Google Wants To Launch MP3 Search In China
from the this-could-get-interesting... dept
Of course, the record labels aren't known for giving up easily, and they simply sued again. However, it appears that Google has seen enough of getting beaten handily in the Chinese market by Baidu, and that initial ruling in favor of Baidu and has apparently decided to set up its own MP3 search engine on its Chinese site. The report notes that Google is first looking to get "approval" from the recording industry, though it's not clear what sort of approval is sought or needed. If it's going to be an industry approved search engine, it's unlikely to do what Google needs it to do. That is, it will most likely be quite limited and locked down, meaning people will just stick with Baidu's.
At the same time, it's still difficult to see why a separate search engine is really necessary. What's wrong with just doing a search with specific parameters included? In fact, some have already automated the process.