Eric at Amplify.com has a right to his opinion, but that opinion was wrong. Amplify.com says “Google’s Decision Re: China Fails to Knock Giant Off Its Perch.” and applauds Google’s decision to take a stand on China.
This post from Amplify was off the mark. Google was making a profit everywhere but China. Baidu, China’s Google, with more than sixty percent of the market share, was cleaning Google’s clock, because Google didn’t know how to serve the people properly. Google wasn’t alone. E-bay and PayPal made similar mistakes and lost money in China too.
There is no mention that Microsoft’s Bing may be quietly slipping into China to replace Google figuring that 30% of more than three hundred million people are worth the risk. Meanwhile, Google moves to Hong Kong with tail between legs. Oh well, Google can’t win all the time.
Besides, what is this big deal about censorship in China? Anyone who lives in China and surfs the net knows how to get around the Chinese Net Nanny by using proxy servers. I have friends in China who do it daily.
See more at Google Recycled.
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