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Chinese 3G Users Exceed 40 Mln

West China Metropolis Daily, 12/27/10

Li Yizhong, minister of China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), at a national industry and information technology conference said that this year the number of 3G users in China will exceed 40 mln.   Read More...

Shanda Introduces Service Platform for Non-gaming Partners

TechWeb, 12/24/10

Shanda Interactive's (Nasdaq: SNDA) Open Platform recently launched "Shanda Connect," a service that provides cooperation solutions to non-gaming online partners.   Read More...

Alibaba.com, Taobao to Launch B2B Mall in January 2011

Netease Tech, 12/27/10

Chinese B2B e-commerce company Alibaba.com (1688.HK) and sister company Hangzhou-based C2C & B2C e-commerce site Taobao will launch a new e-commerce platform, "Wuming Liangpin," in mid-January 2011.   Read More...

Rumor: 51job to End 2010 with Round of Layoffs

BiaNews, 12/24/10

Chinese online recruitment site 51job (Nasdaq: JOBS) plans major layoffs at the end of 2010, according to an industry insider, with employees who have spouses or children among the first to be let go.   Read More...

Rumor: Yoka to Acquire ZdFace in H1 2011

Tencent Tech, 12/27/10

Chinese high-end fashion portal Yoka.com is reportedly in discussions to acquire Shanghai-based fashion and cosmetics information and e-commerce platform provider ZdFace, though both firms refuse to comment.   Read More...

B-Ray Acquires Mobile Game Developer

Shanghai Securities News, 12/25/10

Chengdu-based advertising firm B-Ray Media (600880.SH) today announced it acquired a 100% stake in Shanghai-based mobile game developer Shanghai Chenyan Information Technology from DSTF Holdings.   Read More...

 

Telecom

New Head of MIIT Appointed by National People's Congress

Securities Times, 12/27/10

The standing committee of China's National People's Congress resolved on December 25 to relieve Li Yizhong as Minister of Industry and Information Technology and appointed Miao Wei in his stead.   Read More...

Rumor: Huawei Reshuffles Senior Management

Sohu IT, 12/24/10

Kevin Tao, senior VP for Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei and CEO of terminal manufacturing subsidiary Huawei Device, will reportedly be promoted to president of Huawei Europe.   Read More...

China Telecom, Bharti Airtel to Build China-India Fiber Link

CCID, 12/24/10

China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) and Indian operator Bharti Airtel have announced they will jointly establish a 40 Gbps high-speed subterranean fiber optic link between the two countries.   Read More...

 

Wireless

CCID: OPhone Sales Totaled 330K Units in Q1-Q3 2010

CCID, 12/24/10

According to figures from CCID Consulting, OPhone sales at the end of the third quarter had reached 333,000 units so far this year, far from China Mobile's (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) original seven-digit target range announced at the beginning of the year.   Read More...

Sharp to Launch Naked-Eye 3D Handsets in China

CWW, 12/23/10

Japanese handset vendor Sharp yesterday revealed that of the three Android-based smartphones it plans to release in mainland China next year - the IS03, 003SH and SH-03C - the 003SH and SH-03C phones will come equipped with naked-eye 3D screens.   Read More...

Unicom Offers Prepaid Contracts to WCDMA Handset Owners

Beijing Times, 12/27/10

China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) yesterday began promoting a prepaid 3G calling plan aimed at users who already own 3G handsets, but do not yet use 3G services (i.e.   Read More...

360Buy to Launch Price Comparison Feature for Mobile Client

Beijing Youth Daily, 12/24/10

Liu Qiangdong, CEO of Beijing-based IT products B2C e-commerce platform 360Buy, has revealed that his company will release an embedded mobile software client with a new price comparison feature starting from January 1, 2011.   Read More...

Sky-Mobi Seeks to Acquire Android Technology, Applications Firms

Beijing Times, 12/24/10

Song Tao, CEO of Hangzhou-based mobile software platform developer Sky-Mobi (Nasdaq: MOBI), revealed in a recent interview that Sky-Mobi aims to acquire key Android technology and applications companies.   Read More...

Samsung Launches Smart Tablet in China

IT-Times, 12/27/10

Samsung recently launched its P1000 Galaxy Tab smart tablet at the Shanghai flagship store of Best Buy China, subsidiary of the U.S-based consumer electronics retailer.   Read More...

Rumor: Sina, WiWide Deepen Cooperation

DoNews, 12/27/10

According to an industry source, in hotspots covered by Shanghai-based Wi-Fi network services provider WiWide, Sina (Nasdaq: SINA) microblogging users will now find on the WiWide welcome page the option to log directly into their microblogging accounts and surf the web for free.   Read More...

 

Internet

Baidu Unveils Pandora-clone Music Service

Sina Tech, 12/27/10

Chinese internet company Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) recently launched a Pandora-like collaborative-filtering online music service called My Channel (http://fm.mp3.baidu.com/).   Read More...

