Why Google will stay in China, despite “evilness”

Ahh, I see over on TechMeme that Google’s founders say that being in China hurt its image.

So, why won’t Google just leave China and improve its image?

Easy: there are too many smart engineers coming out of Chinese Universities. Leave China and you not only leave a market with more than a billion people in it, but you leave all those smart people to join other companies who haven’t taken an oath to “do no evil.”

When I worked at Microsoft the most amazing software was being done in China (face detection, speech recognition, and video search, just to name three, are being worked on in China, and those are among the hardest things to build).

Why should we care about the quality of our educational systems here in America?

This is precisely why.

I personally support Google and other companies (a bunch of Silicon Valley companies are there, and have been there for years) being in China.

I was in China several years ago and realize that most Americans really have no clue about what’s going on over there. I sure didn’t, before visiting.

I want to visit China again to cover this ongoing story.

105 thoughts on “Why Google will stay in China, despite “evilness”

  1. i have never come accross as many ignorant people in one spot anywhere on the web, many of you seriously need to see the world and stop reading tabloids, those of you supporting america’s free speach, war on terrorism, and general system dont seem aware you are living in one of the most conservative developed countys, the US, its government, laws ect are a laughing stock round the world. You criticize China’s lack of rights, which are undoubtedly awful, without seeing the growing lack of rights within your own country. try not watching fox news for a change. American news is laughable its so highly biased. I thought european bias in the media was bad until i spent some time in the states. If the world was just then Bush would be tried for war crimes, along with the majority of american presidents.

  2. i have never come accross as many ignorant people in one spot anywhere on the web, many of you seriously need to see the world and stop reading tabloids, those of you supporting america’s free speach, war on terrorism, and general system dont seem aware you are living in one of the most conservative developed countys, the US, its government, laws ect are a laughing stock round the world. You criticize China’s lack of rights, which are undoubtedly awful, without seeing the growing lack of rights within your own country. try not watching fox news for a change. American news is laughable its so highly biased. I thought european bias in the media was bad until i spent some time in the states. If the world was just then Bush would be tried for war crimes, along with the majority of american presidents.

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