搜狗最后一次发财报

投资界(ID:pedaily2012)11月17日消息,昨日,搜狗发布了2020年第三季度财报。搜狗三季度营收2.167亿美元,同比下降31.2%;归属于搜狗公司的净亏损为4200万美元。据悉,搜狗将于2020年四月份完成私有化交易,此次将是搜狗最后一次发布财报。

此后,搜狗将成为腾讯控股的间接全资子公司,与腾讯一同抢占更多移动搜索市场份额。有趣的是,字节跳动创始人张一鸣曾在一场内部员工会上表达了进军搜索的决心,这便意味着,在搜索这个领域,腾讯和字节跳动又相遇了。

搜狗最后一次发财报,净亏损为3770万美元

搜狗依然亏损。

昨天下午,搜狗提交了第三季度成绩单:截至2020年9月30日,搜狗总营收为2.167亿美元,同比下降31.2;归属于搜狗公司的净亏损为3770万美元。

从细分业务来看,搜索与搜索相关营收为1.925亿美元,同比下降33.2%;其他营收为2420万美元,同比下降9.3%。

值得注意的是,作为搜狗的新兴业务,智能硬件的表现较为不错。第三季度,智能硬件业务同比增长66%。自从2019年3月,搜狗开始涉足以语音识别、转写和翻译为核心诉求的录音笔行业。此前,搜狗在智能硬件部分营收并不高,2020年,随着搜狗在录音笔和新硬件的投入加大,智能硬件的营收情况有所变化。

2020年第一季度,搜狗其他收入为2640万美元,同比增长26%,其增长主要来自于智能硬件产品销售收入的增加;第二季度,智能硬件业务的收入实现25%的同比增长;本季度,智能硬件业务同比增长达66%。

虽然如此,搜狗的亏损现状并未好转。财报显示,2020年第一季度搜狗营业收入2.573亿美元,同比增长2%,归属于搜狗的净亏损为3110万美元,同比扩大10.5倍;2020年Q2总收入为2.612亿美元,同比下降14%,归属于搜狗的净亏损为850万美元。

搜狗持续亏损的原因在于受疫情影响,广告投放减少,与此同时流量成本又居高不下。搜索业务的黄金时代已经过去了,加之微信和今日头条的冲击,百度搜索和360搜索均遇到过业务下滑的情况。

与此同时,搜狗私有化的消息再次波及到搜索业务。在三季报中,搜狗说明了营收减少的主要原因:由于此前公布的腾讯将私有化搜狗的建议,导致某些广告主对搜狗的业务政策存在不确定性,以及流量获取活动减少。

第四季搜狗度退市,腾讯和字节跳动在搜索领域相遇

对于搜狗来说,2020年最好的消息莫过于腾讯全资收购自己的消息。当时消息一出,搜狗股价一度暴涨超48%。

这并不是搜狗与腾讯第一次结缘。早在2013年,腾讯入股搜狗的消息也是轰动一时。当时,搜狗输入法市场份额为87.8%;搜狗搜索覆盖2亿用户,覆盖率达45%,排名第三;搜狗浏览器拥有1.2亿用户,覆盖率接近25%,排名第三。

在入股搜狗之前,腾讯曾斥巨资发力搜索业务,但收效甚微。当入股搜狗之后,腾讯放弃了自有搜索业务,并给予资源支持:在腾讯系新产品中提供搜索服务优先使用搜狗服务,包括微信;在业务和决策方面,搜狗保持了最大的独立性。

近几年,搜索市场发生了新变化,腾讯不得不再次出手。整个移动互联网的流量红利都在下降,而流量成本依然越来越高,腾讯不少业务因此受到了不少挑战。与此同时,由于用户获取信息不再依赖搜索引擎,各类APP可以分走大量用户,导致搜索市场出现了新玩家。

字节跳动创始人张一鸣曾在一场内部员工会上表示,如果没有搜索场景的拓展和优质内容,今日头条的增长空间可能只剩4000万日活跃用户,这明确表达了进军搜索业务的决心。于是,字节跳动搜索业务开始走到大众视野。

至此,腾讯和字节跳动,在搜索领域再一次相遇了。

US Senator Grassley to Quarantine After Exposure to COVID-19

Sen. Chuck Grassley  arrives for a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Oct. 26, 2020.

U.S. Senator from Iowa, Charles Grassley said Tuesday he has been exposed to COVID-19 and will quarantine while awaiting the results of a test to see if he has the virus.

In a statement from the 87-year-old Republican senator’s office, Grassley said he felt fine and has no symptoms, but he will follow his doctor’s orders and immediately quarantine at his home.

He also stressed that “It is important we all follow public health guidelines to keep each other healthy.”

Grassley was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980 and is currently chairman of the finance committee.  He is president pro tempore of the Senate, making him third in line for the presidency. 

US States Tighten Coronavirus Restrictions After Rise in Cases

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Mardi Gras parades have been canceled in New Orleans, the city said Tuesday, as the coronavirus continues to surge in much of the United States. 

City spokesman Beau Tidwell said at a news conference Tuesday that the celebrations, which were scheduled to take place on Feb. 16, 2021, cannot happen with current limits on outdoor gatherings. 

“None of this should be a surprise to anybody,” Tidwell said. “The guidelines have been in place for some time.” 

Also Tuesday, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. 

