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May 2, 2006

Chinese Don't Like Google's New Name

Chinese fans of Google created an online petition to determine Google to change its new Chinese name: Guge. Here are some adjectives Chinese bloggers use to describe Guge name:
* weird
* unsophisticated
* fool
* funny
* traditional

Guge means "harvesting song" or "Valley song" and was intended to be a metaphor that describes how Google crawls the web harvesting for information. Another reason to change Google brand in China was that more than half of China's internet users couldn't spell Google, informs AsiaMedia.

Also view:
Google vs Baidu video (Baidu is the most used search engine in China, followed by Google)

1 comment:

  1. the Chinese Google Blog had an explaination about why to take GuGe as the official name.