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China Mobile Lowers 2010 3G Subscriber Target

Sohu IT, 4/22/10

At the "2010 Leadcore Customer Conference" held in Shanghai on April 22, He Zhili, vice general manager of China Mobile's (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) terminal division, said that as of April 18, 2010, a total of nearly 6.99 mln TD-SCDMA terminals have been sold, including 3.44 mln handsets and 2.48 mln wireless wireline phones.   Read More...

New Leadcore Solution to Spur Budget TD OPhones

Tencent Tech, 4/23/10

On April 22, following the release of a solution for RMB 1,000 TD-SCDMA OPhones by chipmaker Leadcore Technology, handset manufacturers Lenovo (0992.HK), Yulong, LG, Hisense (600060.SH), TCL (000100.SZ) and Amoi all announced that they would release RMB 1,000 OPhone handsets in the second half of the year.   Read More...

Nokia Unveils Two TD-SCDMA Handsets

Sohu Digi, 4/23/10

Nokia has released its second and third TD-SCDMA 3G handsets, the X5-00 and C5-01, following its debut TD-SCDMA handset, the 6788.   Read More...

Yurong Begins Beta for Core SNS Product

Sina Tech, 4/23/10

On April 22, Yurong Network, the new company established by Li Yu, former CEO of online game operator Shanda Games (Nasdaq: GAME), launched its official website at yurongcorp.com.   Read More...

Group Buy Directory Site Tuanp Approached by VCs

DoNews, 4/23/10

Chinese group purchasing directory site Tuanp.com has reported being approached by several venture capitalists.   Read More...

China's "Old for New" Sales Reach RMB 39 Bln

The Beijing News, 4/23/10

The latest figures from China's Ministry of Commerce show that as of April 20, 2010, the government-sponsored "Old for New" home electronics trade-in program had recycled a total of 10.6 mln old appliances and sold 10.01 mln new units, generating sales of RMB 39.08 bln.   Read More...

 

Telecom

Mainland, Taiwan Telecom Industry Assocations Sign MOUs

China News, 4/23/10

China's Association of Communications Across the Taiwan Straits (ACATS) and the Taiwan Telecommunication Industry Development Association signed five memorandums of understanding today.   Read More...

 

Wireless

TD-SCDMA Alliance: TD Subs to Hit 200 Mln in 3 Years

Chinabyte, 4/23/10

TD-SCDMA Alliance secretary general Yang Hua revealed yesterday at the TD-SCDMA Chip and Terminal Industry Summit/Leadcore 2010 Customer Conference in Shanghai that China's TD-SCDMA users will reach 200 mln in the next three years.   Read More...

Leadcore TD-SCDMA Chip Sales Reach 4 Mln in Q1 2010

C114, 4/22/10

President Sun Yuwang of Chinese TD-SCDMA chip maker Leadcore Technology revealed at the TD-SCDMA Chip and Terminal Industry Summit/Leadcore 2010 Customer Conference in Shanghai yesterday that Leadcore sold over 4 mln TD-SCDMA chips in Q1 2010.   Read More...

Leadcore Predicts Commercial TD-LTE Products in 2012

C114, 4/22/10

At Leadcore's customer conference held in Shanghai on April 22, Leadcore president Sun Yuwang revealed that the Chinese TD-SCDMA chipmaker will release LTE demonstration chips at the end of the year.   Read More...

China Mobile GM Investigated on Bribery Charges

Economic Observer, 4/22/10

Shi Wanzhong, general manager of China Mobile's (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) human resources division, is currently under investigation for allegedly receiving bribes.   Read More...

Hubei Mobile Deputy GM on Closed Trial

Changjiang Daily, 4/23/10

Lin Donghua, deputy GM of Hubei Mobile, is on trial by the Wuhan Intermediate People's Court for "severe infractions."   Read More...

Shanghai Mobile, Shanda Host "Mobile Shanghai Pavilion"

Literature Press, 4/22/10

China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) local subsidiary Shanghai Mobile and Shanda Interactive Entertainment (Nasdaq: SNDA) subsidiary Shanda Literature have teamed up with the Shanghai Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo to create and operate a "Mobile Shanghai Pavilion."   Read More...

Rumor: HTC Drops Palm Bid

Sina Tech, 4/23/10

Industry sources told foreign media today that Taiwanese handset vendor HTC has reportedly passed on an acquisition of US-based handset manufacturer Palm after reviewing the company's figures, leaving Lenovo (0992.HK) as the sole major bidder in Asia.   Read More...

