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December 28, 2009

Google- Baidu- Socbay

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Google nhu the nay “The need for search neutrality is particularly pressing because so much market power lies in the hands of one company: Google. With 71 percent of the United States search market (and 90 percent in Britain), Google’s dominance of both search and search advertising gives it overwhelming control. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/28/opinion/28raff.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

ma thang socbay dam turned down its offer, ma con compare voi Baidu nua chu, Baidu dc list vao SP 500 stock exchange market, that diec ko so sung http://dantri.com.vn/c119/s119-366914/socbay-viet-nam-tu-choi-sap-nhap-voi-google.htm

ha! biet tai sao socbay lai confident the roi, doc bai bao cua vietnam co hinh cua ong dung chinh giua, nhin wen lam, ma bao ko de cap den, doc cai nay , den doan ” Since IDG Group Chairman Patrick McGovern cut the ribbon to open IDG Vietnam in 2006, his firm, which made millions from investing in scores of China start-ups at an early stage, has backed 40 Vietnamese start-ups–including Socbay–from a $100 million fund”

Next stop: VinaGame, a $50 million, profitable business that runs the country’s leading gaming and social networking sites. It’s being geared to become Vietnam’s Tencent or Shanda, two runaway success stories from China’s early start-ups.

An avid gamer, Le Hong Minh, 32, started VinaGame in 2004 with other players after getting an undergrad degree in finance from Australia’s Monash University and giving up his investment banking career. His start-up, housed in a warehouse decorated with colorful posters of VinaGame’s blockbuster hits, is upbeat and reminds me of the funky spaces I’ve seen among leading Web businesses in China. The culture is based on Silicon Dragon entrepreneurship–it has venture capital funding, all employees have stock ownership and the team is like a family, even going on annual camping expeditions together.

Socbay isn’t profitable yet, and operates out of a spartan office in an unfinished building in Hanoi alongside home-made servers. Tai and his venture investors are betting that Socbay can break even within three years by focusing on search over the mobile Web–an area that Google doesn’t dominate in Vietnam–and by refining Vietnamese-language search as local content on the Internet expands.


thi ra la Nguyen Bao Hoang, con re^ cua TT Dung chung ta = )) http://take2tango.com/~/n3ws/chan-dung-con-re-nguyen-tan-dung-5904.aspx

here is about Baidu vs. Google http://brainstormtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009/12/28/google-v-baidu-which-company-will-win-china/?source=yahoo_quote

Baidu benefits from incumbent status (it formed in 2000, while Google China didn’t get going until 2006 –after Google sold a modest share in Baidu) and, its executives say, a set of tools that help Chinese users get information – not just search results. A tool called Baidu Post Bar it a bit like a social-networking application that allows users to tap other folks online for advice or comments as they are searching for, say, the best appliance to buy.

For now, though, Google must live with its second-banana status in China. According to various Chinese news outlets (we can’t find the original document online in English) Google China issued a news release listing the most popular searches in China in 2008.  The most searched term among Google users in mainland China? Baidu.

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