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