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 About Incesoft 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 management service. For more information, please visit http://www.xiaoi.com or http://www.incesoft.com .
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