Searching for China's internet Gold

Have the Chen brothers found the right map for search engines in China?

Search engine technology is the new hotspot in China. It is hardly surprising. As the Web grows to ever more gigantic proportions, it becomes more and more important to bring method to the madness.

The first stage of searching the Internet was simply to organize the information in some way. So a first generation search engines organized a categorized database, and returned results. The performance indicator for this first-generation search engine was 'hits' - the number of the relevant results.

But with the proliferation of websites, search results for popular key words come in the millions, making them increasingly useless for end users. So the second generation...

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