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Chinese Search Giant Baidu Launches International Sites 38

jfruh writes "Baidu, a company that offers a search engine, a Wikipedia-style user-edited encyclopedia, and other online services, is a household name in China. Now the company is seeking to gain ground on Google in the rest of the world, opening local search sites (in local languages) for Thailand, Brazil, and Egypt."
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Chinese Search Giant Baidu Launches International Sites

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  • Question (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward

    Will that be with or without censorship?

    • Will that be with or without censorship?

      You mean like the U.S. censorship? and U.S. Internet providers self-censorship? Let's put this straight. What country kills people randomly. What country locks people up indefinitely without trial. What country tortures prisoners. What country spies on its own people monitoring everything its people do. The answer is the U.S., people in glass houses should not throw stones. 1980s: There’s been a bomb in Oxford Street! and in the days before Al Qaeda, there is only one prime suspect. The U.S.A. spon

      • by ed1023 ( 861273 )
        I think that your logic can be applied to any major power absolute power corrupts absolutely. []
  • "Search giant" (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward

    They are only a giant because their government does not allow anyone else to participate. I'm not sure how they are hoping to translate this business model to countries not ruled by paranoid kleptocracies.

    • by H3lldr0p ( 40304 )

      Well that's easy. They'll work to help the government turn into one of those. They have experience in maintaining one, how much harder to could it be to offer up the same "services" to those in power and sit back to watch the results?

  • Google needs competition. That being said, tried all three sites with the same results: "The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading". Damn you, Slashdot effect...
  • by Anonymous Coward

    It is rude to randomly redirect visitors to beta.slashdot.
    Even more so because beta sucks.

    Providing a hard to find opt-out, adding /?nobeta=1 to the url, just upgrades the aggravation level from "rude" to "insulting and infuriating".
    The only acceptable option is, as always, opt-in.

    I guess you need reminding. a lot.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    American NSA or Chinese NSA. Hmmm.... *ponders*

  • Yeah thanks (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward

    But I think I'll stick with the search engine that allows people to search for Tiananmen Square.

  • Should I choose being spied by the Chinese or US governments? Hey, I can have BOTH, now!

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