Baidu has added 20 million users and 1 billion files to its cloud service since its inception in this July, the company announced today. Baidu personal cloud service let users upload documents, songs and even videos to its cloud servers and made them accessible across different platforms including tablets, smartphones and desktops.
One innovative feature of the service benefits iPad users who’re entitled to play video they stored on Baidu cloud directly without having to download them.
JingDong Mall might be not that profitable in selling physical products via its virtual storefront given its rumored low margin due to endless price wars, however according to the president of a Beiing-based marketing firm, the B2C site may take in about RMB 200 million in advertising this year, a stunning 300% growth over the previous year.
The company was reportedly cranking up a more sophisticated ad platform for 3rd party resellers perched on its JingDong POP B2C platform, a way to monetize its online virtual commercial property.
Jingdong Pop Platform
Youku/Tudou exec said in an interview with local media that the Chinese video site would put more focus on tier-2 and tier-3 cities’ ad market in the coming year as the company now has bigger impact on those impact after the merger.