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A journalist organization representing 40,000 British and Irish members announced a boycott of Yahoo! today in response to the search company’s compliance with Chinese authorities to help imprison pro-democracy reporters. The National Union of Journalists advised its members to cancel all Yahoo! operated services.
Feedster will launch the Japanese version of its RSS and blog search engine soon, according to Feedster President Chris Redlitz. Feedster recently received funding to do so from Japanese investment firm Mitsui and Co., and the move will also help another future transition into the Chinese market by the end of the year at the earliest.
“I do not understand how your corporate leadership sleeps at night,” said California Democratic Representative Tom Lantos, addressing executives of the major search engines earlier today.
Three out of the four companies invited to tomorrow’s congressional briefing on American companies enforcing Chinese censorship have flat out refused to attend.
It looks like Google’s on its way to Washington and I don’t mean Redmond either. Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), chairman of the International Operations and Human Rights Subcommittee, plans to convene hearings on February 13th as part of an investigation into Chinese business dealings.
A new study just released monitoring the search engine business in China showed some interesting results regarding Baidu, Google and other search engines. The study asserts Google is in a strong position to challenge Baidu in the Chinese search engine market.
Yahoo has a double standard. A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit by the Sunnyvale portal powerhouse, filed to try and keep a Paris court from enforcing a $15 million fine for displaying Nazi memorabilia for sale on Yahoo’s auction site. This is a violation of French law and shows a different game than Yahoo dealing with China.
After a New York Times article outlined the blog-life of Mu Mu, a 25-year-old Chinese blogger, Communist party member, and now free-speech sex symbol, the slammed servers may deny you access to her blog more efficiently than the Chinese government. In short, she hasn’t really said anything the government can object to-she’s not an advocate, she’s a dancer, and a symbol of the new dinner table rebellion.
The foreign ministry of Taiwan has objected to being referred to as a province of China on Google Maps. The government of Taiwan, which rules the island nation, has complained to search engine company Google about how Taiwan is represented on Google Maps. That product refers to Taiwan as a province of China.
Marathon gamer gurus take note. China’s putting their gamers on a leash. MMORPGs are all the rage right for online gaming, whether its World of Warcraft or Lineage II or something else but in China, anything over five hours a day and you could be in trouble.
Yahoo announced they’re going to chunk down a cool $1 billion for a fat stake in the Chinese Internet company known as Alibaba. Yahoo’s 40% share in China’s largest ecommerce company and 35% voting rights will put Yahoo in a strong position to grab market share in China.
The number of Web users in China, the world’s second largest Internet market, grew by 9 million people in the first half of this year to hit 103 million, the China Daily said on Friday.
Microsoft filed suit against former exec Kai-Fu Lee and Google claiming Lee and his new employer violated Microsoft’s employee confidentiality and non-compete agreement.
Lee’s job title was vice president of Microsoft’s Natural Interactive Services Division and he accepted a job with Google to lead their Chinese R&D. Microsoft want to force Lee and Google to adhere to the agreements Lee signed with Microsoft.
During annual trade talks, the United States and China made some progress, but did not exactly resolve the textile export conflict that has been going on between the two countries.
The third-biggest source of criminal and junk e-mail will embrace an international anti-spam effort.
The many conversations in recent weeks about blog censorship in China won’t lead to any meaningful conclusions, I reckon.
A family goes out on nice vacation up in the Poconos for a summer vacation. It’s time to kick back for a few days and forget what day it is. You and your family have been planning the trip for months. No cell phones, no computers, no work or school, just the peace and quite of good ol’ Mother Nature, except someone is apparently going through Internet withdrawals.
Everyone knows right China is ripe for business, particularly the e-business. The population of China has number of well over 1 billion people for some years now and they are growing by leaps and bounds. They are literally a neo-industrial revolution.
Tough talk came from Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez aimed at China and its burgeoning or perhaps bludgeoning piracy industry today. He said China needs to pump out the bilge our face protectionism from other countries.
Trade tension continues to build between China and the European Union (EU). The EU is seeking formal discussions with China regarding its textile exports.
The pressure continues to build up on China as the European Union (EU) executive commission is now requesting formal talks with the country about its textile industry.
U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow says that even if China decides to cooperate with the United States and revalue its currency, the U.S. will still have a trade deficit with China.