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Daily Dose - Goojje: Google's Chinese Sister

02.02.2010
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Goojje: Google's Chinese Sister   
A suspiciously Google-like search engine named "Goojje" launched in China recently.  The last part of the name "jje" sounds similar to the mandarin word for older sister, "Jie Jie".  The search engine's author is thought to be a female student from Guangdong.  The message on Goojje reads in English: "Sister was very happy when brother gave up the thought of leaving and stayed for sister."  What does this mean?  Your guess is as good as mine.  Maybe someone in China wants their own Google.

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Alicia Collins replied on Tue, 2010/02/02 - 9:55pm

Goojje is definately want to take over google. China seems to be able to replicate anything. It seems to be easy for them... Scarely.

 Alicia @ Lamaze Musical Inchworm

jinpeng dong replied on Wed, 2010/02/03 - 12:23am

Interesting. I think Goojje just some guy setup a meta seach site for fun. Don't you see the logo is a combination of Google and Baidu?

"Ge" and "Jie" mean older brother and older sister respectively. Recently, these two words are popular in Chinese forums. Young men call themselves "Ge", while young women call themselves "Jie", when they post to forum. 

Google's Chinese name is "Gu Ge", that's why somebody created a site called "Gu Jie".

Nobody from China will believe Goojie is trying to replicate Google.

So funny...

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