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China's MIIT Releases February 3G Subscriber Totals

MIIT, 3/29/10

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has released statistics indicating that as of February, China had a total of 16.06 mln 3G subscribers, with 1.52 mln new subscribers added over the course of the month.   Read More...

Rumor: Telstra to Acquire Lmobile for USD 200 Mln

Sina Tech, 3/29/10

Australian telecom operator Telstra reportedly plans to bid USD 200 mln to acquire Chinese mobile advertising service provider Lmobile, formerly Focus Wireless, over the course of three years, subject to a valuation adjustment mechanism (VAM).   Read More...

China Mobile's Cloud Platform to Develop Mobile Search

Communications World Weekly, 3/29/10

Sun Shaoling, deputy director of the enterprise support laboratory at China Mobile's (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) Research Institute (CMRI), recently announced that China Mobile will officially release version 1.0 of its BigCloud ("Da Yun") cloud computing service by the end of May.   Read More...

YesMy Beverage E-Commerce Sites Win 1st-Round VC

Sohu IT, 3/29/10

Chinese member-based direct sales platform YesMy has announced that it received its first round of funding from Doll Capital Management (DCM) in March.   Read More...

NBA China Digital Media Director Joins Watercooler

Marbridge Consulting, 3/29/10

Former NBA China Digital Media Director Andy Lee has left the company to join social game developer Watercooler, where he will serve as Managing Director of Asia and lead the establishment of Watercooler's new international offices in Beijing.   Read More...

TSMC Applies to Take SMIC Stake

ChinaByte, 3/29/10

Foreign media have reported that Taiwanese semiconductor maker TSMC (2330.TW) has submitted its application to take a 10% stake in Chinese semiconductor manufacturer Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) (NYSE: SMI, 0981.HK) to Taiwanese authorities.   Read More...

 

Telecom

China Telecom Begins 8M Broadband Plan

Netease Tech, 3/28/10

At the 2010 China (Shenzhen) IT Leadership Summit yesterday, deputy general manager Sun Kangmin revealed that China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) has already put plans in motion to offer 8 Mbps broadband access in all cities, and also started a 100 Mbps FTTH project in major cities including Shenzhen and Shanghai.   Read More...

ZTE Estimates 2009 Net Profit Up 50% YoY

Xinhuanet, 3/26/10

At a recent industry, academia and research forum held by Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ), president Yin Yimin revealed that according to preliminary estimates, ZTE's net income reached RMB 2.5 bln in 2009, up approximately 50% YoY.   Read More...

AGC, BUPT Establish Fiber Optics Laboratory

AGC PR, 3/29/10

Japanese glass manufacturer Asahi Glass Company (AGC) established a joint laboratory with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) on April 1, the BUPT-AGC Ultra-High Speed Fluororesin-based Plastic Optical Fiber Technological Combined Laboratory, to research AGC's Fontex optical fiber product.   Read More...

Sunsea 2009 Profit Up 104%

Shenzhen Stock Exchange, 3/29/10

Shenzhen-based telecom equipment manufacturer Sunsea Telecommunications (002313.SZ) has announced its unaudited fiscal results for the fiscal year 2009, with revenue up 64.8% YoY to reach RMB 684.97 mln, compared to RMB 415.58 mln in the same period last year.   Read More...

 

Wireless

Rumor: China Mobile to End Google Partnership

ChinaReviewNews, 3/26/10

China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) has removed the Google logo from the search box on the front page of its Monternet mobile Internet portal, renaming it to "Monternet Search."   Read More...

Rumor: China Mobile BlackBerry 2G Only

CCTIME, 3/29/10

China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) is reportedly preparing to launch customized Blackberry 8910 and 8310 models for individual subscribers in the near future.   Read More...

RIM: No Blackberry Deal for China Unicom

CCTIME, 3/29/10

Gregory Shea, China region president for Research In Motion (RIM), maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, told the 2010 China (Shenzhen) IT Leadership Summit in Shenzhen today that RIM currently has partnerships with China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) and China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) but not with China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH).   Read More...

BlackBerry Seeks Mobile App Cooperation in China

Sina Tech, 3/29/10

Li Dan, general manager for the China region of Research In Motion (RIM), maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, has said that applications such as SNS on the BlackBerry may become a major driver for BlackBerry growth among the individual subscriber market in China, and that the company is currently in talks with possible partners including Tencent (0700.HK) and Taobao.   Read More...

China Unicom to Release New 3G Android Phone

Sina Tech, 3/29/10

China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) mobile terminal subsidiary Unicom Huasheng Telecommunications Technology will soon bring another WCDMA Android-based handset to the market, Samsung's Galaxy I6500U.   Read More...

China Telecom to Pre-Install SMS Spam Blocker

Sina Tech, 3/29/10

China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) has decided to pre-install free anti-SMS spam software, Am321 SMS Guard, on all handsets in an effort to crack down on SMS spam.   Read More...

GrenTech Wins Shanghai Expo WLAN Contracts

PR Newswire Asia, 3/26/10

Chinese wireless solutions provider GrenTech (Nasdaq: GRRF) has announced that it has been selected by China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) as its exclusive WLAN service provider for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.   Read More...

