Google this morning issued a statement regarding a “big decision” about Google China operation, We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine […]
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As a search engine, Google is way behind Baidu and it's not even as popular as Qihoo's 360 search. Read more on Google's news in China as well as tips for marketers.
An article at cnBeta.com earlier this week shared (link broken) a screen capture of a new Baidu search interface, which is similar to Google’s: Baidu could be testing this new UI among a small group of searchers as no one else yet has reported similar UI.
Baidu has a page life.baidu.com showing different types of search services such as hotel search, stock info, mobile phone info, calendar search… One of the tool shown on the page is translation where Baidu simply embeds Google Translate box. Is Baidu too generous to its competitor? Or, is it desperate for a translator tool?
Baidu recently launched its popular searches list for year 2009; half of its top 10 keywords also appeared in Google China’s Top 10 keywords. The five keywords are: Kaixin001 qq Youku Xiaonei taobao The other five keywords in Baidu’s top search 2009 list are: NBA (game) DNF novel xunlei (download manager and bittorrent client) 51mole.com […]
Let’s take a look at Google Zeitgeist 2009 for China. The Most Popular Baidu uusee Taobao Kaixin001 YouKu xiaonei (now “renren”) qq 163 tudou Sina The Most Asked “What is…” wifi erp twitter 3g facebook skype vpn sushi happiness sap You can find the complete list at Google Zeitgeist (Chinese).
From today on, Chinese netizens can manage their music playlists on Google Music Player with Windows Live ID, Yahoo ID, or Renren ID. Google China Music has added share feature which enables users to share their instantly updated playlists with their friends. Currently, Chinese netizens can download high quality legal songs and there are over […]
Baidu’s third-quarter earnings jumped 42% (Q3 revenue about USD 187.3 million; net profit about USD 72.2 million) as it continued to gain traction with its new Phoenix Nest online-marketing system. However, Baidu’s updated its revenue projection for Q4 to $180 million, well below the $205 million expected by Wall Street. Q4 projection is not a […]
Google vice president for global mobile search, Vic Gundotra, for the first time in Beijing demoed the Chinese voice search service for mobile that will be launched in a few weeks. The service will be initially made available for Nokia S60 platform. Chinese version of Google mobile search adopts the cloud computing and supports Mandarin, […]
CCTV reported in its Morning News program that the Google China Digital Library is suspected for large-scale infringement of copyrighted Chinese books. According to China Written Works Copyright Society, a total of 17,922 books from 570 authors, including works from government officials, have been scanned into Google China Digital Library without authorization. Soruce: TechWeb
CNNIC has released its latest search engine report showing that by the end of June 2009, the number of Chinese search engine users has reached 235 million with an increase of 59.49 million people, annual growth rate of 34%. The number will likely reach 260 million by the end of year 2009. Here is a […]
It seems Tencent doesn’t want to make the mistake Microsoft ever did by neglecting search; Chinese Internet company Tencent has confirmed that its search engine product Soso.com, which was previously powered by Google search technology, has started to use its self-developed search technology. Source: China Tech News
China’s Ministry of Culture (MoC), warned last week that it would strengthen checks and policing of online music content. MoC said that search engines can only provide search information for tracks from legitimate music companies. Today, Baidu launched their new homepage for MP3 searches: The new MP3 homepage shows rich content of popular songs in […]