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Brief: Intel, Baidu To Team On Search Apps

The two will cooperate on search features for handsets, laptops, and home PCs.

Intel Corp. and Baidu, China's leading Internet search engine, said Thursday they have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on search applications for handsets, laptops and personal computers in the home.

Financial details were not disclosed, but the deal would combine Santa Clara, Calif.-based, Intel's server platform with Baidu's backend search systems for "optimized performance and operational stability," the companies said in a joint statement.

The core of Intel's server platform is the Itanium 2 processor and the Xeon processor. The deal aligns the chipmaker's brand with the largest search engine in China. Almost half of the 110 million people online in China use Baidu, according to Web metrics firm Keynote Systems.

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