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Archive for 2010-04-01

Google's Hong Kong Site Jumps to 3% Global Usage Share After China Redirect.

(click here for a more detailed posting on After a struggle with the Chinese government over censorship and possible state-sponsored hacking of email accounts belonging to human rights activists, Google decided to stop censoring their services in China, including search and news.  China has held firm that censorship is a "non-negotiable legal requirement".  Therefore, Google is now redirecting their Chinese website ( to Hong Kong (

"Users visiting are now being redirected to, where we are offering uncensored search in simplified Chinese, specifically designed for users in mainland China and delivered via our servers in Hong Kong," officials have just posted on Google's blog.

This has dropped Google China's usage share to zero and increased Google Hong Kong's usage from close to zero to 3% of global usage share.

If Google Hong Kong's share drop back to near zero, it is an indication that the Chinese government has blocked access from mainland China to the Google Hong Kong website.  We are providing a daily chart to monitor this.

Chrome Continues to Gain Usage Share

The Google Chrome browser gained another .5% of global usage share in March, continuing its rapid rise in global usage share.

Windows 7 Blows Past 10% Usage Share for Month of March

In March, Windows 7 surpassed 10% global usage share.