Today in News - Baidu profit soars 227% while Amazon increased 43%

Youtube deletes 8.3 million videos, Amazon starts offering home security devices, and more.


28 Apr, 2018

Today in News - Baidu profit soars 227% while Amazon increased 43% | BEAMSTART News

- From our Sponsors -

Today in News are brief updates by the BEAM team of what's happening in the business, finance, and technology space around the world (as well as in China). Download the BEAM App to get curated news like these from over 100 sources.

Around the world:

  1. Amazon Q1 revenue increased 43%; Operation profit increased 92%. AWS is the main profit source. North America’s retail revenue increased 46%.

  2. While Youtube deleted 8.3 million videos in its Q4, Facebook firstly announce its policy of deleting inappropriate content.

  3. World’s top 3 chip patents ranking (from the biggest to smaller): Huawei, ZTE, and Intel. However, China still highly relies on importing. The cost is twice as much as crud oil.

  4. Amazon has started to offer home security services — which include all the equipment you would need and in-person visits from Amazon consultants to advise and install the kit. The packages are being sold at a flat fee — no monthly service contracts.

In China:

  1. Baidu’s Q1 profit increasing speed is 227%, total cost increased 9.7%. The increased content cost is mainly on iQiyi 爱奇艺.

  2. In 2018 Q1 the top five phone companies in China are: Huawei, OPPO, vivo, xiaomi and iPhone (market share from the biggest to smaller). Xiaomi has replaced iPhone to be the #4. Top 4 phone companies has taken 73% producing amount.

  3. Huawei withdrew its launching of 500 million euro bonds.

  4. Starbucks has developed Mini Program for Alipay. Same with WeChat pay, it’s mainly for sending gifts.

  5. NIO 蔚来 Research is going to IPO in New York wanting to raise 2 - 3 billion USD. Softbank might purchase 200 million USD shares.

  6. Coca Cola is streching their business to yogurt in China by becoming the 2nd biggest share in 乐纯 Le Chun (a Chinese yogurt brand).

  7. Vice minister of China Central Bank Payment Department warns big payment companies to follow the rules. “Some big payment companies only follow the rules that’s useful for them, but not obeying these rules that’s under adjusting.”

- From our Sponsors -

Latest Jobs

Senior Marketing

Gallons & Grapes Pte Ltd

Buona Vista, Singapore

Full Time

SGD 4000 — SGD 4500 monthly

English-Korean Freelance Transcriber in Singapore

Elite Asia


Contract / Freelance

Salary Undisclosed

Account Manager (Hybrid)


New York, NY, United States

Full Time

Salary Undisclosed

Customer Service Representative

Gamer's Hideout Sdn. Bhd.

Dataran Prima, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Full Time

MYR 3000 — MYR 4000 monthly



SIngapore, Singapore

Contract / Freelance

SGD 9 — SGD 11 monthly

English Technical/Legal Writer

Pacston Technology Group

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Full Time

USD 20000 — USD 60000 monthly

Junior Accounts Cum Admin Assistant


Kallang, Singapore

Full Time

SGD 1600 — SGD 1800 monthly

Head of Developers


Manila, Philippines

Full Time

USD 2000 monthly

BEAMSTART is a hub for everything Startups, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation. Connect with a global community of people, and stay updated with the latest startup jobs, news, and discussions.

© 2016 - 2022 BEAMSTART. All Rights Reserved (Legal).