Friday, December 23, 2005

Tencent Joins China's Search Engine Club


From Pacific Epoch:

"Tencent joined the other Chinese portals and launched its own search engine at http://www.soso.com/ recently. According to Sina, Tencent uses Google's technology and may become an Adwords distribution agent for Google. Soso does not have a special name and is called "QQ Search". QQ Search allows searches for web pages, pictures, music, documents, and news."

Related:
China's Sina Corp Officially Launches New Search Engine iAsk
Chinese Portal Sohu Launches Upgraded Search Engine
China's Search Leader Baidu Intends to Stay Independent
Google Strengthenes China Subsidiary Management
Alibaba.com Re-Launches Yahoo! China As Search Brand
Yahoo! China Has 8 Months to Top Baidu or It's "Game Over"

China Internet Network Information Center: China Online Search Market Survey Report (PDF file)