Google CEO bails on China bluff?

(SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)–Google Inc. (GOOG) Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said his company remains “quite committed” to remaining in China, but will in a “reasonably short time” make changes to its now-censored search results. “We wish to remain in China. We like the Chinese people and our Chinese employees. We like the business opportunities there ...

Google China Hack Demonstrates the “Law of Unintended Consequences” even if Google doesn’t exit China.

Some of Google’s Gmail systems were hacked by what are believed to be Chinese intruders.  Whether the hackers were state sponsored or not remains to be determined, but the very presence of an announcement by Secretary of State Clinton lends credibility to that possibility.  Aside from the questions that this breach raises about cloud computing in general, ...