The number of mobile browser users reached 575 million in China in Q3 2016 with a slight growth of 1.95% according to iiMedia.
Baidu released lists of top searched keywords in 2016. Rio Olympics is the top keyword in 2016; VR the most popular technology trend on Baidu; and, the most searched mobile apps are QQ, WeChat, and Baidu Mobile.
Baidu launched Mobile Instant Page (“MIP”) in August 2016, a similar technology to Google’s AMP.
The number of mobile search users in China reached 628 million in Q3 2016, an increase of 1.29% QoQ according to iiMedia Research.
Baidu’s mobile search monthly active users (MAUs) were 660 million for the month of September 2016, an increase of 3% year-over-year according to its announced Third Quarter 2016 Results.
Baidu Tongji, or Baidu Statistics, announced an additional product “Store Statistics” for offline retail stores.
China digital ad spend is to reach USD 41.66 billion in 2016, accounting for over 20% of global’s total digital ad spend according to eMarketer.
From September 1, the “Internet Ad Interim Measures,” issued by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce of China will come into effect.
Each year Forbes Fabulous 50 list identifies the corporate stars of the Asia-Pacific region. Alibaba is named the most valuable company on this list this year, followed by Tencent.
Apple and Xiaomi are found most relevant to the lives of China’s Gen-Y and Gen-Z consumers according to RTG Consulting Group.
Baidu’s mobile search monthly active users (MAUs) reached 667 million for the month of June 2016, an increase of 6% year-over-year according to its Q2 2016 results.
MIT Technology Review lists Baidu as the second smartest company after Amazon in the world.
Baidu mobile search monthly active users (MAUs) were 663 million for the month of March 2016, an increase of 9% year-over-year according to Baidu first quarter 2016 results.
Total revenues of all Chinese search engine companies reached 80.76 billion (US$12.48 billion) in 2015 with an increase of 34.7% according to iResearch.
Baidu reported total revenues of 18.699 billion yuan (US$2.887 billion) with an increase of 33.1% YoY for the fourth quarter of 2015. Mobile revenues made up 56% of total revenues, up from 42% in Q4 2014.