That clears up the earlier speculation [webmasterworld.com] of who would end up with Sogou's ~9% marketshare slice. Soso is a tiny property compared to the others, so their combined share still leaves them far behind Baidu and Qihoo...but that appears to have been TenCent's plan.
8:25 am on Sep 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
I wonder if we're likely to see a continued strengthening of Baidu and a marginalisation of the smaller players.
9:19 am on Sep 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
Actually the smaller players have been growing, particularly Qihoo. It's Baidu's market-share that is being eroded...slightly. The smaller competitors in the China market are quite feisty and tenacious.