Yahoo! China has 8 months to better Baidu or it’s ‘game over,’ says Alibaba CEO – Interfax

From Interfax:

has eight months to become a better search engine than or Yahoo will have a hard time surviving in China, said CEO , whose company took over all of Yahoo’s China-based assets in August.

“Honestly, when we took Yahoo search, it was not good, and today it’s not good. This is why we are here, to make it better,” said Ma. “If we don’t move fast, within 8-10 months, we won’t have any chance.”

Baidu, China’s top search engine, is “really good,” said Ma, and Yahoo! needs to launch a service that is clearly superior to Baidu.


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