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 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."

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 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)