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Google's Gu Ge is no Gou Gou in China

Google’s new name, Gu Ge which loosely translated means harvest song, is getting a lot of feedback and most of it is negative. In a recent poll by Sina.com, 85% of those responding were opposed to the Gu Ge name. … Read More

Baidu and Intel to work on search applications in China

Baidu, China’s leading search engine, and Intel signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate in the development of Internet search and related applications in China. The two companies will work together to develop search applications for personal computers, laptops, … Read More

Google is now Gu Ge or "Harvest Song" in China

Google CEO Eric Schmidt defended Google’s cooperation with the Chinese government’s censorship while announcing their new Chinese name in Beijing Wednesday. Scmidt told reporters “The number one goal, by far, is to serve the Chinese citizen who wants information” . … Read More

China search marketers protest Baidu, Google actions

An organization of more than 600 Chinese search marketing agencies accused the major search engines in China of taking their customers away. The current contracts with search engines treat the agencies as intermediaires and changing the relationship could spell doom … Read More

Baidu still reigns supreme in China

According to iResearch, a market research company in China that focuses on Internet media, e-commerce, online games, wireless value-added and other new economic fields which relate to Internet industry, Baidu controls 56.6 % of the search market share. Following at … Read More

China's search industry to face "sharp slowdown"

According to Analysys International, an Internet based provider of business information, China’s search engine industry will experience a sharp slowdown in revenue growth over the next 18 months. Search engine users are dissatisfied with search results and advertisers aren’t seeing … Read More

China aims to can spam with new measures

With 60% of the emails in China considered spam, China’s Ministry of Information enacted their first anti-spam measures to take effect on March 30th. Unfortunately these measures are purely administrative and only apply to anyone operating an email service. China … Read More

China's online ad spending surges

Online ad revenue passed magazine ad spending in China and is expected to pass broadcast ad spending this year, according to iResearch as reported by the Shanghai Daily. The majority of online ad spending is at the portals, Sina, Sohu … Read More

Google to launch censored .cn website in China

Google will launch the new version of its search engine using the China “.cn” suffix. A Chinese-language version of Google’s search engine was available at the .com address but because of the Chinese government’s filtering it was often inaccesible or … Read More