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Google to stop censoring Chinese search results 'soon,' China warns of consequences

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Google to stop censoring Chinese search results 'soon,' China warns of consequences
Qihoo 360 Partners With Alibaba To Grab Market Share Away From Chinese Search Giant Baidu

Google decline in China continues as its search share drops to 4.72%, maps to 9%

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It’s been more than two and a half years since Google left the Chinese search market, and the market share for its search and maps segments has continued to wane. Marbridge Daily recently called attention to October search engine numbers from CNZZ that put Google at fourth place with 4.72...
Google decline in China continues as its search share drops to 4.72%, maps to 9%

China’s Baidu leaps into cloud storage with a beta service to rival Dropbox and Microsoft

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Chinese search firm Baidu has launched a cloud storage service in the country, bringing it into competition with local rival Alibaba, as well as Dropbox, Microsoft and others in the space, according to Techweb [Chinese]. ‘Baidu Wangpan’ — meaning ‘Web drive’ in Chinese — was launched at Baidu’s developer conference today....
China’s Baidu leaps into cloud storage with a beta service to rival Dropbox and Microsoft

Japan's Kiip-like Metaps raises $11m, aims to become world's top Android monetization platform

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Metaps, a Japanese company that provides an advertising and promotions platform for Android, has raised a 1 billion yen (approximately $11 million) round of Series B funding that will help accelerate its expansion across Asia and beyond. The platform operates in a similar fashion to US-based rewards-based platform Kiip —...
Japan's Kiip-like Metaps raises $11m, aims to become world's top Android monetization platform

Baidu Eye is no joke, aims to be a Google Glass competitor

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We all know that Chinese search giant Baidu is notorious for receiving much inspiration from its US counterpart, Google, and according to the above IM screenshot published on April Fools' Day, the former is apparently already working on its own version of Glass. This claim is seemingly supported by...
Baidu Eye is no joke, aims to be a Google Glass competitor

Baidu launches browser for Africa

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Chinese search giant Baidu and France Telecom are collaborating on a browser for low-end smartphones sold in Africa....
Baidu launches browser for Africa

Baidu and Google Japan introduce updated map services, following discontent with iOS 6 maps

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Baidu and Google Japan are among the first to jump on the issues surrounding the mapping experience on iOS 6 after the duo both released updates to their respective services in China and Japan, putting the heat on Apple in two countries where the new system has been particularly poorly...
Baidu and Google Japan introduce updated map services, following discontent with iOS 6 maps

Apple unveils Safari 6: goes well with your new Mountain Lion

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Apple's web browser has joined its latest OS, and joins the dots on a raft of new features that we've been promised for a while. These include iCloud tabs and a new tab view -- both Mountain Lion only -- alongside a new smart search and unified search (with...
Apple unveils Safari 6: goes well with your new Mountain Lion

DoCoMo expands its retail business into fashion with $22 million deal for Magaseek

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NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s largest operator, has expanded its e-commerce business after announcing the acquisition of fashion-focused online retailer Magaseek for 2.04 billion yen (around $22 million). The operator — which has around 50 percent market share in the country — announced a public tender offer for the startup back in January,...
DoCoMo expands its retail business into fashion with $22 million deal for Magaseek

China's Baidu digs deeper into Thailand with release of PC Faster 2.0 optimization software

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Chinese search giant Baidu is increasing its foothold in Thailand with the release of Baidu PC Faster 2.0 software, which offers security and optimization tools. A beta version of the product was first launched in June and reached more than 1 million downloads in just four months. Version 2.0 of...
China's Baidu digs deeper into Thailand with release of PC Faster 2.0 optimization software

Baidu Understands You Want Smart Glasses for Surreptitious Celeb-Spotting

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(Photo: Flickr.com/bfishadow) Google is gearing up to start shipping Glass by the end of the year, and the company has already promised prototypes to celebs like Newt Gingrich and Soulja Boy. But they’re not the only global technology company that wants to bring the future to your face. Reuters reports...
Baidu Understands You Want Smart Glasses for Surreptitious Celeb-Spotting

Google Removes Chinese Censorship Warnings

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Chinese Google users will no longer receive warnings when their search queries are censored by China's government. Google has quietly removed a feature that notifies Chinese users of censored keywords. Chinese Internet freedom advocacy site Greatfire reports Google tweaked their Chinese search features in early December; both the notification...
Google Removes Chinese Censorship Warnings
China's biggest search company fires employees for deleting posts for cash

Google Alerts Users to China's Web Blocks

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Google Inc. has begun notifying Chinese users when they are using search terms that can trigger China’s Internet blocks, in its boldest challenge in two years to Beijing’s efforts to restrict online content. The Internet search giant unveiled on its Chinese search site this week a new mechanism that identifies...
Google Alerts Users to China's Web Blocks

Another company for the networking startup files: Pica8

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Pica8 is a startup trying to use the hype around software-defined networking to build out a business selling commodity hardware switches from several vendors with an open controller software layered on top. The company, which we profiled back in February, came out of Quanta, the Chinese computer equipment maker, and raised...
Another company for the networking startup files: Pica8

Chinese government calls "self-discipline convention" to resolve search feud

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The entrance of Qihoo 360 into the Chinese search market this summer sparked a feud that has now gotten big enough to require intervention from the government. Daily Economic News reports that the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) called a meeting on Thursday between the major search...
Chinese government calls "self-discipline convention" to resolve search feud

