Baidu, China’s largest search provider by far, yesterday launched its first major overseas venture with a move into Japan. Baidu is to compete against Yahoo! Japan and Google Japan, which together have a near-duopoly on the search engine market, commanding a combined total market share of 89.5%.
Chinese search engine Baidu has entered into a mobile search tieup with Nokia, reports Forbes, citing Shanghai Securities News. The report said Baidu will provide a mobile search platform for Nokia’s new ‘Widsets’ service, and the product will be pre-loaded in Nokia handsets.