03.04.2008 @ 11:01 \11\Thu, 03 Apr 2008 11:01:54 +0000\54 +0000 UTC
Como buena companía china es gandalla (y pirata).
Baidú que es el “Google chino” contrató al “mero mero” de Apple China y también hace poco a un alto ejecutivo de General Motors.
Baidu.com, the leading Chinese search engine, has hired Apple Inc’s head of China operations for the role of chief operating officer. Reuters reports that Peng Ye, who oversaw all business operations in China for Apple as the U.S. firm’s country general manager, is joining Baidu, right after ex-General Motors executive Jennifer Li accepted the post of chief financial officer. Ye will officially joing the company on April 25. Baidu is bigger than Google in China, the number 2 Internet market in the world behind the United States.
Baidu además enfrenta cargos de piratería por parte de las disqueras
In early February, Baidu faced sanctions over music piracy. Three of the four major labels — Warner, Universal and Sony BMG — have filed a request in a Beijing court, asking that Baidu pull down links to illegal music. Specifically, the labels allege that Baidu is indexing illegal hosting sites, while simultaneously profiting from advertising. Music trade group IFPI claims that piracy in China has dramatically hurt its own profits, with over 99 percent of tracks in the country said to be distributed illegally.
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