SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- mInfo Inc. (
http://www.minfo.com ) and Incesoft ( http://www.incesoft.com ) today
jointly announced a partnership to collaborate on bringing advanced
conversational search to Chinese MSN instant messenger (IM) users. Under
the agreement, mInfo and Incesoft will cooperate both technically as well
as on the marketing side to distribute the new and improved "XiaoMing(TM)"
IM search robot to Chinese users.
"Currently there are over 80 million mobile instant messaging users in
China. With this number having grown over 400% just in this year, it's
clear to see the promising future of IM on mobile devices and the pending
need for search capabilities by these users," said Alvin Wang Graylin, CEO
of mInfo. "One of mInfo's technical strengths is in supporting natural
language search, which coincides well with instant messaging that is
inherently a natural language communications tool. The alliance with
Incesoft will provide our joint users with more conveniences and easier
access to useful information whether on mobile devices or PCs."
Following the partnership between mInfo and Medio (the leading mobile
search company in the U.S.) last month, the Incesoft collaboration is
another step for mInfo to continue building on its leadership position as a
mobile search and marketing platform in China. Incesoft's Xiao-i and
mInfo's XiaoMing are both intelligent IM robots with highly complementary
capabilities. By having the two companies work together, the users of both
robots will enjoy clear and immediate benefits. XiaoMing's unique
capabilities in rich daily- life and local search content was where
Incesoft found the most synergies. Moreover, Xiao-i could distribute its
contents to more users through mInfo's SMS and WAP platforms.
"With the upcoming 3G license issuance in China, the mobile services
market will grow dramatically," said Hui Yuan, CEO of Incesoft. "mInfo is
definitely the best partner to choose in bringing a more natural mobile
search experience to our users." Both parties will continue to explore
deeper collaboration on IM and mobile advertisement solutions and new ways
to enhance customer satisfaction.
About mInfo(R) Inc.
mInfo Inc. is the leading provider of mobile search services to China's
600 million wireless subscribers and a leading mobile advertising platform
for branded and SME advertisers throughout China. mInfo operates both the
mInfo and Guanxi(TM) brands of search services.
mInfo delivers instant answers and mobile internet content on dozens of
types of life-oriented search categories, and its services are available
nationwide on all four major carriers in China via SMS, WAP, Instant
Messenger, and embedded clients. mInfo's mobile search services are based
on patent- pending natural language and personalization technologies,
making its services truly intuitive to use and its search results highly
relevant. mInfo was founded in early 2005 and headquartered in Shanghai,
with offices in Beijing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Seattle.
For more information, please visit: http://www.minfo.com
Founded in 2001, Incesoft Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to
as "Incesoft") is the world's leading provider of web robot technology and
intelligent interactive information platform. Incesoft is committed long
term to the web robot development and research, providing various
information and services for users at the same time giving them better
interactive experience. At present Incesoft has made great achievements in
the field of Chinese artificial intelligent analysis and information
For more information, please visit http://www.xiaoi.com or
SOURCE mInfo Inc.