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Google sued over name "Guge" in China

Beijing Guge Sci-Tech alleges that Google has infringed on the firm’s name. According to the court documents, the name “Guge” was officially registered in April 2006 by Beijing Guge Sci-Tech and Google didn’t register the name until November of 2007. … Read More

Baidu's person of the month

Baidu does a new take on the Google logos. It’s the person(s) of the month which started in November with a Mr. Xu Sandou, a famous soap opera star in China. This month features Yao Ming and Yi Jianlian, two … Read More

Yahoo grows mobile search in Asia

Yahoo recently added oneSearch capability, a search service designed for mobile users, to nine mobile operators in Asia. Those mobile operators include, DiGi Telecommunications (Malaysia), Starhub (Singapore), Aircel Limited (India), BPL Mobile (India), Bharat Sanchar Nigam (India), PT Hutchison CP … Read More

China's Baidu pondering Hong Kong listing

Baidu, the leading Chinese search engine is contemplating a secondary share listing in Hong Kong. Baidu is currently listed on the Nasdaq (BIDU) and is one of Google’s strongest rivals in China. The idea may have been brought about by … Read More

China Yahoo offers lifetime email services

China Yahoo launched a Lifetime Emailbox offering unlimited capacity for users in China. The domain name is @yahoo.cn and the email offering was available as of September 10th. The email servers will be hosted in China based on local media … Read More

Google ready to go with content in China

Google has won preliminary approval from China’s Ministry of Information and Industry to provide content in China, however further requirements for final approval are unknown. Baidu.com was granted an Internet news content service license earlier this year. Last year the … Read More

Microsoft invests in TV manufacturer in China

Microsoft Corp. and Sichuan Changhong Electric Co., a major Chinese TV manufacturer announced they will jointly develop entertainment products that will link the Internet and television. The Internet has developed as a channel to distribute movies and television programs. Roger … Read More

Google opens office in Singapore

Google Inc., the world’s leading search engine, has opened an office in Singapore as a hub for its Southeast Asia operations including Australia and New Zealand. Google realizes the importance and growth potential of the region and has learned that … Read More

China's Baidu first quarter growth up 143%

Baidu.com, China’s leading search engine, reported first quarter profits soared 143 percent on strong traffic growth and higher advertising revenues. Profits rose to $11.1 million up from $4 million in the same quarter of 2006. Total revenues rose more than … Read More

Google China apologizes to rival Sohu

Google offered an apology to search rival Sohu who complained its data was used by Google in a new Internet tool. This recent controversy highlights the intense competition in China’s booming online market where Internet companies invest heavily on search, … Read More

Yahoo! China sued for music piracy

11 music industry giants are suing Yahoo! China for alleged copyright infringement. The lawsuit was filed by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) on behalf of the their members. Among the 11 are Warner Music, Sony BMG, EMI … Read More

China's Baidu.com 4th quarter income grows fivefold

Baidu.com, China’s leading search engine, reported a fivefold increase in fourth quarter net income as online marketing revenue more than doubled. China’s Internet market is the second largest after the United States, with more than 123 million people online. Baidu.com’s … Read More

McAfee partners with China Unicom and Baidu

McAfee developed a strong base in China by partnering with China Unicom and Baidu. McAfee offers virus protection, internet security software, personal computer updates, hacker protection and anti-virus downloads. China Unicom (China United Telecommunications Corporation) which is the second largest … Read More

China online spending increases nearly 50%

According to the Internet Guide 2007, a recently released report from the Internet Society of China, Internet users in China spent RMB 276.76 billion ($35.5 billion) on Internet services in 2006. This represents an increase of nearly 50 percent over … Read More