Tech giants Baidu and Bytedance on Friday filed lawsuits against each other for unfair competition, with both companies seeking RMB 90 million (around $13 million) in damages and extended public apologies.

The companies filed their respective lawsuits at the Haidian District People’s Court in Beijing. They each also seek 30-day apologies posted to their competitor’s website and app.

Baidu alleges that Bytedance stole a number of its TOP1 search results, a feature that displays relevant information from a Baidu search query without having to click through to get information. For example, if a user searches for the weather forecast, a graphic displaying conditions will be displayed as the first result on a search page.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based technology reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.

Tony Xu

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