Google executives said 99.9% chances to close google.cn
it appears that google is seriously closing down in china. executives there said there is 99.9% chance to pull out.
the search engine scene is going to be deeply changed here :
1) baidu is definitly going to gain market shares.
2) bing is probably going to gain market share too, because when chinese people look for something outside of china, they don't use baidu, they use google, because it's foreigner too.... i guess now they will use bing a bit more. specially because microsoft made it clear they were not leaving china.
3) google.cn close down, but not google.com. everyone can use google.com here in china, the question is : are the authorities going to block it now google made them lose face... that's an open question, and it's very hard to find an awnser.
well, it's no surprise google is closing down as i pointed out here, their quest was hopeless.