There are a whole slew of stories about Baidu’s tie up with Rock Music Group. Essentially they are going to offer music for free. Which is what they do already.
Although this time they are actually trying to do it legitimately. Music is probably Baidu’s weakest area, in that it’s quite obvious that many Western record companies (and political contributors) would dearly like to close this down.
We still think that Baidu will be the top of the tree, as it is not a one trick pony like Napster, but they still must be a bit worried.