|Forum: Asia and Pacific Region|
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|1:|| Alibaba Shares Soar on First Day Trading, Surpassing Facebook|
"Alibaba reached $228.5 billion in market value after surging 36 percent above its initial public offering price to $92.70 per share."
|Sept 19, 2014|
|2:|| Alibaba Files IPO in the U.S.|
The Alibaba IPO is expected to be one of the largest stock listings in history.
|May 7, 2014|
|3:|| South Korean Authorities Admit They Are "Behind the Times" with Internet Explorer Laws|
"We are behind the times, clinging to the old method," said Rep. Lee Jong-gul of the main opposition Democratic Party.
|Nov 10, 2013|
|4:|| Baidu Launches English Website for Developers|
If you aren't fluent in Chinese this new site can help you make your apps discoverable on Baidu's Mobile App Center.
|Feb 28, 2013|
|5:|| Google Closes Shopping Search In China|
"In order to better optimize resources, we have decided to close the shopping search service in China."
|Dec 12, 2012|
|6:|| Internet Explorer becomes Korean election issue|
IE has a whopping 75% market share in South Korea due to a government imposed crypto scheme that requires ActiveX. A new presidential candidate wants to kill that.
|Nov 15, 2012|
|7:|| Google Japan Gets Scraper Algorithm|
Google has announced a new scraper algo for Japan which targets scraped content.
|Oct 29, 2012|
|8:|| Microsoft Reveals New Version Of Chinese Bing Search Engine|
The new version reportedly features a new dynamic front page, more concise web search pages, and more accurate results.
|Sept 18, 2012|
|9:|| Google Panda Moves to Japan and Korea|
"...We're launching Panda for Japanese and Korean..."
|July 19, 2012|
|10:|| Yahoo Sells 20pct of Alibaba for $7 Billion|
Yahoo and Alibaba Group have finally reached an agreement for the Silicon Valley Internet giant to sell back half its stake in the Chinese Web company in a $7 billion deal.
|May 21, 2012|
|11:|| U.S. Removes Baidu From "notorious markets" List|
Baidu, which has been on the notorious markets list for years, in July inked an agreement with top music studios to distribute licensed songs through its mp3 search service, ending a legal dispute over accusations the company encouraged piracy.
|Dec 23, 2011|
|12:|| Yahoo Sued By Singapore Press Holdings Over Copyright Infringement|
Singapore media organization Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Yahoo for reproducing content from its stable of newspapers. The Web giant has refuted the charge, however, saying it intends to "vigorously defend" itself.
|Nov 25, 2011|
|13:|| Alibaba Group Invests RMB 1 Billion into ETao Search Engine|
Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba Group has announced plans to invest RMB 1 bln in its ETao e-commerce search engine.
|Nov 3, 2011|
|14:|| Baidu Profit Up 80 Percent, Forecasts More Growth|
Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, said Friday its latest quarterly profit jumped 80 percent as strong growth in usage of its site helped to drive advertising revenue higher.
|Oct 29, 2011|
|15:|| Google Launches Deals Aggregator In China|
Shihui is an experimental search feature that aims to help people find deals through China's enormous number of group buying sites, said Google spokesman Robin Moroney.
|Sept 13, 2011|
|16:|| Baidu May Face Tighter Regulations After Criticism From State Media|
Increasing scrutiny into China's top search engine company Baidu by state media is highlighting the fierce competition developing between traditional and new media over lucrative advertising dollars.
|Aug 20, 2011|
|17:|| Baidu In Partnership With Microsoft to Get English Search Results From Bing|
Finally it's official. Both Baidu and Microsoft China have confirmed it: Baidu's partnership with Microsoft's Bing for English-language searches on Baidu.com is a done deal, after several months of rumors.[br][br]With this partnership Baidu Search will show English search results based on Bing's algorithms. It gives Baidu better quality search results, whilst also raising the profile of Bing in China.
|July 4, 2011|
|18:|| 36 People Arrested In Alibaba Fraud Case|
Chinese police have arrested 36 people in connection with operating fraud on Alibaba.com that prompted the resignations of the firm's top executives in February, the company said.
|July 1, 2011|
|19:|| Facebook and Baidu To Team Up Over Social Network In China|
Facebook has struck a deal with Baidu, the biggest Chinese search engine, to open a jointly-owned socialnetwork in China, according to reports in the Chinese press, citing inside sources.
|Apr 12, 2011|
|20:|| Baidu Deletes Almost 2.8 Million Files Of Online Works Over Copyright|
Chinese search engine Baidu has deleted 2.8m works from its online library, Baidu Wenku, in an attempt to settle a copyright dispute with writers.[br][br]"By Tuesday afternoon we had removed almost 2.8 million files, mainly from the Literary Works section of the site, which was the primary concern of the writers and publishers,"
|Mar 31, 2011|
|21:|| Executives at Alibaba Resign Over Frauds|
The chief executive of e-commerce group Alibaba.com has resigned after an internal investigation showed sales staff "intentionally or negligently" allowed more than 2,300 fraudsters to set up verified stores.
