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Baidu’s MediaGo Ad Platform Now Offering Native Placements on MSN

Collaboration Enables Advertisers Around the World to Reach New Customers Baidu, Inc. announced that it is providing advertisers direct access to Microsoft’s MSN native desktop inventory via Baidu’s MediaGo ad platform. The agreement enables advertisers around the world to reach consumers in the United States through premium placements on multiple MSN properties. Rather than requiring advertisers to purchase bulk inventory, as is standard practice for many digital ad companies, this collaboration allows advertisers to…

Baidu to Empower Content Creators and Further Integrate AI Technologies in Strengthened Mobile Ecosystem

Baidu will encourage content creators to develop high-quality, knowledge-based livestreams on its interconnected mobile platforms Baidu, Inc. announced a series of measures to support content creators on its mobile platforms and set out its overall mobile strategy at the 2020 Wanxiang Conference, an event hosted by the company's Mobile Ecosystem Group (MEG), which marked the one-year anniversary since Baidu's search, feed, and mobile businesses were consolidated under MEG. In light of impressive user growth and increased…

Baidu Announces Proposed Debt Offering

Baidu, Inc., a leading search engine, knowledge and information centered Internet platform, and AI company, today announced that it has filed a preliminary prospectus supplement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") under an automatic shelf registration statement on Form F-3, pursuant to which the Company proposes to sell senior notes. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay certain existing indebtedness and for general corporate purposes. The joint…

Baidu Announces Smart Words Prediction Feature on Facemoji Keyboard App

New Feature Increases Predictive Text Accuracy to 91.6% Baidu, Inc. announced a new Smart Words Prediction feature on its Facemoji Keyboard app, which has been found to increase prediction accuracy for frequently used phrases from 53.2% to 91.6% in a test scenario. “We now have unparalleled word and emoji prediction, and the most accurate voice-to-text in the industry.” The Smart Words Prediction feature uses a cloud-based 5-gram language model that references up to four words that a user inputs to intelligently…

Baidu’s Facemoji Keyboard Releases Kaomoji Report

Report Reveals Most Popular Kaomoji of 2019 and Insights from 17 Countries As 2019 comes to a close, Baidu, Inc. released a report revealing the most popular kaomoji used globally on its Facemoji Keyboard and Simeji apps throughout the year, as well as other findings and trends. “As 2019 winds down, we want to take a moment to recognize the kaomoji trends of the year and celebrate their significance.” Kaomoji is a popular Japanese emoticon style first popularized in 1986 that consists of Japanese characters and…

Baidu Leads the Way in Innovation with 5,712 Artificial Intelligence Patent Applications

Baidu, Inc. has filed the most AI-related patent applications in China, a recognition of the company’s long-term commitment to driving technological advancement, a recent study from the research unit of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has shown. Baidu filed a total of 5,712 AI-related patent applications as of October 2019, ranking No.1 in China for the second consecutive year. Baidu’s patent applications were followed by Tencent (4,115), Microsoft (3,978), Inspur (3,755), and Huawei (3,656),…

Baidu and Chongqing Sign Strategic Partnership to Accelerate the Municipality’s Intelligent Transformation Using AI

Leveraging Apollo’s Latest Technological Advancements and Adaptability for Different Road Conditions, Baidu Is Bringing the Experience of Autonomous Driving to Citizens in the Chinese Mountain City of Chongqing Baidu, Inc. announced a strategic partnership with the Chongqing municipal government on Sunday to collaborate in areas including autonomous driving, smart cities, smart government and blockchain solutions. The partnership will help the most populous municipality in China become a benchmark in the "Chengdu-Chongqing…

Baidu and Snap Inc. Renew Sales Partnership to Reach Outbound Chinese Advertisers

Baidu, Inc. and Snap Inc. announced the renewal of their sales partnership, which first began in May 2017. The agreement authorizes Baidu to act as Snap’s representative to advertisers in Greater China, Japan and South Korea. Through this partnership, advertisers in these countries can leverage Snapchat’s robust global reach and highly engaged community to grow their business through advertising. “We look forward to continuing to work with Baidu to reach export-oriented advertisers in these key markets.” In its most recent…

Baidu Transforms Mobile Ecosystem with New Integrated AI Solutions

The Baidu Smart Mini Program now has more than 150,000 developers and 250 million daily active users Baidu, Inc. announced it will deepen AI integration into its mobile ecosystem for a more dynamic, connected and seamless user experience at the Baidu Create 2019 AI Developer Conference. At the Baidu Create plenary session, Dou Shen, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Baidu’s Mobile Ecosystem Group, delivered a keynote speech and shared his insights on what upgrades AI technology has made to user experience…

