Baidu still gets most of its revenue from advertising, but cloud services are driving growth and its plays on AI could pay off in a few years.
Mention autonomous driving in China and the first name that comes up will typically be Baidu. But the company has been criticized for slow progress.
Baidu CEO Robin Li said in 2017 that the company would seek to spin off its self-driving unit when it is mature enough.
The two companies filed lawsuits within hours of one another.
The new data center will be the first in western China with the capacity to accommodate 100,000 servers.
Baidu was one of the very first giant players in the country’s nascent online music market in 2002.
The link appeared in the reference link section for nearly 40 entries about kindergartens and primary schools located in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
Ad revenue growth has been stifled by macro headwinds and competition from rivals like Bytedance.
The newly-formed department will be considered the cradle of “new growth engines.”
The complaint comes after Baidu underwent a cleanup of illegal medical advertising that emerged in 2016.