Google's key local partner Qihoo dropped has dropped the text ad giant from its popular portal site and promptly replaced it with its own newly launched service. A visit to Qihoo’s hao.360.cn directory site, which it claims gets more traffic than a similar page run by Baidu – hao123.com – shows the firm has indeed relegated …
“If Qihoo no longer sends Google searches then Google’s China search market share could drop to as low as five to seven per cent, aka irrelevance.”
So in other words, Google's becoming the "Hotbot" of China! :D
(Or Cuil, AltaVista, Lycos, WebCrawler, InfoSeek, etc. Heck, take your pick! The Web is just full of the wreckage of these things!)
google's been irrelevant here at chez jake since google was invented. YMMV.
So much for the "internationalising" effect of the Intertubes. It has become large enough to fragment even on national scales. Fragmentation is inevitable for all entities as they become larger, one of the less known lessons from "Parkinson's Law".
Android 90% markershare in China
I don't think they are too bothered, they can control it via that.
well, if that is the case, maybe google google and fb should read this...
..... reate a legitimate way for non-Chinese nationals users to be able to post messages and photos to their profiles via linked or paired, prearranged emails. If china wants to deprive its own citizens, fine, for now.
However, i imagine that doing that would cause a rash blackout of ALL outbound email, of brazen and open filtering and holding back of queued messages, maybe eve blackholing them.
Google and other US social media have become search engines for the US government. Qihoo did the right thing but they should enhance their English sector.