Google calls a halt to project “Dragonfly” tailor-made for China’s market
The internal confrontation within Google, disputing whether it should return to China with a censored search engine, known as Dragonfly, has resulted in an abortion of this China-only project. Google was fiercely and strongly accused by its members of hiding secret strategic information from them as well as violating the normal procedure of people’s search queries analysis. Last week, Pichai the CEO, stated that “right now” there were no plans to launch the search engine, though refused to rule it out in the future. Although the pull-out is generally interpreted to be a result of the internal debate, some other voices were also being heard that the main reason for its withdrawal was down to the very limited market that China has left for Google.