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Google has reportedly been working hard to reboot its business in China, after the ad giant walked away from the country following a censorship spat with Beijing in 2010. The Sundar Pichai-run company apparently hopes to return to the People's Republic armed with mobile services that suit the censorship sensibility of the …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Don't be evil

    ...unless it gets in the way of making more money.

    At least Google now fit in with the US norm.

    1. Mikel

      Re: Don't be evil

      At the time Microsoft crowed that it was more money for Bing. Which turned out not to be the case.

      Google is still not going to do anything Sergey can't live with, and he is super touchy about oppression and censorship.

      1. Martin Summers

        Re: Don't be evil

        "Google is still not going to do anything Sergey can't live with, and he is super touchy about oppression and censorship."

        Yeah sounds like it...

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Too late

    They see all the Chinese OEMs taking Android, de-googlizing it, and selling them by the millions not only in China but now outside it, and see all that juicy ad revenue floating away.

    They really think they can set up a Play store in China and get them to start using Google services, after Xiaomi and others have set up their own infrastructure? Not going to happen.

  3. John Crisp

    Bulked or baulked. That is the question :-)

    1. PleebSmash
    2. Ole Juul

      Apparently it's "bulked". I reported it yesterday a few minutes after the story went up and it's not changed.

      1. Teiwaz
        Coat

        Okay, typos. not okay typos

        I for one, am relieved it wasn't 'bulged' - that's a mental image I don't want.

  4. Tubz

    Good to see Google remember who their god is, the all mighty $ and will sell out to get it !

  5. Camilla Smythe

    Doesn't seem to have stopped them being active in China

    Adbug Top Tracker

    OK Baidu is a bit of a 'wipeout' but DoubleClick, part of Google's advertising arm, still makes it to No.6 on the list.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    In a nutshell

    Google sucks Chinese dick in quest for growth to make investors happy.

  7. Graham Marsden
    Devil

    "five years is a long time not to be making money in China...

    "...even if you have to compromise your principles to do so."

    FTFY!

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: "five years is a long time not to be making money in China...

      Principles and Google.. interesting oxymoron. Unless "principles" boils down to "making the bottom line as big as a certain Kartrashian's butt".

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