Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Google-China: Lose-lose. Win-lose. Lose-win

"We have not changed our operations in China," Rubin said by phone from Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California.

China's industry minister insisted Friday the company must obey Chinese law, which appears to leave few options other than closing, which has about 35 percent of China's search market.

China without Google could mean no more maps on mobile phones. A free music service that has helped to fight piracy might be in jeopardy. China's fledgling Web outfits would face less pressure to improve, eroding their ability to one day compete abroad."
In every transaction there are two parties, not necessarily one earns and the other lose.
Most likely both win something, otherwise there would be no business transaction.
Google stays because they earn out of it and China will not ban Google.

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