If you listen to Robin Li tell his story about founding what would become China's top desktop search engine, and the challenges his company now faces in a mobile world, we're reminded of a recurring truth in tech: Timing is everything.
The origins of Li's company, Beijing-based Baidu, can be traced to his middle-school days when he spent much of his time at the library looking up information. One barrier? The library was only open to factory workers like his parents. That meant he had to borrow his dad's ID and pretend to be him each time.Read more »