Upsurge Of Broadband And Mobile Internet Users In China
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has stated that the number of Broadband internet users has increased by 24.03 million in the first 11 months of 2012. Mobile internet users have also increased by 111 million to 750 million in the same period and the number of mobile phone users has now reached 1.104 billion, an increase of 118 million.
Source: Tech Crunch
Baidu And Sogou Launch Mobile Voice Assistants
Mobile voice assistants, such as Apple’s Siri and Google’s Now, have pushed Baidu and Sogou into launching their own Siri-like efforts. With mobile voice assistants the need to visit a search engine homepage is somewhat reduced. Therefore Baidu Voice Assistant and Sogou Voice Assistant will enable smartphone owners to question and converse with their service in a natural, conversational way.
Source: Tech In Asia