Wen / Han Yimin
Sogou yesterday announced its 2016 annual and four quarter earnings, reported a full year 2016, Sogou revenues of 4 billion 400 million yuan, an increase of 19%, net profit of non U.S. GAAP is 640 million yuan rmb. Among them, the fourth quarter of 2016, Sogou revenue of $1 billion 170 million, an increase of 11%.
According to the information provided by Sogou Sogou search, as of the end of December 2016, the overall traffic growth of 30% compared with a year ago, especially mobile search traffic growth of 70%, the overall traffic contribution amounted to 3/4.
Sitting in front of the media Sogou CEO Wang Xiaochuan laments: Sogou search survived.
From 2013 to now merged with Tencent soso, Sogou has experienced three fiscal year, the profit scale. Wang Xiaochuan recalled that three years ago, when Sogou and SOSO Tencent reached a strategic cooperation, said the 360 China search market can only accommodate two, not third things, the expression of second he is now in Chinese Baidu still looks great, in addition, Sogou is the only one existing PC search also has wireless search. Market share, profit rose in the company.
The launch of WeChat search, Sogou known content in 2015 data access, the user can search in the search results directly for almost answering information, at the same time on-line search Sogou know almost vertical channels, polymerization known quality content; known for its custom enabled Sogou search technology solutions, fully upgraded the underlying knowledge on engine search and improvement of PC and wireless client search function and service.
In 2016, Sogou continue to introduce a variety of vertical search products: from May 2016 onwards, Sogou released the Ming medicine, English, academic search products. The fourth quarter, Sogou English search for overseas search upgrade.
Wang Xiaochuan introduced, the vertical search is to let Sogou distinct products produced, the vertical content will be integrated into the web search, but it is more important to ask, Sogou is forward, from keyword search back to the use of natural language and machine communication.
AI armed to the teeth
Previously, Sogou has already begun to do the voice input and image input in the input method, but more than AI voice and image, supported by the language system, to understand the knowledge and reasoning ability is Wang Xiaochuan as a key direction to capture the next sogou.
In the hardware, Sogou may be more investment in the future. Wang Xiaochuan believes that now the core of intelligent hardware thing, is the ability to make the natural interaction and make judgments, the machine can do in the interaction and judgment. Intelligent hardware has a living room and home, car and mobile three scenarios, Sogou through self research, cooperation, cooperation or provide API approach, cut into these three scenarios.
Avoid things that don't happen
As a famous technology CEO, Wang Xiaochuan revealed that he will still knock their own code, with the team to discuss new algorithms and various technical issues.
Wang Xiaochuan introduction, Sogou overall artificial intelligence is not without fear of fantasy, the company's genes is a step by step to do.
Not long ago, Sogou came again this year will be the news of the IPO, which Wang Xiaochuan admitted that due to Sogou has two strategic investors Sohu and Tencent, so the IPO involved in more aspects. But at the same time he also revealed that several parties on the Sogou IPO, before talking about the possibility of not talking, but now is the least you can sit down and talk.