Confronting the huge gain in page viewing by its rival Baidu
that is dependent upon MP3 download searches, Google sources said
they are going to again adjust their localized competitive strategy
to cooperate with Top100.cn, providing free listening and genuine
music copies downloads, the China Business News reported
The cooperation will mark Google's premiere in China's online
The cooperation allows Google to provide music listening and
downloading services on web pages with copyrights offered by
Top100.cn. Songs might be provided by dozens of music production
companies and Google will profit from ads.
Three shareholders - sports celebrity Yao Ming, Yao's agent
Zhang Mingji and music insider Chen Ge founded Top100.cn. They
allegedly invested 20 million yuan (US$2.78 million).
For more details, please read the full story in Chinese (http://tech.sina.com.cn/i/2008-02-14/02532020453.shtml).
(China.org.cn February 14, 2008)