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Last Straw for Google in China?

China’s blocking of Google site was widely reported earlier this month. We first observed the service disruption beginning at the end of May. As of today, Google services are still under disruption. Greatfire.org, a site dedicated to monitoring the Great Firewall of China, reports similar observations. Currently, http://www.google.com.hk is accessible only very rarely, and if…

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Baidu Launched Site Search Widget

Baidu has launched a new Site Widget to its search results. This special widget can be triggered by performing a “site:” search and exposes data previously only available in Baidu Webmaster Tools. Besides returning indexation numbers, often the objective of a “site:” search, the Site Widget also provides information on website uptime, robots instructions, as…

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