Friday, January 27, 2006

Google should not bend to China

Many have argued that Google should not do business in China by censoring phrases like 'Tiananmen Square' because its motto is "Do No Evil." Others, like Bill Gates, say that they should do business in China because it's a big market. I feel that Google should not do business in China. It's a different story if Google were a tiny company getting its feet wet. It does not need the Chinese ad revenue for its survival or for its phenomenal growth. And it has some responsibilities as the gateway to all of world's information.

Microsoft kept its ultra-aggressive behavior up even after it became the world's biggest corporation, which resulted in an anti-trust lawsuit and subsequent 'calcification'. Bending to China might do something like that to Google too.

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