After a week where Google faced extensive criticism for bowing to government censorship of its new search engine in China, the company has been forced to admit that it made a big blunder in its latest online venture. The company has confessed that its new Google Video store had suffered from a poor design which made it difficult to access popular TV shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Survivor.

We made a big mistake,' Marissa Mayer, a company vice-president, said. 'You can't come out and launch a product like Google Video and say CSI and Survivor are there if they're not on the home page.' She added that the home page had been changed to make it easier to find clips, and that the response to Google Video had been 'absolutely fantastic'.