Friday, December 09, 2005

Sina's Search Engine iAsk Launches Local Search

From ChinaTechNews:

" (SINA) has launched its iAsk local search engine in Chongqing, becoming the third search engine in China behind Baidu and Google to provide such service. Sina will also open local search services in Jinan, Qingdao, Chengdu and Nanjing. Sina says these cities were chosen because they are home to many small and medium-sized enterprises.

Wang Yan, CEO of Sina, admits that are differences between iAsk and Baidu/Google in market share and public awareness, but he thinks iAsk is no less advanced than the latter two in technology."

China's Sina Corp Officially Launches New Search Engine iAsk