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Report: Apple To Integrate Baidu's Search Into iOS

2:19 pm on Mar 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Report: Apple To Integrate Baidu's Search Into iOS [techinasia.com]
Chinese news portal Sina Tech is reporting this morning that according to “knowledgable sources,” Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will integrate Baidu’s (NASDAQ:BIDU) search function into its iOS mobile operating system next month. Apparently, Baidu’s cloud and mobile chief Li Mingyuan hinted at this during the launch of Baidu’s cloud storage service last week, saying that the company already had a comprehensive cooperation agreement with Apple in China.

The implementation would give Safari users on iOS the option of setting Baidu — rather than Google — as their default search engine.