All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Baidu’
It’s best when an article has a clear direction and a smooth flow. Prepare for some turns and bumps, though, because Baidu just isn’t cooperating in this matter. The Chinese search engine company is doing well or poorly, depending on what sort of timeframe you choose, and although Baidu is still beating Google (by quite a lot), it appears that the margin is shrinking.
A search engine will soon provide its users with free music, but before you get too excited, know that the tunes are mostly Chinese in origin. And even fans of Asian music shouldn’t get too worked up, because the initial offering will be a streaming service (as opposed to a download service). Nonetheless, any and all thanks should be directed to Baidu and EMI.
While some might call it a show of “determination,” others would label it “pigheadedness.” Either way, Google apparently plans to remain on its own in the Chinese search engine market. The corporation will not pursue any partnerships with Chinese companies, according to Kai-fu Lee, Google’s president for Greater China.
Microsoft and Baidu have reached a “strategic alliance” in regards to Chinese paid search listings. According to an official statement, “Microsoft will display Baidu’s paid search listings on the search results pages of certain Microsoft websites, including MSN, Live, and other partner websites in China.”
The largest search provider in the world’s most populous country posted first quarter profits this Tuesday. Baidu.com Inc., in which the American search provider Google owns a minority stake, also experienced strong sales and an increase in share prices of nearly 22 percent.
A new study just released monitoring the search engine business in China showed some interesting results regarding Baidu, Google and other search engines. The study asserts Google is in a strong position to challenge Baidu in the Chinese search engine market.
Everybody has turned on Baidu. As recently as August (that’s last month if you’re not keeping score), this company was the “Chinese Google,” an IPO blockbuster. A few weeks later, stock prices plummet and as of this morning, Baidu is being sued by pretty much the entire music industry. Damned if you Baidu, damned if you Baidon’t.