How Google Helped Buy the US Presidential Election The 2012 US Presidential election is now upon us. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney have been formidable competitors fighting for more than a year for the awareness, support, donations, and ultimately the vote of each member of the American electorate.
I saw an article in our local paper (The San Jose Mercury-News) that reminded me of how technology has shrunk the world. It ran March 24 and was about GoDaddy joining with Google to reject the Chinese government’s surveillance and censorship rules. Any student of global business knows it was not that long ago that the United States and China weren’t even speaking, much less doing business. Now we have progressed to the point that two American companies are willing to risk losing out on the burgeoning Chinese consumer audience.