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Is Baidu Out of Growth Ideas?

Are there any original ideas left? Months after Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) made Glass an official product you could buy for $1,500, Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU  ) this week teased "Baidu Eye," a Glass copycat.

Or at least that's how it looks. In confirming the Eye's existence in an interview with Mashable, a spokesperson insisted that the two devices are functionally distinct. Nevermind that neither product was selling on the mass market as of this writing.

Is Baidu making a mistake copying Google like this? In the following video, Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova comments on the company's approach, and how it differs from what we've seen to date. Please watch and then leave a comment to let us know what you think of Baidu's prospects.

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  • Report this Comment On April 05, 2013, at 10:47 PM, sundance4fun wrote:

    I sold my 400 shares today, at a $6 loss per share. I read an article saying to expect it to go to $50 a share. I decided not to wait and see. I want to sleep at night. I appreciate your video. It makes me feel good about my decision.

  • Report this Comment On April 06, 2013, at 4:03 AM, wearable99 wrote:

    no disrespect, but xybernaut has wearable badge from at least a decade ago. google glass seems be an iteration of hitachi's take on xybernaut wearable device. the baidu wearable might be a device for users with some disabilities...notably hearing ............a personalized loop and hearing aid system might make hearing in a crowd or background noise much better for a user and all of it facilitated by the smartphone component of the wearable network of devices concept of the mit thrill vest. actually , could be a great add on for the sixth sense computing efforts as it applies to aging populations usage.

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