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The Register: China Buys Google

Apr 01, 2006, 23:59 (3 Talkback[s])

"The People's Republic of China has acquired a controlling stake in the United States' fastest growing technology company, Google.

"Google announced the transfer of 140m shares of Class B stock to a new entity owned by the Chinese Ministry of Information in typically forthright style. The news was disclosed in a Captcha graphic on its Google Canteen Menu weblog; investors had to click a hidden link to see the announcement, and then decode a stenographically-hidden message watermarked into the JPG file..."

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