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Google’s GuGe is a no-go in China

China Tech Stories noted on 27 September 2006 that the Google’s logo on google.cn was the original and not the newly created one for Guge, Google China’s name. However the old Guge logo came back so many thought it was … Read More

China blogs top 34 million

The popularity of blogs in China is evident by the growth of 30 times the number in the last four years. 17.5 million people fancy themselves blog writers while 55 million are regular readers. This comes from the latest report … Read More

Yahoo China sues software developer Qihoo.com

Alibaba.com’s Yahoo China filed a lawsuit against Qihoo.com for unfair-competition. The lawsuit was filed in Beijing’s No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court. Beijing Sanjiwuxian Internet Technology, which operates the Qihoo.com Web portal, distributes software , “360safe”, that urges users to unistall … Read More

China click fraud lands Baidu in court

Baidu, China’s leading search engine, is defending itself in court from charges of click fraud by online advertisters in China. Analysys International, an IT research firm, conducted a survey of 2,000 online advertisers in China and found that one-third believed … Read More

China Telecom and Microsoft team up with search

China Telecom Corp. Ltd., the largest Internet service provider in China, has partnered with the Microsoft to use Microsoft’s Windows Live Technology to power China Telecom’s 114 Web search network. According to media reports Microsoft will make its Live Search … Read More

Baidu considers a China listing

Baidu, China’s leading search engine with more than 50% of the China search engine market share, has had informal talks with China’s stock regulator as they are considering a domestic listing. Baidu, a big hit in their Nasdaq debut last … Read More

Online advertising in China grows 35%

China’s online advertising market reached RMB 3.23 billion in 2005, ($40 millionUSD) and is expected to reach RMB 4.39 billion ($55 million USD) in 2006 according to Analysys International. Search engine advertising is fueling this growth. Baidu, Sina, Sohu, and … Read More

China Internet users soar to 123 million

According to a recent survey by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) the number of Internet users in China has increased nearly 20 percent over the past year to 123 million. China currently ranks second to the U.S. in … Read More

HP to load Baidu on computers in China

Baidu, China’s largest search engine and Hewlitt Packard have announced that all HP Pavilion and HP Presario series computers that are sold in China will come with Baidu already loaded. HP users will be able to use Baidu’s search engine … Read More

Ebay launches mobile auction service in China

Chinese auction website eBay Eachnet has launched a mobile based auction platform with Tom Online. Under the agreement Tom Online provides wireless technology for eBay Eachnet. This new platform will allow users to do their shopping through any WAP-enabled mobile … Read More

Google may rethink China policy

Sergey Brin, Google co-founder, met with reporters near Capitol Hill and acknowledged the company has compromised its values by relenting to Chinese censorship demands. He said Google is trying to make the deal work before deciding whether to reverse course. … Read More

Google signs up 8th AdWords agent in China

Google, the world’s leading search engine service provider, authorized Shenzhen Metropolis Search to sell Google AdWords service in Shenzhen and the Shantou area of Guangdong Province in southern China. Shenzhen Metropolis Search was set up in 2005. CE Dongli Technology … Read More

China Mobile and Google talk cell phone search

China Mobile, China’s largest cell phone carrier based on number of subscribers (260 million), and Google are in talks to create a mobile services search engine. China Mobile is seeking ways to offset declining revenues from voice services. No details … Read More

China's leading search engine launches "Baidupedia"

Baidu, China’s leading search engine, launched a censored version of the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia. The website Baike.Baidu.com is also referred to as “Baidupedia”. Late last year China blocked all access to Wikipedia. Registered users can contribute but Baidu also hires … Read More