Baidu CEO: We are still interested in HERE

The consortium of German carmakers may look to be in pole position for mapmaker HERE, but no-one told Baidu’s CEO he is out of the race. Robin Li told Re/code: “We’re still interested. We only have the Chinese [mapping] data …

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CES Asia: Cars, drones and real-time consumer insight

NEW BLOG: The inaugural Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia in Shanghai last week could have easily been mistaken for an auto show, with foreign automakers attracting the largest crowds and premium car brands making the majority of announcements. Audi, Cadillac, …

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Mercedes is latest to expand partnership with Baidu

LIVE FROM CES ASIA, SHANGHAI: Mercedes-Benz yesterday joined the crowd in expanding its partnership with internet search and maps provider Baidu to give its car owners more personalised connected-vehicle services. Mercedes-Benz said it will integrate Baidu’s CarLife, a smartphone-based in-car …

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Audi’s partnership with Baidu designed to boost connected car offering in China

Audi will enhance its partnership with internet search and maps provider Baidu to boost its connected car offering in China, the company said in a statement today. The plan is for Audi to officially sign a contract with Baidu based …

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Uber may partner with Baidu to buy Nokia’s HERE as bidder interest grows

Following news that Uber bid as much as $3 billion to acquire Nokia’s mapping unit HERE, it is now being reported that the taxi hailing app maker is partnering with China’s internet search and maps provider Baidu, and private equity …

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Mobile contributes 50% of Baidu’s Q1 revenue

Chinese search engine giant Baidu reported slowing revenue growth in Q1, but mobile continued to gain momentum, contributing half of total revenue – up from 42 per cent in Q4. The company’s net income dropped 3.4 per cent from a …

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Asia Briefs: Jio 4G rollout faces delays, Globe’s broadband revenues increase 22% & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: Jio 4G rollout faces delays — report India’s Reliance Jio Infocomm, up against an H1 deadline for launching 4G services, reportedly has …

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Baidu net profit jumps 25%, forecasts strong growth

China’s search engine giant Baidu reported a 25 per cent increase in profit last year, with mobile again a key driver of its topline growth, which it has forecast at 33-37 per cent in Q1. The company said mobile search …

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Baidu to invest $100M in new Lenovo brand — report

Chinese internet giant Baidu will invest more than $100 million in Lenovo’s new smartphone brand that will rely on online-only sales and viral marketing, Leiphone reported. Lenovo has said it will market smartphones as well as internet connected home devices …

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