Alibaba to pre-install apps on China Telecom phones

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Customers of China Telecom, the third largest network in China, will soon find their smart phones pre-installed with e-commerce platform Alibaba’s apps. The company’s most popular apps like Taobao Marketplace and its social messaging app Laiwang will be installed on China Telecom’s 3G smartphones as part of a new partnership between the companies.

News of the deal comes on the cusp of the company’s decision to go public within the next year, which could bring its value to USD100bn. Alibaba has been beefing up its foothold in web browsers this past year,buying a stake in UC Web and linking up with Qihoo 360 to launch a shopping search engine. 

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