. This whole china thing can be suicidal. The only person who should “principally” have a right to opinion about “Google in China”, is one who never buys anything “Made in China”.

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