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Last Post: 8/17/2018 5:05:46 PM - Followers: 70 - Board type: Free - Posts Today: 0, Inc. provides Chinese language Internet search services. Its services enable users to find relevant information online, including Web pages, news, images, and multimedia files through its Web site links. The company offers a Chinese language search platform, which consists of Web sites and certain online application software, as well as Baidu Union, which is a network of third-party Web sites and software applications.

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BIDU Share Structure per Yahoo Profile:
Authorized Shares (AS) = 825,000,000 Shares
Outstanding Shares (OS) = 34,727,972 Shares

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The Baidu Story

Many people have asked about the meaning of our name. "Baidu" was inspired by a poem written more than 800 years ago during the Song Dynasty. The poem compares the search for a retreating beauty amid chaotic glamour with the search for one's dream while confronted by life's many obstacles. "…hundreds and thousands of times, for her I searched in chaos, suddenly, I turned by chance, to where the lights were waning, and there she stood." Baidu, whose literal meaning is hundreds of times, represents persistent search for the ideal.

Baidu chose a poetic Chinese name because it wants the world to remember its heritage. As a native speaker of the Chinese language and a talented engineer, Baidu focuses on what it knows best - Chinese language search. Applying avant-garde technology to the world's most ancient and complex language is as challenging as it is exciting. At least people here at Baidu think so. As having diligently disclosed in the Prospectus of our recent Initial Public Offering, we believe there are at least 38 ways of saying "I" in Chinese. It is important that we master all the ways of addressing oneself in Chinese because our users depend on us to address every one of their daily queries. And trust us, pin pointing queries in the Chinese language is an art rather than a science.

Our mission is to provide the best way for people to find information. To do this we listen carefully to our users' needs and wants. Have we collected all the Chinese web pages they want to see? Are the pages current and up to date? Are the search results closely related to their queries? Did we return those search results instantly? To improve user experience, we constantly make improvements to our products and services. For example, we introduced "phonetic" or "pin-yin" search which allows our users to type in Chinese keywords using English alphabets. This feature is designed to skip the switching from English inputting to Chinese inputting and for when the user is not sure of the written form of a keyword. Our users definitely notice the many little things that we do differently to ensure a simple and reliable search experience every time.

In addition to serving individual users, we also serve as a media platform for online marketing customers. We not only provide our customers easy access to one of the largest online audiences in China but also targeted groups with defined interests as indicated by queries. Unlike traditional online advertising services which charge by flat fee, our marketing products and services are performance based. Our Pay for Performance model has taken the market by storm because it is cost effective and measurable.

We know that a lot of interesting things are going on in the Internet space, but we don't want to lose focus. China's Internet search industry is only a newly discovered territory. We see vast untapped grounds in our home base and we believe there are still plenty of prizes to be claimed by the best players.

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#1392   Let me see if I can dig up stratford1 08/17/18 05:05:46 PM
#1391   Stratford, how does calls work? Do you have Vincent1974 08/17/18 04:38:46 PM
#1390   Actually added to my calls position today as stratford1 08/17/18 02:55:28 PM
#1389   Very nice. Vincent1974 08/17/18 02:23:54 PM
#1388   Nice. I'm in for calls as well. Played stratford1 08/17/18 12:03:03 PM
#1387   Bought me a starter today. Vincent1974 08/16/18 06:09:31 PM
#1386   Thanks. It will go up sometime. Vincent1974 08/14/18 02:50:57 PM
#1385   Google planning to re-enter the Chinese market. Believe stratford1 08/14/18 12:41:51 PM
#1384   Am watching it. Waiting for the bottom. Why Vincent1974 08/14/18 04:15:28 AM
#1383   BIDU hovering near the bottom of my (roughly) stratford1 08/13/18 03:08:15 PM
#1382   Alphabet Inc.’s Google is preparing to launch a gpf95 08/02/18 10:33:18 PM
#1381   It's going down because Google might be entering Ttdzmillionaire 08/01/18 05:54:26 PM
#1380   That's correct...impressive figures.... s402005 08/01/18 03:03:14 AM
#1379   Once again BIDU delivers impressive Earnings. TechWhiz 07/31/18 10:48:27 PM
#1378   Looks like a drop to the 250 range BigBankStory 07/18/18 08:35:52 AM
#1377   BIDU is awesome in a down market filled TechWhiz 06/15/18 10:21:26 PM
#1376   Nice pop today. TechWhiz 06/11/18 07:32:41 PM
#1375   This should be interesting: TechWhiz 06/11/18 02:54:48 PM
#1374   It's nice to finally see this rally back. TechWhiz 06/04/18 09:24:23 PM
#1373   Looking for the bounce play would be a BigBankStory 05/24/18 04:55:10 AM
#1372   BIDU alert stated a negative cycle / sell joanne4trade 05/21/18 01:43:19 PM
#1371   I can't believe that this is dropping so TechWhiz 05/18/18 01:21:39 PM
#1370   Not looking good short term BigBankStory 05/18/18 10:50:38 AM
#1369   Very interesting article: TechWhiz 05/17/18 08:58:36 PM
#1368   Nice $12 pop on Wednesday. TechWhiz 05/17/18 09:20:43 AM
#1367   I really don't understand why BIDU doesn't have TechWhiz 05/14/18 08:50:06 PM
#1366   Hope you didn't sell the other day because TechWhiz 05/14/18 08:44:57 PM
#1365   Selling this am. Buy back for cheaper shares. BigBankStory 05/09/18 08:08:01 AM
#1364   Another great day in BIDU Land. TechWhiz 05/08/18 10:19:10 PM
#1363   Come on BIDU, bring us back to $275 soon. TechWhiz 05/03/18 09:43:29 PM
#1362   Chinese internet search giant Baidu’s shares rise sharply, FuninUSA 04/28/18 05:56:58 AM
#1361   Another blowout Quarter for BIDU. TechWhiz 04/26/18 08:34:28 PM
#1360   BIDU is still holding up well after the TechWhiz 04/19/18 12:02:44 AM
#1359   Baidu is holding up fairly well with the TechWhiz 04/12/18 08:14:06 PM
#1358   Nice bounce back today. TechWhiz 03/26/18 11:00:51 PM
#1357   Major Bounce Level On BIDU ITMS 03/22/18 03:43:34 PM
#1356   Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! TechWhiz 03/17/18 10:17:48 AM
#1355   Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! TechWhiz 03/17/18 10:14:50 AM
#1354   Good day BIDU!!! TechWhiz 03/09/18 08:03:26 PM
#1353 Billy777 03/02/18 07:46:47 PM
#1352   Let's go BIDU and get this baby back TechWhiz 02/23/18 09:19:46 AM
#1351   Geez where is everyone? TechWhiz 02/13/18 10:33:17 PM
#1350   Good rally back today. TechWhiz 02/06/18 09:26:37 PM
#1349   We sure have had a good run these TechWhiz 01/23/18 08:45:04 PM
#1348   BIDU could break thru the flag today and mrmedleyy 11/16/17 09:47:58 AM
#1347   Fell yesterday at market open but reversing to JWard99 11/16/17 05:52:29 AM
#1346   I wonder why people think 220’s is coming JWard99 10/30/17 06:19:38 AM
#1345   Baidu is doing well and I hope we s402005 10/03/17 04:09:46 AM
#1344   Baidu Inc (BIDU)-Technical Analysis: Buy Stock HERMES8 09/22/17 07:32:47 PM
#1343   BIDU trades 43x earnings. YY only 17x ! biotechnician 08/07/17 11:52:37 AM