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Mobile TV Chip Maker Siano Raises USD 24 Mln Funding

Siano Press Release, 1/12/10

Israeli mobile TV chip maker Siano Mobile Silicon has announced the completion of a USD 23.5 mln fourth round of funding.   Read More...

Shanda Games to Acquire U.S. Browser Game Platform

Shanda Games, 1/12/10

Online game developer and operator Shanda Games (Nasdaq: GAME) today announced an agreement to acquire San Francisco-based Mochi Media, a platform for distributing and monetizing browser games.   Read More...

Rumor: Shanda to Establish Online Travel Site

Beijing Business Today, 1/12/10

According to informed sources, Shanda Interactive Entertainment (Nasdaq: SNDA) has officially launched a "Shanda Travel" project, and hopes to launch a travel site that integrates Shanda's online and offline resources.   Read More...

Rumor: GAPP Targets WoW Expansion Pack

17173.com, 1/12/10

According to a reliable industry source, China's General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) has notified Chinese online game operator Netease (Nasdaq: NTES) that World of Warcraft expansion pack Burning Crusade must revert to its former free closed beta state before January 17, or face suspension of Internet access and hefty penalty fines.   Read More...

Baidu Hacked

South CN, 1/12/10

At approximately 7:30am on January 12, China's largest search engine, Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU), was attacked by Iranian hackers, at which time the site's front page displayed a banner reading: "This site has been hacked by Iranian Cyber Army."   Read More...

Rumor: China Targets Number Portability This Year

CCTimes, 1/12/10

China's major telecom operators have reportedly already begun making adjustments in order to achieve mobile number portability this year.   Read More...

 

Telecom

Zhejiang Telecom Procurement Base Spending Tops RMB 10 Mln

Wenweipo, 1/12/10

In its first month of trial operations, China Telecom's (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) procurement base in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province has recorded over RMB 10 mln in procurements.   Read More...

Cisco Creates Greater China Theater in Asia Restructuring

Cisco Press Release, 1/11/10

Global networking equipment manufacturer Cisco today announced a restructuring of its Asia Pacific and Japan operations to support its investments and growth plans in the Asia Pacific and Japan region.   Read More...

 

Wireless

TechFaith, Aigo Ally on Motion Sensor Gaming Content

TechFaith PR, 1/12/10

China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology (Nasdaq: CNTF) and Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer Huaqi Information Digital Technology, which markets its products under the Aigo brand, today announced the joint promotion of new motion sensor game content.   Read More...

Rumor: China Mobile Appoints New VP

CCTimes, 1/12/10

According to internal China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) sources, China Mobile has recently circulated an announcement appointing former CEO assistant Li Huidi as a group vice president.   Read More...

Guangdong Mobile Signs Movie Star for 139.com Promotion

Southern Daily, 1/12/10

China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) subsidiary Guangdong Mobile has signed an agreement with Hong Kong actor Stephen Chow, who will initially work on promotions for the company's 139.com "Shuike" microblogging service and Mobile Market app store.   Read More...

YeePay Offers Discounted Online Top-Up Service for Unicom

Tencent Tech, 1/12/10

China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) has announced a discount on top-up cards in cooperation with third-party payment provider YeePay.   Read More...

 

Internet

New Baidu Video Company Targets IPO in Five Years

Netease Tech, 1/12/10

Gong Yu, CEO of Baidu’s (Nasdaq: BIDU) new online video subsidiary has said that the company will break even within four years, and targets an independent IPO in five years.   Read More...

Google Postpones Fourth Round Meeting with CWWCS

China News, 1/12/10

According to China Written Works Copyright Society (CWWCS) deputy secretary general Zhang Hongbo, Google has abruptly canceled its planned January 12 fourth round of talks with CWWCS, and a new date is currently being negotiated.   Read More...

Langtaojin to Expand Sales Channels to Southern China

Marbridge Consulting, 1/12/10

Zhou Jie, CEO of Beijing-based online precision marketing firm Langtaojin, told Marbridge in an interview yesterday that his company reached profitability in July 2009 and plans to expand sales channels this year beyond Beijing to include Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou.   Read More...

Netease Youdao Partners with Qihoo 360 on Safe Search

Netease Tech, 1/12/10

Internet portal Netease's (Nasdaq: NTES) Youdao search engine, in conjunction with online security and anti-virus software developer Qihoo 360 Technologies, has launched "safe search" features in Youdao's official 2010 edition, including malicious website notifications and safe preview features.   Read More...

Netease Adds New Functions to Free E-Mail Services

CCID, 1/12/10

Chinese Internet company Netease (Nasdaq: NTES) has announced that, since November, it has offered free automatic mail forwarding and contact list exporting functions to all three of its free e-mail services (163, 126, yeah.net).   Read More...

Taobao to Open Offline Stores

CCTV.com, 1/12/10

Chinese B2C and C2C e-commerce site Taobao has begun carrying out plans to open sales counters in brick-and-mortar retail locations.   Read More...

