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CNNIC: Baidu Holds 77% Share of Primary Search User Market

CNNIC, 3/05/09

The Chinese Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) released its ‘2008 Report on Chinese Search User Behavior,' which shows that as of the end of 2008, the number of Chinese search engine users had grown to 203 mln, up 33.6% over the previous year.   Read More...

Baidu: Phoenix Nest in Final Testing

National Business Daily, 3/05/09

Chinese online search company Baidu's (Nasdaq: BIDU) newest advertising auctioning system "Phoenix Nest" will launch in the second quarter of this year, and is currently in the final stages of testing.   Read More...

China to Regulate TV Shopping

Shanghai Evening Post, 3/03/09

Richard Wong, chairman of the China Direct Media Marketing Association (CDMMA), has stated that in November this year, China will release a national standard for the television shopping industry.   Read More...

CMMB to See Nationwide Commercial Launch in July

China Business News, 3/05/09

Wang Lian, deputy director of the State Administration for Radio, Film and Television's (SARFT) Department of Science and Technology, says that following the completion of operator support systems for CMMB in Q1 of this year, Q2 will see the completion of CMMB billing and settlement systems, as well as work to deploy these alongside the networks' existing conditional access encryption systems.   Read More...

Ourgame, Shanda to Cooperate on Games

Ittime, 3/05/09

Wu Guoliang, CEO of online game developer and operator Ourgame, has revealed the company plans to cooperate with online game developer and operator Shanda (Nasdaq: SNDA) to manage its online game products.   Read More...

Chinese Government Announces Rural Computer Bidding Results

Sohu IT, 3/05/09

Bidding results for a government-sponsored rural promotion on computers have been released, with 14 companies winning bids.   Read More...

 

Telecom

Rumor: ZTE Merges R&D and Marketing Departments

Netease Tech, 3/05/09

An industry source has revealed that Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ) has recently made internal organizational adjustments, merging its R&D and marketing divisions.   Read More...

MIIT Details Achievements in Rural Connectivity

MIIT, 3/05/09

On March 3, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) convened the 2009 Symposium on Communications Services.   Read More...

China Telecom to Lower Rural Broadband Fees

Sina Tech, 3/05/09

Fu Guangming, deputy GM of the China Telecom Group's (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) home user business division, says China Telecom is lowering broadband internet plan fees to attract rural users as part of the ongoing rural computing initiative.   Read More...

ZTE to Establish Production Bases in Heyuan

Guangzhou Daily, 3/05/09

Yesterday, the city of Heyuan in Guangdong province and Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ) signed an agreement to set up a production and R&D facility and a professional technology school.   Read More...

 

Wireless

CCID: China 2008 Handset Sales Reach 161 Mln

CCID, 3/04/09

Chinese market research firm CCID Consulting has released a report on the Chinese mobile phone market.   Read More...

Handset Retailer Acquires Xieheng

Beijing Business Today, 3/05/09

Beijing PYPO Communications has acquired mobile phone retailer Xieheng M-Phones for RMB 170 mln.   Read More...

Guangdong Telecom to Launch 3G Service Soon

News Express, 3/05/09

A source at Guangdong Telecom has revealed that CDMA2000 network construction is nearing completion in the main cities of Guangdong province.   Read More...

China to Require Certification for 3G Terminals

The Certification and Accreditation Administration, 3/05/09

The Certification and Accreditation Administration of China announced that starting January 1, 2010, 3G mobile terminals must pass a compulsory product certification and display certification logos accordingly in order to be manufactured, sold, imported, or used in any other way.   Read More...

China Unicom: 3G Investment Cheaper than 2G

Sina Tech, 3/05/09

Speaking to journalists while attending the 2009 National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Chang Xiaobing, chairman and CEO of China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH), stated that 3G network investments are putting pressure on the company, but that 3G network construction is relatively inexpensive when compared with 2G prices.   Read More...

China Mobile to Increase Focus on Family and Enterprise Segments

Ccidcom.com, 3/04/09

At the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's (MIIT) "2009 Symposium on Communications Services" on March 3, China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) vice president Lu Xiangdong said that in 2009, China Mobile will set up a services system centered around TD-SCDMA development and personal, home, and enterprise markets.   Read More...

Chengdu Establishes 3G Development Alliance

Chengdu Business Daily, 3/05/09

Yesterday in Chengdu, a number of research institutions and telecom firms including the University of Electronic Science & Technology, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu Mobile, Chengdu Telecom, Chengdu Unicom, Huawei Research Institute and ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ) formally established the Chengdu New Generation Telecommunication Technology Innovation Alliance.   Read More...

