John Paczkowski

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Baidu Do Do, De Da Da Da Is All I've Got to Say to You

baiduBaidu’s shares have gained 72 percent this year, apparently for very good reason. The Chinese search engine is doing to Google what few others have managed to do: dominate it in search. Baidu (BIDU) holds more than 62 percent of China’s online search market, Google (GOOG) less than half of that. Little wonder, then, that Baidu delivered another strong quarter this week.

The company’s first-quarter profit climbed 24 percent on surging advertising sales, handily beating analysts’ estimates. And while the econalypse has troubled it a bit–the company saw a decline in active customers–Baidu is confident in its future performance. Said CEO Robin Li, “With more and more search traffic or inventory to sell and better and better monetization capability, I think this company will be able to maintain a better high growth rate for the years to come.”


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik