Posts Tagged: Soso

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Tencent versus Alibaba: a complete guide to an increasingly fierce rivalry (INFOGRAPHIC)

Tencent (HKG:0700) is the world’s fourth largest web company, and Alibaba is on the verge of history’s largest tech IPO. Both o...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Tencent hits the road (and goes off the beaten path) to create China's biggest 'street view'

Tencent hits the road (and goes off the beaten path) to create China’s biggest ‘street view’

Started with just three areas in late 2011, Tencent’s (HKG:0700) street view imagery is now the most comprehensive in China. In a coun...

  • January 3, 2014
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Tencent soars past $100 billion in value after yesterday’s search engine merger

Yesterday evening, Tencent (HKG:0700) revealed it’ll take a 36.5 percent slice of search engine rival Sogou for $448 million. The deal sho...

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 10:13 am
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Baidu vs Google in China

These Two Graphs Show Painful Drops for Google and Baidu in China Search Engine Market

Now that it’s July we have market share data for China’s hard-fought search engine sector. The industry was reinvigorated last A...

  • July 4, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Here’s How Search Engines are Performing in China at the End of 2012

2012 was a year of disruption, frustration, and lost users for search engines operating in China – the emotion depends upon which of t...

  • January 7, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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China’s Soso Maps App Updates, Helps Find Your Friends in Real-Time

Younger readers might not realise how hard it was to connect with a friend outdoors before the era of mobile phones. Both people had to turn...

  • September 26, 2012
  • at 8:43 pm
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Tencent’s OCR App Gets a Fresh Pair of Eyes, Now More Like Google Goggles

Last September I reviewed a new translation app from China’s Tencent (HKG:0700) that uses OCR technology to read words, via the phone&...

  • August 15, 2012
  • at 1:45 pm
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Tencent’s Penguin Helps You Find Music on New Song-Recognition Web App

Finding a piece of music can be frustrating if you don’t know the name of it, or even who sung it. But China’s biggest social me...

  • February 27, 2012
  • at 11:15 am
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Has Google Dropped to Third Place in China? [STATS]

New data from web analytics company CNZZ suggests that Google (NASQAQ:GOOG) is now in third place in China in terms of search engine traffic...

  • December 14, 2011
  • at 2:30 pm
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Baidu vs Google in China

Baidu down, Qihoo up, Google dead: 2013 was a year of drama for China’s search engines

Baidu down; Qihoo up; Google dead. That’s the summary of what happened to search engines in China in 2013. It was a year of big and dr...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 1:11 pm
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Despite $448 million deal, Tencent’s online maps won’t merge with Sogou, will be rebranded instead

Earlier this month Tencent announced that it would invest $448 million into former rival Sogou, merging the latter firm’s search technolog...

  • September 27, 2013
  • at 1:04 pm
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Tencent buys stake in Sogou

Chinese web giant Tencent boosts its search engine, takes stake in rival for $448 million

China’s top web companies are on an acquisition blitz this year. The latest big stake grab comes in the realm of search engines, with Chin...

  • September 16, 2013
  • at 6:18 pm
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Qihoo’s Search Engine Market Share Up 2%, Mainly at Expense of Baidu

When we last looked at search engine market share in China, the bruiser of a newcomer, Qihoo’s (NYSE:QIHU) So.com search service, was slow...

  • March 8, 2013
  • at 11:20 pm
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Qihoo’s New Search Engine Surges to 10% Share in China, Google Drops to 4th Place

Chinese traffic stats company CNZZ has calculated the impact of Qihoo’s (NYSE:QIHU) controversial new search engine in the China marke...

  • November 6, 2012
  • at 3:17 pm
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Qihoo 360 Search

Qihoo 360 Search’s “Million-Dollar” Domain Name

Earlier on today, Qihoo 360 announced the new domain name for its very controversial search engine that was launched in August. And there it...

  • September 20, 2012
  • at 7:15 pm
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QQBrowser for Mac Launches, Goes Where Other Chinese Browsers Fear to Tread

Even though there are remarkably few people in China who use Apple’s Mac OS X, local social media giant Tencent (HKG:0700) has done wh...

  • March 2, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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Ready For Your Close-Up? Tencent’s Online Maps Bring StreetView to China

The Chinese search engine Soso.com has added a Google-esque ‘StreetView’ feature to its online maps. It launched over the weeken...

  • December 27, 2011
  • at 1:30 pm
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Tencent Launches Free Augmented Reality Translation App

Chinese social media giant Tencent is having a good year for apps – with lots of new releases and feature-filled updates – and now it ha...

  • September 15, 2011
  • at 11:00 pm
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