p2pnet news view Music| Advertising:- Under the specious headline ‘Google fights for Chinese internet users with free music service,’ online advertising giant Google has opened an music site in China, “to grab a greater share of online searches in the world`s biggest internet market,” says Times Online.
The Big 4 labels, Warner Music, Universal, EMO and Sony BMG, “have all signed up to the service, which will be free to Chinese users, but will not be available elsewhere,” says the story.
The only thing Google fights for is Google, ditto the Big 4, fast going down the tubes as they desperately try to sue their own customers into becoming compliant consumers of corporate ‘product,’ at the same time attempting to recruit ISPs around the world as Big 4 hit squads.
”Google is aiming to take on local search engine competitors such as Baidu, which have the dominant share of search revenue in China,” says the story, continuing:
“Baidu, and other search engines, have grown rapidly on the back of specialised pages that help users to find and download unlicensed music. Kai-Fu Lee, president of Google Greater China, said that music downloads were ‘the key missing piece’ to Google’s service in China, and claimed that a lack of music search was the most common reason that Chinese users gave for preferring other search sites. Google will team up with Top100.cn, a popular Chinese site, to provide the new service.”
First China, and then …
Are you paying attention, RealNetworks and Apple?
Times Online – Google fights for Chinese internet users with free music service, March 30, 2009
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