Viki Strikes Deal With Baidu to Bring Crowd-Translated Programming to China

“Hulu for the rest of the world” enters a big market.
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WeChat Parent Tencent Makes Search Investment

It now has a 36.5 percent stake in Sogou.

Baidu Buys Majority Stake in Nuomi

$160 million for a 59 percent stake in the popular group-buying site.
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Baidu to Buy Mobile App Store for $1.9 Billion

Chinese search giant Baidu Inc. said it would buy one of China’s mobile app stores for $1.9 billion as it ramps up to compete for business from China’s growing population of smartphone-carrying consumers.

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What’s Next in the Mobile Browser War? Actual Revenue.

U.S. companies could learn a lot from China when it comes to mobile monetization.
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Intel Wants to Redesign Your Server Rack

The word of the day: Disaggregation.
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How Social Media Usage Among China’s Digital Natives Is Evolving

As more and more Chinese go online, digital connectivity is now being shaped by a wide variety of consumers.
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Server Sales Declined a Smidge in Late 2012, but Will Grow a Bit This Year

Europe drags the whole business down.
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Sift Raises More Funding to Help Turn Your Inbox Into a Personalized Shopping App

Sift has raised $540,000 in funding to turn the deluge of offers sent to consumers via email into a shopping app for the iPad. The Burlingame, Calif.-based company, which was incubated by the Tandem accelerator, said the seed funding comes from Shawn Wang, co-founder of Baidu and Unity Ventures; Deep Nishar, SVP of Product at LinkedIn; Bhupen Shah, co-founder of Sling Media; Sand Hill Angels and others. The money will be used to hire more employees.

Baidu Builds a Mobile Browser for Emerging Markets, and Gets Orange to Pre-Install It

Baidu and Orange are announcing today a mobile browser partnership designed to address users in Africa and the Middle East.
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Baidu Births Mobile Browser