Nokia Siemens Intensifies TD-LTE R&D Efforts

Tencent Tech, 3/04/09

Nokia Siemens Networks announced recently that it has intensified TD-LTE research and development efforts at its Hangzhou R&D center.   Read More...

Nokia Siemens 2008 China Procurements Reach EUR 1.2 Bln

Sohu IT, 3/05/09

Christoph Caselitz, chief marketing officer (CMO) of Nokia Siemens Networks, has stated that the company made procurements last year worth a total of EUR 1.2 bln in China.   Read More...

Huawei Releases Small Form-Factor HSUPA Data Card

Huawei Press Release, 3/04/09

Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei has launched a new HSUPA data card module, the Huawei EM775.   Read More...

 

Internet

Giant Interactive Q4 2008 Net Profit Up 117%

Giant PR, 3/04/09

Chinese online game developer and operator Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) announced today its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2008.   Read More...

Giant Interactive Sued by Programmers

Sina Tech, 3/05/09

Two computer programmers are suing Chinese online game developer and operator Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) for the unauthorized use of their user interface design tool SUIpack.   Read More...

Perfect World to Release New Version of MMO

17173.com, 3/05/09

Online game developer and operator Perfect World (Nasdaq: PWRD) has announced that it will release a new version of its 3D MMORPG Chi Bi on March 12, called "Xin Bing Zheng Zhan", with new missions, virtual items and weapons.   Read More...

Sohu to Open New Servers for MMO

17173.com, 3/05/09

Online game developer and operator Sohu (Nasdaq: SOHU) has announced that it will open a total of four new servers for its 3D MMORPG Tian Long Ba Bu on March 7 and 8.   Read More...

Taobao Launches New "Internet Goods" Brand

Sina Tech, 3/04/09

B2B and C2C e-commerce site Taobao announced a new internet brand called "Wang Huo" ("Internet Goods") with the intention of promoting affordable products that are often available only via the Internet.   Read More...

Alibaba: 99.99% of Members Are in Good Faith

China.com, 3/05/09

The Alibaba Group has released a report on honesty in Chinese and global B2B transactions in which it found that 98.77% of international members were in good faith, and that approximately 99.99% of paying members in the Chinese market were good-faith members.   Read More...

360Buy Launches Express Delivery Service

Sina Tech, 3/05/09

Beijing-based IT product B2C e-commerce platform 360Buy has invested RMB 20 mln in establishing an independent courier service company.   Read More...

Xunlei Denies Blocking Foreign IP Addresses

Tencent Tech, 3/05/09

Since the beginning of February, a number of overseas Chinese users have found themselves unable to visit Chinese online movie website Xunlei Kankan.   Read More...

Google China Launches iGoogle Gadget Competition

Sohu IT, 3/05/09

Google China has announced an iGoogle "Gadget" design competition for Chinese college students running from March 5 to June 1.   Read More...

China Yahoo Updates E-Mail Search

Bianews, 3/05/09

Responding to reports suggesting Yahoo Mail had removed search functionality from its e-mail services, China Yahoo has stated that a system upgrade led to the temporary disabling of search functionality on classic version e-mail accounts.   Read More...

Douban Updates Events Channel

Sohu IT, 3/05/09

Chinese online review site Douban released an update to its City Events channel on March 3 in an effort to improve browsing functionality for non-registered users.   Read More...

 

Hardware & Software

IDC: China 2009 PC Market to Grow Only 3%

Sohu IT, 3/05/09

A research report from IDC says that 2009 will be the hardest year the Chinese PC market has yet seen.   Read More...

China Issues Electronics Recycling Law

Xinhuanet, 3/05/09

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao signed and issued the Management Rules for the Recycling and Processing of Electronic Waste yesterday.   Read More...

HP, 360buy Launch Electronics Recycling Promotion

Sina Tech, 3/05/09

In mid-March, HP and online retailer 360Buy will partner on a recycling program allowing customers to bring their empty HP ink or toner cartridges to any of 360Buy's Beijing, Shanghai, or Guangzhou recycling drop-off points to receive gifts.   Read More...

Jiangsu to Purchase 150,000 Loongson Computers

Sina Tech, 3/05/09

Qian Yuebao, chairman of Jiangsu Menglan Group, has revealed that the Jiangsu provincial government will procure 150,000 computers with Chinese-developed Loongson processors by the end of March at a cost of approximately RMB 300 mln.   Read More...

Former Kingdee CEO Joins Supermarket Chain

Sohu IT, 3/05/09

Brett Ho, who resigned from his position as CEO of enterprise software developer Kingdee International Software Group (0268.HK) on December 31, 2008, has joined supermarket chain "A Best".   Read More...

 
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