China’s biggest search engine, Baidu, has announced that it will launch in Japan early next year.
China has an estimated 125 million internet users, and Baidu.com currently has a 62% share of the Chinese search engine market, up 15% from 2005. Google has the second largest share on 25%, falling 8% since last year.
Congratulations to Jason Calacanis who is now entrepreneur-in-action for the mighty Sequoia Capital.
Calacanis looks all set to help Sequoia review, invest and develop new startups. He is also likely to be working on his own Next Big Thing over the coming months – watch this space.
is the CEO of San Francisco-based
- in our opinion, one of the best vertical search engines that we've seen.
Focusing on the US real estate market, the site indexes data from major brokers and agencies and displays it alongside other information such as area guides and heat maps.
We caught up with the ex-lastminute.com man when he was over in Oxford earlier this month….
The internet will account for a fifth of all UK advertising revenue by 2009, and will almost match the amount spent on TV advertising, according to figures from ZenithOptimedia.
The group's Advertising Expenditure Forecast reveals that the UK has the world’s highest proportion of online ad revenues, at 13.5%. This is attributed to the strength of the BBC.
A UK media company has launched what it calls the ‘first intelligent online video search site’.
Coull.tv allows users to search for specific moments within videos, click on and interact with moving objects while the video is playing, as well as adding tags and comments.
UK local search site Yell.com has announced the launch of a new channel to help its users find specialist independent food and drink suppliers.
In a bid to turn the general public into amateur reporters, Yahoo! and Reuters have teamed up allow users to upload their photos and videos for use on their news sites.
From tomorrow, user-generated photos and videos will be displayed alongside news items on Yahoo! News and Reuters.com.
Online marketing outfit
has bought UK-based shopping comparison network
in a £6.7m deal.
The move follows ValueClick’s acquisition of comparison shopping site PriceRunner.com two years ago and will see Shopping.net positioned alongside ValueClick Europe’s other online marketing services.
BT is close to a major content deal with Warner Brothers in advance of the launch of its combined television and broadband service, BT Vision.
The deal will allow users of BT Vision to access the Hollywood studio giant’s catalogue of movies and TV shows.
A discount voucher intended only for Threshers' suppliers and their friends and family has been downloaded by millions of people, unintentionally proving the power of viral marketing.
The voucher is valid until December 10, and offers a very generous 40% off all wine and champagne at Threshers’ 2,000 UK stores, including Wine Rack, Bottoms Up, Haddows and The Local chains.