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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
I’ve Made a Double-Digit Return From Baidu Stock — What’s …

I’ve Made a Double-Digit Return From Baidu Stock — What’s …

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Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ: BIDU) is one of those major Chinese internet companies that is always compared to a similar U.S. counterpart, whether it’s accurate or not. In BIDU stock’s case, it is called the ‘Google of China’. While that’s relatively accurate, just like Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has become a diverse powerhouse due to the revenue generated by its search engine, it’s also similarly deceiving. The Chinese internet is set up differently because the government regulates it differently that the U.S. regulates its online companies. In fact, the Chinese government usually has a police officer in the big internet companies, making sure laws are being enforced. The hype of BIDU stock has been around as long as the hype for all of China’s big internet stocks has been around. And
Baidu lets corporate Japan read Chinese consumers’ minds

Baidu lets corporate Japan read Chinese consumers’ minds

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TOKYO -- Baidu, the Google of the Chinese internet, will offer its services to help Japanese companies place online advertisements more effectively and develop products that appeal to inbound tourists.Baidu's Japanese arm will draw on the group's search engine, used 10 billion times a day, and its network of 17 million consumer monitors, one of China's biggest pools for surveys.Foreign multinationals looking to do market research in China face difficulty assembling surveys bigger than several hundred thousand participants. Such companies must navigate strict regulations on the Chinese internet as well, further hampering survey efforts. The larger the pool of monitors, the better that marketing teams can target surveys to particular market segments.Baidu also will partner with Tokyo-base