[Feb. 4 2005 from Shenzhen]
Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) China’s leading provider of Internet and mobile value-added services and Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced that Tencent has started providing Google’s award-winning WebSearch service to its hundreds of millions of users in China. At the same time Tencent offers Google’s targeted advertising service Google AdSense through this new partnership with the online search leader.
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David Wallerstein Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent said "Cooperation with Google is part of our efforts to further strengthen our Internet-ba
"Google's partnership with Tencent provides our advertisers with an effective new distribution channel for their ads while opening up new revenue opportunities for Tencent" said Omid Kordestani senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations Google. "Our WebSearch and AdSense programmes will also enhance the user experience for Tencent users by providing them with relevant information both from Google's vast online index and from Google AdWords advertisers."
"Tencent is proactively exploring more business opportunities and striving to provide top quality services to the fast growing Internet market in China" David Wallerstein added.