Wandoujia, or SnapPea, is an Android phone and content manager, not necessarily a direct competitor to 91. But it is taken as one of 91‘s competitors in terms of Android app distribution as users can search for and download apps directly on Wandoujia.

It’s one of the only batch of startups incubated by Innovation Works before the latter shifted to become a venture capital fund, and one of the few that hasn’t been acquired. As Baidu reportedly also reached out to other app distributors as well, it is speculated Wandoujia must be included (btw, Innovation Works has successfully sold Baidu two of the batch, PhotoWonder and Dianxin OS.)

Wang Junyi, co-founder of Wandoujia, wrote an article commenting on Baidu’s acquiring 91, declaring Wandoujia is going to be an independent company. At the same time he boasts that they were approached by almost all big Chinese Internet companies for potential investment or acquisition and rejected all of them. He hints that the $19 billion valuation is high for such a business — we know Baidu is worried about its expansion to the mobile and terrified by the rising threats like Qihoo.

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com