Baidu is a poorly-executed search engine. But with both government regulations handcuffing its development and lack of competition in China, …
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group realized USD11 billion mobile advertising revenue in 2016, accounting for 40.3% market share in the …
Chinese search engine company Baidu published its unaudited financial report for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016, stating that …
Chinese search engine company Baidu reportedly plans to acquire a controlling stake in Mydala.com, a leading e-commerce platform for discounted products in India. According to reports in Indian local media, Baidu expressed an intention to acquire a majority stake in Mydala.com and the investment can reach up to USD100 million, which is about CNY630 million. […]
After dancing around each other for years, a deal today marries two of China’s top travel websites. Chinese travel company Ctrip.com International, Ltd. completed a share exchange transaction with search engine Baidu, Inc. in which Baidu has exchanged 178,702,519 Class A ordinary shares and 11,450,000 Class B ordinary shares of Qunar Cayman Islands Limited beneficially […]
Who said only Ctrip and eLong ruled the Chinese Internet travel world? LY.com, one of China’s many privately-run travel booking websites, announced that they have gained over CNY6 billion new investments from Wanda Culture Industry Group, Tencent Industry Win-Win Fund, and CITIC Capital. As the lead investor, Wanda Culture Industry Group invested CNY3.58 billion in […]
Chinese search engine company Baidu is rumored to be talking with U.K. digital sports media group Perform Group to establish a joint venture in China. Perform’s core business is purchasing digital copyrights of various high-level sports events, displaying those events on online with its powerful digital editing capacity, and attracting money with its traffic. In […]
Chinese search engine company Baidu announced that they will acquire a controlling stake in popIn, a native advertising company in Japan. According to the terms of the transaction, popIn’s existing management team will be able to independently operate its businesses within the enterprise architecture of Baidu. On the completion of the acquisition, Baidu’s advertising platform […]
Guiyang-headquartered Longmaster Information & Technology Company Limited has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Baidu to establish an Internet medical platform. With the strategic partnership, the two parties will also strive to improve awareness of Internet hospital brands and explore the value of medical big data. Using data from the hospital resources, Longmaster and Baidu […]
Online content recommendation company Taboola has gained a strategic investment infusion from Chinese search engine company Baidu.com. The two parties plan to introduce Taboola’s content recommendation services into the Chinese market. Taboola just completed its series E financing of USD117 million in February 2015. The new investment from Baidu further proves the industry’s confidence in […]
Following several years’ operation in the Japanese market, Chinese search engine company Baidu announced a decision to close its Japanese search engine service Baidu.jp. A spokesperson from Baidu confirmed that the Japanese search engine has been shut down. However, the spokesperson quoted in local Chinese media said they will not rule out the possibility to […]
Chinese search engine company Baidu recently reached an agreement with Nokia to provide map services to Chinese users outside China as Baidu aims to develop international businesses through mobile services.
If China’s top Internet search engine controls Chinese literature the way it delivers Internet search results, be prepared for Baidu.com to censor, misrepresent, and deliver books to Chinese readers in a way only a book-burner could love. Baidu is now extending its government-influenced Internet monopoly into the Chinese literature sector. Baidu Literature announced its establishment […]
Chen Yizhou, chief executive officer of Renren, says the company is planning to sell some non-core businesses to improve their profitability and they are also considering investment and expansion opportunities in America and Hong Kong. Chen revealed during an interview with local Chinese media that under the current model it is hard for the company […]
Chinese search engine company Baidu announced in Tianjin that the company’s developer start-up center in the city has been formally established. This is Baidu’s newest regional start-up center following those already operational in Chengdu and Xiamen. This new Tianjin Baidu developer start-up center is located in Hongqiao district. With an office area of over 3,000 […]
Chinese search engine company Baidu and South Korea entertainment giant S.M.Entertainment signed a strategic cooperation agreement covering music and video copyrights. With the cooperation, Baidu’s music division will license the music copyrights of stars from S.M.Entertainment; Baidu’s video branch Iqiyi will gain the genuine music videos and performance videos of S.M.Entertainment; and S.M.Entertainment’s artists will […]
Chinese search engine company Baidu announced that the company has signed an agreement with Renren.com to acquire an additional stake in Nuomi.com held by Renren, making Nuomi.com a fully-owned subsidiary of Baidu. The deal is expected to be closed in the first quarter of 2014. In Mandarin Chinese, “nuomi” means “sticky rice”. Launched on June […]
Singapore video service provider Viki has formed a partnership with Chinese search engine Baidu. Headquartered in Singapore, Viki hails itself as the “Hulu outside America”. In September 2013, the company was acquired by the Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten for USD200 million. Viki is mainly engaged in providing high-quality movies and TV programs. With the help […]
Chinese lifestyle service provider Ganji.com has joined the project named Openmap on Baidu’s location-based service platform. With this move, users will be able to gain various lifestyle service information from Baidu maps and Ganji.com, including recruitment information, real estate data, express delivery, and wedding arrangements. Baidu LBS recently launched this new Openmap project to developers. […]
Tang Xing, chief technology officer of Iqiyi, revealed that the technical integration of Iqiyi and PPS has entered the final CDN and P2P integration and optimization stage, and it is expected to be completed this summer.
After two months of public testing, Baidu’s antivirus software now is available for download as an official edition via Shadu.baidu.com.
Beijing Baidu Netcom Science and Technology Company Ltd. is claiming CNY500,000 in damages as it sues rival Beijing Qihoo Technology Company Ltd. for for allegedly plagiarizing the sitemap documentation content and format of the Zhanzhang.baidu.com platform.
Iqiyi.com has completed integration with PPS, an Internet video website recently acquired by Baidu.