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What do you need to know about Chinese search engine Sogou ?mercredi 8 novembre 2017
A few days ago, the news emerged that Chinese search engine Sogou (搜狗) is aiming to raise up to $585 million in a U.S. Initial Public Offering.
Sogou, which is owned by internet company Sohu, Inc., announced the terms for its proposed IPO on Friday.
The news has caused a stir among those keeping an eye on the Chinese tech space, as Sogou is backed by Chinese tech giant Tencent, the company behind the hugely popular messaging apps WeChat and QQ.
What is Sogou ?
Sogou (whose name, 搜狗, literally translates as “searching dog”) is a Chinese search engine that was launched in 2004, and is currently the third-largest search engine in China.
Well, depending on who you ask. As tends to be the case with all things China, the statistics can vary from source to source.