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Google defends controversial China project in meeting with employees

5 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

Google CEO Sundar Pichai and co-founder Sergey Brin have addressed the controversy over “Dragonfly,” reportedly an effort to re-enter the Chinese market with a news and search product, in an all-hands meeting with employees. Pichai described the effort as “exploratory” and in the “early stages,” according to a transcript obtained by Bloomberg. “We are not close to launching a search product in China,” he told employees. “And whether we would do so or could so is all very unclear.”
The Dragonfly project would reportedly involve censoring information in accordance with the Chinese...
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A tense internal meeting between Google CEO Sundar Pichai and employees went sideways as execs addressed rumors about the company's China plans

A tense internal meeting between Google CEO Sundar Pichai and employees went sideways as execs addressed rumors about the company's China plans

5 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Google CEO Sundar Pichai and cofounder Sergey Brin met with employees during an all-hands meeting on Thursday and discussed reports that Google planned to launch a censored search engine in China.
Pichai told staff that the company is not close to launching a search product in China.
The meeting grew tense as Pichai and Brin discovered someone was providing real-time reports on the meeting to a reporter.
On Thursday, in a meeting with employees, Google's leadership addressed reports from earlier this month that the company had built a censored search engine in order to once again operate...
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Google 'not close' to launching search engine in China, Pichai says - CNET

Google 'not close' to launching search engine in China, Pichai says - CNET

5 monthes ago   |   By CNET

About 1,000 employees protested the alleged development of a search engine that would give censorship powers to the Chinese government.
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Google employees criticise 'censored China search engine'

5 monthes ago   |   By BBC

Employees have written to the firm criticising its plans to launch a 'censored Chinese search service'.
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