Google Bleed Cash in bid to catch up with Baidu

August 16, 2007

Google are going to go into China with cheque book open, and buying a couple of unannounced companies.  (Thanks to the Multilingual search blog for pointing this out).

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New Offerings from Google China

July 5, 2007

The title says it all “Google China Grows Very Fast“.  The main points:

  • Google have set up a service called “Rebang” which is a version of Google Zeitgeist
  • They have added Traditional Chinese to the translations they offer
  • Google books is now on offer
  • They have hooked up with China Network Communications Corporation to offer searching (already covered here).  Second biggest telephone company, with 16 million broadband users

There is then some discussion as to whether this is a good idea, considering the censorship that Google suffers.