Yahoo China Forms Alliances

The China Daily reports that Yahoo China has formed alliances with 12 Chinese companies and will provide them with e-mail, IM, and other services.

Yahoo! China said yesterday that it had formed an e-mail alliance with Chinese firms like NASDAQ-listed travel service company Ctrip, game websites including Haofang, e-commerce firm Dangdang, IT information portals Chinabyte, Enet and Donews, and software company Kingsoft.

The Chinese branch of the US Internet giant will first provide its free e-mail technology to the 12 companies and their users can register such accounts with a capacity of as much as one gigabyte.

Yahoo! China will then offer its search engine and instant messaging services to the 12 companies.

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