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  1. Baidu shares hit by departure of top executive

    Posted Oct 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jeff Pao Shares of Baidu.com, China's most popular internet search engine, fell almost 4 per cent even as the company said its departing chief technology officer Jerry Liu was unlikely to start a rival firm. Mr Liu's resignation, effective on December 19, was for personal reasons and his departure will not affect Baidu's operations, the company said. ...

  2. Baidu, Microsoft in search engine alliance

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So Baidu, China's largest search engine, has entered into an alliance with Microsoft Corp under which the United States-based software giant will display Baidu search advertising on its MSN, Live and other websites in China. 'Baidu's partnership with Microsoft recognises the huge potential and rate of growth of the Chinese online search market,' said ...

  3. Baidu shares fall on sales growth concern

    Posted Nov 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jeff Pao Investors worried despite search engine firm reporting sharp earnings increase Shares of Baidu.com, China's most popular internet search engine, fell 3.9 per cent to US$83.88 in after-hours trading in New York on Tuesday on concern that the company's sales growth was slowing. The shares had earlier dropped 9.1 per cent to close at US$87.28 on the Nasdaq after Baidu ...

  4. Baidu folds software division and lays off staff

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Amy Gu and Jeff Pao Baidu.com, which runs the mainland's most popular internet search engine, will fold its search software unit and retrench 30 people so it can focus on its core business amid intense competition. Nasdaq-listed Baidu, which has 2,000 employees, said the layoffs would affect workers in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. The affected staff account for 60 per ...

  5. Baidu hits bumps on ride to the top

    Posted Dec 29th 2006, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... The growth of China's biggest search engine comes under a cloud amid gripes of dissatisfied users, writes Sherman So Baidu, the largest search engine in China, is enjoying a good ride. It has proved that a Chinese imitator can beat Google, the uncontested king of internet search, at its own game. Baidu's market share in the mainland is bigger than that of Google ...

  6. Baidu profit surge fails to impress investors

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jeff Pao Baidu.com, the owner of China's most popular internet search engine, failed to impress the market yesterday despite a nearly fivefold increase in net income in the second ... forecast and appeared to disappoint investors looking for the firm to outperform. The Beijing-based company forecast third-quarter sales would almost triple. Baidu shares slumped about 15 per cent ...

  7. Baidu seals web content sales deal with MTV

    Posted Oct 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung China website distributes music videos and original shows for share of revenue Baidu.com, the mainland's largest online search engine, has begun distributing through it website 15,000 hours of music videos and original programmes from United States media conglomerate Viacom's MTV Networks and Nickelodeon cartoon station. As part of the agreement, Baidu has ...

  8. Baidu wins music copyright lawsuits

    Posted Nov 18th 2006, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So Recording labels decry Beijing court ruling that internet firm only provided links to song download sites Baidu.com, China's largest internet search engine, has won ... companies' intellectual property rights,' Mr Kennedy said. The case against Baidu was filed on behalf of Gold Label (EMI), Go East (Universal), Cinepoly (Universal), EMI, Warner, Universal ...

  9. Bbmao plunders Baidu, Google to reap search profits

    Posted Oct 24th 2006, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... such as China's Baidu and United States-based Google, whose shares have surged since investors have recognised their power and value. Bbmao aims to be more useful to consumers by displaying results from a variety of sources, including Baidu, the search engines of Sohu. com and Sina.com as well as Google and Yahoo. Investors have driven up the value of Baidu more than 200 per cent since its shares ...

  10. All the trappings

    Posted Dec 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... pondering his options, in 2003, Liu signed with Nasdaq-listed Baidu, the mainland's most popular search engine. Baidu listed Liu's site among search returns as a sponsored link and in return Liu paid Baidu a per-click fee. In April, Liu noticed his payments to Baidu had risen precipitously. Paying an investigator to run a background search, he found that about 70 per cent ...




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