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China blocks Microsoft's Bing search engine: report

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By Mike Murphy

The Chinese government has ordered Microsoft Corp.'s /quotes/zigman/20493/composite MSFT +1.43% Bing search engine to be blocked, the Financial Times reported Wednesday night. Bing was the last major non-Chinese search engine available in China, after Google was blocked in 2010; homegrown Baidu /quotes/zigman/97715/composite BIDU -2.70% is the dominant Chinese search engine. The Financial Times reported that two unnamed sources confirmed the government had ordered the site blocked. Microsoft confirmed the news in a statement: "We've confirmed that Bing is currently inaccessible in China and are engaged to determine [our] next steps." China heavily sensors the internet for its users, and sites such as Facebook /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite FB +1.16% and Twitter /quotes/zigman/23556538/composite TWTR +3.09% are banned. The move comes amid ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China, including the detention of a top Huawei executive in Canada at the request of the U.S. government.

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+1.56 +1.43%
Volume: 26.59M
Feb. 22, 2019 4:00p
P/E Ratio
25.75
Dividend Yield
1.66%
Market Cap
$839.42 billion
Rev. per Employee
$902,473
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-4.64 -2.70%
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Rev. per Employee
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$ 161.89
+1.85 +1.16%
Volume: 14.07M
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P/E Ratio
21.37
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$456.84 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.57M
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 31.71
+0.95 +3.09%
Volume: 14.03M
Feb. 22, 2019 4:02p
P/E Ratio
20.33
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$23.59 billion
Rev. per Employee
$902,242
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