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MKVenture|Week 33: Holding Hands and Breakups

The past two weeks have seen some new tech coalitions take form as Alibaba piloted to monetize on its Weibo investment and 360 Search took the place of NetEase as the search subsidiary of Youdao’s default search engine. Additionally, there was a breakup between Alibaba and Tencent, as Alibaba cut off WeChat over concerns that…

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Baidu Cloud Hackathon in Singapore: Testing the Waters in Southeast Asia

Themed as a responsible “green” event and held as a part of expansionary efforts out of China, Baidu’s first Hackathon in Singapore took place on weekend of the 27th and 28th of July. The Baidu Open Cloud Hackathon aimed to promote hackers and developers in Singapore to use Baidu tools or integrate their Apps with…

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Sina Rumored to Compete with Traditional Search Engines, Adds YunYun for Social Search Functions

Sina has publicly admitted that they seeing a gradual encroachment on their Weibo user-base by such new social services as Tencent’s Weixin. However, despite such setbacks, Sina is still moving forward and there are rumors that they will be changing their search engine functions to accommodate YunYun, a social search engine run by former Google…

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Baidu Invests in Cloud Computing Center in Shanxi, Opens New Cloud Services for Samsung

Baidu is moving ahead into the cloud computing market with a new customized cloud solution for terminal manufacturers. In total, Baidu’s chief architect of the cloud project, Lin Shiding, said that they will be investing 4.7 billion yuan ($754.6 million USD) in a new cloud computing center. They are also forming a strategic platform partnership…

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Why is Qihoo in Search?

A lot of attention has been paid to the fact that Qihoo, a company originally known in China for its security software, has been challenging companies in the  Internet field one by one this past year. No press is bad press, but the company continues to look rather silly with the hostile and arrogant behavior…

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Baidu Issues $1.5 Billion in Bonds for Cash War Chest and Possible Future M&A Activity

Backed by JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs, Baidu announced today it will be issuing bonds of $1.5 billion US dollars in total . Half will be issued in 5-year bonds at 2.25% interest and the other half will be in 10-year bonds at 3.5% interest. Stating that the cash will be used to repay debt and applied…

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Robin Li of Baidu Calls for Company Changes and Warns Employees in Internal Email

In an internal email released sometime in the past few days to company employees entitled “Changing Starts With You and Me,” Baidu’s CEO Robin Li gave an encouraging though admonishing message to employees about the future of Baidu in mobile technology as well as the challenges he perceives. The email specifically warns employees not to become…

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Tencent Suing Qihoo for Damages

A dispute between Tencent and Qihoo that began in 2010 was taken to court yesterday, accusing Qihoo of deliberately seeking to ruin the reputation of Tencent’s QQ chatting service through security software Koukou Guard. Qihoo is suspected of attempting to damage QQ’s image by telling anti-virus software users that QQ is scanning their computers for private…

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The Battle Continues: Baidu Reveals Security Risks in Qihoo Browser

The mudslinging continues this week between Baidu and Qihoo, as Baidu and other companies are now advising all employees to uninstall Qihoo 360’s web browser, after it was revealed last Friday that private information may be compromised by the browser through some underhanded tactics related to Qihoo’s new search engine. The campaign began last week…

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Qihoo’s Search Engine Battle is a Publicity Stunt With Little Long Term Value

Qihoo 360, a software company in China that focuses mainly on the anti-virus and browser markets,  released its own search engine recently to compete with China’s search-engine enterprise Baidu. The battle that followed was one very characteristic of Qihoo, a company that has come to be personified by its somewhat erratic CEO Zhou Hongyi.  Qihoo has…

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