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Shift to mobile Internet hits Baidu profit

(AP)—Baidu Inc., which operates China's leading search engine, said Thursday its quarterly profit edged down 0.4 percent as it spent heavily to promote mobile services amid an industrywide scramble to keep up with users ...

dateFeb 27, 2014 in Business
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China Internet firms sue Baidu in piracy battle

Two major Chinese Internet firms—backed by Hollywood—are suing the Asian giant's leading search engine Baidu over copyright violations, they said Wednesday, in a rare internal challenge to the country's ...

dateNov 13, 2013 in Internet
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China's Baidu buys mobile app firm for $1.9 bn

China's leading web search engine Baidu is to buy a smartphone app distribution firm for $1.9 billion, it said Tuesday, in what is believed to be the largest takeover in the country's Internet industry.

dateJul 16, 2013 in Business
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Microsoft adding staff, R&D in China mobile push

(AP)—Microsoft Corp. will hire more than 1,000 additional employees in China this year and boost research and development spending by 15 percent as it tries to catch up with Apple and Google in the fast-growing mobile Internet ...

dateSep 06, 2012 in Business
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China's Baidu releases new mobile browser

(AP)—Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, has released a mobile browser and says it will invest in a cloud computing center as growth in Internet use shifts to mobile phones.

dateSep 04, 2012 in Internet
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Zuckerberg's China trip sparks Facebook frenzy

The sight of a vacationing Mark Zuckerberg in Shanghai has sparked a frenzy of online speculation over the possibility Facebook might return to China, even though the site remains firmly blocked.

dateMar 28, 2012 in Internet
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