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Canalys: Baidu passes Google to become No. 2 smart speaker company

Baidu is now the No. 2 two smart speaker company globally in terms of shipments, according to a new report from Canalys. The Chinese technology giant entered the affordable smart speaker market last June when it launched the 249 yuan ($39) Xiaodu, having ditched an earlier high-end smart speaker called Raven-H, which cost around 7 …

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Can ByteDance’s new search engine succeed despite the decline of search in China? – Econsultancy

Earlier this month, Chinese technology company ByteDance, the owner of the hugely popular short video app TikTok (known as Douyin in China), made headlines with the launch of a search engine to rival Baidu. The search engine, called Toutiao Search, primarily draws its results from ByteDance’s own apps such as Douyin and Jinri Toutiao, one …

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Who’s poised to win the brewing v-commerce wars?

While Google is an obvious “horse to bet on,” ubiquity, UX and utility will dominate the voice-search innovation race in 2020 and beyond. An old prediction that half of all internet searches will be carried out via voice by 2020 does not look like it’s on track to be a reality, despite making it into Mary Meeker’s …

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Google bans adverts for anti-censorship sites in China

Google has sported a rocky relationship with China for more than 10 years. While the company’s on again, off again approach to the Internet’s largest ‘untapped’ market has always been tempestuous, recent developments suggest the tech giant may be yielding to its own growth imperative and bending to the government’s demands once more. For more …

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Your guide to advertising on Baidu

Tips and tricks to help you get the most out of paid search on China’s largest search platform With Google claiming less than 2% of the market in China, the search engine landscape is markedly different from that in most Western markets. While there are several key players, including Haosou, Sogou, and Shenma, in the …

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Dragonfly: What we know about Google’s possible plans to re-enter China’s search market

Last month I wrote about China’s search market, how it is dominated by Baidu, and how that dominance is threatened by mobile-only disruptors such as Shenma. While Shenma continues to build on its growth since being launched back in 2014, there have been news reports in the past few months suggesting Google may also be …

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