Google has acquired Motorola Mobility, a company with a whole lot of valuable patents. But of the 17,000 patents, Google especially prizes 18, according to a new report.
The license for Google's China website expires at midnight, but as the workday ended it had not been renewed. The US firm antagonized Beijing this year by refusing to censor its search results.
Google said Tuesday it will stop automatically routing users to its Hong Kong site after the Chinese government objected.
Google's decision to stop Internet censorship of search results in China puts a global spotlight on China, online free speech activists say.
Google challenged China censorship rules Tuesday – saying it would stop filtering its search engine results or leave the country – after it uncovered a vicious cyberattack on human rights activists.