Baidu reported unaudited Q1 2023 financial results showcasing year-on-year revenue growth acceleration, leading to operating margin improvement.
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Baidu got permits for fully driverless robotaxi services in Chongqing and Wuhan
Baidu announced on 8 August 2022 that it has secured the first permits in China to offer commercial fully driverless robotaxi services to the public on open roads.
Baidu unveiled fully autonomous vehicle Apollo RT6
Baidu unveiled on 21 July 2022 its next-generation fully autonomous vehicle (AV) Apollo RT6, an all-electric, production-ready model with a detachable steering wheel. Designed for complex urban environments, Apollo RT6 will be put into operation in China in 2023 on Apollo Go, Baidu’s autonomous ride-hailing service.
Mobile reach in 2022: Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu, ByteDance, Kuaishou
Tencent has the highest reach of internet users in China in 2021 (95%) with 442 mobile apps, followed by Alibaba (88%), Baidu (81%), and ByteDance (73%), according to data from QuestMobile.
Top 10 Tech Trends in 2022 according to Baidu
Baidu shares top 10 technology trends in 2022 including large-scale pre-training model, AI for science, AI-powered computational biology, integration of quantum hardware and software, autonomous driving, deep space exploration, human-machine symbiosis, green AI, and Inclusive AI. As we begin 2022, with the global pandemic continuing to bring turmoil and the global economy facing numerous challenges, […]
Baidu launched its metaverse app XiRang
Baidu opened Baidu Create 2021 on 27 December, the first day of a three-day annual flagship developers’ conference on its metaverse app XiRang. The event was also China’s first-ever metaverse technology symposium.
Baidu to integrate mRNA design optimization platform into Sanofi
Baidu and Sanofi, a leading biopharmaceutical company focused on human health, have entered into an agreement to integrate Baidu’s messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) design optimization platform, LinearDesign, into Sanofi’s product design pipeline.
Baidu announced an expansion of its robotaxi fleet
Baidu held an event in the last week of October 2021 dedicated to its Apollo autonomous driving technology at Shougang Park in Beijing. The company announced an expansion of the Baidu Apollo robotaxi fleet, a tripling of the available safe road test mileage for autonomous vehicles and a significant update to its 5G Remote Driving […]
Mini Program platforms 2021: WeChat vs. Alibaba vs. Baidu (Updated)
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 […]
Baidu starts offering paid robotaxi service in Beijing on May 2
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.
Baidu holds the most AI-related patents in China
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 won the bid for the largest domestic intelligent transportation project
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 launched cloud-based virtual smartphone
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 going after e-commerce sales with investment in Youzan
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 […]
Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent investment overview
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.