Tencent May Have Just Defeated Baidu At Its Own Game In China

By TechSecurityChina.com Editor
September 22, 2017

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    Competition is vital for innovation, and a new offering from Baidu’s rival Tencent may push Baidu to try to innovate. Womens Air Jordan 5 Tencent revealed last week that is is now offering a search function within its WeChat application for users to track keywords and dive deeper into conversations.

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  • but it’s impossible for Baidu to add WeChat search functionality.

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