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As impatiently as Google has actually undergone directing acrobatics to decrease the Chinese government’s capacity to censor and spot on its its services, it’s still at the mercy of the Great Firewall. The company might have simply run head-first into the bricks as of Friday. As confirmed by a few of our own personnel, all of Google’s solutions stopped working in China for a minimum of the better part of a day despite the search company checking out that every little thing was in great working order. Officials haven’t confirmed that anything was afoot, but it’s easy to raise the specter of possible censorship offered neighborhood political maneuvering. The once-a-decade Communist Party Congress began on Thursday, and the establishment might have wanted to cut off a fairly unfiltered line of communication for dissidents during a change of power. We’re hearing that connectivity might have ameliorated in at least components of the nation, which would be a pleasant surprise– not that an abrupt improvement in solution will certainly support up those who understand they still deal with a backlog.
Filed under: Networking, Net, GoogleGoogle services grind to a stop in China, political change suspected as the culprit initially appeared on Engadget on Sat, 10 Nov 2012 00:14:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink Computerworld|Google Clearness Report|Email this|Remarks
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We hoped Boxee would surprise us at the eleventh hour and announce it had finally added Netflix to the service — technically making good on its end of January deadline. Instead, the company’s blog is now reporting that the service is “anticipated soon.” Apparently, the service is running fine on the device in the company’s offices — which, mind you they said back in November too, — but it still failed to satisfy Netflix’s security requirements. While that sounds like a big thing to miss in our books, a comment by Boxee’s VP of Marketing, Andrew Kippen, suggests the company just discovered the issue only an hour before midnight. This marks the second time users have been asked to re-adjust their expectations for when the big red box might pop up on their favorite media manager, but to Boxee’s credit, we were glad to see the company come right out with the situation instead of leaving us all on pins and needles. Now, let’s just hope this whole incident gets sorted out pronto, so we don’t have to break bad news to our watch instantly lovin’ hearts ever again.