The past years have been seeing the increasing competition in online map service field as Maps turned itself into the new mobile gateway. Baidu and Autonavi, a search giant and a map service veteran, “accidentally” have the same plan of building up LBS life service platforms which could lead to a vicious fight between the two. Local portal site Tencent detailed what the warfare would be like.

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Shen Li, general manager of Baidu BU revealed in October when the company established its LBS Business that revenue is not necessarily the biggest concern for this unit right now. The company believed that exploring a suitable solution for O2O and setting up the service system is more important.

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