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Europe's High Court Has No Business Telling Google How to Edit Its Search Results

Peter Scheer | Posted 07.14.2014 | Technology
Peter Scheer

The EU court decision is an embarrassment. It reads like a bureaucracy interpreting tax regulations, not a high court balancing first principles of free speech and individual privacy.

The Picket Fenced Internet: Why Free Communication Is Over...If It Ever Existed?

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 09.30.2013 | Technology
Eric Yaverbaum

The glory days of the World Wide Web are now long in the past for all of us. In the post-Snowden era, the open Internet will only be experienced in history books - the ones that aren't censored, anyway.

From My Experience As CHINICT's Founder: 5 Best Practices to Build and Run a Business in China As a Foreigner

Franck Nazikian | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Franck Nazikian

Over the past few years, I have been asked what it takes to be successful as a foreigner in China. Here are a few thoughts inspired by my tales as an entrepreneur in the Internet industry in the Middle Kingdom.

All Your Books Are Belong To Us

George Heymont | Posted 07.04.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

There's an old saying that "knowledge is power." However, long before anyone had written up a job description for an "intellectual property" lawyer, people were battling over who should and should not have access to knowledge.

Google Glass Is Getting Some Competition

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Baidu Inc , China's largest search engine, is developing prototype digital eyewear similar to Google Inc's Google Glass that wil...

The Next CEOs - 10 CEO Ready Leaders

Mike Myatt | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business
Mike Myatt

The 10 leaders profiled below represent different industries, different disciplines, and even a few different countries, but they all share one thing in common - they're all CEO ready. Meet my predictions (in no particular order) for the next crop of chief executives...

Chinese Companies Wave Flag To Profit From Anti-Japan Protests

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2012 | Business

By Jason Subler SHANGHAI, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The image of a small island topped by a massive Chinese flag that dominated the home pag...

China Search Engine Workers Arrested For Deleting Posts For Money

BBC | Posted 10.06.2012 | Technology

Three employees of China's main search engine Baidu have been arrested on suspicion of having accepted bribes to delete posts from its forum service. ...

Search Engines Working With Chinese Government To Reduce Hacks

Reuters | Posted 02.29.2012 | Technology

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Chinese government is working with domestic Internet search engines like Baidu Inc and Sohu.com and financial institutions to...

Chinese Search Engine Outpaces Google

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 12.28.2011 | Technology

BEIJING -- Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, said Friday its latest quarterly profit jumped 80 percent as strong growth i...

Ryan Grim

Spreading Freedom: Google And The War For The Web

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- You can't swing a dead cat video in Washington lately without hitting a lobbyist, consultant, attorney or adviser on retainer to Google ...

China's Google Rival Readies Android Challenger

Posted 11.06.2011 | Technology

By Melanie Lee SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Dell Inc and China's top search engine Baidu Inc plan to jointly develop tablet computers and mobile phones...

China Moves To Crush Illegal Music Downloads

AP | JOE McDONALD | Posted 09.18.2011 | Technology

BEIJING — Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, said Tuesday it will distribute music from three global labels in a dea...

Bing Inks Huge Deal With China's Largest Search Engine

Posted 09.03.2011 | Technology

By Jason Subler and Georgina Prodhan SHANGHAI/LONDON (Reuters) - China's Baidu is to partner with Microsoft for English-language search, giving...

A FIRST: Americans Sue China Over Internet Censorship

Posted 07.19.2011 | Technology

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eight New York residents sued Baidu Inc and the Chinese government on Wednesday, accusing China's biggest...

Facebook Faces China Censorship Dilemma

Human Rights First | Posted 06.21.2011 | Technology
Human Rights First

To date, Google, Godaddy, and a few others have been the only Internet companies to challenge China's restrictive policies. We hope Facebook follows their lead.

China's Top Search Engine Cracks Down On Piracy

AP | JOE McDONALD | Posted 05.30.2011 | Technology

BEIJING — Baidu Inc., which operates China's leading search engine, said Wednesday it has removed 2.8 million items from an online library after...

U.S.: Top China Search Engine 'Notorious' Market For Piracy

AP | JOE McDONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BEIJING — The U.S. government has labeled China's top search engine, Baidu, and a popular e-commerce platform "notorious markets" linked to sale...

Are Entrepreneurs A Better Bet In The Stock Market?

The Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Entrepreneurs are an investor's best bet these days, according to one college professor turned money manager recently profiled by the Wall Street Jour...

Slip Slidin' Away: Google in China

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Elizabeth Lynch

China's internet censorship should not be condoned. But Google is not the champion of our moral values, nor should it be asked to be. The responsibility lies with us, through our elected officials and through our own actions.

If China Unplugs Google, it Will Be the First Time China's People Know What They Aren't Allowed To See

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Scheer

The Chinese people, for the most part, have been unaware of what the government does not let them see. Never before has the government, in its regulation of internet content, cut off access to a website regularly used by so many of its own citizens.

Google's China Misadventure: Not a Harbinger of Darkness

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

A headline in today's Washington Post asserts: "Google's showdown marks turning point in bond between West and Beijing's authoritarian system." Please. Let's not get overexcited.

Google's China Exit: When Business and Human Rights Converge

Nicole Kempton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Nicole Kempton

The prospect of Google pulling out of China says much about the disconnect between the idealism of Internet pioneers and the reality of how the Internet is utilized in undemocratic states.

If Google Leaves China, Will Microsoft Become Bejing's Favorite Capitalist Tool?

Michael A. Santoro and Wendy Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael A. Santoro and Wendy Goldberg

If Google leaves China, it will be opting to do so at a time when it is gaining scale in the largest and fastest-growing Internet market in the world. This is no minor matter even for a company of Google's size.

Grow up Google

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Diane Francis

It's somewhat amusing that Google and its two American competitors have collaborated with the Great Internet Fire Wall ll the way up to about 40% market share.