Baidu Wenku Releases "Online Book Store"

Tencent Tech, 12/27/10

Baidu Wenku, Chinese internet company Baidu's (Nasdaq: BIDU) document sharing platform, has ventured into electronic book sales with the launch of the online "Wenku Bookstore."   Read More...

Baidu Opens Second SEM Experience Center

The Beijing News, 12/25/10

Chinese online search services provider Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU), following the November launch of its first SEM Experience Center in Shanghai, has established a second SEM Experience Center in Beijing's Zhongguancun district.   Read More...

Qiyi Invests 15% of Budget Licensing Documentaries

Beijing Times, 12/24/10

Gong Yu, CEO of Chinese internet company Baidu's (Nasdaq: BIDU) joint-venture online video site Qiyi, has said that Qiyi's recently launched documentary channel will not charge user fees, but 15% of the JV's budget has gone towards purchasing documentary copyrights.   Read More...

Shanghai Establishes Online Audiovisual Industry Base

21st Century Business Herald, 12/27/10

The Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film and Television has partnered with Shanghai's Zizhu Science-based Industrial Park to establish the China (Shanghai) Online Audiovisual Industry Base.   Read More...

Former Joy.cn Editor-in-Chief Joins iFeng

Donews, 12/27/10

Chen Zhihua, former VP and editor-in-chief of Chinese online video site Joy.cn, has been appointed VP in charge of video operations for Chinese internet portal iFeng, operated by Phoenix TV (2008.HK) subsidiary Phoenix New Media.   Read More...

Subaye FY2010 Loss Exceeds USD 18 Mln

PR Newswire Asia, 12/23/10

Chinese online video advertising network operator Subaye (Nasdaq: SBAY) has announced its financial results for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010.   Read More...

Vancl Opens Store on Rakuten

BiaNews, 12/27/10

Chinese B2C clothing website Vancl has formed a strategic partnership with Rakuten.com.cn, the B2C e-commerce joint venture between Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) and Japanese firm Rakuten, to formally establish Vancl's online flagship store at http://vancl.shop.rakuten.cn/gold/.   Read More...

CEO of Wine E-Commerce Site Resigns

Beijing Times, 12/25/10

Chinese wine and spirits B2C e-commerce site Jiuxian.com has confirmed that CEO Ye Xiaoli, who oversaw the launch of the site and held the post for one year and seven months, has resigned.   Read More...

IHaveU Obtains USD 11 Mln in First-Round Funding

China Securities Journal, 12/27/10

Tianjin-based IhaveU Network Technology, operator of e-commerce SNS IhaveU.com, has obtained USD 11 mln in first-round funding led by IDG.   Read More...

Facebook CEO Visits Alibaba

Sina Tech, 12/23/10

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited the offices of Alibaba Group on December 23 to meet with Alibaba chairman Jack Ma and Taobao president Jonathan Lu.   Read More...

Manzuo to Expand to 50-100 Cities in 2011

Tencent Tech, 12/24/10

Feng Xiaohai, CEO of Chinese group buy site Manzuo.com, has revealed Manzuo plans to have channels for 50 to 100 first-tier and second-tier cities in 2011.   Read More...

China's SBSM Mapping Site Records 25 Mln Visits

Legal Daily, 12/27/10

China's State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping (SBSM) revealed that since the release of a test version on October 21, the public geographical information platform "Map World" has recorded over 25 mln visits.   Read More...

Douban Opens Virtual Community

TechWeb, 12/27/10

Chinese arts and literature review site Douban has opened a virtual community called Alphatown on an invitation-only basis.   Read More...

Soufun Acquires AIG Training Center in New York

PR Newswire Asia, 12/23/10

Chinese real estate site Soufun (NYSE: SFUN) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire former Training Center of American International Group, Inc. ("AIG") including mainly the building at 72 Wall Street, New York, which has a space of roughly 250,000 square feet.   Read More...

B-Ray Media Acquires 20% Stake in Social Game Developer

Netease Tech, 12/27/10

Chengdu-based advertising firm B-Ray Media (600880.SH) has acquired a 20% stake in social game developer Beijing Raytoon Technology for RMB 7 mln.   Read More...

Xunlei Releases Game Download Rankings

Xunlei, 12/27/10

Download accelerator software provider Xunlei has released its game client software download ranking for the week from December 20 to 26, 2010.   Read More...

17173 Releases 'Most Anticipated Games' Ranking

17173.com, 12/27/10

Chinese online gaming portal 17173 has released its "Most Anticipated Games" ranking for the week ending December 27, 2010, with ranking determined by votes cast online by players.   Read More...

Sina Games Releases 'Most Anticipated Games' Ranking

Sina Games, 12/27/10

Chinese online gaming portal Sina Games has released its "Most Anticipated Games" ranking for the week ending December 27, 2010, with ranking determined by votes cast online by players.   Read More...

