Google China Releases Labs Product Very Similar To Sohu.com’s Sogou
Google evades question about software similarities from InfoWorld reports that Google is under scrutiny on their release of a Pinyin Input Method Editor (IME).
The IME is a Google China labs product that enables “users to enter Chinese characters by typing their Pinyin equivalents on a standard QWERTY keyboard.”
The problem is many users have noticed extremely similar dictionaries used with Google’s IME “and a popular offering from Chinese rival Sohu.com’s Sogou search engine,” reports InfoWorld.
Specific examples have been noted in Google Groups Labs discussions but Sohu.com has not commented or taken action on Google, as of yet.