Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Baidu Zhidao

Baidu has formally rolled out a new service called zhidao.baidu, also known as "Baidu Knows"
CEO Robin Li at the news conference
News Conference held at Beijing Lechen International Club

Nov. 8, 2005, the world's largest Chinese search engine Baidu formally announced it's new generation of search product "Baidu Knows" at Beijing Lechen International Club.

After four months of public testing, the service will appear at the front page of Baidu. The rollout of this new product instantly solved the problem of past search services that solely dependent on looking for existing sources on the internet. It will become a platform for Chinese to discover and resolve common problems and questions among Chinese and an interactive platfrom for Chinese to share intelligence.

Baidu's CEO Robin Li indicated that "Baidu Knows" could dig into the huge hidden knowledge among the internet users and make them available. It will empower a content user to a potential content creator. Through the interaction between users and the search engine, it will create a cohesive community.

He also indicated that, Baidu could consider to charge users so that a paid user's question will get prioritized.

Industry analysts have high regard to this kind of interactive platform. As the maturation of this technology, it will be possible to collet the whole knowledge of mankind through a search engine.

source: tech.QQ.com


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