Wednesday, December 07, 2005 Wages Search Engine Legal Battle With Yahoo! China

From People's Daily Online:

"A civil action proceeding arising from Yahoo China's uninstall of Netpig cross-word search function was eventually started. said Dec. 5 it has lodged a lawsuit in the Haidian District People's Court on Dec. 2 requiring Yahoo China to immediately stop infringing on with its Yisou Tool Bar, publicly apologize to and restore users' Netpig search function affected by it. Yahoo China said it has not received any relevant legal documents regarding the matter.

Zhongsou said since Nov. 17 Yahoo China, taking advantage of upgrading its Yisou Tool Bar, has wantonly deleted Netpig's cross-word search function resulting in users unable to use normally the cross-word search function and serious infringement on Netpig users' interests."

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From webpronews: Yahoo China Still A Portal

"The exclamation point Alibaba put on search by redesigning the Yahoo China homepage doesn't mean the company has given up on being a portal.

It's a sharper focus on search and developing it that led Alibaba to overhaul and simplify the homepage for Yahoo China, CEO Jack Ma said in a report.

Developing search will be at the top of Yahoo China's to-do list, and no wonder. A growing base of over 100 million Internet users, and the entry of Google and Microsoft into the Chinese search market, means a lot of hands will be grabbing for pieces of the search advertising revenue in the country."

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