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China's Baidu releases new mobile browser

Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, has released a mobile browser and says it will invest in a cloud computing center as growth in Internet use shifts to mobile phones.

By:AP
| Updated on: Sep 05 2012, 13:02 IST

Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, has released a mobile browser and says it will invest in a cloud computing center as growth in Internet use shifts to mobile phones.

China has the world's most populous Internet market and the number of people who go online via mobile phones and tablet computers is growing twice as fast as the overall market.

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Baidu said the newest version of its browser will support faster Internet access and downloads and allow users to run Web-based applications. The company said it will create a cloud computing center to support its mobile initiative but released no technical details.

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'The cloud-supported mobile Internet is the focus of the next wave of innovation,' said chairman Robin Li at the company's annual conference this week.

Baidu had 78.6 percent of China's search market in the second quarter of this year, far ahead of second-place Google Inc. with 15.7 percent, according to Analysys International, a research firm.

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First Published Date: 04 Sep, 12:55 IST
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