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China’s Baidu Aims to Challenge Google Maps’ Dominance – Newsweek

China based tourist company Travel red it’s got Chinese tourists traveling abroad. The service is ostensibly aimed at Chinese tourists traveling abroad, however, the service could come in direct competition with other online maps depending on its accuracy and services awesome!!!

Key Takeaways:

  • China’s largest mobile map service has expanded its coverage to Europe and the rest of the world in a partnership with Here, a mapping company formerly known as Nokia Maps, in a move that could challenge the global dominance of Google Maps as the most popular online map.
  • We are excited that this extended agreement with Baidu will help a growing number of travelers and tourists, particularly from China, plan their trips and find their way to more countries and places than ever before.”
  • Baidu has previously stated that it aims to have 50 percent of its map users coming from outside of China by 2020.

“Baidu has previously stated that it aims to have 50 percent of its map users coming from outside of China by 2020.”

http://www.newsweek.com/google-maps-baidu-map-here-china-543682