NSN Wins EUR 750 Mln in Mobile Contracts in China

CCTIME, 4/23/10

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) officially announced yesterday that it has signed framework agreements for wireless network equipment and solutions with China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) and China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) worth EUR 750 mln.   Read More...

Huawei Deploys Softswitch for Kenyan Operator

Huawei PR, 4/22/10

Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei and Kenyan telecom operator Safaricom yesterday announced the successful deployment of a next-generation advanced telecom computing architecture ("ATCA") mobile softswitch as part of Safaricom's efforts to develop a high-quality All-IP network.   Read More...

China Unicom, SAIC Motors Unveil 3G Car

Sohu IT, 4/23/10

At Auto China 2010 in Beijing today, Hu Maoyuan, chairman of SAIC Motors, and Chang Xiaobing, chairman of China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH), jointly unveiled SAIC's self-developed 3G-enabled sedan, the Rongwei 350.   Read More...

 

Internet

Taobao Reveals Anti-Counterfeit Program Statistics

Economic Times, 4/23/10

Chinese B2C and C2C e-commerce site Taobao has disclosed that from January through April 20 of this year, Taobao cracked down on 1.81 mln counterfeit items and penalized 8,712 online merchants for the sale of fake goods.   Read More...

Sellers to Sue Taobao for Return Policy

Southern Metropolitan News, 4/23/10

More than 40 Taobao vendors intend to sue the Chinese B2C and C2C e-commerce company over complaints that its new seven-day unconditional return requirement for vendors is unfair.   Read More...

Rumor: Dangdang to List on Nasdaq by Year-End

Sohu IT, 4/22/10

Chinese B2C e-commerce site Dangdang has reportedly begun IPO preparations, according to an industry insider, with the intention of listing on the Nasdaq by year-end.   Read More...

Shanghai to Support Third-Party Payment Industry

CCID, 4/22/10

Fan Yongjin, deputy director of the Shanghai Financial Services Office, has said that the municipality sees great development potential for the third-party payment industry, and that the municipal government will provide support for third-party payment enterprises.   Read More...

Vancl Denies Offline Retail Rumors

ChinaByte, 4/23/10

Chinese B2C clothing website Vancl's public relations department has denied rumors that the company has begun opening a chain of brick-and-mortar retail stores.   Read More...

People's Daily Finds More Racy Pics on Baidu

People.com.cn, 4/23/10

Chinese Internet users recently notified the IT channel of the People's Daily Online that search engine Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) is once again providing pornographic search results.   Read More...

Baidu Post Bar Teams with Car Site

Tencent Tech, 4/23/10

Chinese internet company Baidu's (Nasdaq: BIDU) Post Bar BBS announced that it will partner with car information portal XCar.com.cn on areas including content, operations, and mutual promotion.   Read More...

Youku Secures Broadcast Rights to World Cup

DoNews, 4/23/10

Chinese video site Youku announced that it has obtained broadcast and on-demand rebroadcast rights for all 2010 World Cup matches and match coverage from FIFA and CCTV.   Read More...

Shanda Recruiting Network of Copyright Enforcers

DoNews, 4/23/10

Shanda Interactive's (Nasdaq: SNDA) film and TV licensing subsidiary Sunshine Media has unveiled a new sales and copyright revenue sharing model called the "Sunshine Model."   Read More...

Rumor: 263.net Obtains IPO Approval

Sina Tech, 4/23/10

Chinese ISP and telecom value-added services firm 263.net's IPO application has reportedly been approved by China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC); 263.net will issue A-shares on a small and medium enterprise board, according to an industry source.   Read More...

China Yahoo Adds Science and Technology Channel

DoNews, 4/22/10

China Yahoo has opened a new channel devoted to science and technology.   Read More...

Netease Browser Game to Run TV Cross Promotion

GameLook, 4/23/10

Online game developer and operator Netease's (Nasdaq: NTES) self-developed browser game World of Sanguo and Tianjin Satellite TV's Three Kingdoms television drama will soon jointly begin a strategic cross-promotional campaign featuring in-game and interactive advertising.   Read More...

