BEIJING, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Finance Online Co. Limited ("China Finance Online", "the Company") (NASDAQ GS: JRJC), a technology-driven, user-focused market leader in China in providing vertically integrated financial information and services including news, data, analytics, securities investment advisory and brokerage-related services, today announced that its flagship portal site Stockstar.com ("Stockstar") has entered into an exclusive partnership with Baidu.com ("Baidu") on a mobile web application to provide financial information services.
Under the partnership, Stockstar and Baidu have launched a mobile web application integrating Stockstar's proven financial information services with leading internet technologies. The application allows users to access a variety of information on companies traded on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
Pioneered in introducing HTML5 technology into developing financial information services, the application greatly enhances user experience of searching for and digesting financial information on mobile devices through a highly user-friendly system interface and lower requirement on data usage. Users are able to quickly and conveniently access information including company profile, trading data and charts, and company news without having to install any local application or account registration.
The web application went live in June 2012. Through the application, smartphones running on Google Android and Apple iOS operating systems are now able to access financial information by inputting company name or ticker into Baidu's search engine.Mr. Zhiwei Zhao, Chairman and CEO of China Finance Online, commented, "This partnership speaks volumes about our leadership in financial information services and technologies. Stockstar is one of the most established financial portal sites in China with a proven track record in data processing, website optimization, and client development. As more Chinese are spending more time seeking market intelligence online, extending our competitive advantages to the mobile internet market is a natural choice. "Meanwhile, we are excited to provide our timely, reliable and robust financial information services to Baidu users. Baidu is the No. 1 website in China with the largest user base and highest traffic rank. I am optimistic that by building on Baidu's powerful and far-reaching platform we will be able to expand our potential users and provide them with a better mobile experience in accessing financial information that is faster, cheaper and more streamlined," Mr. Zhao concluded. About China Finance Online