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Baidu, Inc.
Company typePublic
Artificial intelligence
Cloud computing
FoundedJanuary 18, 2000; 24 years ago (2000-01-18)
FounderRobin Li
Eric Xu
Area served
Key people
Robin Li (co-founder & CEO)[1]
Revenue17,931,000,000 United States dollar (2022) Edit this on Wikidata
2,307,000,000 United States dollar (2022) Edit this on Wikidata
1,096,000,000 United States dollar (2022) Edit this on Wikidata

Baidu, Inc. (/ˈbd/ BY-doo; Chinese: ; pinyin: Bǎidù, meaning "hundred times") is a Chinese technology company. They offer services like their Internet search engine, which is similar to that of Google, maps, anti-virus softwares, and an online encyclopedia.[2]

Since Google is not available in China because of Chinese regulations, Baidu's search engine became popular among Chinese Internet users. Google is only available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.[2]

Baidu's competitors are Google Hong Kong, Yahoo! China, Microsoft Bing, and other local search engines.[2]

Name[change | change source]

The name Baidu comes from Mandarin 百 (which means "100") and 度 (which means "times"). The literal meaning is 100 times.[3]

History[change | change source]

Baidu was made in 2000 by Robert Li and Eric Xu. It is headquartered in Beijing. It was the first Chinese company to be in the Nasdaq-100 index in 2007.[3][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Baidu – Investors – Management". Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Baidu: What It Is, What It Does, History, Stock, Vs. Google". Investopedia. Retrieved 2024-01-20.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "What is Baidu? | Definition from TechTarget". WhatIs. Retrieved 2024-01-20.