Yahoo! Inc. Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer has attempted unsuccessfully to unravel a 10-year search-advertising pact with Microsoft Corp. in favor of a deal with Google Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.
Google Inc. , the world’s largest Web- search provider, is poised to resume dispatching cars in four markets to collect imagery for its Street View mapping service after it removed gear that scanned private information.
Google Inc.’s Internet search service in China is working normally, Jessica Powell, a spokeswoman for the company in Tokyo, said by phone today. Google’s service isn’t experiencing blockages in China even though the company’s China service status page said the web search service is “partially blocked,” according to Powell.
Google Inc. ’s defiance of China’s censorship rules resulted in the world’s most popular search engine being pulled out of the country 12 months ago. This year, the dispute may be spilling over to Gmail and maps.
China’s government confirmed that it renewed Google Inc. ’s Internet license, after the U.S. company’s local venture pledged to allow its Web content to be supervised by regulators, the official Xinhua news agency said.
Google Inc. said it won the renewal of its Web-service license in China, defusing a six-month standoff with the government over censorship that threatened the company’s operations in the world’s biggest Internet market.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the U.S. “strongly condemns” the leak of more than 250,000 diplomatic cables as she sought to reassure nations, civic groups and individuals who might be affected.