The "Google Ultimatum"
While the end game has yet to be played in the Google vs. Chinese government standoff, one thing is for sure: this whole episode is a slam dunk to become a case study on how to do business in challenging foreign markets.
CDT President Leslie Harris writes in her latest Huffington Post column:
Make no mistake: Google has taken an audacious and difficult step for Internet freedom in support of fundamental human rights. Doing business in a global market is complicated enough without the added pressure of individual governments tearing apart the fabric of a corporation's core values and directly threatening its customer's privacy and security. Google deserves the support it gets for drawing a line in the sand and being willing to engage in a very difficult process.
Check out the rest of her column to see how she reads between the tea leaves of this on-going saga.