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  1. Google triples investment in HK data centre

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Google has tripled to US$300 million its investment in a data centre in Hong Kong, one of three the company plans to establish in East Asia as part ... 'Google's data centres are known for their energy efficiency, environmental friendliness and data security, and data centres are essential for sustaining the development of the internet ...

  2. Calling soccer fans to explore their creativity

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Here's your chance to design a special logo for Google. The search engine is looking for ideas to pep up its website in the run-up to the World Cup finals. The Doodle 4 Google competition invites youngsters aged four to 17 to create an image that shows their love of soccer. Judges will shortlist the top 10 designs for a public vote. The winning design ...

  3. Google finds other ways to reach China's market

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam Google's stop-start journey to the mainland has found another route- two, in fact. While the company has been affected by its response to the mainland's censorship policies, it has found two other ways to navigate the market and both have little to do with its web search traffic, says Daniel Alegre, Google's president for Asia-Pacific operations. ...

  4. Google faces another chapter

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Google Story is an entertaining and definitive account of the most compelling innovation since the creation of the internet. Used by more than 65 million people a day, Google is the most well-known global brand to emerge in decades. Based on scrupulous research and extraordinary access to the founders of Google, this book by David A. Vise takes you inside the creation ...

  5. Google's principled stand deserves credit

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A company willing to stand up to Beijing and refuse to abide by mainland laws might be thought foolhardy given the business opportunities China has to offer. Google's decision ... In the end, Google did not leave China altogether, though. Those using the popular search engine on the mainland are now directed to its Hong Kong site. Sadly, censorship remains- it is now carried ...

  6. A loss for Google and the Chinese people

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Imagine a world without Google. The company, after all, is synonymous with the internet and the revolution in the way information and ideas flow freely through much of the planet. But not in China. When Google compromised its principles by accepting censorship in return for access to the mainland's vast market in 2006, wide dismay was understandable. Politicians from left ...

  7. Google gets licence for mainland division

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So Google, the world's most popular internet search engine, has obtained a licence for its internet operation in the mainland. Beijing on Thursday granted an internet content provider (ICP) licence to a joint venture equally owned by Google and Beijing Feixiangren Technology, said Marsha Wang, a spokeswoman for Google. The venture will be responsible for the operation ...

  8. Google used in copyright campaign

    Posted Mar 28th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow The government has paid Google to feature links to websites that urge internet users to respect intellectual property rights. Speaking on a radio programme yesterday, Peter ... effectiveness. When users type internet download-related words such as 'BT', 'online games' or 'MP3 download' into Google (Hong Kong), the 'sponsored links' ...

  9. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report, 'Xinhua and China Mobile join search engine fight', on page A4 yesterday, said, incorrectly, that Google.com 'closed its mainland-based search engine in March and moved to Hong Kong after refusing to continue to compromise over censorship'. It should have said Google redirected users from the mainland to its uncensored Hong Kong search engine. ...

  10. Google yourself and think twice about what you post on the internet

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Rachel Autherson

    ... Rachel Autherson WITH SO MUCH information now readily available on the internet, 'self-Googling' is becoming an essential career tool. To prevent damning information from emerging in embarrassing places, some career advisers suggest conducting an internet search on a weekly basis. My own Google experiment revealed two companies in the United States that had quoted ...




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