Beijing – Microsoft (NASD: MSFT) has partnered with Chinese e-commerce
giant Alibaba Group to test a new search service in China, the Associated Press
The Etao search site launched in beta last weekend, and combines
Alibaba’s e-commerce search engine with a Chinese-language version of
AP notes that Alibaba
also operates the Chinese version of Yahoo’s (NASD: YHOO) search engine, and that Yahoo
holds a 40% stake in Alibaba.