Baidu Mobile

Language Chinese

Launched 2010 or earlier
Closed No

Developer Li, Robin and Eric Xu

Country of Origin China

2010 - [...] Baidu, Inc.

Topic Universal

Region China

SeEn for Mobile Devices

Used SeEn Baidu (Baiduspider)

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite

Baidu is the leading search engine in China. They started in 2000 and were developed by Robin Li and Eric Xu. Both studied and worked oversea before they go back to China. Today Baidu offers the whole search package: Image, video and news search, too them they offered a legal search. Baidu was the first offering wap and pda based mobile search in China [kd2016].
BBCNews (31 July 2012): »China's two internet giants, Baidu and Sina, have announced a partnership to share mobile search results and content between their platforms. Baidu is the country's main search engine, and Sina runs Sina Weibo, China's most popular Twitter-like micro-blogging social network service. The deal highlights a focus on mobile. Sina plans to integrate Baidu search into its mobile site. Baidu will have a cloud service, which stores data on the internet, with preinstalled Weibo app. The companies also plan to work together to offer users a "better, richer mobile browsing experience".« Source


Wikipedia: »The name Baidu is a quote from the last line of Xin Qiji's classical poem "Green Jade Table in The Lantern Festival" saying: "Having searched thousands of times in the crowd, suddenly turning back, She is there in the dimmest candlelight." The context of the poem is that in ancient China, girls had to stay indoors, and the Lantern Festival was one of the few times they could go outside. In the chaotic sea of lantern lights, they would sneak away to meet their lovers and exchange promises to meet again next year. A summary of the entire poem: Flowers bursting into bloom in the sky, stars falling like rain (fireworks/meteor shower), Whole streets filled with perfume, jeweled horses pulling ornate carriages, fish and dragon lanterns dancing throughout the entire night. A body decorated with golden thread and butterfly trinket, laughter that has a subtle fragrance. Having searched for this person until exhaustion, when suddenly turning back by chance, I find her standing lonely in the far end of the street in the waning light. 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. — Robin Li« Source

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BBCNews (31 July 2012): Sina and Baidu team up in China to focus on mobile URL:

Created: 2016-01-21