BEIJING (AP) - Sohu.com Inc., which operates one of China's most popular Web portals, says it lost $79 million in the latest quarter due to higher expenses as its games and mobile businesses expanded.

BEIJING (AP) Sohu.com Inc., which operates one of China's most popular Web portals, says it lost $79 million in the latest quarter due to higher expenses as its games and mobile businesses expanded.

Sohu said Monday the loss for the three months ending March 31, equal to $2.05 per share, compared with a $23 million profit for the same period a year earlier.

The Beijing-based company cited higher promotion and compensation costs as its mobile business and Changyou games unit expanded.

Total revenues for the quarter rose 19 percent to $365 million. Online advertising was up 51 percent at $175 million.