We’d promised to be back in touch about the launch of ValleyWag, the new gossip site about Silicon Valley.

Well, it is off to a good sleazy start — if you’re into that sort of thing.

It crows that Google cofounder Larry Page and Google vice president of search products Marissa Mayer used to date. Now it says publications haven’t reported this out of fear the Big G might get upset with them. Hold your horses. We note that we heard about this a while ago, and we didn’t think it was all that relevant for reporting, not that Big G would be upset with us….

Here’s Danny Sullivan, editor of Search Engine Watch, who notes:

Meanwhile, expect Gray Hat News to step up and kick some ValleyWag butt shortly. Gurtie and Chris have been all over the Marissa scene from her birthday to her clothes as well as hard hitting interviews about user needs. ValleyWag isn’t going to be able to walk into their territory without taking a blow. Gurtie’s tough — plus she’s a Brit like ValleyWag’s publisher Nick Denton. She can take ’em (FYI, for Nick’s love life, you’ll have to read Jossip here. I don’t think he ever dated Larry, but I’m sure either Jossip or ValleyWag will let us know, if so)

But a good find by ValleyWag is this item about Baidu’s ad in China which criticizes Google. The video shows a white guy with bride, who leaves the white guy for the Chinese guy after he thoroughly humiliates the white guy verbally — or at least that is what we garnered from the video and translation. Interesting cultural commentary, at the least.

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