Google Maps has gingerly returned to China after an eight year absence
17 January, 2018, 03:02 | Author: Shannon Newton
A full Google Maps app has not been available in China since the company pulled many of its services in 2010 after refusing to self-censor its search results.
"Although Google doesn't run its key search business directly in China, it still ... has an interest in the Chinese market", said Wang Xiaofeng, a senior analyst at market research firm Forrester.
Google's China domain, Google.cn, redirects traffic to its Hong Kong site, Google.com.hk. It looks like the original source may have gotten some wires crossed because Google is releasing a statement to deny that it has launched a new version of Maps for China.
To rationalize that Google widening its presence in the country will lead to re-enabling its search engine, there is quite a stretch, as the company still has many hurdles to go through to get to that point. About 90 million users have signed up for it so far. The company is expected to launch basic research there soon, and could eventually expand into automated driving research as well.
"With e-sports becoming a high-potential industry in China, Google sees an opportunity" to enter a market segment that is less politically sensitive, said IDC China managing director Kitty Fok.
But others remain resistant. But Facebook is concerned that meeting China's demands on data management and self-censorship would jeopardize the company's reputation in the US and Europe, and the standoff continues.
On Friday, Doha said it had lodged a protest at the United Nations about a UAE fighter jet violating its airspace on December 21. WAM quoted Saif al-Suwaidi, the director-general of the GCAA, as saying the intercepts happened at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Veteran Israeli Ambassador Yoram Ettinger has been a regular supporter of Trump's Middle East policies. In effect, he is asking them to act as mediators to accomplish changes that Iran is refusing to make.
Interior elbow room is up by 68mm in the front - handy if the Christmas period has left you feeling a little wider than you did. Mercedes also incorporated the new 12.3-inch Comand display that serves as both the gauge cluster and the infotainment display.
This will be a huge increase from the $4.5 billion the automaker announced it would invest by 2020 in December 2015. Ford is to bring a high-performance electric utility vehicle to market by 2020. "For us, it's not just compliance".
The HK-G, an acronym for Hong Kong-Guam, is another consortium cable interconnecting major subsea communication hubs in Asia. The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region, which is now live in the country, will encourage more local firms to adopt Cloud.
Those employees will get the $1,000 bonus announced Thursday and 60 days of pay, as well as severance to those eligible. Walmart is also amping up its paid maternity leave to 10 weeks, and paid parental leave to six weeks.
Do not underestimate the influence of Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintat, who was hired from Dortmund earlier this season. He played a key role in bringing Aubameyang to Dortmund in 2013, ironically beating Arsenal to his signing.
It was her eighth successive defeat since her maiden grand slam triumph. "I didn't play so bad, I wasn't missing every shot". Stephens was also forced to withdraw from the Brisbane International because of a right knee injury.
Given the speculation surrounding their manager, it was intriguing to note the response of Chelsea fans. As for Fabregas, the Spaniard makes Chelsea tick and without him they lacked creativity in midfield.
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