Wednesday, January 31, 2007

What is Baidu thinking?

According to Sohu news, Baidu is suing a former employee(executive) for trade secret violation after he jumped ship to Google.China.

This makes me wonder, does Baidu ever searched:

1. Kai-Fu Lee

2. Vic Gundotra

? ? ?

Monday, January 29, 2007

Q4 search marketing revenue reaches 476 million

According to just released data from Analysys International, total revenue from search engines and their affiliated programs reached 476 million yuan in China.

This is a 14.4% quarter over quarter growth from third quarter's 416 million yuan which is slightly higher than third quarter's 10.5% growth rate.

Baidu continues to gain market share though at slower pace of 16%. Google surpassed Yahoo to the number two position with 19% Q/Q growth rate.

Due to reorganization and missteps, Yahoo's revenue actually dropped from Q3.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

2006 was a good year

According to just released data from Analysys International, 2006 was a wonderful year for search marketing.

Total revenue reached 1.57 billion yuan. Quarterly data were: Q1-300 million; Q2-380 million; Q3-420 million; Q4-470 million yuan.

Yahoo has dropped off from number one two years ago.

Google came in second with 16% market share.

Baidu has come to dominance with a commanding 53% market share.

If Analysys International's data an accurate prediction, Baidu's Q4 will came in roughly 34.8 million dollars. On the other hand, It is entirely possible that Analysys International may have taken that figure from analysts' projection for Baidu's Q4.

Sleeping with the enemy, EMI married Baidu for money

After sued Baidu, EMI is bending over, and married Baidu for money.

Baidu inks deal with EMI