Baidu sued Sogou unfair competition said its hijacking traffic

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technology news August 12th morning news, Beijing Haidian court announced that Baidu (Sogou prosecute unfair competition case today at 14 in the afternoon session, Baidu Sogou browser hijacking alleged service flow, request a public apology, eliminating the effects of, and compensation for economic losses and reasonable expenses totaling more than 100 yuan.

Baidu claimed that when a user starts Sogou mobile phone browser software, the search bar search engine settings for Baidu search and enter keywords, prompt box set prominently multiple point Sogou web dropdown cues in the drop-down, guide users Sogou network management information service. Baidu believes that with the help of the above information service page to pay for the promotion of information and advertising content, thereby gaining economic benefits.

Baidu believes that Sogou behavior will belong to Baidu’s search service traffic forced directed Sogou, is a typical traffic hijacking behavior. This behavior not only seriously interfere with the normal use of network users to Baidu network, reduce network users access to Baidu search results page, grab the trading opportunities should belong to Baidu network; also allows users to misidentification of the information service or some relationships with Baidu Baidu networks, thus confusing service sources.

said Baidu, Sogou above acts constitute unfair competition, it will be taken to court, requesting the court to stop infringement, a public apology, eliminating the effects of, and compensation for economic losses and reasonable expenses totaling more than 100 yuan. The case is scheduled for August 12, 2014 at seventeenth o’clock in Haidian court hearing in the court of 14. (Zhang Nan)