Why Google should be wary about buying Sina

Bruce Einhorn

My BusinessWeek colleague Gene Marcial reports that Google might be interested in taking over Beijing-based portal Sina. In response, Google has denied that it’s interested in the Nasdaq-listed company: The China Post, an English-language newspaper published in Taiwan, quotes Johnny Chou, Google’s president of sales and business development for Greater China, saying that the company “is not in talks with Sina.” The paper also quotes Sina president Charles Chao dismissing all the speculation. "We're not currently in talks with any party about an acquisition," Chao tells the Post.

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