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Taobao developing a search engine?

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6:58 am on Oct 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Alibaba certainly has the resources to try something like this...

Rumor: China's Taobao.com Will Develop Search Engine [chinatechnews.com]

According to reports in various Chinese local media, Taobao.com, the Internet shopping subsidiary of the Chinese business-to-business e-commerce group Alibaba, will develop an independent search engine product.

An insider from the website revealed that the company will launch the search engine under the domain name of search.taobao.com. The product is currently undergoing an alpha test and it is only available to Taobao.com's employees at the moment. It is expected to open to the public before the end of this year.