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.



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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Baidu and Qihoo’s PR wars: has Qihoo overplayed its hand?

Today, I came across an interesting opinion piece on TechWeb, ostensibly written by a longtime PR professional, about the latest battle in t...

  • August 13, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Choosing sides: Who’s partnered with who in China’s internet war?

The battle between China’s internet giants is only becoming more contentious, and the nation’s major companies seem to be making...

  • August 5, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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These 5 Baidu Hackathon Finalists Make Your Life Greener and Simpler

Over the weekend, close to 50 developers gathered to hack using tools from Baidu and Singapore's Exploit Technologies held at Plug-In@Blk71.

  • July 29, 2013
  • at 3:27 pm
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Baidu Total View

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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Report: Baidu wants in on LBS; spurned by Dianping, it has turned to Renren’s Nuomi

If you’re wondering why Renren’s stock jumped yesterday, it’s because of this. That’s a Sohu IT report written by Li...

  • August 14, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Ripped off by a site you found on Baidu? Now the search engine will compensate you

Consumers have been complaining for years about links in Baidu’s search results — both organic and paid — that lead to fra...

  • August 9, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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China’s Web Giants Group Together to Quash Online Extortion

China’s web giants are usually at each others’ throats. But six of them are now working together to try to quash online extortio...

  • August 2, 2013
  • at 9:48 pm
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Baidu mobile search users

For First Time Ever, Baidu Sees Mobile Account For Over 10% of Revenues

We’ve seen China’s top search engine, Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), focusing on mobile a lot more in the past year. So how’s that working out? ...

  • July 25, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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