The Largest Chinese Search Engine in the World Collaborates
With the World-Leading PC Manufacturer to Offer Faster
Chinese Language Searches
BEIJING, July 24 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The world's largest Chinese search
engine Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) and the world-leading PC manufacturer HP announced
that, for one year beginning in October 2006, all HP Pavilion and HP Presario
series computers sold within mainland China will come with Baidu search
service already enabled, so that users can "Baidu their trouble."
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Users of these computers will be able to use Baidu's powerful search
engine service directly through the embedded IE browser homepage or address
search, without having to navigate to the Baidu website. In addition, they
will also be able to access the Baidu homepage simply by pressing a shortcut
key, which will allow them to use the largest Chinese search engine in the
world through the most convenient approach.
Over the years, Personal System Group of HP China has been exploring the
China market and providing users with high-quality products and services. In
addition to outstanding hardware products, HP has also been collaborating with
leading third-party Internet and service providers to provide its users with
high-quality, individualized local service, and to create the best personal
Baidu, which is committed to providing the fastest information access, is
also concerned with the user experience and user demands in China. Since its
foundation, it has been consistent in providing users with a "simple,
reliable" Internet search engine.
With regard to this collaboration, Jerry Liu, CTO of Baidu, said: "We try
to ensure a ubiquitous search service, and help users to get the information
they need easily. We are glad to collaborate with leading companies such as HP
to provide users with the products and service they need."
"The trend of individualization is spreading quickly through the entire IT
industry. HP is trying to achieve the ideal integration of innovative
technologies and individualization to bring true individualized experience to
their users," said Wee Kee Yeo, director of Consumer PC Product Division,
Personal System Group of HP China.
Some analysts believe that, with the technological advancement and cost
reductions across the world, price wars are losing importance and forcing
computer manufacturers across the world to search for new sales bright spots.
In the China market, which boasts the fastest growth and the fiercest
competition in the world, understanding how to provide the Chinese users with
high-quality individualized, localized service has become a challenge for all
manufacturers. In the meantime, Internet search service has become the most
used method of information gathering for PC users. Therefore, the
collaboration between HP and Baidu will be a cooperation between a leading
hardware manufacturer and the leading local Internet search service provider
aiming to improve user experience-based
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