I think the article showing baidu now being the leading video content provider, exceeding 100 million users and showing they are monetizing on it via mobile is why the stock is flying.
As the largest Chinese video search engine, Baidu Inc video is committed to creating a win-win development video ecosystem, and currently it is the main source of the domestic video site entry. Now, Baidu video APP has spread its advantage to the mobile Internet, and with the launch of the advertising divide model, it can not only import flow for video website, but also can directly bring benefits, and this will further consolidate the leading position of Baidu video .
Massive content, technology innovation form the differentiation advantage
For Mobile video App to implement the differentiation, the innovation of content and technology is the key. Baidu video App gathered latest and most comprehensive copyrighted video content, of the entire network more than 350 thousand movies, TV shows, and massive animation, variety shows, entertainment, fun, games, music MV, original, sports, and lives.
Currently, Baidu Inc video App can be download on each big application distribution platform, such as App Store, the Android market, 91 mobile phone assistant and the Baidu mobile assistant.
It took less than 12 month for Baidu Inc video App growing to the best of the mobile video industry since its first publishment, and become the largest mobile video flow distribution platform in China, greatly influenced the pattern of the video market. At present, the inflation of Baidu video App active users is on the top list of all mobile phone video App application, and kept the first place on the ranking list of the apple Appstore entertainment class for a long time.
Fully open mobile video ads face to the video website
In the meantime, Baidu Inc video App will fully open mobile video advertisements face to cooperative video website. In contrast to some act such as Link infringement and the Adblock, Baidu video App is committed to create a healthy and benign mobile video ecological system, mining video advertisements potential in the tide of mobile internet together with the video website.
On September 22nd, 2013, Baidu Inc video officially announced that the total activation subscribers of Baidu video App mobile terminal has broke through one hundred million, the daily active users has grown to 20 million rapidly, and take the first place of the mobile video industry.
Tradertech, as much as swordfish's behaves crazy on some of his posts like Bruno and others on this MB, he has been a true long trader of BIDU and he is just excited that the stock broke out today. As am I!
Rejected, Qihoo Turns Bitter On Sohu; Sohu’s Growth May Suffer
Sohu (SOHU)’s search engine Sogou has been a rumored acquisition target this summer, but the presumptive acquirer was always Qihoo 360 (QIHU), the second largest search engine in China after Baidu (BIDU).
It turned out Sohu sold part of Sogou to China’s largest Internet company Tencent Holdings (TCTZF) instead, probably at a better price.
Qihoo has turned bitter and revengeful, observes Wedge Partner analyst Juan Lin. This is the entertaining bit:
On September 21st, Sogou CEO Wang Xiaochuan commented on his Weibo post, and Sogou posted an official statement on various internet portals, that since September 19th (3 days after the announcement that Tencent is investing in Sogou), the company has received a large number of user complaints that their default browser setting was changed from Sogou’s browser to IE or 360 browser without any notification. The company claimed to have discovered that such changes are related to Qihoo’s anti-virus software and requested that Qihoo stop such inappropriate behavior.
Several hours after Sogou’s statement, Qihoo also put out an official notice stating that the company’s anti-virus software has detected that Sogou’s Chinese input software has misled users to install Sogou’s browser by providing false upgrade alarms or bundling the installation of the Sogou browser to the upgrade of Chinese input software. Qihoo’s 360 anti-virus software has successfully recovered the browser setting for users with permission.
On the front page of Qihoo’s video search site vdot360dotcn, the ‘Today’s most popular video’ session provides 15 short video clips. Previously as many as 12 videos were from Sohu video, but right now the number is reduced to 8-9.
JDdotcom, Baidu to Set Up Petty Loan Entities in Shanghai
SHANGHAI, Sep 23, 2013 (Menafn - SinoCast Daily Business Beat via COMTEX) --News from the local government said that JDdotcom and Baidu Inc. BIDU have been approved to establish petty loan entities in Shanghai.
Their early-stage investments were both not big, one CNY 200 million and the other CNY 300 million. A local official believed that the figures will increase because of additional investment to be kicked off soon.
Since headquarters of both JDdotcom and Baidu for east China were situated in Shanghai, their petty loan entities will certainly settle down in the city.
Another division of this giant!!
Chinese online travel service provider Ctrip has partnered with Internet firm Baidu's online travel services subsidiary Qunar to offer Ctrip hotel listings and flight bookings on Qunar's price comparison platform, following the initial listing of Ctrip vacation packages on Qunar in August.
Ctrip and Qunar have agreed on a cost per click (CPC) model of cooperation. In order to book Ctrip products listed on Qunar, users will be directed to the Ctrip site to login, make reservations, and complete payments after clicking on products on the Qunar platform. This is in contrast with Qunar's Total Solution (TTS) model, through which users directly complete transactions within the Qunar site. The partnership between the two companies does not extend to mobile clients.
Chinese search engine conglomerate Baidu, Inc. leads the pack in a new ranking of the 50 most innovative companies in the world.
Chinese search engine provider Baidu Inc. confirmed that Liu Jun, founder of Yunyundotcom, has formally joined Baidu as vice president of technology.
However, Baidu did not reveal if they plan to acquire Yunyun. .........
Baidu said in his new role, Liu will lead the operation of the company's technical strategy commission and support the development and innovation of Baidu's key businesses.
Could be interesting, stay tuned
Tencent teams up with Sohu to vie for No 2 spot
Mainland internet giant Tencent has invested US$448 million in cash to take a 36.5 per cent stake in Sohudotcom Sogou search service, and will merge its Soso search-related businesses into Sogou to compete for second position in the local search market........
Liu Xingliang, the chairman of Hongmai Software, a Beijing-based internet data analysis firm, said the deal announced yesterday was a case of strategic co-operation for both sides, formerly rivals with search engines and input methods of their own.
"Tencent and Sohu are teaming up to face mutual enemies," Liu said.
He said Baidu would remain the top firm in the mainland search market but Qihoo would be challenged by the combination of Sogou and Soso.
Li Zhi, the chief analyst at market research firm Analysys International, said Baidu might benefit from the alliance.
"The co-operation poses a threat to Qihoo, but Baidu may like the situation," Li said......
See, Tencent is more friendly competition and I think everyone see's Qihoo more a problem child than benefit!!