“I’m feeling good + will keep up on my work for the ppl of Iowa from home,” the 87-year-old Senator from Iowa wrote on Twitter, adding that he would continue to quarantine according to CDC guidelines. https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1328830806291341312&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.voanews.com%2Fcovid-19-pandemic%2Fus-states-tighten-coronavirus-restrictions-after-rise-cases&siteScreenName=VOANews&theme=light&widgetsVersion=ed20a2b%3A1601588405575&width=550px

I’ve tested positive for coronavirus. I’ll b following my doctors’ orders/CDC guidelines & continue to quarantine. I’m feeling good + will keep up on my work for the ppl of Iowa from home. I appreciate everyone’s well wishes + prayers &look fwd to resuming my normal schedule soon— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) November 17, 2020

A day earlier, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds ordered all indoor gatherings to be limited to 15 people, mandated mask-wearing for people who are unable to socially distance from others indoors for more than 15 minutes, and said all restaurants and bars must close by 10 p.m. 

Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota, was set to vote on a mask mandate Tuesday evening. South Dakota currently has the highest positivity rate for COVID-19 in the country. 

Maryland and Ohio also imposed 10 p.m. curfews on bars and restaurants on Tuesday. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens during a Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing on the federal government response to COVID-19 Capitol Hill, Sept. 23, 2020.
FILE – Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill, Sept. 23, 2020.

But Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, called Tuesday for a more uniform approach to fighting the virus. 

“We need some fundamental public health measures that everyone should be adhering to, not a disjointed, ‘One state says one thing, the other state says another thing,'” Fauci told The New York Times, speaking from a virtual press conference. 

During the past week, the United States has recorded an average of nearly 150,000 new cases per day, according to Johns Hopkins University. The country has registered more than 11.3 million total cases during the pandemic, the most in the world. 

The rise in cases has put a strain on the health care systems with half of the country’s states reporting new peaks in hospitalizations. 

Some retailers have also reintroduced safety precautions on lines for customers to get into stores and set purchase limits on items such as hand sanitizer, toilet paper and disinfecting wipes to prevent hoarding. 

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Other commercial establishments, however, are seeking to increase business. Movie theaters in New York City are seeking permission to reopen, while restaurateurs in Massachusetts are trying to serve more customers at night.  

In a phone call Monday with the nation’s governors, Vice President Mike Pence, who leads the Trump administration’s coronavirus response, urged the governors to tell residents the country has never been more prepared to deal with COVID-19. He said there is a large supply of personal protective equipment and cited promising early results from two vaccine candidates.

Transition team 

President-elect Joe Biden told reporters Monday that the Trump administration’s refusal to coordinate with his transition team has potentially dire consequences for the government’s COVID-19 response when the new administration takes office in January. 

Biden cited the task of distributing any vaccines that are approved, calling it a “huge undertaking” and saying that if his team is not given access to the current planning process then they will be “behind, over a month, month and a half.” 

“More people may die if we don’t coordinate,” Biden said. 

Trump has refused to concede his defeat while he pursues long-shot legal claims that the November 3 vote was rigged against him. He has blocked administration officials from cooperating with Biden’s transition team throughout government agencies.   

Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States was one of the key issues in the election. National polls showed that voters trusted Biden more than Trump to deal with the pandemic. 

Fears Over New COVID-19 Cluster in Australia

A medical staff member takes details from people queuing at a COVID-19 testing site in Adelaide

SYDNEY – Australian officials are warning they face a “dangerous situation” in the coronavirus pandemic after reporting about 20 newly detected infections in the state of South Australia, its first outbreak since April. 

After seven months with no community transmission of the new coronavirus, South Australia is fighting to contain a cluster of new cases.   

Most of the recently detected infections are within the same family. 

The source is thought to have been a hotel in Adelaide where Australian travelers are placed in mandatory quarantine after returning from overseas.  An infected cleaner is believed to have passed on the virus to his or her large family, including a prison worker.  

Health authorities have been working to trace all known contacts of those within the Adelaide cluster. Thousands of people have been tested since it was discovered.  Just one new case was detected Monday, but South Australian premier Steven Marshall says vigilance is needed.

“This is a very dangerous situation.  If we work cooperatively with SA (South Australia) Health and SA (South Australia) Police on this one we should get on top of it. But it is really a very worrying situation, and we must act very swiftly,” Marshall said.

People are seen at a cafe after the state of Victoria saw COVID-19 case numbers drop in Melbourne
People are seen at a cafe after the state of Victoria saw COVID-19 case numbers drop in Melbourne, Nov. 17, 2020.

The state government has brought in new emergency restrictions in South Australia, including the closure of gyms, while international flights carrying returning Australian citizens and permanent residents have been suspended for seven days. 

The outbreak could hamper Australia’s efforts to reopen state and territory borders by Christmas.  Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory are reintroducing quarantine measures on South Australian residents.    

But other jurisdictions, including New South Wales, have no plans to refuse entry to visitors from South Australia.  

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian. 

“What this does is reinforce for us how contagious the disease is and how unexpectedly cases and outbreaks can arise. But it is how you deal with those outbreaks, and we are confident that if that happened in New South Wales, we would get on top of it and similarly that South Australian authorities are getting on top of it and that is our understanding from our health officials here in New South Wales,” Berejiklian said.

New South Wales has recorded its 10th consecutive day without any community transmission of COVID-19, while Victoria state officials say they have now gone 18 days in a row without a new case following the easing of a strict lockdown in the city of Melbourne. 

Since the pandemic began, Australia has diagnosed 27,750 coronavirus infections. More than 900 people have died. 

Australia closed its international borders to foreign nationals in March.  

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