Baidu offers several services to locate information, products and services using Chinese-language search terms. The user-agent string of Baidu search engine is baiduspider. Also available is a Baidu application for Apple’s iOS.
Baidu started its Japanese language search service, run by Baidu Japan, the company’s first regular service outside of China. Chinese-language voice assistant search services for Chinese speakers visiting Japan was launched with partner Japanese personal handy-phone system operator Willcom Inc.
The features of Baidu and the services offered are as follows:
- Baidu Post Bar provides users with a query-based searchable community to exchange views and share knowledge and experiences.
- Baidu News provides links to a selection of local, national and international news, and presents news stories in a searchable format, within minutes of their publication on the Web.
- Baidu Knows provides users with a query-based searchable community to share knowledge and experience.
- Baidu MP3 Search provides algorithm-generated links to songs and other multimedia files provided by Internet content providers. Baidu locates file formats such as MP3, WMA and SWF. The multimedia search feature is mainly used in searches for Chinese pop music.
- Baidu Image Search enables users to search millions of images on the Internet.
- Baidu Video Search enables users to search for and access through hyperlinks of online video clips that are hosted on third parties’ Websites.
- Baidu Space is the social networking service of Baidu, which allows registered users to create personalized home-pages in a query-based searchable community. It had more than 100 million registered users
- Baidu Encyclopedia, is China’s largest encyclopedia by users and page views/web traffic; second largest encyclopedia by article count (after Hudong).
- Baidu Search Ranking provides listings of search terms based on daily search queries entered on Baidu.com.
- Baidu Web Directory enables users to browse and search through websites that have been organized into categories.
- Baidu Government Information Search allows users to search various regulations, rules, notices and other information announced by People’s Republic of China government entities.
- Baidu Postal Code Search enables users to search postal codes in hundreds of cities in China.
- Educational Website Search allows users to search the Websites of educational institutions.
- Baidu Wireless provides various services for mobile phones, including a Chinese-input front end processor (FEP) for various popular operating systems including Android, Symbian S60v5, and Windows Mobile.
The other services of Baidu include:
Baidu Legal Search , Baidu Love, Baidu Patent Search, Baidu Games,
Baidu-Hexun Finance, Baidu Statistics Search, Baidu Entertainment,
Baidu Dictionary, Baidu Youa, Baidu Desktop Search, Baidu Sobar,
Baidu Anti-Virus, Baidu Safety Center, Baidu Internet TV ( Baidu Movies), Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, Baidu Index, Baidu Bookmarks, Baidu Browser, Baidu Yi, Baidu Library, Baidu Experience and Baidu around You