Snow, Baidu, Chesapeake, Pilgrim’s Pride

(Update) Felt I am like a car-thief today: had to climb from back seat to front seat, because the front doors were frozen due to snow. Don’t know how the by standers felt? (Original) It started to snow here in St. Louis, yesterday morning I saw a little bit snow on the car, this morning […]

Weekend thoughts w/e 051008

Baidu, Google China Keso wrote this Chinese article a while back Who is Google China’s opponent? He is talking about the difference between Baidu (Nasdaq:BIDU) and Google, and he thinks Baidu has created a brand and a series of products, and consequently built a moat to fend off Google and other competitors. This is confirmed […]

Top 10 Chinese global brands

Financial Times did a Top 10 Chinese global brands survey recently. And here are the winners. Did you notice anything interesting? I noticed BoC, Air China, China Mobile, China Telecom, Sinopec, CCB are state owned (majority owned); while Lenovo, Tsingtao beer, Haier and Baidu are public companies. I am a little puzzeled why ICBC and […]

Focus Media FMCN is hotter than BIDU

It seems not very intuitive that Focus Media (FMCN), a LCD media advertising company, has done better than Baidu (BIDU), the No. 1 search engine in China. After all , putting up the LCD screen, soliciting the advertising customers, and creating those short films are not high tech as “search engine”, which involves creating a […]