Baidu Round Up
From ChinaTechNews: Baidu Ends Cooperation With Beijing Sales Agent
"Following its recent contract termination with Beijing Zhenlong Advertising, Chinese Internet search engine Baidu.com has now ended its cooperation with another key agent in Beijing, Jinghe Xinda."
"Baidu has been shifting from its agent system to direct sales in key markets in China."
From Multilingual Search: HP to load Baidu on computers in China
"Baidu, China’s largest search engine and Hewlitt Packard have announced that all HP Pavilion and HP Presario series computers that are sold in China will come with Baidu already loaded. HP users will be able to use Baidu’s search engine service through the embedded IE browser homepage or address search, without having to navigate to the Baidu website. They will also be able to access the Baidu homepage by pressing a shortcut key."
From China Web 2.0 Review: Baidu Launches Several Products
1. Baidu Space: MSN Spaces-style product
2. Baidu Focused-Advertising: Advertising based on users personalized surfing behavior
3. Baidu Disk Search Server Version
4. Baidu Toolbar 5.0
5. Baidu X: P2P video download tool and player