Microsoft: “Don’t Be Evil” Is Google’s Motto, Not Ours, Redux
“I’m very disappointed for them in particular. As I understand, they have effectively no market share–so they essentially spoke against freedom of speech and human rights simply in order to contradict Google.”
Microsoft isn’t paying much heed to calls for it to follow Google’s lead in China. In January, CEO Steve Ballmer said the company had no plans to adopt a “new approach” to doing business in China, and evidently, that position hasn’t changed much in the ensuing months.
Responding to Google (GOOG) co-founder Sergey Brin’s recent criticism of its stance, Microsoft (MSFT) made it clear that it will not be moving operations to Hong Kong any time soon. “We appreciate that different companies may make different decisions based on their own experiences and views,” a Microsoft spokesperson said. “We have done business in China for more than 20 years and we intend to continue our business there.”