Google is becoming irrelevant in China. Baidu's market share at all time high.

in General Discussion edited January 2014

Uncertainty over whether Google would be forced out of China, prompted some advertisers to switch to Beijing-based Baidu. Google had its license renewed last week after it stopped automatically sending Chinese users offshore.

?There is a big gap between Baidu and Google, and that gap has got bigger,? said Vincent Kobler, managing director of Emporio Leo Burnett, a Shanghai advertising agency that specializes in online marketing. ?It?s going to be tough for Google, even with the renewed license, to gain market share.?


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    1337_5l4xx0r1337_5l4xx0r Posts: 1,558member
    China is an ugly situation Google would do best to avoid. In the internet age, China's approach to state media isn't going to hold up for long, anyway, and if/when they become a real democracy, Google can consider re-entering.

    Being part/parcel of misinforming/brainwashing Chinese people isn't going to do their image any good.
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    daveswdavesw Posts: 406member
    Google's stock value lost $58 billion since pulling out of China.
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