Sogou Inc. (NYSE: SOGO) is an innovator in search and a leader in China’s internet industry. With a mission to make it easy to communicate and get information, Sogou has grown to become the second largest search engine by mobile queries and the fourth largest Internet company based on monthly active users (MAU) in September 2017.
Sogou has a wide range of innovative products and services that are used by hundreds of millions of users in China. For example, Sogou Input Method is the largest Chinese language input software by MAU for both mobile and PC. It interfaces with virtually all applications that involve Chinese-language input, generating massive, high-quality data that is critical to our big data capabilities. It anticipates users' search intentions in real time and allows them to search directly with Sogou Search through its embedded search function.
Through a robust ecosystem built and shared with Tencent and other strategic partners, we also deliver differentiated content to our users, including search access to the vast content from Tencent's Weixin Official Accounts. Sogou Search is the default general search engine in Tencent's Mobile QQ Browser and qq.com, and we are exploring more opportunities to deepen our collaboration with Tencent.
We are also at the forefront of AI development with a clear roadmap. Focusing on natural interaction and knowledge computing, we have made significant breakthroughs in voice and image technologies, machine translation, and Q&A, which have been successfully integrated into our products and services. Our proven AI capabilities will facilitate the launch of more disruptive products and services, such as virtual personal assistants, or VPAs, to serve users anytime, anywhere.
With a dedication to improving the user search experience, diversifying traffic channels, differentiating content, and developing leading AI capabilities, Sogou is well positioned for long-term growth.