Posts Tagged: Baidu

Elsewhere in the world, Google reigns surpreme, but in China, search is dominated by a different name: Baidu. One of China’s earliest successful internet companies, Baidu has grown from just a search company into an internet behemoth with offerings ranging from music and video to cloud storage and antivirus software. And with the company now facing increased pressure from rivals and expanding into Southeast Asia, it’s an exciting time to be watching Baidu.

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Tencent soars past $100 billion in value after yesterday’s search engine merger

Yesterday evening, Tencent (HKG:0700) revealed it’ll take a 36.5 percent slice of search engine rival Sogou for $448 million. The deal sho...

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 10:13 am
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Baidu unveils Singapore-developed music search tech to challenge Shazam, Tencent

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), China’s largest search company, has released a new music recognition feature for its Baidu Music Android and iPh...

  • September 9, 2013
  • at 2:15 pm
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Baidu smart TV OS launched on TCL TV

Baidu unveils a smart TV, now up for sale in China

All those rumbling rumors were correct. Today, China’s top search engine launched a smart TV equipped with its own self-developed smar...

  • September 4, 2013
  • at 2:04 pm
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Nuomi will split from Renren and do an IPO following Baidu’s big investment last week

Boy, the folks at Nuomi have been busy lately. After quietly losing buckets of money for a few years, the Renren subsidiary netted a big Bai...

  • August 27, 2013
  • at 12:29 am
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Baidu rolls out a Google Street View clone for China

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), China’s top search engine, mentioned yesterday that it has 200 million daily active users this month on its Baidu...

  • August 23, 2013
  • at 9:20 pm
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Baidu says app stores are flawed, asks developers, “Do you feel happy?”

Despite Baidu‘s recent $1.9 billion acquisition of mobile app store 91 Wireless, China’s most popular search giant didn’...

  • August 23, 2013
  • at 4:03 pm
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240 million people now use Baidu’s Android apps *UPDATED*

UPDATE: August 27, 2013 – Baidu’s second quarter report doesn’t actually disclose its own mobile app user numbers. Instead...

  • August 22, 2013
  • at 9:48 pm
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Indonesia’s flagship airline spotted using China’s top payment gateway

While we’ve been hearing about how Chinese internet giant Baidu is planning to enter Indonesia, we’ve also stumbled upon another interne...

  • August 21, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Baidu Indonesia

With a Jakarta office opening soon, here are 8 products Baidu plans to launch in Indonesia (UPDATED)

Updated on October 16th: Baidu has clarified to us that Japanese typing apps Baidu IME and Simeji are specifically for Japanese-speaking use...

  • August 19, 2013
  • at 7:55 pm
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Baidu launches dongle package to break down the walls between devices

Following in the apparent trend of web companies doing dongles, Baidu has quietly launched a trifecta of gadgets designed to make the web a ...

  • September 13, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Baidu sues Qihoo 360 for unfair competiton, asks for $100k in compensation

Baidu and Qihoo are not friends. The two competitors may have the most longstanding, bitter, and contentious relationship on China’s i...

  • September 5, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Qihoo says its $550 million bond sale is NOT to buy Sogou

Many analysts speculate the money will be used to buy the search rival, but Qihoo today denied that was the case.

  • August 29, 2013
  • at 3:15 pm
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Why did Baidu buy a controlling stake in Nuomi?

After rumors had been cropping up for some time, Chinese search giant Baidu finally confirmed its investment of $160 million in Renren group...

  • August 26, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Baidu acquires Nuomi

Confirmed: Baidu acquires majority stake in Renren’s daily deals site for $160 million

After swirling rumors, Chinese search engine and web giant Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) has officially confirmed this afternoon that it has acquired ...

  • August 23, 2013
  • at 4:42 pm
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Report: Baidu invests in Renren group buying site Nuomi

(UPDATE: The majority stake acquisition in Nuomi has now been confirmed by Baidu). A couple weeks ago, we heard that Baidu was poking around...

  • August 23, 2013
  • at 10:02 am
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Baidu launches Light App, an app that runs apps

Baidu today announced its Light App (page in Chinese) distribution platform at the Chinese search giant’s Baidu World conference. Ligh...

  • August 22, 2013
  • at 4:45 pm
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3 reasons Baidu is aiming high in Indonesia

As we reported yesterday, Chinese tech giant Baidu is finally diving into Southeast Asia. After years of toeing the water with limited produ...

  • August 20, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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It’s official, folks: Baidu acquires mobile app store 91 Wireless for $1.9 billion

About one month ago, Chinese search engine Baidu announced its intention to buy China’s leading mobile app store 91 Wireless from NetD...

  • August 14, 2013
  • at 5:48 pm
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