The Portal War: Sina vs. Sohu
Chinese site interfax reports that SINA has used Sohu's U.S. election slip up as weapon in increasingly competitive Internet market:
" NASDAQ-listed Sohu.com declared George W. Bush the winner of the U.S. presidential election on its website prematurely at 14:30 Beijing time (GMT 8:00), but then promptly retracted the page when it became clear that the vote tally in Ohio was too close to call and might be challenged. SINA, however, picked up on the slip by Sohu and posted a screen shot of Sohu's premature declaration on SINA's own portal. Along with the screen shot of Sohu's website, SINA also posted an article, quoting CCID.net as calling Sohu's early declaration a 'mistake.'"
"Moreover, the SINA article noted that Sohu had made the declaration even earlier than major U.S.-based media outlets." Read More