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Sogou, Inc.
Sogou logo.png
Type of site
Public company, subsidiary
Founded 9 August 2010; 7 years ago (2010-08-09)
Headquarters Beijing, China
Key people Wang Xiaochuan (CEO)
Industry Internet

Sogou, Inc. is a subsidiary of Sohu, Inc. founded on 9 August 2010. It is the owner and developer of Sogou (Chinese: 搜狗; pinyin: Sōugǒu; literally: "Search-dog") search engine, Sogou Input and Sogou browser.


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Website screenshot
Available in Chinese
Owner Sogou, Inc. (subsidiary of Sohu, Inc.)
Alexa rank Negative increase 123 (July 2016)[1]
Commercial yes
Users 400 million
Launched 3 August 2004; 13 years ago (2004-08-03)
Current status Active

Search engine and web applications[edit]

Sogou search engine ( was launched on 3 August 2004.

Sogou's web application products are designed to classify online information, such as music, picture, video clip, news, map and vertical information.

Sogou Input[edit]

Initially released in 2006, Sogou Pinyin is the most popular Chinese input software in China. It makes use of its search engine techniques which are the analysis and categorization of the most popular words or phrases on the Internet.

Sogou browser[edit]

Started in December 2008, Sogou browser adopts a "dual-core" (Google Chrome's WebKit and Internet Explorer's Trident layout engines) techniques and it connects to the cloud to recognize malicious websites and software.


On 17 September 2013, it was announced that Tencent has acquired a 36.5% stake in for US$448 million.[2]


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  2. ^ Aitken, Todd (17 September 2013). "Tencent invested $448 million in Chinese search engine Sogou". CEOWorld Magazine. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 

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External links[edit]

  • Sogou – Official website (in Chinese)