Google in China: degrees of evil
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google agrees to censor results in China — SAN FRANCISCO — Online search engine leader Google Inc. has agreed to censor its results in China, adhering to the country's free-speech restrictions in return for better access in the Internet's fastest growing market.
Discussion: John Battelle's Searchblog
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Now Censoring In China — Oh, the irony. Less than a week after we hear that Google is ready to fight the US government in part to defend its users, now comes news that Google will cave into the Chinese government's demands for its new Google China web site. However, the issues aren't directly comparable.
Discussion: Joho the Blog
David Weinberger / Joho the Blog: Google in China — "...purity is an idea for a yogi or monk...
Google Censors Its Results in China — Google now works together with the Chinese government in censoring the web for Chinese users. According to Reuters, Google removes some of the search results available from Google.cn, Google's new foray into the Chinese market.
Discussion: Blogger News Network
David Barboza / New York Times:
Version of Google in China Won't Offer E-Mail or Blogs — SHANGHAI, Jan. 24 - Google is bringing a special version of its powerful search engine to China, leaving behind two of its most popular features in the United States. — In an effort to cope with China's increasingly pervasive Internet controls …
Mike Langberg / siliconvalley.com: Compromise vs. idealism: Welcome to the real world
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Google Tailors Government-Sanctioned Service in China
Google launches censored version of its search-engine — Reporters Without Borders today accused the Internet's biggest search-engine, Google, of "hypocrisy" for its plan to launch a censured version of its product in China, meaning that the country's Internet users would only be able to look …
Rebecca MacKinnon / RConversation:
Google in China: degrees of evil
Mitch Ratcliffe / ZDNet.com: Maybe just a little evil in exchange for all the good we do....
Larry / larry borsato: CHANGE FROM WITHIN. — So Google has decided to censor search results in China.
Yahoo! Search blog:
Are you kidding?! — There's been a lot of conjecture and confusion today about Yahoo!'s commitment to being the world's best search engine-talk which anyone who's been following the evolution of Yahoo! Search would have realized is... just plain wrong. — While some people immediately realized this …
Discussion: Thomas Hawk's Digital …, Search Engine Watch Blog, Don Dodge on The Next …, Like It Matters, Micro Persuasion, Somewhat Frank, Weblogsky, Microsoft News Tracker, SearchViews, Texas Venture Capital …, B.L. Ochman's weblog, The Intuitive Life …, Clickety Clack, Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab, Things That, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Search Engine Lowdown and Business Blog Consulting
Brian Oberkirch / Like It Matters: Flickrization As the Next Phase of Search Excellence
Alexander Muse / Texas Venture Capital Web 2.0 Blog: Break it and they will come... I never really 'got' satellite radio.
Umair / Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab: Yahoo 2006 = AOL 2001 — Yahoo cedes search to Google. — What's going on?
Garrett French / Search Engine Lowdown: Yahoo Happy to Maintain Search Marketshare Cause They're Going Social
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Netflix Continues Online DVD Dominance — Davis Freeberg is both a current shareholder and customer of Netflix. This post should not be construed as financial advice. — Netflix reported strong Q4 2005 earnings today and continued to show impressive subscriber growth for their DVD by mail business.
Conf Call Transcripts / The Internet Stock Blog: Netflix Q4 2005 Earnings Conference Call Transcript (NFLX)
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
As Gadgets Get It Together, Media Makers Fall Behind — AMID the cacophony of the sprawling Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month, the main action had little to do with electronics. Sure, booth after booth claimed to have the biggest TV screen, the smallest music player and the niftiest wireless gizmo.
Dan Gillmor shares the lessons of Bayosphere — I'm a big believer in failure. Some of my most important lessons have come from my failures. I just wish there was a better name for it. I wanted to call this post "Dan Gillmor learns from his failure at Bayosphere," …
David Shenk / New York Times:
A Growing Web of Watchers Builds a Surveillance Society — IT is strangely fitting that President Bush's no-warrant wiretapping came to light during the season of holiday gift buying, much of which took place online. — As Washington huffed and puffed over a new erosion of privacy …
Peter Poffenberger / BizNicheMedia:
BizNicheMedia Link Baiting Competition: $1,000 Prize — Link baiting. It's the new link building. It's the single most important thing a blogger can do to get that large jolt of traffic (and links) to a new blog. — Scrivs is good at it. Darren is great at it. And we at BizNicheMedia SUCK at it.
The Head Lemur / raving lunacy:
Economic Censorship or Electronic Apartheid — Recently there have a number of statements by Telephone Conglomorates about selling both sides of the same electron. Here is the opening paragraph from what is probably the most succinct article to date: Internet Freedom or Privilege by David Isenberg;
Matthew Boyle / CNN:
Let your fingers do the paying — Wal-Mart, Costco weigh merits of allowing customers to pay by scanning fingerprints: report — NEW YORK (FORTUNE) - Buying groceries with the touch of a finger could be closer than you think, if new research touting the benefits of biometric payment …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Red Hat to make Linux run on Intel macs — Red Hat representative Gillian Farquhar announced last week that the company plans to add support for Apple's new Intel Macs to its popular distribution. Fedora and several other commonly used Linux distributions support the PowerPC architecture used …
'Stanford On ITunes' Is For Everybody — NEW YORK - In an unprecedented move, Stanford University is collaborating with Apple Computer to allow public access a wide range of lectures, speeches, debates and other university content through iTunes. No need to pay the $31,200 tuition.
Discussion: Good Morning Silicon Valley
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: My daughter is an honor student at iTunes University
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