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Google Pressures Acer To Pull Phone Launch

  • Reuters, Friday, September 14, 2012 12 PM

San Jose-based Acer readied the launch of its CloudMobile smartphone to the Chinese market, but when journalists showed up for the press event, a spokesperson said the launch had been cancelled, according to Reuters. A unit of Alibaba, which took part in the project, released a statement explaining that Acer had faced pressure from Google and pulled the plug.

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