Baidu Launches Software Search Engine

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  • on August 30th, 2010

Baidu has quietly launched a software search engine. There have been no announcements, and no links to the site yet, but you can access it directly at http://www.soft.baidu.com. I learned about it through Sina’s increasing awesome Weibo microblog service.

Baidu’s software search covers both mobile and PC applications.  This is likely to be a very popular and disruptive service, and eventually very lucrative. No word if Baidu screens to ensure that the software they link to is malware/virus-free, though I would assume they do.

Front page of Baidu Software Search:

Results page for a software download, n this case Tencent’s QQ IM.

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