Shanda Games to Begin New-Round CB of MMO

17173.com, 12/27/10

Chinese online game developer and operator Shanda Games (Nasdaq: GAME), the online gaming subsidiary of Shanda Interactive (Nasdaq: SNDA), has announced that it will begin a new round of closed beta testing of its self-developed 3D fantasy MMORPG Shouhu Chuanshuo on December 30.   Read More...

Shanda Games to Begin Unlimited CB of Combat Game

Duowan, 12/27/10

Chinese online game developer and operator Shanda Games (Nasdaq: GAME), the online gaming subsidiary of Shanda Interactive (Nasdaq: SNDA), has announced that it will begin unlimited beta testing of its licensed side-scrolling combat game MapleStory on December 28.   Read More...

Shanda Games to Open New Servers for MMO

17173.com, 12/24/10

Chinese online game developer and operator Shanda Games (Nasdaq: GAME), the online gaming subsidiary of Shanda Interactive (Nasdaq: SNDA), has announced that it will open two new servers for its self-developed MMORPG The Legend of Mir 2 on December 24.   Read More...

Shanda Games to Open New Servers for MMO

17173.com, 12/27/10

Chinese online game developer and operator Shanda Games (Nasdaq: GAME), the online gaming subsidiary of Shanda Interactive (Nasdaq: SNDA), has announced that it will open two new servers for its licensed 3D fantasy MMORPG Aion on December 27.   Read More...

Netease to Begin New-Round CB of MMO

17173.com, 12/27/10

Online game developer and operator Netease (Nasdaq: NTES) has announced that it will begin a new round of closed beta testing of its self-developed turn-based 3D MMORPG Legend of Fairy on December 28.   Read More...

Giant Opens New Servers for MMO

Sina Games, 12/25/10

Chinese online game developer and operator Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) has announced that it opened two new servers for its self-developed MMORPG Giant Online on December 25.   Read More...

CDC Games to Release New Expansion Pack for MMO

Duowan, 12/27/10

CDC Corporation's (Nasdaq: CHIND) online gaming subsidiary, CDC Games, has announced that it will release a new expansion pack for its licensed 3D MMORPG EVE Online in March 2011, titled "Ba Quan" (Hegemony).   Read More...

Linekong to Begin CB of Browser Game

Sina Games, 12/25/10

Chinese online game developer and operator Linekong has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed browser game Rexue Xiyou on December 29.   Read More...

T2CN to Begin OB of New Expansion Pack for Casual Game

17173.com, 12/27/10

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator T2CN has announced that it will begin open beta testing of a new expansion pack for its self-developed casual game Paipai Joy on December 27, titled "Wangqiu Xiaomei" (Tennis Beauty).   Read More...

Xixi Network to Begin Initial Technical Testing of MMO

Xixi PR, 12/24/10

Chengdu-based online game developer Xixi Network Technology has announced that it will begin initial technical testing of its self-developed 3D MMORPG Rexue Tianjiao on December 25.   Read More...

Wushen Opens New Servers for MMO

Sina Games, 12/24/10

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Wushen Century Network Technology has announced that it opened two new servers for its self-developed 3D fantasy MMORPG Shenhua ("Fairytale") on December 25.   Read More...

 

Television

Star Software Grows Nigerian DTV Subscriber Base to 200,000

Xinhuanet, 12/25/10

Beijing-based DTV solutions provider Star Software Technology has revealed that its DTV subscriber base in Nigeria grew to reach 200,000 between April and December this year.   Read More...

UTStarcom Wins PTN Supply Contracts in Sichuan

PR Newswire Asia, 12/23/10

Chinese network solutions provider UTStarcom (Nasdaq: UTSI) today announced that it has won the bids to provide the equipment and platform for the regional Packet Transport Network (PTN) for the Radio & TV Network Centers in Guangan City and Shehong County inside Sichuan Province.   Read More...

Sumavision Wins Yangquan Coal Industry DTV Head-end Contract

DVBCN, 12/27/10

Chinese cable, digital video and IPTV systems provider Sumavision (300079.SZ) recently won a contract to provide DTV head-end equipment and solutions to the Shanxi-based Yangquan Coal Industry Group.   Read More...

 

Hardware & Software

Rumor: LePad to Run Both Android, Windows 7

Tencent Tech, 12/27/10

A developer on the LePad tablet PC team has revealed that the device, currently under development by Chinese laptop, PC, and handset manufacturer Lenovo (0992.HK), will utilize both Windows 7 and Android to allow documents to be freely shared between the two operating systems.   Read More...

Techsun Wins China Mobile CRM Supply Contract

Tencent Tech, 12/24/10

Microsoft business solutions and e-commerce solutions developer and provider Techsun and Microsoft China recently won a CRM supply contract from Shenzhen Mobile.   Read More...

 
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