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  • Mar. 29, 2010, 9:48 AM
    The silence of Rio Tinto (RTP) over the opaque convictions of four of its employees is deafening, Gabriella Stern writes. "We really have no insight into what the four people allegedly did, nor do we know who was on the other side of alleged bribes and exchanges of commercial secrets... With the exception of Google (GOOG), Western companies are much too eager to remain in Beijing’s good graces."
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  • Mar. 29, 2010, 9:25 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) has vanquished most competitors to its Office suite of software. But a new version of the popular program will be challenged by web-based alternatives from Google (GOOG).
  • Mar. 26, 2010, 6:47 PM
    Amid talk of the now-heated relationship and reported blistering anger between Steve Jobs (AAPL) and Eric Schmidt (GOOG) over mobile supremacy, an amateur paparazzo catches the two in a casual alfresco coffee meeting.
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  • Mar. 26, 2010, 1:25 PM
    A proposed $100M investment to create a "national search engine" in Russia - where Google (GOOG), as in China, is also No. 2 - has to be creating even more uncomfortable parallels for Sergey Brin along with its new challenge for the search giant.
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  • Mar. 25, 2010, 3:39 PM
    Google's (GOOG +1.3%) plan to keep part of its China business is looking more complicated as partners turn away and some operations continue to be censored.
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  • Mar. 25, 2010, 8:02 AM
    In the first real backlash from Google's (GOOG) search showdown with China, China Unicom (CHU) decides to ditch Google's search function on Android phones. "We are willing to work with any company that abides by Chinese law... we don’t have any co-operation with Google currently."
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  • Mar. 24, 2010, 5:20 PM
    Google (GOOG) earns praise, Microsoft (MSFT) scorn from a congressional panel for their China policies. A Google exec tells the panel that the U.S. and other democracies should draft trade agreements that include pledges to keep websites uncensored.
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  • Mar. 24, 2010, 12:55 PM
    Cyber-attacks were the "straw that broke the camel's back" in Google's (GOOG) shuttering of its Chinese site, co-founder Sergey Brin says - confirming to WSJ that (with his own memories of fleeing the Soviet Union as a child) he was instrumental in the decision.
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  • Mar. 24, 2010, 9:20 AM
    Sprint (S) is rolling out the first WiMax smartphone this summer, beating rivals Verizon (VT) and AT&T (T) by months. Dubbed the HTC Evo 4G and based on Google's (GOOG) Android operating system, the phone takes clear aim at Apple (AAPL). S +3.7% premarket.
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  • Mar. 23, 2010, 3:10 PM
    Jack Welch says the Rio Tinto (RTP) trial is more crucial than the Google (GOOG) fight when it comes to the future of U.S. business in China. "Now all of a sudden if there are going to be jailings in China, that's a different ball game."
  • Mar. 23, 2010, 1:55 PM
    Here's a list of so-called "World's Most Ethical Companies," which, of course, does not include any of the major banks. Among those on the list: Google (GOOG), Nike (NKE), General Electric (GE). Perhaps surprisingly, the list has actually outperformed the S&P.
  • Mar. 23, 2010, 9:10 AM
    Beijing appears to be blocking access to Google's (GOOG) unfiltered Hong Kong search site. Other signs of escalation today include China Unicom (CHU) killing an upcoming Android smartphone, while China Mobile (CHL) is expected to back out of a deal that would have put Google search on its home page. (earlier)
  • Mar. 23, 2010, 7:25 AM
    Google (GOOG) hasn't violated the rights of Louis Vuitton (LVMUY.PK) and two other firms by allowing advertisers to buy keywords identical to trademarks, rules the European Court of Justice.
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  • Mar. 23, 2010, 7:17 AM
    Google (GOOG) may be proud of its decision to stop censoring search results in China, but residents of mainland China are less pleased, worried that China will choose to simply shut Google's site down rather than let it exploit the "one country, two systems" loophole.
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  • Mar. 22, 2010, 7:59 PM
    With shares +52% since Google (GOOG) said it would stop censoring search results, (BIDU) may be wishing Google had held out just a drop longer.
  • Mar. 22, 2010, 7:45 PM
    Sergei Brin says Beijing seems to approve of Google (GOOG) shifting its uncensored China search off the mainland ("There was a sense that Hong Kong was the right step"). But he adds: "There's a lot of lack of clarity. Our hope is that the newly begun Hong Kong service will continue to be available in mainland China."
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Google Inc is a web search and online advertising company. The Company offers search, online advertising, operating systems and platforms, enterprise and hardware products.