Baidu Showcases Major Advances in AI Assistant Ecosystem with DuerOS 5.0 and New Product Innovation

Baidu, Inc. unveiled DuerOS 5.0, the latest iteration of its conversational AI system, at Baidu Create 2019 in Beijing. The upgrade advances the development of its AI assistant technology that powers a rapidly-expanding ecosystem of smart hardware products. Baidu also showcased three new DuerOS-powered smart speaker additions to its product lineup, further strengthening its innovative consumer offerings. Baidu’s upgraded conversational AI assistant, DuerOS 5.0, pushes the burgeoning AI technology forward with two major new…

Baidu’s Mobile Reach Expanded to 1.1 Billion Monthly Active Devices in March 2019

 Baidu, Inc.  ("Baidu" or the "Company"), the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. "Baidu's mobile foundation continues to strengthen with search-powered AI, and our new AI businesses are making strong progress. In March, Baidu's mobile reach expanded to 1.1 billion monthly active devices, while DuerOS voice assistant installed base reached 275 million devices and generated 2.37 billion monthly voice queries. We are…

Baidu Rises to Top 5 in IDC Ranking of Public Cloud Services Providers in China

Leveraging Its Technological Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Baidu Is Driving Rapid Growth of Cloud Services Business Baidu, Inc. ranked as one of the top five public cloud services providers in China in a recent survey conducted by global market intelligence firm IDC. The new position signals Baidu Cloud’s strong momentum in the fast-growing market segment driven by the company’s leading capabilities in AI technology. Baidu Cloud ranked fifth in terms of market share in the combined Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)…

Baidu Conversational AI System: Patent Deployment Trends and Strategies (Pre-order) Report 2019

The "Baidu Conversational AI System: Patent Deployment Trends and Strategies (Pre-order)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report provides an overview of Baidu's DuerOS conversational AI system and all relevant patents filed to and granted by CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration), the former SIPO (State Intellectual Property Office); addresses the patent trends and strategies of Baidu by examining the company's patent distribution by field and technology. Baidu has…

New Baidu and Paramount Pictures Partnership Brings Transformers’ Bumblebee to Life on Mobile Phones Everywhere

Baidu, Inc., the leading Chinese-language internet search provider, has partnered with Paramount Pictures to bring immersive messaging features to fans in anticipation of the holiday premiere of “Bumblebee,” the latest film in the “Transformers” series. “This is the first partnership of its kind between Baidu’s global business unit and a major Hollywood studio, and it couldn’t be more fitting” Just in time for the December 21, 2018 release (US), Baidu and the Paramount International Digital group collaborated closely…

Airpush Announces Acquisition of General Mobile Corporation (GMobi)

Leader in Mobile Ad Tech Adds OEM Mobile Services Powerhouse to It's Expanding Global Network Airpush, the mobile advertising leader integrated into over 300,000 mobile apps, announced the purchase of General Mobile Corporation (GMobi), a global provider of mobile Internet services and products driving revenue in emerging markets for mobile device Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's). With this latest acquisition, Airpush now provides app developers with a comprehensive monetization platform encompassing a wide variety…

engage:BDR Enters into New Programmatic Advertising Agreements with Two of Asia’s Largest Programmatic Advertising Companies

Continues the Rapid Expansion of Its Programmatic Advertising Business into the Fast-Growing Chinese and Indian Markets engage:BDR has announced that it has signed agreements with two of Asia’s largest programmatic advertising companies to integrate them into the engage:BDR programmatic platform. The first of the two Company’s is Chinese based Yeahmobi and the second has requested that its identity remain confidential for commercial reasons. The projected 2018 calendar year revenue for these two contracts is AUD $4…

SEMrush Raises $40 Million to Further Refine Search Analytics Using AI/ML

SEMrush Is Dedicated to Continue Helping Marketers All over the World Build and Execute Winning Marketing Strategies Using Machine Learning Algorithms for Search Analytics SEMrush, the leading competitive intelligence and end-to-end analytics platform for digital marketing professionals, announced that it has raised a total of $40 million in funding led by Greycroft, Siguler Guff, and e.ventures. SEMrush is the industry standard to improve insights, analytics, and measurement for digital marketers. Read More: Interview…

AI Evolves … and Organizations that Manage Digital Content Benefit

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been used within information-driven businesses for many years now. For example, think about forms processing applications where AI technology automatically extracts key data points while capturing and scanning a paper file or ingesting an electronic document. These applications are “trained” with a sample set of forms and then learns from these. This enables the AI technology to process potentially thousands of files with minimal human interaction.  Despite being around for many years,…