Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day.
Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major
global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while
enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the
Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit
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Microsoft Research is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering. Its goals are to enhance the user experience on computing devices, reduce the cost of writing and maintaining software, and invent novel computing technologies. Microsoft Research employs more than 700 people in five labs located in Redmond, Wash.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; Cambridge, England; Beijing, China; and Bangalore, India. More information can be found at http://www.research.microsoft.com/.
Attracting more than 465 million unique users worldwide per month,
MSN® is a world leader in delivering compelling programmed content
experiences to consumers and online advertising opportunities to
businesses worldwide. Windows Live, a new set of personal Internet
services and software, is designed to bring together in one place all
the relationships, information and interests people care about most.
MSN and Windows Live will be offered alongside each other as
complementary services. Windows Live is available at
www.live.com. MSN is located on the Web
MSN worldwide sites are located at www.msn.com/worldwide.ashx.
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AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com/.
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo! is focused on powering its communities of users, advertisers, publishers, and developers by creating indispensable experiences built on trust. For more information, visit www.yahoo.com.
The European Patent Office (EPO) is an international authority set up on the basis of the European Patent Convention to grant European patents using a unitary and centralised procedure. A single patent application in any of the three official languages - English, French or German - can provide patent protection in 32 states.
The European patent system also offers a high level of legal certainty, as European patents are only granted following an in-depth examination and a comprehensive novelty search based on a collection of over 60 million documents. For more information, visit www.epo.org.
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Founded in 2000, Baidu, a Chinese language search platform, leveraging the booming Chinese Internet and search engine market, has dominated Chinese online ad market in 2007 and generating RMB1.74 billion revenue with 108% growing rate. Respond to hundreds of millions of queries daily, Baidu represent approximately 70% of total online search queries in China. Over 150,000 small and mid-sized Chinese enterprises, large domestic corporations and Chinese divisions or subsidiaries of large multinational corporations have benefited from Baidu's online search marketing services. Beyond online search, Baidu continues its success in query-based searchable communities with Baidu's Post Bar (BBS) and Baidu Knows (Answers representing two of the biggest communities in the world.
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Established in December 1995, Wonders Information Co., Ltd. (Wonders) is one of the leading IT service companies in China. The services provided by Wonders include IT consulting, system integration, industrial solution with application, and outsourcing. Wonders works closely with clients in industry and government to help achieve their strategic and operational objectives through the use of advanced technology, innovative applications and solutions. The company is fully committed to client satisfaction.
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