Japanese Search Engines

Google Japan changed the top page layout

Google Japan has changed the top page layout by adding tabs and links to some of their popular tools and pages. Google has been religiously keeping its simple top page with big Google logo and the search box, and Google is still keeping the same top page in all of the other countries and markets. So why Google Japan decided to make the changes?

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Will Baidu gain market share in Japan?

It’s been 3 weeks since Baidu officially opened its services in Japan after 10months of beta phase. While Baidu’s news has been picked up by some search industry media, I haven’t heard any user side feedbacks. None of my friends in Japan have tried the search at Baidu, yet. So, the question is… “Will Baidu gain market share in Japan?”

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MSN wants to buy Yahoo for $44.6 billion

Microsoft announced it’s offer to acquire Yahoo for $31/share, which is more than 60% higher than Yahoo’s current traded price. Yahoo shows their willingness to consider the offer. If MSN and Yahoo come to the agreement, we may see new search engine-portal site later this year.

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