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Baidu Launches O2O Solution with Search Implications

Baidu launched a new service called “Baidu Connect” (直达号) at the Baidu Technology Information Conference 2014 in September. The service is targeted at retailers to provide more streamlined online-to-offline (O2O) experience to mobile users. While the service is largely billed as an O2O solution to compete with Tencent’s WeChat, it has several implications to search…

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Naver still running the show

Naver Corp., South Korea’s top Internet content service operator, continues to flex its muscles by increasing its share of the country’s search-engine market, thereby remaining unperturbed by the recently approved Daum-Kakao merger. Naver seized 76.69 percent of South Korea’s search-engine market in July, which eclipsed its 2013 monthly figures that fell below the 75 percentage…

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