Baidu Denies Plan To Open European Search Portal

Leading Chinese web and music search site Baidu has poo-pooed’s unattributed report (which we covered here) last week that it is due to set up shop in Europe. The paper said the site would announce the move at an event in London this month. But Baidu’s press folk issued a denial this weekend: “Recent rumors alleging that is expanding into Europe are groundless.” Not that Baidu is averse to expansion outside China — it launched a Japanese site earlier this year. (via infoWorld).