Shanda to Begin Second-Round CB of MMO

GameLook, 4/23/10

Online game developer and operator Shanda Games (Nasdaq: GAME), the online gaming subsidiary of Shanda Interactive (Nasdaq: SNDA), today announced that it will begin second-round closed beta testing of its licensed 3D MMORPG Dragon Nest in June.   Read More...

Changyou to Open New Servers for CB of MMO

17173.com, 4/23/10

Chinese online game developer and operator Changyou (Nasdaq: CYOU) has announced that it will open three new servers for the closed beta testing of its licensed 3D martial arts-themed MMORPG "Zhong Hua Ying Xiong" on April 23.   Read More...

KongZhong MMO Focuses on Paying Gamers

Duowan, 4/23/10

KongZhong's (Nasdaq: KONG) online gaming subsidiary Shanghai Dacheng Network Technology will release its new expansion pack, Qing Cheng Zhi Zhan, for its self-developed 3D MMORPG Loong on May 8 and make adjustments to its fee structure to favor paying players.   Read More...

Tencent to Open New Servers for MMO

17173.com, 4/23/10

Online game developer and operator Tencent (0700.HK) has announced that it will open two new servers for its licensed martial arts-themed MMORPG, Dragon Power, on April 23.   Read More...

Kingsoft to Begin Initial Test of New Game

Sina Games, 4/23/10

Chinese online gaming company Kingsoft (3888.HK) has announced that it will begin initial closed beta testing of its self-developed MMORPG The First Myth III on April 29.   Read More...

Powerleader to Open New Servers for MMO

Tencent Games, 4/23/10

Shenzhen-based online game developer Powerleader Network (a.k.a ZQGame) (300052.SZ) announced today that it will open two new servers for its war-of-resistance themed MMORPG Liangjian (Bright Sword) on April 24.   Read More...

9You Licenses MMO to Vietnam

GameLook, 4/23/10

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator 9You has licensed the exclusive Vietnam operating rights to its self-developed 3D side-scrolling fighting game Dungeon & Heroes to VTC-Intecom.   Read More...

Guangyu Huaxia Runs Soft Drink Cross Promotion

Sina Tech, 4/23/10

Online game operator Guangyu Huaxia has partnered with Tangshan Maowang Commercial Trade Company to release a line of beverages under the cross-promotional brand 8090Story.   Read More...

Kylin to Release New Expansion Pack for MMO

17173.com, 4/23/10

Beijing-based online game developer Kylin has announced that it will release a new expansion pack for its self-developed, history-themed MMORPG Chinggis Khan (Genghis Khan) on April 30.   Read More...

HiTone Digital Interactive to Begin OB of MMO

17173.com, 4/23/10

Chinese online game developer and operator Chinagames, a subsidiary of China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK), has announced that it will begin open beta testing of its licensed Q-style 3D MMORPG Tong Meng Online on today.   Read More...

HITOgame to Release New Version of MMO

Tencent Games, 4/23/10

Shanghai-based online game operator HITOgame has announced that it will release a new version of its 3D turn-based MMORPG Naya Waizhuan on April 26.   Read More...

Greenshore to Begin OB of MMO

Tencent Games, 4/22/10

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Greenshore Network Technology has announced that it will begin open beta testing of a new version of its licensed MMORPG Xin Shumen on April 26.   Read More...

Wuhan Sanco to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 4/23/10

Chinese online game developer and operator Wuhan Sanco has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed MMORPG Xiao Yao Jie on April 24.   Read More...

CCID Media Q1 2010 Loss Reaches RMB 2.7 Mln

Shenzhen Stock Exchange, 4/23/10

Chinese media firm CCID Media (000504.SZ) today announced its fiscal results for Q1 2010, with revenue down 3% YoY to reach RMB 45.2 mln.   Read More...

 

Television

Hisense Q1 2010 Profit Up 59% YoY

Shanghai Stock Exchange, 4/23/10

Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer Hisense (600060.SH) has announced its financial results for Q1 2010, with revenue up 51% YoY to reach RMB 5.23 bln.   Read More...

 

Hardware & Software

TransInfo Launches Fleet Management Service in Hunan

PR Newswire, 4/23/10

Beijing-based public transportation information systems provider China TransInfo Technology (Nasdaq: CTFO) today announced the launch of its Fleet Management Service business in Hunan Province, following the official debut of its Information and Control System ("IC System") for the Shanghai 2010 World Expo.   Read More...

 
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