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Ranking in search engines, particularly Google, is not getting any easier, but how often are you considering the search engines around the globe? Many in the industry see international SEO as only gaining in importance. Do you think it’s more important for marketers to optimize for different search engines around the world than it used to be? Share your thoughts …
In a move that should seal its spot as the Google of China, Baidu announced that it has acquired a stake in online video platform iQiyi from Providence Equity Partners though the property is closer to a Hulu than to a YouTube. iQiyi, formerly known as Qiyi, was the first online video platform in China to focus exclusively on fully …
When Apple announced iOS 6 during Monday’s WWDC 2012 keynote, they introduced a whole slew of new features. In fact, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system will include more than 200 new features, including an all-new Maps app, Facebook integration, improvements to Siri, and much more. Since the announcement, there has been one feature of iOS 6 that …
Baidu is on a mission to take over the world, but seriously, who isn’t? There’s only a couple markets in the world where Google is present, but not dominant and they include China, South Korea, and Russia. Actually it should be surprising to learn that Google actually lost a seven percent market share to Baidu last month. It’s also interesting …
At a press conference in China this morning Dell unveiled a new the Streak Pro 101DL. The smartphone is the result of a collaboration with Baidu, China’s top search engine, and will run the company’s Yi operating system. Yi is Linux-based, but highly customized to work with Baidu and cater to the specific needs of Chinese users, and capable of …
The stock market, as a whole, did not do well today. The Dow and Nasdaq stayed about level, gaining and losing 0.01 percent and 0.32 percent, respectively, while AOL, Apple, and Yahoo all suffered losses of greater than 1.00 percent. But Baidu’s stock rose by a significant amount thanks to news that it’s partnered with Facebook. Some background info on …
Chinese search company Baidu shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to making money. Late yesterday, the company released its fourth quarter earnings report, and analysts’ expectations were surpassed in pretty much every respect.
To sort of cut to the chase: Baidu’s stock is up 6.69 percent in early morning trading, which shows the degree to which the company impressed investors. Jumps like that don’t occur on an everyday basis.
Early last year, it looked like Google might leave (or get kicked out) of China. Then, in a business sense, the best-case scenario appeared to be a series of embarrassing losses to Baidu. But a new report from Analysys International indicates that Google’s share of search advertising revenue in China may have stabilized at a respectable level.
It’s a pretty well-known fact that Baidu’s beaten Google in China, and all of Google’s efforts to reverse that fact haven’t accomplished much. Unfortunately for the company, those efforts also failed to hold off another rival, as a new report puts Alibaba ahead of Google in the online ad market.
Today is perhaps not a day on which a lot of investors will conduct spending sprees; the Dow’s down 1.10 percent right now, which isn’t at all encouraging. But Deutsche Bank has come to believe that investors almost definitely shouldn’t acquire shares of Baidu, downgrading the stock from "Buy" to "Hold."
The Chinese search company that is more or less the Google of its home market has sued another organization over its security software. Baidu said in its lawsuit that Qihoo 360’s Safe PC software unfairly identifies its toolbar and address bar as malware.
What with Google, Facebook, and other Web heavyweights seemingly getting drawn into courts on a weekly basis, it would make sense for Baidu to star in a lawsuit, and now the Chinese search giant will indeed become involved in another one. Only Baidu won’t have to defend itself, as the company will actually be suing its domain name registrar.
Baidu’s second quarter was in many (positive) respects a doozy. The company released its earnings report last night, and posted some very interesting numbers as it beat analysts’ estimates. One key stat: profits rose 118 percent on a year-over-year basis.
Chinese search giant Baidu may be in trouble. China Central Television (CCTV) – which is state-owned and easily the country’s largest broadcaster – has accused the company of allowing sites that deal in counterfeit drugs to buy ads.
Even as Google’s making concessions for the sake of staying in China, its chief rival there is in one sense branching out. Baidu announced today that it will hire some American engineers, and although that might not sound too remarkable, they’ll actually be the first people the company has hired straight from the U.S.
Assuming they haven’t already done so, it wouldn’t be surprising if Baidu’s execs decide to send some thank you notes and fruit baskets to their counterparts at Google. Baidu released its first-quarter earnings report late yesterday, and – due in large part to Google’s recent moves – the last few months went well, and the future looks even brighter.
It’s almost a waste of space to state that Google is a good employer; the fact is widely known, and people all over the world apply there on a regular basis. However, in a move that may speak to how the search giant is faring in China, an important research executive has gone to work for Baidu after quitting Google within the past couple weeks.
To be a Baidu shareholder must be a wonderful thing. The Chinese company’s stock went up yet again today and was at $608.50 when the closing bell rang, making this the first time it’s ever ended a trading day above $600.
Here are a couple other numbers sure to make other investors jealous: shares of Baidu actually gained 2.29 percent today, which represents a significant increase, not a symbolic tic. Also, since January 12th (the day Google announced its "new approach to China"), shares are up a whopping 51.91 percent.
The creation of the Chinese equivalent of Hulu is now officially underway. Providence Equity Partners, which invested $100 million in the original American video site, will give Baidu $50 million to create Qiyi.com. Qiyi should similarly offer premium content and rely on ad revenue.
The odds of Google leaving China appear to have been raised today. Two financial experts made positive comments about Baidu, and while neither issued any carved-in-stone predictions about its competitor departing, investors are now buying more shares of the Chinese company’s stock.
Motorola is allowing Internet users in China to use Baidu or other search engines on its handsets with Google’s Android operating system.
Baidu is Google’s chief rival in the search market in China. "Users will be able to select their search experience from a number of providers including Baidu and others, with whom Motorola has signed strategic agreements," the company said.
Reactions to Google’s announcement about a possible withdrawal from China have been mixed so far; there have been objections from individuals who think its absence will deprive the Chinese people of information, while others approve of what they consider a moral stand. But Baidu’s investors probably aren’t too conflicted, as the company’s stock imitated a bottle rocket today.
An investment group with significant ties to Hulu may now be ready to help a similar site launch in China. A report’s connected Providence Equity Partners to both Baidu and a new online video destination.