Articles tagged “baidu”

Travel Is the Next Battleground for China’s Tech Titans

Travel Is the Next Battleground for China’s Tech Titans

Bloomberg

Meituan may have the ambition and the consumers, but so did Amazon in the U.S. Ctrip should not be underestimated.

2 years ago

Attempted Hack of Baidu Is Latest Twist in Driverless Car Drama

Attempted Hack of Baidu Is Latest Twist in Driverless Car Drama

Tom Mackenzie, Bloomberg

Between the Google/Waymo lawsuit against Uber over allegedly pilfered driverless car technology and now the apparent bid by hackers to exploit Baidu's intellectual property related to self-driving cars, it is even more apparent that there are enormous stakes in this sector.

3 years ago

Uber Teams Up With China’s Baidu to Bid for Nokia’s Map Unit

Uber Teams Up With China’s Baidu to Bid for Nokia’s Map Unit

Alex Sherman, Kiel Porter and Lulu Yilun Chen, Bloomberg

Uber teaming up with Baidu may be more than about just maps. It desperately needs a partner in China to help it overcome the local rivals that have kept it as a small, bit player in the world's largest growth market.

5 years ago

Chinese Search Giant Baidu to Take Minority Stake in Uber

Chinese Search Giant Baidu to Take Minority Stake in Uber

Lulu Yilun Chen, Bloomberg

Uber has faced significant challenges in China. Those challenges may soon disappear.

5 years ago

Three Kingmakers in China Online Travel Keep Maneuvering and Investing

Three Kingmakers in China Online Travel Keep Maneuvering and Investing

Wang Wen, China Daily, Beijing

With eLong finding a partner in LY.com in China, it appears as though the shareholders of Ctrip and Qunar may put pressure on them to marry, however reluctant the bride and groom may be. Consolidation there seems to be 2014's theme.

6 years ago

China’s Ctrip and Qunar In Talks About a Possible $10 Billion Mega Merger

China’s Ctrip and Qunar In Talks About a Possible $10 Billion Mega Merger

Lulu Yilun Chen, Bloomberg

Ctrip had a 47.3% share of the China online travel market in 2012, according to iResearch, and Qunar was a powerhouse, as well. A merger of the two public companies, and the close relationship with dominant search engine Baidu that the merger would deliver to Ctrip would be a game-changer in China.

6 years ago

China’s Qunar and Baidu Work Like Hand and Glove with $300 Million Credit Line

China’s Qunar and Baidu Work Like Hand and Glove with $300 Million Credit Line

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Qunar has one helluva powerful partner in Baidu with its technology and big wallet.

6 years ago

A Major Search Engine Is Shaking Up Online Travel, But It’s In China

A Major Search Engine Is Shaking Up Online Travel, But It’s In China

Dennis Schaal, Skift

These are very early days for online travel in China, where there is keen competition and shifting dynamics. The country's leading general search engine, Baidu, is the majority shareholder in Qunar, which is starting to give Ctrip a run for its money.

6 years ago

Chinese Travel Booking Service Qunar Files For $125 Million IPO in U.S.

Chinese Travel Booking Service Qunar Files For $125 Million IPO in U.S.

Belinda Cao, Bloomberg

Alibaba isn't the only high profile Chinese Internet company headed to U.S. stock exchanges. Qunar's growth on mobile has been phenomenal, and certainly having Baidu as a majority owner surely helps in positioning the IPO on the U.S. stock exchange Nasdaq.

6 years ago

China’s Baidu Preparing IPO for its Travel Site Qunar.com

Lulu Yilun Chen, Fox Hu, and Zijing Wu, Bloomberg

Qunar may not be China's biggest travel portal, but Baidu has a track record of both knowing what it's doing and communicating this well to investors.

6 years ago

China’s version of Kayak is looking to New York for its IPO

China’s version of Kayak is looking to New York for its IPO

Dennis Schaal, Skift

People scoffed at travel metasearch for years, denigrating its viability as a business model. But as travel inspiration and social travel sites have come and gone, travel metasearch has kept on expanding, as Qunar's plans highlight.

7 years ago

Baidu ties up with Skyscanner for flight info, to take on Google

Skyscanner, the not-Kayak, is having a good year so far, and Baidu's ramping up its flanks against Google's travel push.

7 years ago