Baidu, Inc.(NASDAQ:BIDU), founded in January 2000 in Beijing’s Zhongguancun, is currently the world’s largest Chinese search engine. On January 1, 2000, the company founder Robin Li and Xu Yong returned from Silicon Valley, USA, and created Baidu. In May 2000, Baidu for the first time provided search technology services to portal -FRANCISCO, and soon it occupied the Chinese search engine market and became the leading search technology provider in China.
In August 2001, Baidu released the Beta version of Baidu.com search engine, remarked a change from back-end technology provider to the public-oriented independent provider of search services. Baidu also released China’s first PPC business model, and released on October 22, 2001 based on the Baidu search engine. In December 2003, Baidu pioneered the Baidu Post Bar. On August 5, 2005, Baidu went listed on Nasdaq in the United States. On January 23, 2008, Baidu Japan was formally released Baidu beginning the company’s comprehensive international strategy.