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Google China's Learning Curve

3:06 am on Nov 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Google China's Learning Curve [forbes.com]

The number of Internet users in China surpassed that of the U.S. this year. While other overseas Internet companies such as AOL have stumbled in the mainland, Google (nasdaq: GOOG - news - people ) has managed to raise its share of the search market to about 28% against a powerful domestic rival, Baidu, in the past three years. Google's Greater China president, Kai-Fu Lee, hired away from Microsoft (nasdaq: MSFT - news - people ) in 2005, has led the charge. FORBES ASIA met the former Carnegie Mellon computer science professor in Beijing.