Friday, April 17, 2009

Lawsuit by a medical site

Tangshan Ren-Ren Information Services has
brought an antitrust suit against Baidu, to be
heard by the Beijing No.1 Intermediate People's
Court. Ren-Ren Information Services alleges that
its ‘Quanmin Medicine' site,, began
to see a sharp decrease in visitor numbers starting
July 10 of last year. Research by the company
showed a marked difference in the way Google and
Baidu had indexed its site: Google had 6,690 pages
from the site indexed; Baidu, only 4. The company
alleges that Baidu is blocking its site. As part of its suit,
Ren-Ren is seeking damages of RMB 1.1 mln and the
complete restoration of its pages to Baidu's index.

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