Saturday, July 10, 2010

Beijing Renews Google’s License in China - NYTimes.com

Partial progress

The compromise will allow Google to keep some of its business in China, but its position there may be weakened. In addition to potentially losing search traffic, Google could be hurting its ambition to expand into China’s booming mobile phone business. Some phone makers and network operators are introducing phones powered by Google’s Android software in China, but they have stripped out Google’s mobile search service from the devices and replaced it with rivals like Baidu. Google, which makes its money placing ads linked to search results, could face a limited audience for mobile advertising.

Beijing Renews Google’s License in China - NYTimes.com

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