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Rumor: GAPP to Fine Netease Under RMB 500 Mln

17173.com, 1/07/10

An industry source claims that China's General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) will fine Chinese online game operator Netease (Nasdaq: NTES) between RMB 150 mln and RMB 500 mln, less than expected.   Read More...

Rumor: GAPP to Centralize Domestic Game Approval

Sohu IT, 1/07/10

According to informed sources, China's General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) has already sent a notification concerning changes in the approval process for online games to provincial-level Copyright Bureaus.   Read More...

B2C Clothing Site Raises USD 10 Mln in Funding

Netease Tech, 1/07/10

Chinese online clothing website Masa Maso has announced that it raised nearly USD 10 mln in its first round of funding from the Sequoia Capital China Fund.   Read More...

Chinese Classifieds Site 58.com Announces Profitability

TechWeb, 1/07/10

Yan Jinbo, CEO of online classifieds site 58.com, has said that in 2009, 58.com grew by several times, and saw the most rapid development in any year since its founding.   Read More...

Lenovo Unveils Mobile Internet Strategy, Handset

IT168, 1/07/10

Lenovo (0992.HK) officially unveiled its mobile Internet strategy at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas yesterday as well as its first generation of mobile Internet products, including the Skylight smartbook, the LePhone smartphone and the Ideapad U1 notebook, which boasts two processors and has a detachable display that can function as a tablet PC.   Read More...

Baidu Video to Focus on Search, Eyes Acquisitions

Sina Tech, 1/06/10

Gong Yu, CEO of Baidu's (Nasdaq: BIDU) new video company, has said that Baidu Video expects video search to become an important component in Baidu's search services in the future.   Read More...

 

Telecom

Huawei Symantec 2009 Sales Reach USD 320 Mln

Netease Tech, 1/06/10

COO Alex Zhang has revealed that Huawei Symantec, a joint venture between Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei and security and anti-virus software maker Symantec, recorded USD 320 mln in 2009 sales, up 80% YoY.   Read More...

 

Wireless

Chinese Official Calls for Increased Investment in 3G

General Office of the State Council, 1/06/10

Zhang Dejiang, vice premier of China's State Council and a member of the Communist Party Politburo, visited Datang Telecom (600198.SH), China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK), China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) and China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) on January 5 and 6 to learn about the current state of 3G and TD-LTE development and TD-SCDMA in particular.   Read More...

China Reaches 15 Mln 3G Subscribers in First Year

Sina Tech, 1/07/10

In the year since China issued 3G service licenses, total investment in 3G networks has topped RMB 160.9 bln.   Read More...

China Telecom Approves NIVS as 3G Handset Supplier

PR Newswire, 1/06/10

Chinese consumer audio and video electronics manufacturer NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group (NYSE Amex: NIV) has announced that it has been recognized as one of the approved mobile handset vendors for China Telecom's (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) E-Surfing mobile service brand.   Read More...

Beijing Mobile Taps Nokia Siemens for TD-SCDMA Deployment

Sohu IT, 1/07/10

China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) subsidiary Beijing Mobile has announced it will enroll Nokia Siemens Networks' TD-SCDMA wireless and converged core networks, network planning, and professional services to help improve the operator's TD-SCDMA network coverage.   Read More...

China Unicom to Launch 2 Android Handsets in Hunan

CCTIME, 1/07/10

China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) terminal procurement subsidiary Huasheng has revealed that Unicom will release a first batch of Google GPhones in Hunan this month.   Read More...

Hunan Satellite TV Enters Mobile Game Market

Sohu IT, 1/07/10

Golden Eagle Broadcasting subsidiary Hunan Satellite TV has developed a mobile classical-themed MMORPG based on its entertainment variety show "Kuaile Dabenying," titled "Kuaile Jiazu Xiaoao Wulin."   Read More...

Youku Offers Mobile Video for Unicom iPhone Users

People.com.cn, 1/06/10

Chinese video site Youku and CNLive.com, a part of the State Council's China.com.cn, reached an agreement to provide exclusive mobile video products for China Unicom's (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) iPhone users.   Read More...

Hurray Shareholders Approve Share Issue to Ku6

PR Newswire, 1/06/10

Chinese wireless value-added service provider and music production firm Hurray (Nasdaq: HRAY) has announced that its shareholders have approved the issuance of 723,684,204 ordinary shares of Hurray in connection with the merger of Chinese online video site Ku6 at a special general meeting of shareholders held earlier today.   Read More...

 

Internet

Chinese Children's SNS 51mole Reaches 50 Mln Users

Beijing Business Today, 1/07/10

Wang Haibing, CEO of Taomee, the operator of children's virtual world and SNS website 51mole.com, has revealed that the site now has 50 mln registered users.   Read More...

