Internet giants at war

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Internet giants at war


Editor's notes

Shortly after the malicious battle in the dairy industry, the rivalry between Qihoo 360 and Tencent, two leading software makers in China, escalated after several companies published a joint statement accusing Qihoo of unfair play.


Latest developments 

Qihoo 360 sues Tencent for 1 yuan

Beijing West District People's Court accepted a lawsuit from Beijing Qihoo Technology Co. against Tencent Inc. for sullying its reputation, an insider with the court said on Wednesday.                  

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 • Compromise in sight in Tencent-Qihoo 360 spat

 •  Internet giants up in arms

 •  QQ users in middle of software fight

 • Hot messaging service shut down as fight escalates

 • CEO: 360 will not release IM software

 • Qihoo 360 denies plan to launch instant messenger

 • Netizens cry foul as Tencent and 360 battle it out

  360 VS Tencent: unfair competition produces no winner


Companys' Profiles

Founded in November 1998, Tencent Inc. has grown into China's largest and most used Internet service portal. As of March 31, 2010, the active QQ users accounts for QQ IM amounted to 568.6 million while its peak concurrent users reached 105.3 million.

Founded in September 2005, Qihoo 360 is a leading internet security software maker and internet service provider. By the end of April, 2010, Qihoo 360 safe had announced to have 250 million users, accounting for 70 percent market share.


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