After months of conjecture over what the outcome of Google’s fateful blog post calling out China would be, Google.cn is out of operation. To be exact, all of Google’s China search services (Google Search, Google News, and Google Images) are being redirected to Google.com.hk where uncensored results are being offered to surfers in Mainland China. For the time being.
Two days ago, Google announced a new product called Buzz which competes with Facebook and Twitter. With it’s competition blocked in China, the door appears to be wide open for Google to strike, but what risks lie ahead for Google and its latest platform?