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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."
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  • 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.
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  • 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)
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  • 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, Baidu.com (BIDU) may be wishing Google had held out just a drop longer.
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  • 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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  • Mar. 22, 2010, 3:24 PM
    Google (GOOG -0.1%) confirms via its blog that it has stopped censoring search services on Google.cn and is redirecting visitors to uncensored search at Google.com.hk. The company says the action is entirely legal, and it will continue R&D work in China and maintain a sales presence there.
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  • 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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Google Inc is a web search and online advertising company. The Company offers search, online advertising, operating systems and platforms, enterprise and hardware products.