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Baidu warns Google “the world is now copying from China”

Chinese search giant Baidu has issued a warning to Google, claiming to be the new search trendsetter, following the US-firms plans to re-enter the China with a ‘censored’ search engine.


28/08/2018  |  Full story...

Businesses ‘must act now to avoid tech giant domination by 2025’

By 2025, 80% of all digital services to be delivered through a few core platforms, according to a new forecast.


26/04/2018  |  Full story...

Top 10 Chinese brands: Tencent leads as brands grow 23% in a year

Brands are pursuing the ‘Chinese Dream’, growing total brand value by a record 23% to $683.9 billion in the WPP 2018 BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands ranking.


28/03/2018  |  Full story...

Top 10 China brands: Consumers move from price to premium in 2017

China’s urban middle class have moved from price to premium in the 2017 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands.


21/03/2017  |  Full story...

Baidu rolls out maps to rest of world with HERE

Search giant Baidu is launching its Maps feature outside of China for the first time, supported by location tech firm HERE.


17/01/2017  |  Full story...

Baidu debuts medical chatbot for doctors and patients

Chinese search engine giant Baidu is launching a “conversational” medical chatbot designed to make diagnosing illnesses easier.

14/10/2016  |  Full story...

China clamps down on undisclosed search ads

The Chinese government is to enforce stricter controls on the way search engines display ads in the country, in a bid to better distinguish between natural and paid-for content.

28/06/2016  |  Full story...

Baidu driverless car completes test on Beijing roads

Chinese tech giant Baidu has successfully tested its driverless car on roads near the company's headquarters in Beijing.

11/12/2015  |  Full story...

Baidu debuts virtual assistant to take on Google Now

Baidiu has launched ‘ Duer’, the first Chinese voice assistant to go against Siri, Cortana, and Google Now.

28/09/2015  |  Full story...

Baidu to launch self-driving car this year

Chinese web giant Baidu is planning to launch its first driverless car in the second half of 2015, rivalling the likes of Google and various car makers.

11/06/2015  |  Full story...

Baidu disqualified from AI test

Chinese search giant Baidu has been disqualified from an artificial intelligence test in which it appeared to beat Google and Microsoft.

04/06/2015  |  Full story...

Baidu self-driving cars on streets by year end

Baidu announced the long awaited self-driving car would be out within the year, as the Chinese search giant looks to stake its claim on the upcoming smart car sector.

24/03/2015  |  Full story...

No April Fool: Baidu’s Google Glass rival ‘Eye’ has no screen

It seems that Baidu’s April 1st announcement that it was working on a Google Glass rival called ‘Eye’ was not a prank after all. The Chinese search giant has revealed a working prototype of a mobile assistant with a notable doesn’t feature a screen.

04/09/2014  |  Full story...

Chinese web giants team up for $813m ecommerce deal

Chinese entertainment firm Dalian Wanda (owner of the AMC cinema chain) is reportedly set to make a massive move into ecommerce via a partnership with Tencent and Baidu.

28/08/2014  |  Full story...

Zuckerberg Vs Murdoch: How do dotcom billionaires compare to moguls of old? (Infographic)

While new media is growing at a rapid pace, the wealth of the individuals behind them is also skyrocketing. Here’s a look at the net worth of new and old media billionaires, and how quickly they amassed their fortune compared to the media moguls of old, courtesy of

14/08/2014  |  Full story...

World’s biggest media owners: Google leads as China’s CCTV and Baidu grow

Google is still the world’s largest media company in the world, as two Chinese firms CCTV and Baidu rise up the ranks, according to new data.

12/05/2014  |  Full story...

Top 24 social networks worldwide: Facebook, YouTube and Qzone lead the way

Facebook and YouTube are the most popular social networks in the world, followed by China’s Qzone and Sina Weibo, according to a new report.

31/10/2013  |  Full story...

Baidu offers app preview for ‘try before you buy’

Baidu is letting users preview mobile apps without needing to download them, as the Chinese search giant looks to expand into mobile.

27/08/2013  |  Full story...

Baidu buys app store for $1.9bn

Baidu has bought Chinese app store 91 Wireless for $1.9bn (£1.25bn) as the search giant looks to expand in to the lucrative mobile market.

16/07/2013  |  Full story...

Global internet trends: Latest Mary Meeker presentation shows mobile accounts for 15% of global web traffic

Internet analyst Mary Meeker’s slideshow presentations on global internet trends have become something of a major industry event, with this year’s data showing huge mobile growth.

View the slideshare presentation below:

31/05/2013  |  Full story...

The content marketing landscape in 2013 (infographic)

As consumers become more savvy and demanding when it comes to online ads, with content marketing growing in importance as a result. This infographic from Content Amp looks at the key technology suppliers and platforms in content marketing, which covers everything from analytics to content generation and SEO to social.

16/04/2013  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence September 2012

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Apple's high-profile iPhone 5 launch was marred by problems with its mapping technology and a hactivist leak of 1 million Apple IDs. Despite negative press, Apple once again broke records, selling 7m handsets over the opening weekend alone- evidence of the growing importance of smartphones in the consumer journey, and hinting that the market is becoming a 2 horse race between Apple and Google.

September was also a big month for Twitter, as it expanded its ad targeting offering, put restrictions on its use of APIs, revamped its profile page design to allow Facebook-style header photos and proved to be more successful than Facebook in its ability to generate mobile ad revenues.

In an eye-opening report, Gartner revealed that marketers are increasingly trying to game the social media system by paying for positive reviews.

This month also saw video ads entering the print world, with Marie Claire's media first of incorporating video into the printed magazine.

After years on the sidelines in digital, it seems grocery ecommerce looks like it has a bright future, with consumers willing to try it, but etailers need to minimise the abandoned shopper baskets.

Read September 2012

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Baidu strengthens Chinese internet marketing with browser and cloud launch

Chinese internet marketing giant Baidu is stepping up its product portfolio with major launches in cloud computing and a suite of mobile internet browser tools. Baidu is now looking to markets beyond China and revenues beyond search, directly competing with European and North American mobile, search and hosting firms. Baidu has launched a mobile browser, with aims that 80% of China’s Android handsets will have downloaded Baidu Mobile Browser by the end of the year.

04/09/2012  |  Full story...

Top Chinese browser Qihoo ditches Google for own brand search engine

China's most popular Web browser Qihoo has replaced Google with its own newly launched search engine as default choice. The firm said the move was prompted by a decline in Google's customer service declined since its exit from China in 2010. The new search engine, called, was launched last week. The service replaced Google as the default search engine on Qihoo 360's portal, which will radically alter the existing structure of Chinese online search engine industry.

23/08/2012  |  Full story...

Chinese internet market - search engine Baidu toughens stance on corruption

In the Chinese internet market, the search engine Baidu dominates traffic generation to websites. This week it announced that four of its staff have been dismissed following corruption allegations that posts were deleted on its websites in exchange for personal payments. With three of the staff subsequently arrested by Chinese police, it shows the importance Baidu has achieved in the Chinese internet market.

09/08/2012  |  Full story...

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