This excerpt taken from the SOHU 10-K filed Feb 26, 2009.
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
In order to focus on our core business of online advertising, on June 20, 2006, we discontinued our unprofitable e-commerce business. As a result of the discontinuation of this business, the e-commerce business is accounted for as a discontinued operation. Accordingly, our statements of operations separate the discontinued operation for all periods presented.