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.
Original article (1/15/18):Google is making a major return to China, as a version of its Google Maps service is now available for users in that country.
In December a year ago, parent Alphabet said it had opened a Google AI China Centre in Beijing, as it seeks to harness China's growing artificial intelligence talent pool.
The article speculates that this change in Google's strategy in China is part of a desire by both the company and the Chinese government to work together on AI-based services.
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