Baidu The Chinese Search Engine
I was reading a New York Times (yes, the competition) article yesterday and it talked about the rise of Baidu, the #1 Chinese search engine. As the 4th most visited website in the world (due to the number of Chinese people in the world), its market share and revenue are both increasing, and I think that's great news.
I remember working with baidu.com almost two years ago, when I was involved in the Chinese portion of the "Motorola Project". One of my earliest successes in SEO was getting Motorola's Chinese website, http://www.motorola.com.cn/pcs/index.asp ranked #1 in Baidu for the Chinese characters "Cell Phone".