SNS Game Developer Kingnet Obtains Funding

China Venture, 1/07/10

Shanghai-based SNS game developer Kingnet Technology (Kaiying Network) has obtained millions of USD in venture capital from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB).   Read More...

51.com Resumes Operation

Sina Tech, 1/06/10

After nearly a day in which the domain could not be accessed, at approximately 8pm on January 6, social networking site 51.com was again reachable.   Read More...

Overseas IDC Companies to Enter Chinese Market

ChinaBizNews, 1/06/10

U.S.-based domain registrar Go Daddy has begun to take steps to gain access to the China market.   Read More...

Rumor: CNNIC to Assess All Domain Names

DoNews, 1/07/10

Some domain name registration firms have reported that the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) plans to extend its domain name crackdown to include domains registered before December 14, 2009.   Read More...

A/V Sharing Site Fenbei Suspends Operations

Netease Tech, 1/07/10

Zheng Li, CEO of music and video sharing site Fenbei, will face criminal charges for his role in opening a nude chat website.   Read More...

CIIRC Exposes Four Websites for Vulgar Content

China.com.cn, 1/07/10

Through the investigation of tips received from the public, the Internet Society of China's China Illegal Information Reporting Centre (CIIRC) has determined that C2C and B2C e-commerce site Taobao, internet portal YNET, online community aggregator Daqi.com, and health information portal 39.net (39Health) contain vulgar content.   Read More...

99Bill Forms Partnership with Orange Hotel

TechWeb, 1/07/10

Orange Hotel Group has announced a partnership with Chinese third-party billing and account settlement provider 99Bill to explore new hotel e-commerce services.   Read More...

Sina Shanghai Features Dongguang News Radio Ticker

Shanghai Morning Post, 1/07/10

The Shanghai site of Chinese online portal Sina (Nasdaq: SINA) and Shanghai Media Group's Dongguang News Radio have signed an agreement to create a real-time updating news ticker on Sina's Shanghai site (sh.sina.com.cn) with content from Dongguang News Radio.   Read More...

The9 to Release New Expansion Pack for MMO

Sina Games, 1/07/10

Chinese online game developer and operator The9 (Nasdaq: NCTY) informed players today that it will release an expansion pack in April for its self-developed and operated side-scrolling online fighting game World of Fighter, which is about to begin an open beta.   Read More...

Tencent Chooses Chinese Name for New Licensed Game

Yesky, 1/07/10

Online game developer and operator Tencent (0700.HK) announced today that it has chosen "Yingxiong Lianmeng" as the Chinese name of its licensed 3D real-time strategy game League of Legends (LOL).   Read More...

Perfect World to Open New Servers for MMO

Tencent Games, 1/07/10

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Perfect World (Nasdaq: PWRD) has announced that it will open two new servers for its self-developed 3D MMORPG, Zhu Xian 2, on January 8.   Read More...

 

Television

VisionChina Media Completes Acquisition of DMG

VisionChina, 1/06/10

Shenzhen-based mass-transit digital advertising operator VisionChina Media (Nasdaq: VISN) has completed its acquisition of public transport digital media network operator Digital Media Group (DMG), creating China's largest and most comprehensive mobile TV advertising network.   Read More...

Rumor: GBS to Establish New Media Company

Oriental Morning Post, 1/07/10

Li Hao, editorial director of Hunan Satellite TV, has disclosed that a leading committee has already been organized to establish a new Hunan Broadcast TV Station as part of the restructuring of Hunan TV operator Golden Eagle Broadcasting System (GBS).   Read More...

Lanzhou "Cuncuntong" DBS to Complete in 2010

Lanzhou Evening News, 1/07/10

The government of Lanzhou convened a meeting on January 5 to assign tasks for 2010 construction work on the city's "Cuncuntong" rural direct-broadcast satellite (DBS) connectivity project and pledge to complete work for more than twenty electrified natural villages.   Read More...

 

Hardware & Software

Microsoft to Launch Windows 7 Promotion in China

Tencent Tech, 1/06/10

Microsoft China recently announced a promotional campaign for Windows 7 Home Edition and Home Premium Edition to be held between December 2009 and March 2010 in over 100 computer malls in more than 15 Chinese cities.   Read More...

CDC Software Proposes to Acquire Chordiant

CDC Software, 1/06/10

Chinese enterprise software provider CDC Software (Nasdaq: CDCS) has announced a proposal to acquire all the outstanding shares of customer experience software provider Chordiant Software for USD 105.1 mln in cash and stock.   Read More...

 
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