Saturday, July 31, 2010

FT.com / Technology - Google blames China ‘blockage’ on miscalculation

The rest of the latest China/Google (non-) story…

Google said on Thursday that its search and advertising services were being blocked in China for first time since its groundbreaking compromise with the Chinese government earlier this month.

But Google later attributed the blockage to a miscalculation on its part.

“Because of the way we measure accessibility in China, it’s possible that our machines could overestimate the level of blockage,” Google said in a statement. “That seems to be what happened last night when there was a relatively small blockage. It appears now that users in China are accessing our properties normally.”

FT.com / Technology - Google blames China ‘blockage’ on miscalculation

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