Google in China

26 January 2006

I got to do my first radio appearance yesterday, after Google's announcement that it would conform to Chinese censorship laws and host servers in China for its new google.cn service. You can listen to it here, courtesy of the BBC, until 1 Feb.

Why does a radio rookie (with a voice like a school girl) get to go on Radio 4's flagship PM programme? Mainly thanks to a piece I published early last year, which predicts the move and talks about its ramifications. For a less dire view, read Giovanni Navarria's excellent response. For a good overview of the fastest growing company in the world, read John Lancaster in today's issue of the UK Guardian, and as usual, Metafilter takes the thread and runs with it.

I'm still gathering my thoughts - expect a Virtual Reality Google special on Tuesday. 

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