Taobao, Alipay and Bank of China Launch Credit Card

Sohu IT, 1/12/10

Chinese B2C and C2C e-commerce site Taobao has announced the joint release of a Bank of China-Taobao credit card with online-payment platform Alipay and Bank of China.   Read More...

Alibaba to Cooperate with Korean Trade Agency

CNET News.com, 1/12/10

Chinese B2B e-commerce platform Alibaba.com (1688.HK) has officially reached a strategic cooperation agreement with the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KORTA).   Read More...

CNNIC Denies Forbidding Personal .CN Domain Registration

Southern Metropolitan News, 1/12/10

The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) has officially denied rumors that individuals must register .CN domains under a company name or face domain resolution suspension.   Read More...

Shanda Online Appoints New COO

Sina Tech, 1/12/10

Shanda Interactive Entertainment (Nasdaq: SNDA) subsidiary Shanda Online has announced that former Oak Pacific Interactive vice president Xu Chaojun has assumed the role of Shanda Online COO.   Read More...

Perfect World to Launch Expansion Pack for Dancing Game

17173.com, 1/12/10

Online game developer and operator Perfect World (Nasdaq: PWRD) has announced that it will launch a new expansion pack "Romantic Homeland" (Langman Jiayuan) for casual dancing game "Hot Dance Party II," on January 20.   Read More...

Kingsoft and Dell Partner on Game Bundling

Beijing Business Today, 1/12/10

PC manufacturer Dell and online game developer Kingsoft (3888.HK) have developed a medium-to-long term strategic cooperation plan.   Read More...

Wentian to Begin CB of MMO

China.com, 1/12/10

Shanxi-based online game developer and operator Wentian Technology Development has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its Q-style Chinese fantasy turn-based game, Wen Qing, on January 22.   Read More...

Shenzhen Baiyouhui to Begin OB of MMO

Sina Games, 1/12/10

Online game developer and operator Shenzhen Baiyouhui Network Technology has announced that it will begin open beta testing for its MMORPG Lian Yu on January 22.   Read More...

Baiyou Huitong Licenses MMO to Taiwan

17173.com, 1/12/10

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Baiyou Huitong has announced that it has licensed its self-developed fantasy-themed MMORPG, Shouxue Feiteng, to Taiwanese operators, to be followed by operators in Vietnam, Thailand, Europe and America.   Read More...

CINS to Begin Second CB of Licensed MMO

Tencent Games, 1/12/10

Chinese online game operator CINS Limited has announced that it plans to begin a second round of closed beta testing of its licensed turn-based MMORPG, Stone Age 2, on January 28.   Read More...

Kingsoft Quietly Launches New Game Site

DoNews, 1/12/10

Chinese game developer and operator Kingsoft (3888.HK) has quietly launched a new gaming website, Kuaikuai.cn, but released no details.   Read More...

 

Television

Samsung, Baidu Cooperate on Internet TV Sets

Beijing Business Today, 1/12/10

Samsung and Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) have officially signed a strategic cooperation agreement under which they will jointly develop internet TV sets with built-in search functionality.   Read More...

Focus Media Appoints New CFO

Focus Media, 1/11/10

Chinese digital media group Focus Media (Nasdaq: FMCN) has appointed Kit Leong Low as CFO, replacing Alex Deyi Yang who resigned as acting CFO.   Read More...

 

Hardware & Software

CDC Software Raises 2009 Guidance 25%

CDC Software PR, 1/11/10

Chinese enterprise software provider CDC Software (Nasdaq: CDCS) today revised upward its 2009 GAAP net income guidance to be in the range of USD 20.5 mln to USD 21.5 mln, up more than 25% from original guidance issued after its IPO in August 2009.   Read More...

CDC Software to Sell Stake in Chordiant

CDC Software Press Release, 1/11/10

Chinese enterprise software provider CDC Software (Nasdaq: CDCS) announced yesterday that it intends to sell its holdings in customer experience software provider Chordiant Software.   Read More...

China Soft & Hangzhou Government Establish Software Fund

China Venture, 1/12/10

China Soft Investments announced recently that it partnered with the municipal government of Hangzhou, Jiangsu province, to establish the China Soft Investments Fund (Hangzhou) at the end of 2009.   Read More...

Loongson Wins RMB 350 Mln Government Contract

China Business News, 1/12/10

Jiangsu-based chipset and computer manufacturer Lemote Tech, maker of the Chinese-developed Loongson processor, signed a major contract with the procurement department of the Jiangsu provincial government several days ago.   Read More...

China 3C Group Opens New Retail Stores

PR Newswire, 1/11/10

Chinese retailer and wholesaler of consumer and business products China 3C Group (OTCBB: CHCG) today announced the opening of its two newest YOSEN brand consumer electronics stores in Jiande city and Jinhua City, Zhejiang province.   Read More...

 
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