Via our friends at Danwei, we learn of BaiGoo, a search engine hack (we think) that presents simultaneous search results from Google and China’s Google, Baidu, in a split-screen format. Cute.
Danwei also serves up a good wrap-up of Baidu’s stellar IPO, with a dash of skepticism. Baidu shares jumped 354 percent in the company’s first day on NASDAQ — the biggest jump since the heady halcyon days of the dot-com era — creating 200 brand new millionaires.
In other China tech news, Huawei Technologies, China’s biggest maker of telecommunications equipment, may buy Britain’s Marconi for $1 billion. Likewise, Yahoo! very likely could be gobbling up a 35 percent stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba — responsible for auction site Taobao, eBay‘s top competition in China — for $1 billion. When contacted about the news, Shanghai blogger Wang Jian Shuo, who works for eBay, said, “No comment.”
Also in Shanghaiist:
eBay to launch PayPal in China this year