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TikTok-Owner Snatches Two Ex-Baidu Execs to Boost Web Search
Xu Wei
DATE:  Aug 25 2020
/ SOURCE:  Yicai
TikTok-Owner Snatches Two Ex-Baidu Execs to Boost Web Search  TikTok-Owner Snatches Two Ex-Baidu Execs to Boost Web Search

(Yicai Global) Aug. 25 -- Two former Baidu executives, who left the search engine operator in 2019, have joined ByteDance, the parent of video sensation TikTok, to support its web search business.

Former Vice President Wu Haifeng and ex-Executive Director Sun Wenyu, both of whom were working on the Beijing-based firm's core business, have joined the tech unicorn that is actively promoting search engine functions, the Paper reported today. Neither of the companies have commented on the matter.

Last February, ByteDance's unit Toutiao.Com launched an independent Toutiao search app after forming a related team in 2017.

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Keywords:   ByteDance,Baidu