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Google Reveals Stake in Chinese Social Web Tianya
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msg:3426985
 4:10 pm on Aug 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

Google Inc revealed on Monday that it had acquired a stake in Chinese community Web site Tianya.cn, indicating a foray by the global search leader into social networking in the world's second-largest Internet market.

A Google spokeswoman confirmed the stake holding by email, but declined to give further details.

Various local media reports on Monday put the estimated size of Google's stake at anywhere from less than 10 percent to up to 60 percent. Other media reports have said Google may be eyeing acquisitions in China.

Google Reveals Stake in Chinese Social Web Tianya [uk.reuters.com]

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msg:3428586
 5:49 am on Aug 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

How does Tianya stand in the China market? Is it a big player in its niche?

guoqi




msg:3432126
 8:25 pm on Aug 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

TianYa is a very famous community site in China with long histroy. I would said that it is the most famous.

bill




msg:3432792
 12:43 am on Aug 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

Any idea how large their membership is? Who's number 2?

It will be interesting to see how Baidu reacts to this move.

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