Mini Programs (MP) are light applications designed to run on top of a specific mobile app. Top technology companies in China have designed and run their own mini-program framework; and, the most popular ones include WeChat platform, Alibaba (Alipay platform; Taobao platform), Baidu Smart Program, and QuickApp. Lifestyle service is the most popular category on […]
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In June, Baidu MAUs reached 580 million and daily logged-in users reaching 77%, according to its latest financial results.
Baidu, Inc. will open fully driverless robotaxi services to the public in Beijing starting from May 2, 2021, which will be China’s first paid autonomous vehicle service where users can hail a robotaxi without a safety driver behind the steering wheel, marking a landmark step on the road to commercialization of autonomous driving.
Tencent has the highest reach of 96.3% of China mobile internet users in 2020. Alibaba and Baidu reach 95% and 91% mobile internet users respectively while ByteDance follows closely with over 67% reach.
Baidu Apollo topped industry peers across every testing category for the third consecutive year according to Beijing Autonomous Vehicles Road Test Report 2020.
Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) holds the most AI-related patents and has filed the most AI-related patent applications of any company or organization in China, according to a recent study published by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Baidu has been granted 2,682 AI-related patents and has filed a total of 9,364 AI-related patent applications […]
Baidu Apollo was granted permission by Beijing transportation authorities for five of its vehicles to conduct fully driverless road tests.
Apollo intelligent travel technology (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Baidu Apollo, won the bid of “new infrastructure project of intelligent transportation for automatic driving and vehicle road coordination” in Guangzhou Development Zone, Huangpu District, Guangzhou.
Baidu Smart Cloud officially released “Cloud Mobile Phone”. The so-called Cloud Mobile Phone is a virtual smartphone with all applications running on the cloud so that the performance of the mobile phones can no longer be limited by its hardware. Baidu Cloud Phone is a combination of ARM server, cloud computing, and Android OS. It […]
Baidu completed a strategic investment in a Hong Kong-listed retail technology solution company Youzan last month, with a transaction value of approximately US$30 million. Youzan is known for its e-commerce solutions widely used by WeChat sellers (Weishang). Prior to this round of investment, Baidu and Youzan announced their partnership at the AI Developers Conference in […]
China’s leading internet companies such as Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent, a.k.a. BAT, also compete in the investment. In 2018, companies received around 2.6 billion yuan investment from Baidu, over 12.7 billion yuan from Tencent, and near 40 billion yuan from Alibaba.
Financial transactions via mobile devices in China is projected to be hit US$497.52 billion by 2019. Ads concerning debit and credit products took the largest share of 41% in total financial ads placements. Only 3% of ads were placed for insurance products. Baidu News Feed is the most popular platforms among advertisers, with 22% of financial ads placements […]
CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala, or Chunwan, is a Chinese New Year special produced by China Central Television (CCTV) shown on the eve of Chinese New Year on its TV channels. CCTV now requires mobile app advertisers with daily active users of at least 100 million. Otherwise, the server would crash upon broadcasting the advertisement.
China’s input method market saw 690 million users in June 2018, a 13.1% increase from the same period last year. Sogou Input Method (Sogou Pinyin) remained on top, followed by iFlytek and Baidu Input Method. In terms of the average monthly active users (MAU) in the last twelve months ended June 2018, Sogou Input took […]
Not long after Facebook’s Hangzhou subsidiary launch, Google was reported to be planning a launch of a censored search engine in China. A poll was created on Weibo asking “if Google returns to China, which will you choose between Google and Baidu?”. 72.8% voted for Google.