Baidu.com is the Chinese web search engine which supports Chinese language by default. It is developed by Robin Li and Eric Xu in 2000. Baidu’s name is inspired by a Chinese Poem of Song Dynasty times, written more than 800 years ago. However, the literal meaning of baidu is ‘hundreds of times’. Baidu’s headquarters are located in Baidu campus, Beijing.
Baidu allows people to search anything online. Baidu.com has been working really hard to provide premium search engine services to the Chinese people for more than a decade. the best thing about Baidu guys is their deep understanding of Chinese culture and language and they think this has been the secret of their phenomenal success over the last few years.
In addition to core search engine products, Baidu has been providing many other services to the Chinese like:
- Baidu encyclopedia
- Video and image Search
- First and largest online Chinese language query based searchable Community platform and many more
There are some other interesting facts that you may also like to know here:
- Baidu has the largest market share in China, both in terms of revenue and search queries.
- Baidu has a gigantic index with more than 740 million web pages, 80 million images and about 10 million multimedia files.
- Baidu has more than 16,000 employees on its payroll.
Robin Li is the CEO of Baidu and the second richest man in China. He has net worth of over $10.2 billion dollars. Robin Li is a Chinese internet entrepreneur and surely one of the proud co-founders of China’s largest search engine- Baidu. Robin Li holds a bachelor’s degree in information management from Peking University and Ph.D. in computer science from The State University of New York, USA. Robin Li has won several national and international awards for his phenomenal work and achievements in the internet business world.
Check out the video and watch Robin Li speaking about Baidu and his success story.
Video: Web 2.0 Summit 2010: Robin Li, “A Conversation with Robin Li”
(YouTube Release: November, 2010)