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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."
  • Mar. 22, 2010, 3:24 PM
    Google (GOOG -0.1%) confirms via its blog that it has stopped censoring search services on and is redirecting visitors to uncensored search at The company says the action is entirely legal, and it will continue R&D work in China and maintain a sales presence there.
  • Mar. 22, 2010, 3:11 PM
    Google (GOOG +0.4%) is redirecting traffic away from its China website to its Hong Kong-based website, heightening speculation that it is pulling out of the Chinese market. The company also braces itself for an EU ruling that could have wide implications for the search industry.
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  • Mar. 22, 2010, 8:27 AM
    Google (GOOG -0.5%) may reveal the closure of its Chinese search engine as soon as today, putting pressure on the firm to expand in Japan and South Korea to foster growth.
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  • Mar. 21, 2010, 2:14 PM
    With the drama between Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL) creating such a compelling story, notes GigaOm, "it’s easy to forget a deeper truth about this rivalry: Google and Apple need each other" to realize the potential of the mobile web.
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  • Mar. 19, 2010, 12:49 PM
    There were few surprises in yesterday's unsealing of the filings from the Viacom (VIA)/Google (GOOG) YouTube lawsuit, but here's what caught Mark Cuban's eye: YouTube's obsession over what videos should stay and what should go. "They monitored the site and knew what content was on the site. They knew what was attracting users. They knew what would grow the site so they could be acquired."
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  • Mar. 19, 2010, 10:52 AM
    Google (GOOG -0.8%) may make an announcement Monday about whether it will pull out from China, according to a report quoting an unnamed Google employee. "I have received information saying that Google will leave China on April 10..."
  • Mar. 18, 2010, 3:24 PM
    Laszlo Birinyi likes "well-managed" Goldman Sachs (GS), but “If we had to put our chips on one sector, technology comes up best.” He says Google (GOOG) should rebound because it is a “premiere stock and the only growth area that we have taking place.” Also, “Telecom and utilities are probably best forgotten.”
  • Mar. 18, 2010, 8:28 AM
    Google's (GOOG) trademark application for Nexus One is denied because of "a likelihood of confusion" with a telecomm service with the name "Nexus" that's offered by another firm. Google plans to submit more evidence to support its application.
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  • Mar. 17, 2010, 3:57 PM
    Speed bump for the rollout of Google's (GOOG) Nexus One phone: Its trademark application is denied.
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  • Mar. 17, 2010, 12:24 PM
    Facebook overtakes Google (GOOG) on the weekly number of visitors to its site, a sign that "the web is becoming more sociable than searchable."
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  • Mar. 17, 2010, 11:36 AM
    Google (GOOG) releases a new version of its phone compatible with AT&T's (T) 3G network, putting its Nexus One in direct competition with the iPhone (AAPL). But with AT&T still not selling or subsidizing Google's phone, the sales impact may be minimal.
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  • Mar. 17, 2010, 9:23 AM
    It isn't just Google (GOOG) having problems in China. Foreign companies see shifts in Chinese policy that are making it harder for them to succeed, suggesting that Beijing is reassessing the liberalization it made when it joined the WTO. And now, the letter demanding Google compensate agents if it leaves China is "likely a fake."
  • Mar. 16, 2010, 2:53 PM
    Google's (GOOG) partners in China send an impassioned plea to keep the company's Chinese search engine open, saying their businesses would be jeopardized and demanding to know how they would be compensated. If Google decides to close in China, it might open a door for Microsoft (MSFT), whose Bing service hasn't even hit 1% market share in the country.
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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.