Chinese search giant launches in partnership with local e-commerce players such as and Yihaodian, as it looks to increase its online advertising revenue.   The purpose of these partnerships with local e-commerce players is to offer a vertical search site for online shoppers, but the service will not include Web stores of rival Alibaba.

Pioneering partners for the platform include, Wal-Mart-backed Yihaodian, Amazon China,, and