Baidu Deal Could Impact Mobile App Piracy

The biggest Internet takeover to date in China has already sharpened a rivalry among the country’s digital powerhouses, but the deal could also bring more order to China’s messy world of mobile apps. Baidu, the leading search engine in China, signed a deal to buy an operator of mobile application stores called 91 Wireless for $1.9 billion from an online video game company, NetDragon.