Baidu chief scientist Dr. William I. Chang is planning
to resign in protest of the company's new chief technology
officer, reports baiduer.com.cn citing inside sources.
Robin Li, Baidu's CEO, asked Chang to take over more
technology and human resources duties while taking in
Yinan Li, the new CTO, but Chang refused in order to focus
on his current technology research, said the report. Chang
will be succeeded by Hong Tao, said the report. Chang
joined Baidu in January, 2007 after serving as chief
technology officer at Infoseek.