Baidu reports 75% increase in revenue and net income for Q1, but shares fall

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Baidu, China’s leading search engine company, has just announced its financial results for Q1 2012. The company’s revenues for the quarter came in at RMB4.264 billion ($677.1 million), a 75 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Baidu’s earning per share came in at $0.87. Net income was...
Baidu reports 75% increase in revenue and net income for Q1, but shares fall

Baidu's 1Q Earnings Of $328.9M Misses Analysts' Estimates As Its R&D Costs Soar

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Baidu posted double-digit percentage revenue growth in 1Q2013–but its earnings still missed analysts’ expectations as the Chinese search giant’s costs soared. Baidu’s 1Q2013 net income increased 8.5 percent to $328.9 million (2.043 billion RMB), short of the $354.9 million (2.19 billion yuan) expected by analysts polled by Bloomberg. Total revenue...
Baidu's 1Q Earnings Of $328.9M Misses Analysts' Estimates As Its R&D Costs Soar

China's Qihoo sees profit fall to $5.6 million in Q1 2013, even as revenue climbs 58.6%

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China’s Qihoo 360 reported an on-year decline in net profit for the first quarter of 2013, as the Internet company invests heavily in new technology to better its search business and mobile Internet services. Net profit stood at $5.6 million in the quarter ended March 31, 2013, compared with net...
China's Qihoo sees profit fall to $5.6 million in Q1 2013, even as revenue climbs 58.6%

Baidu guns for Google with ‘Baiduizing’ ROM for Android smartphones in China

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Chinese search giant Baidu has set its sites on rivalling Google in China with the release of a ROM that takes Android-powered phones, replacing Google’s suite of services with its own. Baidu unveiled its new smartphone push earlier this month, when it announced details of an Android-based cloud-centric operating system,...
Baidu guns for Google with ‘Baiduizing’ ROM for Android smartphones in China

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Here's How Google Can Beat Facebook (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Up With Markets Markets are up after the long weekend but these next four days are going to be huge. Shares of GOOG are up with tech. Investors continue look for Android...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Here's How Google Can Beat Facebook (GOOG)

Baidu announces new version of maps that allows friends to chat and share their real-time location

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Chinese search giant Baidu has announced a new version of its maps service today that will allow users to chat and share their real-time location. Version 5.1 of Baidu maps will be available from the beginning of June, a report by Tencent Tech says. With the location-sharing capability, users can invite...
Baidu announces new version of maps that allows friends to chat and share their real-time location

Baidu and Ford cooperate on hackathon to produce Baidu Cloud apps for Sync AppLink

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Chinese search giant Baidu has for the first time partnered up with another company on a hackathon. Ford was the lucky partner, as the two hosted an event over the weekend that used Baidu’s developer tools to build apps designed for the car maker’s Sync AppLink system. The 24-hour event featured individuals...
Baidu and Ford cooperate on hackathon to produce Baidu Cloud apps for Sync AppLink

Bing's China strategy: Go after the lucrative English-language queries originating in the country

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Bing has identified the area of Chinese search market that it will target to expand its presence there. Interestingly, the search engine intends to go after searches from the country that are executed in English. According to Microsoft, that segment is estimated to be roughly 5% of the total Chinese search market....
Bing's China strategy: Go after the lucrative English-language queries originating in the country

Rakuten terminates joint-venture in Indonesia, one year after similar exit path in China

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Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten, which also owns the ebook reader firm Kobo, has ended its joint venture with PT Media Global (MNC) in Indonesia, almost a year after ending a similar partnership with Chinese search giant Baidu. The two companies launched their online store, called Rakuten Belanja Online, back in June...
Rakuten terminates joint-venture in Indonesia, one year after similar exit path in China

Google Is Leaving China

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Google’s talks with China over censorship have stalled and it now appears that Google will leave the Chinese market entirely.After Friday’s announcement that China would not cave on censorship regulations for Google, which came after Google announced that they would not censor their searches, this showdown seemed imminent. With neither...
Google Is Leaving China

Google and the Great Firewall: an Interesting New Twist

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In a post that went up a few minutes ago on its official "Inside Search" blog, Google offers some fascinating tips on "improving our user experience" for people inside mainland China. As a background reminder: after its showdown with the Chinese government two years ago, Google moved its Chinese search...
Google and the Great Firewall: an Interesting New Twist

TNW's Daily Dose - Chrome grabs a third of global browser market share, Baidu fires rogue staff, and more

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Google Chrome now has a third of global browser market share according to StatCounter, Baidu fires staff for deleting forum posts in return for money, and Pandora’s still growing fast. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The...
TNW's Daily Dose - Chrome grabs a third of global browser market share, Baidu fires rogue staff, and more

Chinese E-Commerce Tops $38.5 Billion; What Comes Next?

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Last September, China's most successful consumer-to-consumer online marketplace, Taobao.com launched a massive online promotion. By offering exorbitantly low prices on a series of brand name consumer electronics by Lenovo, HP, Philips and others, the site attracted 1.8 billion visitors (non-unique) - the equivalent of every single person in China visiting...
Chinese E-Commerce Tops $38.5 Billion; What Comes Next?
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