Baidu unveiled two new devices that were atypical of the Chinese search company's core software business, but like another certain search giant, it's an extension of the company's vision for building a connected world around its search engine.
The Chinese search giant is said to be in discussions with Huan Technology to develop a set-top box or chip for smart TVs -- a move designed to take on Alibaba's move into Internet TV.
The acquisition of 91 Wireless, a Chinese app platform company, helps Baidu expand its presence in the mobile app space.
The company has been testing its "highly automated" vehicles in Europe but now wants to challenge its tech in China where multi-level highways reign supreme.
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According to Bloomberg, Apple could make integration of the Chinese search engine in iOS a reality at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference.
If it comes to pass, the search feature would sit alongside Google search for China-based customers looking to search the Web with the operating system's integrated function.
The company is reportedly considering bringing its Cloud Smart Terminal platform to Windows Phone 7 and iOS too, though it's not clear how amenable Apple would be.
China's growing wealth and Internet use is transforming a high percentage of the older generation to consider themselves regular technology users.
The deal comes ahead of the Alibaba's IPO and may have a price tag higher than Baidu's $1.9 billion acquisition of mobile app store 91 Wireless.