Will Chinese internet firm Baidu challenge Google and Android?
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Baidu has a huge 70% share of the search engine market in China. However, mobile search in China is a dead heat with both Baidu and Google holding 26% of the market. Mapping is another area where the two are expected to battle, but Google's name was not on a list of companies receiving first-round approval released by China's State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping. Any map provider that does not obtain a license by the end of this year must shut down its service. If the Chinese search engine company wants to battle Google, instead of challenging them on the super-competitive field of mobile operating systems, why not have each of them use Augmented Reality and engage in a virtual Rock'Em Sock'Em battle to the end. No death grips allowed.
source: InformationWeek via AllThingsDigital
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Maybe it will happen, After all things like iphone are manufactured and assembled in China. They have the technology and the people. If they do this companies like iphone will go broke over night. Baidu launching in English also, that will kill google most definitely.
This is interesting.