With the #1 online security software (user penetration hit 83.3%), second most-popular browser (user penetration peaked at 57% in last September), largest startup-page (hao360.cn, according to iResearch report) and more than 3 million users at hand, Qihoo360 could easily take the same approach as Tencent did with QQ – to capitalize on its huge user base to diversify businesses and revenue sources.

And it is doing so.

After launching two aggregate services indexing daily deals sites and luxury goods sites to tap into the ecommerce mania, the company just released its own Pinterest-like product lately, namely Woxihuan.com (我喜欢, or I like). Hats off to the innovative service over there in the Valley. A joke says, one of the many criteria taking into account when evaluating a Valley startup is, to see how many copycats it gives rise to in China. Apparently, Pinterest made it. We now have a dozen Chinese Pinterests, even Renren can’t wait to step its toe into the forefront.

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Ben Jiang

Listener of startups, writer on tech. Maker of things, dreamer by choice.