newsphinx - 8:34 am on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)
Hi, Bill. Much of Baidu's traffic comes from its music search unit, which Google does not have. I also believe Google may not want to launch such a service in the future because of piracy. Considering only web search traffic, I guess Google is not in disadvantage. Baidu is a short-sighted company which does not care about their search quality. What they care is $$$! They are going to LookSmart way. Google may buy it out and replace Baidu's search result with their own, thus take the market fast, or they start an agressive campaign to convert more searchers to it slowly. But Baidu is dying for sure.