Short video penetration exceeded 70% in Q3 2019 with 810 million active users in Sep. The growth is still strong with about 25% YoY increase in MAU. ByteDance dominates China’s short video segment with three mobile apps – TikTok (Douyin), Xigua, and Huoshan with a total penetration of 72.1% in Sep 2019. Kuaishou and Baidu […]
ByteDance, the company owning several popular apps in China including TikTok and Toutiao, has surpassed Baidu in the first half of 2019, becoming China’s second-largest digital advertising media business, according to the latest report of consulting firm R3. ByteDance now accounts for close to a quarter (23%) of China’s digital advertising market, close to 50 […]
Global smart speaker market shipment reached 28.6 million units in Q3 2019 with an increase of 44.9% according to research company Canalys. Amazon led the market with 10.4 million smart speakers shipment.
Baidu App traffic continues to grow with DAUs reaching 189 million, up 25% year over year, in September 2019, according to Baidu’s announced financial results.
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 delivered a solid second quarter in 2019 with revenues reaching RMB 26.3 billion, growing 9% QoQ, and Baidu Core revenues growing 12% QoQ. In June, Baidu App DAUs reached 188 million, up 27% year over year, in-app search queries grew over 20% year over year and smart mini program MAUs reached 270 million, up […]
The monthly active users of China mobile internet dropped to 1.136 billion in June 2019 from 1.138 billion in March 2019 according to data from QuestMobile. China’s mobile internet users grew by 46.07 million in 2018 and slowed down in the first half of 2019 with only 5.7 million additional active users. Daily time spent […]
China smart speaker market reached 10.6 million units with 51% market share by growing nearly 500% year-on-year in Q1 2019, becoming the largest smart speaker market according to data from Canalys. China overtakes the U.S. where 5.0 million smart speaker units were shipped during Q1 2019. The global smart speaker market has reached 20.7 million […]
In March, Baidu’s mobile reach expanded to 1.1 billion monthly active devices while DuerOS voice assistant installed base reached 275 million devices and generated 2.37 billion monthly voice queries.
Total advertising revenues of 16 leading internet companies in China surged by 39% to US$57.28 billion in 2018. The BAT together accounted for over 70% of the total. Qutoutiao, ByteDance, Bilibili, and Meituan are among the fastest-growing ones with annual growth exceeding 100%. The leading internet companies still earned a lot from online advertising 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. The 2.1 billion yuan ($302 million) strategic round in Xinchao Media, an elevator advertising […]
The user base of mobile search in China grew by 3.79% year-on-year to 685 million in Q4 2018. Baidu was still the first choice for users searching for information (42.5% in proportion). Nearly 60% of users tent to choose smartphone built-in browsers across mobile devices. The user base of mobile search in China grows to […]
DAUs of Baidu App increased by 24% year-on-year to 161 million. Baijiahao, or BJH accounts, Baidu’s content network, grew to 1.9 million publishers. MAUs of Baidu Smart Mini Program totaled 147 million, up by 30% sequentially. 98.5% of iQiyi’s subscribers were paying subscribers. DAUs of Haokan reached 19 million.
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.