Google CEO says it’s ‘important for us to explore’ search in ChinaNick Statt / The Verge - 1 year ago
  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai publicly addressed his company’s plans to re-enter the Chinese market with a search and news-oriented product, telling a crowd at Wired’s 25th anniversary summit that such a service would be capable of serving 99 percent of queries.
  • “We wanted to learn what it would look like if Google were in China,” Pichai said.
  • “I think it’s important for us given how important the market is and how many users there are.”
  • The conversation, between Pichai and journalist Steven Levy, marks the first time the chief executive has publicly addressed Google’s China-centric search plans, which are known internally as Project Dragonfly.