Baidu plans to expand within Latin America from Brazil


Monday 3 February 2014 | 15:36 CET | News

The Chinese search service Baidu is planning to expand into Latin America and will use Brazil as a gateway for growth outside China, reports Veja. According to Felipe Zmoginski, Baidu’s marketing manager in Brazil, there are already a few servers being used, but the idea is to create data centres in some Brazilian states.

Meanwhile Baidu operates in Brazil with only three products: anti-virus, an accelerator for computers (PCFast) and a browser. The idea is to launch a search service later this year. The commercial partnership with Brazil began in 2012, when Baidu opened an office in Sao Paulo.