The large number of Chinese internet users have made Baidu, the
Chinese language search engine surpass Microsoft and rank the third
in the global internet search business, according to the report
newly released by ComScore, a well-known global Internet
information provider. At the same time, South Korea's NHN has taken
fifth place. Microsoft slipped into fourth place. It is the first
time that Microsoft has fallen out of top three in this field.
The report pointed out that it is the number of language users
that enables regional search engines to rise so dramatically in the
global Internet business.
Qin Chuan, an Internet analyst agrees with the report. He even
thinks Baidu and NHN can possibly beat other global search engines,
for example Google, if they are fully accessible to their users.
Meanwhile he pointed out that Microsoft has not finished its
strategic adjustment to the search business and this is why
Microsoft has declined though the company has strong technical
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(China.org.cn October 11, 2007)