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Old 29th July 2006, 12:24 AM
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Re: Overture China

I read a study who broke up the Chinese search engine market like this:
Baidu: 40%+
Google: ~15%
Yahoo: 40%

I was a bit surprised by Yahoo's market share and google's lack of. I'm
not totally trusting that study because it was just one study.

On top of that, the news article that quoted the study didn't specify
whether the % is based on search volume or revenue

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Originally Posted by Giant
There's always risks to partner with a mainland Chinese if you are not from China yourself. Yahoo thought to get 40% first and wait till Jack Ma develope the business further and then get another 1x% shares to control the company. But Jack Ma is very smart but in a foolish way, he tries to promote his own products and freeze anything Yahoo before Jerry Yang can control Alibaba.

Consequence: they both lose.
I'm curious how it was, could you cite a place that has the whole story? thanks!
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