|Type||Public company (NASDAQ: SOHU)|
|Founded||August 1996 (IPO July 2000)|
|Key people||Charles Zhang, president, chairman, CEO
Carol Yu, CFO
|Revenue||$852 million USD (2011)|
Sohu.com, Inc. (Chinese: 搜狐; pinyin: Sōuhú; literally "Search-fox") is a Chinese Internet company headquartered in the Sohu.com Internet Plaza (S: 搜狐网络大厦, T: 搜狐網絡大廈, P: Sōuhú Wǎngluò Dàshà) in Haidian District, Beijing, People’s Republic of China. This company and its subsidiaries offer advertising, a search engine, on-line multiplayer gaming and other services. For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007, Sohu.com Inc.'s revenues increased 41% to $188.9M. Net income increased 31% to $35M. Sohu was ranked as the world's 3rd and 12th fastest-growing company by Fortune in 2009 and 2010 respectively. As of August 2011, Sohu is currently the 44th overall in Alexa's internet rankings.
Allegations against Google 
On April 6, 2007, Sohu made a request that Google stop providing its Google Pinyin pinyin Input Method Editor software for download because portions of Sohu's IME software, Sogou Pinyin, were allegedly copied in order to construct it. The detection of the alleged copyright infringement was found due to a suspicious error found in both IMEs, notably the translation of the pinyin "pinggong" which erroneously produces the actor and comedian Feng Gong. On April 9, 2007, Google's spokesman Cui Jin has admitted that the pinyin Google IME "was built leveraging some non-Google database resources."
2008 Olympic Games website 
In November 2005, Sohu was selected to be the Official Internet Content Service Sponsor of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Sohu was provided exclusive services to construct, operate and host the official Beijing Olympics website.
NASDAQ Listing 
Sohu has been listed on NASDAQ since 2000. On 7 March 2013, reports surfaced that the company wanted to go private. However, Carol Yu, the Chief Financial Officer, of Sohu denied the rumor.
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- Sohu Home page (Chinese)
- Sohu English, a portal for English learners.
- SoGou Sohu search engine (Chinese)
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