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. https://www.zdnet.com/article/baidu-credits-ai-focus-for-annual-revenue-increase-of-1-85-billion/
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BAIDU CREDITS AI FOCUS FOR ANNUAL REVENUE INCREASE
Baidu announced on Thursday its full year financial results to 31 December 2018, posting revenue of 102.3 billion yuan ($14.88 billion). This was an increase of 22 percent year over year -- or 28 percent year over year if the impact of divested businesses such as Baidu Mobile Games, Baidu Deliveries, Global DU businesses, and Du Xiaoman are excluded -- with the search giant citing increased deployment of AI technologies for the increases."2018 was a pivotal year for Baidu, as we worked on deploying AI technologies beyond search to feed voice assistant, AI solutions, and autonomous driving, to enable more users, customers, and partners to benefit from Baidu's AI," CEO Robin Li said. Of that combined revenue, online marketing revenues accounted for 82 billion yuan ($12 billion) for the full year, up 19 percent year over year. Baidu also had approximately 856,000 active online marketing customers for the same period, increasing 10 percent year over year. CAMPBELL KWAN READ MORE