Baidu has achieved exponential growth in China and is the country's No. 1 search engine. Here's a look at some interesting facts about the company, that we bet you didn't know of.
Internet April 20, 2018
Microsoft executive Qi Lu has stepped down from the company to join Baidu as COO. With Qi Lu on board, Baidu is optimistic that he will help the company in propelling its AI ambitions.
Business Tech January 17, 2017
BMW and Baidu have ended their joint research project on self-driving technology. The Chinese search giant is now looking for a new partner as it looks to achieve its goal of launching mass production for self-driving cars by 2021.
Car Tech November 20, 2016
Nvidia launched its own AI teching car technology that could compete with the self-driving technologies of major players in the autnomous vehicle industry such as Google and Tesla. The Drive PX 2 will be used by at least 80 car manufacturers.
Car Tech September 13, 2016
Baidu has unveiled a modified Chery EQ electric vehicle as its new self-driving car for testing in China. The company is looking to launch self-driving vehicles for a public shuttle service in the country by 2018.
Car Tech August 28, 2016
Ford and Baidu are focusing their energies on the future of self-driving cars with an investment of $150 million in self-driving tech developer Velodybe LiDAR.
Car Tech August 16, 2016
Baidu's VP Wang Jing backed the company's chief scientist in believing that it would be able to mass produce self-driving cars by 2021. Wang also said he is hoping for China and other countries to become more accommodating to autonomous cars.
Car Tech June 4, 2016
Baidu launched a Silicon Valley office to house its Autonomous Driving Unit. The company revealed it aims to hire at least 100 researchers and engineers for the site.
Car Tech April 24, 2016
One consulting group estimates that the country will be the worldwide leader in self-driving cars within 15 years.
FUTURE TECH April 4, 2016
The Chinese search engine company wants to also increase the flow of communication between itself and the U.S. government to ensure its autonomous vehicles can flourish.
FUTURE TECH March 18, 2016
Andrew Ng predicts self-driving vehicles will be commercialized by 2019 and mass-produced by 2021.
FUTURE TECH March 9, 2016
Researchers said that a few Android and Windows apps developed via Baidu's software development kit are leaking personal information of users. These apps have already been downloaded several times.
Internet February 24, 2016
China's largest search engine company is definitely ramping up on its self-driving technology.
FUTURE TECH December 15, 2015
Baidu, is now testing its own driverless car. Using a modified BWM 3 Series, the Chinese search giant developed a self-driving car that successfully completed an 18.6-mile trip around its headquarters in Beijing.
FUTURE TECH December 11, 2015
Alibaba is spending $3.5 billion in an acquisition deal with Youku Tudou, one of the top companies in China which offers YouTube-like services. The deal would allow the Chinese video streaming company to have a valuation worth of around $5.2 billion.
Deals October 17, 2015
Microsoft expects that the new partnership will fuel it faster towards its self-imposed, ambitious goal to get Windows 10 into 1 billion devices worldwide by 2018.
Business September 24, 2015
Baidu, which is often described as the Google of China, unveiled Duer at the Baidu World conference. The digital assistant is now integrated in the Baidu search app for Android.
Apps/Software September 11, 2015
Google's Chinese rival Baidu could overtake Google in launching the first self-driving car on public roads.
FUTURE TECH June 11, 2015
Baidu has developed a supercomputer named Minwa that has beaten Google, Microsoft software and humans in image recognition tasks.
Computers May 16, 2015
Rideshare service signs deal to promote service and likely restore its brand a bit given some negative press at the end of 2014. India is the second biggest market behind the U.S. for Uber.
FUTURE TECH March 23, 2015
Chinese companies cooperate with upcoming new regulations that require Chinese citizens to use their real name on the Internet. One critic, however, sees the rules as having a chilling effect on the freedom of speech.
Internet March 1, 2015
Baidu's second-ranked search engine plops its mapping service on top of Nokia's Here. Baidu Maps' Here integration is now live in web form and is rolling out in mobile variants.
Apps/Software December 15, 2014
BMW has teamed up with Baidu to begin testing automated driving in China. The prototype vehicles will be tested on the country's multi-level highways.
FUTURE TECH October 1, 2014
How do you know if your cooking oil is fresh? Use a pair of smart chopsticks from Baidu.
Gadgets September 7, 2014
It may be soon possible to check if your food is safe before eating. Baidu addresses food safety concerns by making smart chopsticks that can determine food quality.
Gadgets September 5, 2014
China has issued a warning against search engine Baidu for pornographic content on Baidu Cloud. The warning comes as the "Cleaning the Web 2014" project continues.
Business August 11, 2014
Baidu joins race to bring AI to Internet services. The "Google of China" woos Google AI researcher away.
Business May 20, 2014
Baidu, a Chinese internet company modeled after Google, has hired one of their competitor's top research scientists. What does this mean for the future of technological innovation?
May 18, 2014