Cracking a Tough Nut

Four hundred million is a tempting target. That’s how many people are on-line in China—a hundred million more than America’s population.

It looks like Google is pulling out of the Chinese market and its rival, Baidu (with 63% of the market), will win this round. But the fight isn’t over.  Microsoft may be the next contender to go toe to toe with Baidu. It has been reported that Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, which has less than 1 percent of the Chinese market, is moving quickly to use Google’s departure to its advantage.

Google’s reason for pulling out of China was a recent cyber attack. Well, why isn’t Baidu complaining? After all, a hacker group called the “Iranian Cyber Army” took over Baidu for four hours in January 2010. Baidu should claim Google was behind that attack.

See Google Recycled


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