Google received a strong revenue growth of over 60% in China last year to US$3 billion. It led Google to expand its advertising sales team there, according to the report from The Information.
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As a search engine, Google is way behind Baidu and it's not even as popular as Qihoo's 360 search. Read more on Google's news in China as well as tips for marketers.
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.
Google and Jingdong will explore joint development of retail solutions to enable helpful, personalized and frictionless shopping experiences in several regions including Southeast Asia, the U.S., and Europe. JD.com is to join Google Shopping and offer a curated selection of high-quality products to consumers across multiple regions.
StatCounter data shows Baidu’s market share was 76.05% in China search engines market in April 2017, followed by Shenma (8.78%), 360 Search (7.87%), Sogou (3.31%), and Google (1.84%). Baidu is more dominant in China’s mobile search market with over 82% market share, followed by Shenma (13.79%) according to StatCounter. China search engine market overview Q1 2017 […]
Tencent submitted a patent application to the State Intellectual Property Office on an image coding technology called Tiny Portable Graphics, or TPG. TPG image file size is smaller than JPG/JPEG, PNG, GIF, and Google’s WebP based on a released experiment data.
China search engines market totaled 18.76 billion yuan (US$2.72 bn) in Q1 2017, with a decrease of 8.6% compared to Q4 2016 and an increase of 5.3% YoY.
The top 10 Android app stores by total user coverage in China in December 2016 according to TalkingData are:
Interbrand recently released their 2016 ranking of the Global Top Brands; Apple ranks first with $178,119 million brand value, followed by Google, Coca Cola, Microsoft, and Toyota.
Google Play is expected to launch its China app store in March 2016, which will likely be a separate and independent version of Google Play.
Active users of China’s third-party mobile application stores reached 436 million in the third quarter of 2015 increasing 1.87% compared to the previous quarter according to iiMedia.
China’s search engine market in Q2 2015 reached 19.22 billion yuan (US$3.09 billion), with an increase of 25.9% QoQ and 36.9% YoY according to Analysis Research.
In June 2015, Google Global still ranked the top by market share of 70.8% in the world’s search engine market with an increase of 2.26% from the previous month. Bing and Yahoo ranked the 2nd and 3rd. Compared with market structure in May, it had some difference in June’s search engine market.
According to ZenithOptimedia’s new report Top Thirty Global Media Owners 2015, Baidu is now the fourteenth-largest media owner in the world growing 43% YoY. In the Top 30 list, Google ranked on top, followed by Walt Disney and Comcast.
eMarketer estimated that in 2015, the total spend of digital advertising in the world will exceed US$170.85 billion according to its report released on 31 March 2015. Baidu and Sohu ranked the second and fourth respectively in the top 5 biggest search engines by revenue in 2014.
In Q4 2014, total transaction value of China search engine market was RMB16.26 billion (US$2.63 billion) with an increase of 3.7% from the third quarter. In 2014, total transaction value exceeded RMB57.14 billion (US$9.25 billion) with an increase of 45.2% YoY according to data of EnfoDesk.