Dragonfly

Google’s Pichai answers to Congress: The good, the bad and the frustrating

The appearance of Google CEO Sundar Pichai in front of Congress yesterday has been eagerly anticipated by those of us following the company’s tumultuous year in the face of criticism from international press, human rights organizations, and its own staff. The hearing – lasting more than three hours – was titled Transparency & Accountability: Examining …

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Dragonfly: 500+ staff sign open letter for Google to drop new Chinese search engine

More than 500 engineers, designers, managers and other staff from across global Google offices have signed an open letter at Medium.com calling on the search engine to stop their Dragonfly project and for company leaders to “commit to transparency, clear communication, and real accountability.” As we reported last month… Google’s project Dragonfly first came to …

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Dragonfly: What we know about Google’s possible plans to re-enter China’s search market

Last month I wrote about China’s search market, how it is dominated by Baidu, and how that dominance is threatened by mobile-only disruptors such as Shenma. While Shenma continues to build on its growth since being launched back in 2014, there have been news reports in the past few months suggesting Google may also be …

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