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Google stops cloud project, says it has no plans to offer cloud services in China


(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc.’s Google said on Wednesday that it had closed its cloud project called “Isolated Region” and added that it weighed no options to offer its cloud platform in China.

Earlier in the day, Bloomberg News reported, citing two employees, that Google suspended the project in China and other politically sensitive countries in May, in part due to rising geopolitical tensions and the pandemic.

The search engine giant, however, said that the project was closed for neither of these two reasons and that it had not offered cloud platform services in China.

“An isolated region” was just one of the routes the company was exploring to meet the demands of adopting cloud technology, a company spokesperson said.

The project aimed to provide cloud services to customers and regulators around the world.

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