Google Launches Music Service In China
China is a very appealing market and Google made its next step in establishing a solid foothold in Asia. The search giant announced plans to launch a trial music search service in China.
August 7, 2008
The new service will enable users to listen and download music tracks. The will be made available in MP3 format and no DRM will be around to spoil the fun.
With this partnership in its pocket, Google sets out to fight local search engine Baidu for a larger slice of the market share pie. At present time, Baidu holds about 70% of the Chinese search market in its grasp.
However, Baidu has been recently under fire because of its listings of unlicensed content. Music labels are everything but friendly to Baidu and Google certainly will seek to use this to its advantage.