Baidu rises in China, while Google struggles for market share in the country. The “Chinese Google” has a much younger audience than the U.S. version, and much smaller revenues. But its market share has swelled to vast proportions in that country. From the Times’ story: “the Chinese market is littered with the wreckage of American Internet companies that have failed to dominate here.” This shouldn’t be taken as any sort of post-mortem on Google’s China plans, but it’s the first real assessment I’ve seen of its progress there.
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