Google China Integrates MP3 Search
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has decided to conform with what other search engines in China are succeeding in: MP3 search. Google China previously invested in Top100.cn, a legal Chinese music download service store. The Google China MP3 search service is available at: http://www.google.cn/music/. This service is only available to those in China.
Below is a screen shot of what the service looks like
[source: China Web2.0 Review]
Google China MP3 search allows users in China to download MP3s, read lyrics, and buy ringtones. Google China will share advertising revenue with music labels and charges RMB 1-3 yuan per download. This is Google’s way of competing with Chinese search engine juggernaut Baidu.com. About 9% of Baidu users search for MP3s.This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry