Report: Apple to add Baidu to mobile Safari

Report: Apple to add Baidu to mobile Safari

Summary: The iPad maker is planning to add Chinese search engine Baidu to the options in its mobile Safari browser in China, reports say

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Apple is planning to add Baidu as one of the search engine options on the mobile version of its browser, Safari, in China, according to reports.

Citing sources close to the matter, a tech.sina.com.cn report on Monday said Apple's partnership with the Chinese search engine giant was part of its expansion plans in China. The search engine options currently available on mobile Safari are Google, Yahoo and Microsoft's Bing.

According to Sina, Baidu shared its cloud and mobile internet strategy during its developer conference last week. At the conference, Li Mingyuan, general manager for cloud and mobile at Baidu, said Apple and the Chinese company had reached a partnership agreement for China.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Apple to include Baidu in mobile Safari on ZDNet Asia.


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Topics: Mobility, Smartphones

Liau Yun Qing

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