Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) has nearly accomplished negotiations to purchase JOYY’s operations in China, in accordance with enterprise digital media Jiemian. The deal excludes JOYY’s abroad enterprise, which is claimed to proceed working independently.
As a result of rumor of Baidu’s buy final Friday, JOYY’s inventory value reached $85.13 earlier than the closing, up 5.22% with the market worth mounting to $6.879 billion.
As proven within the firm’s monetary report of the second quarter of 2020, the month-to-month energetic customers (MAUs) within the scale of worldwide live-streaming enterprise elevated by 20.4% with a development of 102.3 million year-on-year.
The report additionally revealed JOYY’s MAU has risen to 41.2 million with a 6% development in comparison with the identical interval final yr.
Livestreaming as a sector can be one among Baidu’s deployment emphasis.
“As a new form of media, livestreaming can solve users’ need for knowledge and information when using Baidu. For example, when a user searches for information about a certain type of illness, entries for a doctor’s livestreaming channel will pop up and he can consult with the doctor directly,” mentioned Dou Shen, Baidu’s government vp.
Each events, Baidu and JOYY, didn’t touch upon the problem as of the publishing of this text.