Microsoft will display paid search listings from Baidu.com among the search results of certain Microsoft websites, the companies announced on Thursday.Baidu, which operates China\u2019s most popular search engine, will have paid search listings on MSN, Windows Live and other partner websites in China.Baidu battles Google in China, although not necessarily in the same areas. Baidu goes head to head with Google in search and has the biggest share of China\u2019s search market, but its reach is limited by its focus on Chinese-language searching. It has attempted to compete against its rivals through deals with major international players.In October, Viacom\u2019s MTV Networks and Nickelodeon said\u00a0they will make 15,000 hours of their content available in China via Baidu website. That included both English- and Chinese-language programs, including Nickelodeon\u2019s Sponge Bob Square Pants and MTV\u2019s Pimp My Ride, along with programs produced locally for Chinese audiences. Viacom does, however, have similar arrangements with Google and AOL.Financial terms of the deal with Microsoft were not disclosed.-Steven Schwankert, IDG News Service (Beijing Bureau)Related Link:\n\nIntel and Baidu Team Up for Web SearchCheck out our CIO News Alerts and Tech Informer pages for more updated news coverage.