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Baidu revenue contracts but beats estimates on cloud business growth
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Baidu revenue contracts but beats estimates on cloud business growth

Men interact with a Baidu AI robot near the company logo at its headquarters in Beijing, China April 23, 2021. REUTERS/Florence Lo/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterAug 30 (Reuters) - China's search engine giant Baidu Inc (9888.HK) beat quarterly revenue estimates on Tuesday, underpinned by growth in its cloud business, even as it reported its first year-on-year quarterly revenue contraction in two years.Total revenue shrank by 5% to 29.65 billion yuan ($4.43 billion) in the second quarter, compared with analysts' average estimate of 29.30 billion yuan, according to Refinitiv data.U.S.-listed shares of the company rose 3.2% in premarket trading.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterEven as Baidu's core advertising sales continu...