Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Not that it could be a test for a global model, or anything like that

Under the cover of thick smog and the sound of party officials muttering "can't we just tell them the Olympics are off?", Google has launched a legal music download service in China. Search returns legal downloads; everyone takes a slice of advertising revenue:

"The Internet industry should by no means stand in the opposite camp against the music industry," Google China President Kai-fu Lee said in a statement.

"Google always believes profoundly that mutual interest, rather than monopoly, is the key to sustainable growth."

We suspect either that quote has been machine-translated, or possibly written by a machine in the first place.