David Wei and chief operating officer Elvis Lee departed amid what the firm, one of China's biggest internet success stories, described as "systemic breakdown in our company's culture of integrity".
|Feb 21, 2011|
|22:|| Baidu Reaches Out In English To Help Grow Its Market Share|
Chinese search engine giant Baidu has launched an English-language blog on the country's online culture, a company spokesman said on Tuesday, as the firm looks to expand into overseas markets.[br][br]Baidu Beat intends to introduce and explain to foreign users the hot topics and trends on China's Internet, which is now used by more than 450 million people, spokesman Kaiser Kuo told AFP.[br][br]'It's really out of a desire to give people who are interested in China but who don't necessarily read Chinese or don't read fluently in Chinese an opportunity to understand what Chinese Internet users are doing,' he said.
|Jan 12, 2011|
|23:|| Skype Calls Banned In China|
"... it was announced that all internet phone calls were to be banned apart from those made over two state-owned networks,"
|Dec 31, 2010|
|24:|| Facebook Should Be In China, Says Baidu|
Baidu called for a Facebook entry into China, where the government currently bans the social network out of censorship
|Dec 21, 2010|
|25:|| Japan Seizes Google User Records|
Japanese prosecutors on Tuesday seized user records from Google in an investigation into the leak of a video on YouTube
|Nov 10, 2010|
|26:|| Burma Hit By Ongoing Net Attack|
"An ongoing computer attack has knocked Burma off the internet, just days ahead of its first election in 20 years."
|Nov 5, 2010|
|27:|| Baidu's CEO Pursues Long-Term Growth|
"Mr. Li says search advertising will remain Baidu's main growth driver for five to 15 years."
|Aug 4, 2010|
|28:|| Yahoo! Japan switches to Google Search|
The Google Japan blog confirms that Yahoo! Japan will license Google search technology.
|July 27, 2010|
|29:|| Baidu hacking lawsuit allowed to proceed|
"I hold that Baidu has alleged sufficient facts in its complaint to give rise to a plausible claim of gross negligence or recklessness,"
|July 23, 2010|
|30:|| Software will be Unpatentable in New Zealand|
"Despite what appears to be a big-budget lobbying effort by the pro-patent fraternity, Hon Simon Power announced today that he wouldn't be modifying the proposed Patents Bill hence software will be unpatentable once the Bill passes into law." - New Zealand Computer Society
|July 15, 2010|
|31:|| Google Renewed its ICP License in China|
Google.cn will be able to operate legally in mainland China for at least one more year.
|July 12, 2010|
|32:|| Google China will no longer forward to Google Hong Kong|
"Over the next few days we'll end the redirect entirely, taking all our Chinese users to our new landing page, and today we re-submitted our ICP license renewal application based on this approach."
|June 29, 2010|
|33:|| Rakuten Acquires buy.com for $250M|
"The all-cash deal will be handled by Rakuten USA (headquartered in Boston), which is expected to merge with Buy.com in the process."
|May 20, 2010|
|34:|| Japan's Nikkei Newspaper Goes Pay To View and Even Restricts Links|
"We may seek damages for any violations of these rules."
|Apr 10, 2010|
|35:|| Technical Error Appears to be Blocking All Google Searches In China|
"This blockage seems to have been triggered by a change on Google's part,"
|Mar 30, 2010|
|36:|| GoDaddy Withdraws from China|
"The world's largest registrar of internet domain names said Wednesday that it was pulling out of China in the wake of strict new laws that allegedly will increase government surveillance of web sites." - Sify Business
|Mar 25, 2010|
|37:|| Google Spells Out What's Happening To Its Apps In China|
"We'd like to share some additional information on how this may affect your employees that use Google Apps within mainland China."
|Mar 24, 2010|
|38:|| Google Pulls Back From China, Redirects Google.cn to google.com.hk|
"Users visiting Google.cn are now being redirected to Google.com.hk, where we are offering uncensored search in simplified Chinese, specifically designed for users in mainland China and delivered via our servers in Hong Kong."
|Mar 22, 2010|
|39:|| Google to Close Chinese Search Engine|
Google Inc. has drawn up detailed plans to shut its search engine in China and is "99.9 percent" certain of going ahead with the closure.
|Mar 14, 2010|
|40:|| China Says Google "Will Pay The Consequences" For Not Complying|
"Minister of Industry and Information Technology Li Yizhong was speaking at China's annual legislation session."
|Mar 13, 2010|