Saturday, April 11, 2009

YouA to include B2C

Li Mingyuan, general manager of e-commerce business
for Chinese online search firm Baidu, has stated that
Baidu's e-commerce platform "YouA" would enter the
B2C market in the future. According to Li, Baidu YouA
is an "X2C" platform rather than just a C2C platform.
B2C companies including Joyo-Amazon and Dangdang
are currently Baidu YouA clients, but Li stated that
a B2C platform from Baidu would not threaten its existing
B2C clients. Baidu YouA plans to offer integrated services
and search to aid in the display of products from the above
companies, with the condition that B2C enterprises conform
to Baidu's product regulations.

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