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Google China Making Progress

CEOCIO China Magazine, a Chinese business magazine, recently reported on Google’s effort to obtain a stronger position in the China market.

Baidu Seals Deal With Rock Music Group

There are a number of reasons that Baidu has beaten Google (in terms of Chinese market share), but one of them involves entertainment-related queries; the Chinese company’s MP3 search function is wildly popular.  And that function will soon get better, as Baidu has announced a partnership with Rock Music Group.

Google Could Get Content License In China
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It’s not a sure thing – “preliminary regulatory approval” is all that Google’s gotten so far – but it appears the Mountain View-based corporation is on its way to receiving an Internet content license in China.

Eye Tracking Expert Takes On Google-Baidu Rivalry

Google’s not doing too well in China, and a variety of reasons have been given to explain this poor performance.  But fact is better than conjecture, and eye tracking is a preferred (and interesting) way of obtaining insight into these matters.  So Enquiro’s Gord Hotchkiss conducted a Google vs. Baidu study.

Baidu Rivalry
Baidu Rivalry
Google To Open R&D Center In Shanghai
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Fresh news on Google’s international front: the search engine giant is preparing to open a research and development center in Shanghai, China later this month.

Google Researches China
Google Researches China
Google Beats Baidu In Blind Test
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Google fans take note: this victory wasn’t of the runaway variety.  But a win’s a win, and a new study did indeed find that Chinese users might prefer Google over Baidu.

Baidu Backs Out Of Expansion Plans?

Rumor had it that Baidu would expand into Europe.  Now the Chinese search engine company has announced that it will not, and this reversal has caught more than a few people by surprise.

Lowered Expectations As Baidu Enters Europe

Just a few days ago, Baidu announced its intentions to expand into Europe.  Now its stock price is up, and its reputation is going down; things could be worse, but this isn’t exactly an ideal state of being for the Chinese search engine.

Baidu May Emerge In Europe

Baidu owns a huge share of the Chinese search market, despite attacks from Google and Yahoo.  That success is likely due to its home field advantage.  We may soon find out how Baidu will fare outside the Great Firewall, however, as reports indicate that the company may expand into Europe.

Baidu-Google Rivalry Continues
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Baidu has a huge share of the Chinese search market.  Google does not.  And as if that wasn’t bad enough (from the American company’s perspective), people are once again noticing that Baidu has made fun of its Mountain View-based competitor.

Google China Given Longer Leash

It’s sometimes best for authority figures to rule from afar – whether it’s a matter of interfering with an efficient routine or just making everyone nervous, direct contact isn’t always a positive thing.  Google China may be heaving a sigh of relief, then, as the main corporation takes a few steps back.

Baidu Sees Other End Of Censorship Stick

Much has been made of the ways in which Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft have accommodated the Chinese government – and rightly so – but Baidu, with its home field advantage, appeared to be in the clear.  Now, however, Baidu is running into some censorship problems of its own.

Google Buys Stake In Maxthon

TechCrunch has broken the story that Google has bought a $1 million dollar stake in the Chinese/Israeli owned Maxthon browser.

The move could represent a significant drop in traffic for Baidu, which is currently the largest search engine in China in terms of market share and Google’s primary competition within the country.

According to some report, Maxthon could account for as much as 25% of Baidu’s overall traffic.

Baidu Loses Itself In Japan

Baidu is China’s top search engine – the king, or, because or its relative youth, the prince.  But the search engine company is experiencing some difficulties in Japan, where another corporation has laid claim to the domain baidu.co.jp.  This pauper calls itself the “CBC Company.”

Baidu Opens Shop In Japan

China’s top search engine Baidu.com has expanded into Japan with the launch of Baidu.jp. They will face plenty of competition from Yahoo Japan, which has a strong foothold in the market.

”Since our successful listing on NASDAQ in 2005, we have been committed to delivering the best user search experience in Chinese language search and creating exceptional value for our shareholders,” said Robin Li, Baidu’s Chairman and CEO.

Baidu’s Image Search

Asian search competitor Baidu is funny. When you use their image search engine and click on a thumbnail, they’ll open a new page on their server which displays the large version of the image, with an additional link to the source page… an interesting interpretation of “fair use.” (There’s some sort of copyright notice on the page’s footer, though automatic translation programs fail to get the precise point across… part of it sounds like “This picture may be copyrighted.”)

Baidu’s Fortunes Go Up, Down, All Around

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.

Microsoft, Baidu Partner In China

MSN and Windows Live have chosen to try and gain the hearts and pageviews of China’s growing Internet userbase by teaming their job search with Baidu’s paid search ads.

Baidu & EMI To Offer Streaming Music

Baidu and EMI Music have agreed on a deal to launch an ad-supported streaming music service to Chinese users. Under the terms of the deal, Baidu will set up a page entitled the “EMI Music Zone” as part of its music search channel.

Baidu, EMI Partner, Launch Music Service

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.

Google To Stay Single In China

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.