Nationz IPO Approved

Netease Tech, 3/26/10

Chinese security and telecommunications chip manufacturer Nationz Technologies' application to list on the ChiNext growth enterprise board was approved on March 26.   Read More...

Huawei, ZTE Win Taiwan EV-DO Contracts

Netease Tech, 3/29/10

According to Taiwanese media, Asia Pacific Telecom has selected Chinese telecom equipment manufacturers Huawei and ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ) to supply NTD 20 bln (RMB 4.28 bln) worth of EV-DO network equipment, with Huawei winning first bidding rights.   Read More...

360 Safe Guard Featured in China Mobile-Nokia App Store

Sina Tech, 3/26/10

On March 26, the mobile version of Chinese antivirus and security product 360 Safe Guard went on sale in the Mobile Market-Ovi application store - the mobile app store jointly developed by China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) and Nokia - and was named a "preferred partner" of Mobile Market.   Read More...

Shanghai Telecom Launches E-Surfing Mobile SNS

Shanghai Business, 3/29/10

Shanghai Telecom unveiled its new E-Surfing Xingkong ("Star") mobile SNS service on March 28, integrating numerous mobile services including microblogging, discount coupons and search.   Read More...

Haitian Antenna 2009 Net Loss Reaches RMB 27 Mln

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, 3/29/10

Chinese telecommunication antenna manufacturer Xi'an Haitian Antenna Technologies (8227.HK) has announced its unaudited earnings results for 2009, with revenue up 28.5% YoY to RMB 195.4 mln.   Read More...

 

Internet

Baidu to Develop New Business Operations

Sina Tech, 3/28/10

At the 2010 Shenzhen IT Leadership Summit held by the Shenzhen municipal government and e-China Alliances on March 28, Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) CEO Robin Li said that the company will try engaging in new lines of business.   Read More...

Qiyi Launches Invitation-Only Test Version

Sina Tech, 3/29/10

A test version of Baidu's (Nasdaq: BIDU) new video site, Qiyi, has launched.   Read More...

Tongxue Denies Sale Rumors

Sina Tech, 3/28/10

Chinese location-based social networking and microblogging service Tongxue has dismissed rumors that it will be taken over by its investors to be sold off.   Read More...

Chinese Group Purchasing Site Tuank Launches

China News, 3/26/10

Chinese group purchasing e-commerce site Tuank.com launched on March 26.   Read More...

Shanda Literature Cuts Cooperation with Taobao

Netease Tech, 3/29/10

Hou Xiaoqiang, CEO of Shanghai-based online entertainment company Shanda (Nasdaq: SNDA) subsidiary Shanda Literature, has confirmed that its online literature site ReadNovel has ceased cooperation with Taobao Literature (http://xiaoshuo.taobao.com/).   Read More...

Vancl to Adopt 3D Modeling, Video Technology

CCID, 3/29/10

Xu Xiaohui, assistant president of B2C clothing website Vancl, recently said that Vancl will adopt 3D clothes modeling and video technology in the near future.   Read More...

Tencent CEO: Focus on Mobile, E-Commerce

Tencent Tech, 3/29/10

At yesterday's 2010 China (Shenzhen) IT Leadership Summit, CEO Pony Ma revealed that Chinese internet company Tencent (0700.HK) is currently focused on mobile internet and e-commerce, particularly vertical B2C websites.   Read More...

Taobao to Open Transaction Data Platform

Netease Tech, 3/29/10

Chinese B2C and C2C e-commerce site Taobao will begin publishing transaction statistics on Wednesday, according to a source within the company.   Read More...

Shenzhen Government Establishes Internet Fund

Sina Tech, 3/28/10

On March 27 at a meeting on IT industry development in Shenzhen, Shenzhen Science, Industry, Trade and Information Commission chairman Wang Xuewei said that Shenzhen hoped to create an internet industry in the city worth RMB 200 bln by 2015.   Read More...

Security Evaluation Center to Inspect 360 Safe Guard Source Code

Sohu IT, 3/29/10

Security and antivirus software developer Qihoo 360 has announced that the source code for its flagship 360 Safe Guard product will be entrusted to and examined by the China IT Security Evaluation Center.   Read More...

Maxthon Browser Extends Page Crash Protection

PRNewswire-Asia, 3/26/10

Chinese browser Maxthon has expanded its "Isolator" feature to block the crash of a single page tab so that it does not cause other tabs to crash.   Read More...

Rumor: China.com Appoints New GM

DoNews, 3/29/10

Chinese internet portal China.com (8006.HK), a subsidiary of CDC Corporation (Nasdaq: CHINA), has reportedly appointed Gao Fuxiang as general manager in charge of its Internet business.   Read More...

Youku Experiences System Outage

Netease Tech, 3/27/10

Around 8:45 on the night of March 27, Chinese video site Youku experienced a system crash, according to internet users who say they were unable to load the Youku homepage.   Read More...

