” ?? (baidu) means ?hundred of times? and comes from an 800-year-old Chinese poem about the search for a “retreating beauty”.
“Baidu.com has rapidly overtaken Google and Yahoo! as the leading Chinese search engine. It is easily China’s most popular navigation site – its directory of a billion web pages is used by 90m people a day out of an online population of 100m. And that?s just the beginning according to Mr. Li. By the end of 2006, China will have more than 150m people using the net, daily!”