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Baidu high on censorship

According to a recent article in The Guardian, Chinese search engine Baidu founder, Robin Li, may have shown he can go toe to toe with Google in China, but it also indicates he is heavy on censorship. As the article … Read More

ICANN to approve .asia domain

A recent article at Bizreport.com indicated that ICANN has given tentative approval of the .asia domain. This should help some, while also causing the usual stampede for open domains. The question remains is this another false lead – like the … Read More

Chinese hate voicemail

There was an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal today about how the Chinese hate to use voicemail. Basically it interferes with their culture. Leaving messages for people of lower status is seen as a loss of face. Most … Read More

Keynote to undertake China search engines study

Keynote Systems (Nasdaq “KEYN”) a provider of e-business performance management services will undertake a study of China’s rapidly growing and highly competitive search engine market. The study will evalute Yahoo! China, Baidu, Google China and Sohu/Sogou incorporating 1,200 Chinese Internet … Read More

Livedoor/SDI tie-up for online ad services for China

October 26: One of Japan’s major internet service providers Livedoor (corp.livedoor.com) will provide the online marketing services to Chinese market together with Strategic Desision Initiative Ltd. (www.strategicdi.com) through Livedoor’s Chinese portal site “MyRice” (www.myrice.com). The services include; internet advertising, e-mail … Read More

Ask Jeeves’s Japanese blog search

According to the Search Engine Journal blog, Ask Jeeves has released a new blog search engine for Japan. The launch coincides with the Google announcement earlier this week about the beta of its own blog search. Apparently there are 3.35 … Read More

Microsoft looking to settle with Lee, Google

Though the NY Post headline reads “Bested Microsoft offers Google truce” – that they are willing to settle with Google and former employee Kai-Fu Lee, a China development expert, suggests they are ready to move on. Obviously Lee will be … Read More

Google Sitemaps now multilingual

The Inside Google Sitemaps blog has just announced that Google Sitemaps’ user interface and documentation are now available in ten additional languages. The newly added languages are: Brazilian Portuguese Dutch French German Italian Korean Russian Simplified Chinese Spanish Traditional Chinese … Read More

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