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PublicNASDAQ:BIDU
Date8/2005
Raised
Post IPO Valuation$4B

General Information

Offices

Beijing, CHN
No. 58 North-West 4th Ring Road
Ideal International Plaza, 12 Floor
Beijing, 100080, CHN

People

Co-founder
Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO
COO
Chief Financial Officer
VP Sales
VP Commercial Operations
VP of Engineering
Vice President
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Acquisitions

Total$1.97B
Beijing Huanxiang Zongheng Chinese Literature, 12/2013 $31.3M
91 Wireless, 7/2013 $1.9B
PPS, 5/2013
TrustGo, 2/2013 $36M
DayHand Network Technology, 11/2009
Hao123.com, 9/2004

Investments

Qunar.com 4/2013
Qunar.com 6/2011
Anjuke 3/2011
UiTV 9/2008
AdsIt 11/2007
Ku6 5/2007

Funding

Competitors

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Baidu

It is the largest Chinese website and Chinese search engine in the world.

From its very start, Baidu’s mission is to help people obtain information and find what they need in the easiest and quickest way. For 10 years, Baidu has stuck to the ideology of providing simple yet reliable services and keeps satisfying the needs of mass online audience and providing a full range of products based on search engine. This includes functional online search, Tieba community search, industry-based vertical search, Mp3 search, portal channels and IM etc, covering all the search needs in the Chinese Internet world. According to statistics, it has already captured a 80% market share for search requests.

Currently, Baidu has become one of the most valuable brands in China. Britain’s newspaper Financial Times included Baidu in its “Top ten Chinese global brands survey” and thus Baidu became the youngest and the only Internet company on the list. The brand also got such titles as “the most respectable enterprise in Asia,” “the world’s most innovative company,” and “the star of Chinese Internet.”

In January 2000, Baidu was established in Zhongguancun, Beijing. With over 17000 employees, Baidu offers products including Baidu Webpage, Baidu Video, Baidu Map, hao123.com, BaiduPedia, Baidu Input, Baidu Toolbar and TTPlayer. Iqiyi and Sky Software also belong to Baidu.

On August 5, 2005, Baidu was listed on Nasdaq, recording the highest increase in stock prices on the first day of trading since November 1999. Baidu became the first Chinese company to be included in the NASDAQ-100 index. On November 21, 2012, Baidu raised $1.5 billion in Bonds Issue.

Baidu competes with Tencent, Google and Qihu 360.

Recent Milestones

Videos

Above:

Baidu vs. Google

Added: 4/7/08
Above:

Baidu profile via Wallstrip

Added: 4/7/08

Screenshots

Baidu screenshot
Above: Homepage
Uploaded: 11/28/12

Products

Baidu Space

Websitehi.baidu.com
StageLive
Launch DateJuly 13, 2006
Tags blog

Baidu Space is a blog system supported by baidu.com. It claims to be the biggest blog system in China.

Stock Price

Traffic Analytics

Quantcast

Livegraph

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Baidu

Sources

  1. Baidu to Acquire Online Publisher PW Literature for RMB191.5 million (technode.com) [edit]
  2. Baidu Agrees To Buy Chinese Android App Distributor 91 Wireless For $1.9B (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Baidu Acquires PPS for $370 Million, Claims It’s Now China’s Biggest Video Platform (techinasia.com) [edit]
  4. Baidu to spend $ 36 million acquisition of mobile security company TrustGo (venturedata.org) [edit]
  5. DayHand Denies Being Acquired by Baidu (tradingmarkets.com) [edit]
  6. Baidu Acquires Hao123 (thefreelibrary.com) [edit]
  7. Baidu, Hillhouse & GGV Reportedly Invest $57M In Qunar As The Chinese Travel Site Weathers A Boycott (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. Baidu Makes $306 Million Strategic Investment In Chinese Travel Search Engine Qunar (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  9. Baidu Leads $50 Million Funding Round For Chinese Real Estate Marketplace Anjuke (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  10. paidcontent.org (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  11. Baidu Invested A Video Ads Service Provider (chinawebradar.com) [edit]
  12. EDGAR [edit]
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  15. MarketWatch (marketwatch.com) [edit]
  16. Hulu Investor Injects $50 Million Into Baidu's Online Video Venture, Qiyi (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  17. Google offloads Baidu investment (news.bbc.co.uk) [edit]
    Baidu Announces Realignment of Four Main Business Functions (prnewswire.com) [edit]
    Baidu Confirms $370M Purchase Of PPS, Underscoring Online Video’s Importance For Internet Companies Around The World (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Baidu to Buy 59% of Renren’s Group-buying Service Nuomi for $160 million (technode.com) [edit]
    Baidu to Acquire Renren’s Remaining Stake in Group-buying Service Nuomi (technode.com) [edit]
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