Thursday, July 31, 2008

New president for Baidu Japan

Baidu announced on Friday that it has appointed former
Yahoo Japan search vice president Jinshang Junyi as
president of Baidu's Japanese subsidiary, effective
August 1, reports Sohu. Jinshang Junyi served as
chief technology officer of Excite Japan for six
years before joining Yahoo as vice president in
2004, said the report. Baidu officially launched its
Japan business in January. The Beijing-based company
expects to spend between $20 million and $25 million
on Japanese search service development this year.

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