Baidu's (Nasdaq: BIDU) rumored business-to-business
e-commerce platform is expected to offer free services,
reports Beijing Business Today quoting an unnamed insider.
The company is calling the platform "Shang Dao" or
"The Way to Do Business," said the insider. Previous
reports said Baidu had appointed former Tootoo.com,
Ninetowns' B2B subsidiary, COO Hu Xinran as enterprise
marketing department manager and commenced initial
work on a platform similar to Alibaba.com (1688.HK).