Baidu Launches Japanese Search Engine

Baidu, the Chinese search engine partially owned by Google, has launched - a Japanese search engine.
Their intentions to expand into the Japanese market were made know last year and the Japanese language search engine was not expected until later in the year.
Baidu intends to eventual expand into other Asian markets as well as Europe and the United States. The engine holds the largest market share in China.

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Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

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