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Baidu faces popular backlash over promotion of sponsored si…

Baidu faces popular backlash over promotion of sponsored si…

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HONG KONG -- China’s search engine Baidu Inc. is facing a wave of public criticism in the world’s largest internet market as users question whether Baidu has abused its monopoly in a country where Google is absent.The criticism was triggered by a blog post titled "Search engine Baidu is already dead," which accused the company of promoting its own sites -- in particular, a blog-style platform called Baijiahao -- instead of objectively returning the best search results.The author also opened fire on Baidu’s paid ad service, showing a screenshot of how his search on thesis writing tips led to sponsored websites advertising the services of ghostwriters.The article went viral on Chinese social media, ranking as one of the most popular topics late last week on Sina Weibo, a Twitter-style Chi
An obituary for Baidu argues China’s vast internet has no s…

An obituary for Baidu argues China’s vast internet has no s…

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Three years ago, the story of a university student who died of cancer after receiving questionable treatment advertised on search engine Baidu sparked a huge outcry, and prompted authorities to order the search giant to overhaul how it positions paid results. Robin Li, CEO of Baidu said in an internal letter at that time, “If we lose our users’ support or fail to stick to our values, Baidu will be only 30 days away from bankruptcy.”What changes did Baidu make exactly? Baidu is now largely directing people to content published under platforms owned by Baidu, according to an analysis titled “Search engine Baidu is dead (link in Chinese),” by Fang Kecheng, a veteran Chinese political journalist who’s now a media scholar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication
Baidu Leads AI Patent Applications In China With 2,368 Fili…

Baidu Leads AI Patent Applications In China With 2,368 Fili…

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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Robin Li, co-founder and chief executive officer of Baidu Inc., speaks during the main forum at Baidu World conference in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Photographer: Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg© 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP Baidu, sometimes referred to as the Chinese equivalent of Google, has filed more artificial intelligence (AI) patent applications than any other company in China, according to a report by Patent Protection Association of China.  The search engine company, which is valued at $191 billion, has filed 2,368 AI patent applications, according to the "Analysis on Artificial Intelligence Patents" report. Baidu is followed by the Chinese Ac
China’s Baidu tops revenue estimates with strong app traffi…

China’s Baidu tops revenue estimates with strong app traffi…

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3:52 p.m. CDT By Cate Cadell and Jane Lanhee Lee (Reuters) - Traffic growth on Baidu Inc's mobile app helped drive higher-than-expected third quarter revenue as China's biggest search engine operator places more emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous driving. Revenue rose to 28.2 billion yuan ($4.11 billion) from 23.49 billion yuan in the same quarter a year ago. That beat the average estimate of 27.53 billion yuan, according to Refinitiv data. Baidu has been investing heavily in new business lines following tighter rules in China introduced in 2016 requiring search engines to make it clear which results are paid-for ads, but has said these projects may not help boost sales growth in the ...
Everything You Need to Know About Baidu

Everything You Need to Know About Baidu

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Baidu (BIDU) has propelled itself into one of China’s leading tech giants, serving as the country as the most used search engine. Co-founded by Robin Li in 2000, Baidu is often referred to as “the Google of China,” as it hosts roughly 70% of China’s internet searches. The company also provides several other platforms, including maps, images and videos, and news searches. Baidu has also launched a new series of expansion focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and self-driving vehicles.Advertising is Baidu’s primary source of revenue, and works similarly to Google AdWords as a pay-per-click platform in which advertisers can purchase ads within search results. According to a 2017 study by Thomson Reuters, Baidu was amongst the top internet companies by revenue, ranked higher than eBay, Ne
Baidu sets its sights on taking AI and self-driving cars ou…

Baidu sets its sights on taking AI and self-driving cars ou…

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Online search provider Baidu — referred to as the Google of China — has been expanding aggressively into cutting edge technology such as artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles. The Chinese tech titan is one of the largest internet companies in the world with a strong user base, thanks in no small part to China's massive population of 1.4 billion people. About 70 percent of China's internet searches go through Baidu. The Chinese-language search platform is one of the most visited websites in the world, with its traffic surpassed only by Google, YouTube and Facebook, according to Alexa Internet, which measures web d
Tuesday Tech Briefing: Google, Jack Ma, Baidu

Tuesday Tech Briefing: Google, Jack Ma, Baidu

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BIG TECH COMPANIES 1. Baidu in Hot Water After Hospital Mix-Up What: Baidu issued an apology on Sunday after it was revealed that searches for public hospitals affiliated with Shanghai’s prestigious Fudan University returned results for a private hospital instead. An expose by the state-owned broadcaster CCTV showed that several people went to the more expensive and less competent “Shanghai Fuda Hospital” instead of those affiliated with Fudan. Why it’s important: Baidu is the search engine that most people rely on in China, where Google has been blocked since 2010. Baidu has a market share of nearly 70%, according to web traffic tracker StatCounter. Big picture: Baidu has been fiercely criticized over the past two years for its weak vetting of health care advertisers, which are
Baidu Partners With China Mobile in AI, 5G, and Driverless …

Baidu Partners With China Mobile in AI, 5G, and Driverless …

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Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) and China Mobile (NYSE:CHL) recently signed a sweeping strategic partnership that pools their resources in "frontier areas" including AI, big data, 5G networks, and driverless cars. China Mobile, the largest wireless carrier in China, will also offer exclusive discounted data plans for 13 Baidu products, including Baidu's core app, its iQiyi video streaming platform, and its Reddit-like PostBar social media network. The two companies will also collaborate on image recognition, voice recognition, and natural language processing tech for telco applications, smart devices, connected homes, and driverless cars. China Mobile's upcoming 5G
Baidu Search Engine Launches Interstellar Blockchain Game, …

Baidu Search Engine Launches Interstellar Blockchain Game, …

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Baidu Search Engine releases Interstellar Blockchain Game called Du Yuzhou.Baidu had earlier launched a blockchain protocol, Super Chain, which decreasing mining energy.China: As reported on Friday 8th June, the internet search engine giant based in China, Baidu, has launched an interstellar game called Du Yuzhou – translated as the Universe. The game is powered by blockchain and as players use the blockchain features, they would be given “elements” with which they are to build their own planets.Baidu announced the game as“open blockchain interplanetary journey, [having] a magical world made up of all kinds of rare elements” [where] each user having a unique planet [that can be explored].According to the search engine, every player will be given one hundred random elements in an airdrop