China's Web Battle Goes Mobile


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Senior Technology Analyst Eric Bleeker takes a look at the continuing battles in the Chinese Internet space, this time examining recent mobile moves. The big news in the space across the past week had Baidu taking another run at creating a relevant mobile browser after its first attempts failed to gain traction. Then we had Baidu's new search nemesis, Qihoo, seeing Huawei end a recent partnership to create customized smartphones for the company.

China's mobile Internet is taking off at unheard-of growth rates, and the battle for key technologies such as mobile browsers is far from over. Yet with the likes of Xiaomi already seeing huge sales and holding Apple -like release events for its own lower-priced phones, don't expect Qihoo to make much of a dent in the space. To see Eric's full thoughts, check out the video.

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