Baidu is really dirty
Baidu, the giant company with a firm monopolistic grip on the search engine market in China, is playing dirty with us. Our new cloud storage startup was registered in 2011, along with the trademarks Yunio and 云诺. We released our first version in November last year, and although we have received rave reviews, we felt it wasn’t up to par to our own standards. We went back to the drawing board, re-designed the whole platform, and started from ground zero again.
After many months of hard work, with lows and highs, we finally achieved a new major milestone, by releasing Yunio 2.0 this week. And again, the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive.
During all these times, Baidu’s sales people have been contacting us, using pressure sales tactics, to place advertisement on their pages. We first declined nicely, but they kept on with the harrassment. We then told them we are not interested, and finally begged them not to call again.
Right after the Yunio 2.0 release, Baidu starts to play dirty. When someone searches 云诺 on their search engine, the first result became, surprisingly enough, 百度云诺 (Baidu Yunio). Here’s the screenshot:
Baidu not only infringes on our trademark, it is playing dirty too, by usurping its monopolistic power to highjack the keyword and trademark to send users to their own competing product. That’s dirtier than dirty.
All we want to say is, Baidu, you got a shitload more resources than we do, but let’s compete on design capability and engineering prowess, shall we?