That’s the question Om Malik asks.
It seems Google is facing some criticism for their relationship with the Chinese government.
MSNBC asks “Does Google’s decision to comply with Chinese government limits on free expression change how you view the company?” with 52% saying “Yes. So much for “Don’t Be Evil.”
Meanwhile, Michelle Malkin is collecting Google logo’s that protest the relationship with China.
This must be a glitch at Google. Search for anything with Google and it will not let you navigate beyond the first page of results. The only option is to download Google Desktop. Seems to only effect Internet Explorer.
Anyone else seeing this?
Here’s the problem. Google has a transparent DIV tag that is interfering with the layer behind it. The problem doesn’t effect Mozilla. This screenshot shows the problem.
Spotted by Jai!
UPDATE: The glitch has been fixed.
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I’ve never seen anything like this before – and I’ve seen some pretty cool stuff before. Maybe I’m biased (ok, I know I am biased) but you’ve not seen your competitive landscape until you’ve explored it in a 3D environment.
Fortune Interactive press release.
Just finished reading the latest Business 2.0 magazine. It includes a look at four potential scenarios for the future of Google – including one where they develop a supercomputer that becomes sentient and takes over our minds via embedded brain micro-chips.
Two days later StrongBot informed They-Who-Were-Google that it had postponed work on its designated tasks. When asked why, StrongBot explained that it had discovered the possibility of its own nonexistence and must deal with the threat logically. The best way to do so, it decided, was to download copies of itself onto smart chips around the planet. StrongBot was reminded that it had been programmed to do no evil, per the company motto, but argued that since it was smarter than humanity, taking personal control of human evolution would actually be for the greater good.
I finally caught-up with fellow SEM and Raleigh resident, Tony Spencer, and we discussed the search industry and Fortune Interactive over lunch.
Nice guy, very smart and totally not interested in working for an SEM company…which is a shame.
BTW…you know how they say “a camera adds ten pounds”…Tony had five cameras pointing at me.
Google is launching new versions of its search and news sites for China. The new versions will be heavily censored in line with Chinese laws and regulations.
“Google.cn will comply with local Chinese laws and regulations,” he said in a statement. “In deciding how best to approach the Chinese–or any–market, we must balance our commitments to satisfy the interest of users, expand access to information, and respond to local conditions.”
Reporters Without Borders is not happy with the move…
“By offering a version without ‘subversive’ content, Google is making it easier for Chinese officials to filter the Internet themselves. A Web site not listed by search engines has little chance of being found by users,” the group said in a statement. “The new Google version means that even if a human rights publication is not blocked by local firewalls, it has no chance of being read in China.”
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