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Microsoft’s man in China defects to search powerhouse Baidu

Zhang Yaqin, the man who helped build Microsoft's biggest technology research operation outside of the United States, is leaving the software giant to join Chinese online search powerhouse Baidu.

8 Sep 2014 - 5:53PM

Zhang Yaqin, the man who helped build Microsoft's biggest technology research operation outside of the United States, is leaving the software giant to join Chinese online search powerhouse Baidu.

Microsoft’s man in China defects to search powerhouse Baidu
Poaching of Microsoft's top China executive a coup for Baidu

In 2007, Zhang Yaqin took over Microsoft's mainland leadership role after Timothy Chen Yongzheng resigned as chief executive to join the National Basketball Association.

8 Sep 2014 - 7:09AM

In 2007, Zhang Yaqin took over Microsoft's mainland leadership role after Timothy Chen Yongzheng resigned as chief executive to join the National Basketball Association.

Poaching of Microsoft's top China executive a coup for Baidu