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.
China's biggest search engine will soon offer customers the chance to try apps before they buy, thanks to its Baidu Light App platform.
Baidu.com is working on wearable tech called the Baidu Eye, the Chinese media reports.
That's the word from the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which complained that the core Android technology is "strictly controlled by Google."
Russia's search engine is moving up the ranks in the search engine world -- it now comes in fourth place after Google, Baidu, and Yahoo.
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.