Game Firm Acquired for RMB 30 Mln

Duowan, 3/29/10

Shenzhen-based game developer Tianhong Information Technology has acquired gaming firm Youxi Daizi ("Game Bag") (www.pkmmo.com) and provided Youxi Daizi with RMB 30 mln in funding.   Read More...

Huayi Brothers Exploring Gaming Sector

Sina Tech, 3/27/10

Wang Zhongjun, chairman of domestic film company Huayi Brothers (300027.SZ), revealed recently at the 2010 China (Shenzhen) IT Leadership Summit that Huayi Brothers is looking at online gaming projects and is in discussions to cooperate with certain companies, adding that the company may make acquisitions or investments.   Read More...

Rumor: Tianya, Giant Co-Operate Browser Game

DoNews, 3/29/10

Chinese online community Tianya will reportedly begin co-operating Chinese online game developer and operator Giant Interactive's (NYSE: GA) self-developed medieval strategy browser game The Golden Land in mid-April.   Read More...

Perfect World to Open New Servers for MMO

Tencent Games, 3/29/10

Online game developer and operator Perfect World (Nasdaq: PWRD) has announced that it will open two new servers for its self-developed 2.5D MMORPG, Battle of the Immortals, on April 2.   Read More...

KongZhong MMO PCU Hits 100,000

17173.com, 3/29/10

Chinese traditional and mobile Internet company KongZhong (Nasdaq: KONG) has announced that peak concurrent users (PCU) of its self-developed 3D MMORPG adapted from a popular online novel, E'mo Faze, has reached 100,000.   Read More...

Netease to Begin Unlimited Test of MMO

Sina Games, 3/29/10

Online game developer and operator Netease (Nasdaq: NTES) has announced it will begin unlimited testing of its self-developed 3D turn-based MMORPG Westward Journey: Genesis ('Chuangshi Xiyou') on March 31.   Read More...

Tencent to Begin Third-Round CB of MMO

QQjia.com, 3/29/10

Online game developer and operator Tencent (0700.HK) has announced that it will begin third-round of closed beta testing of its 3D MMORPG World of West on April 1.   Read More...

9You to Introduce Full 3D in Game Titles

China.com, 3/29/10

Shanghai-based gaming company 9You recently announced it is embarking on a full 3D visualization strategy for its online games, and will incorporate 3D stereovision technology into its developing and existing titles.   Read More...

Tianyou to Begin 2nd-Round Technical Test of Casual Game

17173.com, 3/29/10

Shanghai-based online game operator and developer Shanghai Tianyou Software has announced that it will begin second-round technical testing of its casual basketball game "Freestyle Basketball 2" on March 30.   Read More...

Success Multi-Media to Begin OB of Licensed MMO

17173.com, 3/29/10

Ningbo-based online game developer and operator Ningbo Success Multi-Media Communication has announced that on April 16 it will begin open beta testing of 3D MMORPG Shin Megami Tensei, licensed from Japanese game developer Cave.   Read More...

CINS to Begin 4th-Round CB of Licensed MMO

17173.com, 3/27/10

Chinese online game operator CINS Limited has announced that it plans to begin a fourth round of closed beta testing of its licensed turn-based MMORPG, Stone Age 2, on April 10.   Read More...

Qiju Acquires Rival Personals Site Yeeyoo

Chinaz.com, 3/29/10

Chinese online matchmaking website YeeYoo has confirmed it has been acquired by SNS website Qiju.com.   Read More...

Jiayuan Registered Users Exceed 23 Mln

China Economic Net, 3/27/10

Chinese online matchmaking site Jiayuan.com has reached over 23 mln registered users, and successfully matched over 4.4 mln users (2.2 mln couples).   Read More...

 

Television

GBS to Assume Operation of Qinghai Satellite TV

Sanxiang City Express, 3/28/10

Qinghai Television and Hunan-based broadcasting network Golden Eagle Broadcasting System (GBS) have signed an agreement to jointly operate Qinghai Satellite TV.   Read More...

11 of 13 China HDTV Channels Use Dolby Technology

SARFT.net, 3/29/10

At the China Content Broadcasting Network Exhibition (CCBN 2010) in Beijing, Dolby Laboratories revealed that 11 of China's 13 HDTV channels use Dolby high-definition audio technology as a NGB audio resolution solution.   Read More...

 

Hardware & Software

Hisense 2009 Net Profit Up 121% YoY

Bianews, 3/29/10

Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer Hisense (600060.SH) released its 2009 financial results yesterday, reporting RMB 18.41 bln in operating revenues, up 37.29% YoY.   Read More...

Neusoft 2009 Net Profit Up 31% YoY

Beijing Times, 3/29/10

Chinese software company Neusoft (600718.SH) has announced its financial results for 2009, with operating revenues reaching RMB 4.17 bln, up 12.3% YoY.   Read More...

Samsung, Suning Set RMB 10 Bln Sales Target

Sohu IT, 3/29/10

New Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung met with Zhang Jindong, president of Chinese electronics retailer Suning (002024.SZ), in Nanjing on March 28.   Read More...

 
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