For over 1.5 years, Tencent’s search engine Soso has been powered by Google, i.e. Soso has been using Google’s search engine technology to provide results to to its users. ‘This partnership will end soon and Soso will be re-launched and powered by Tencent’s own search engine’, an insider told me when I was in Guangzhou for China Blogger Conference two days ago.

Question:

1. Does that mean Tencent will soon seriously enter Chinese search market and compete with Baidu?

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Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.