China Tech Roundup - August 23, 2007
China Internet and Technology Roundup provided by Chinamemes.com:
Baidu Spanks Google in China's Online Ad Market
Baidu retained its position as ad sales leader in the last quarter with 23.5 per cent of the market. Google ranks only fourth with about 10 per cent of the country's total online ad revenues.
Alibaba Prepares its own "AdSense" Advertising Distribution Network
Alibaba has recently begun a beta test on its new online advertising distribution website Alimama (www.alimama.com), which is scheduled to be formally launched in the second half of this year.
Google China Blog Search Goes Live
Google China now has a blog search engine among its array of sites.
China Mobile gets even bigger
China Mobile, the world's largest mobile phone operator by number of subscribers, grew by more than 20 per cent in the first half of 2007.
The company claimed that it signed up more than 31 million new customers to bring its total to 332 million.
Google Rolls Out Laiba, Competing With Baidu Postbar
Google China Rolls Out "Laiba" - a product similar to Baidu Postbar, which enters or generates discussion board based on search keywords.
Sina Obtains Broadcasting Rights for European Soccer
Sina.com has obtained online broadcasting rights in China for soccer matches of the English Premier League and Italian Series A.
Google-powered Questions & Answers for China
Google rolled out a free Q&A service in China in cooperation with Tianya.cn, a popular Chinese net forum.
Google reveals stake in Chinese social Web Tianya
Google revealed on Monday that it had acquired a stake in Chinese community Web site Tianya.cn, indicating a foray by the global search leader into social networking in China.
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