Microsoft to Provide English Search Results on Baidu

Baidu Inc. this year will start sourcing some results for users’ English-language searches from Microsoft Corp.’s Bing search engine, the companies said Monday.

The Chinese search engine has increased its strong lead in China over Google Inc. — which analysts say users often prefer for English-language searches but which has suffered spotty accessibility in the past year — and is looking at expanding overseas, while Microsoft seeks to expand its share of China’s online search market.

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