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Rumor: China Telecom iPhone Talks Stalled

Sina Tech, 4/12/11

An industry source recently told Taiwanese media that talks between Apple and China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) have run into obstacles recently owing to disagreements over the terms of an iPhone procurement deal.   Read More...

Rumor: Nokia Sues G'Five for Handset IPR Infringement

Sina Tech, 4/11/11

An industry source close to Shenzhen-based handset vendor G'Five Technology said yesterday that Nokia had filed a suit against the company for alleged IPR infringement in the design of a handset G'Five sells in the India market.   Read More...

Rumor: Renren to IPO in April

iFeng Tech, 4/12/11

According to an industry source, Chinese social networking site Renren is edging closer to an IPO, with plans to start its road show this Friday and list on a U.S. exchange this month.   Read More...

Online Travel Site Tuniu Lands USD 50 Mln in Funding

Sina Tech, 4/12/11

Chinese online travel site Tuniu announced today that it had completed a USD 50 mln third round of funding from Sequoia Capital, the Lotte Group, DCM, and Highland Capital Partners.   Read More...

Baidu Launches Online Recruitment Platform

BiaNews, 4/11/11

Chinese Internet company Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) has entered the recruitment market with its recent launch of Baidu Rencai ("Baidu Talent"), operated by Shanghai-based subsidiary Baidu Rencai Consulting Co., Ltd. Baidu Rencai has released a "resume migration" tool, allowing users to transfer their work history and other information from competing Chinese recruitment sites such as 51job (Nasdaq: JOBS), Zhaopin and ChinaHR to the new service.   Read More...

Baidu Union 2011 Revenue Share to Reach RMB 1 Bln

Netease Tech, 4/12/11

Chu Dachen, general manager of Chinese internet company Baidu's (Nasdaq: BIDU) content network, Baidu Union, recently revealed at the 2011 Baidu Union Summit held in Lijiang, Yunnan Province, that Baidu estimates it will pay out RMB 1 bln in revenue share to Baidu Union partners in 2011.   Read More...

 

Telecom

ZTE Brazil Targets USD 1 Bln in 2011 Sales

C114, 4/12/11

Eliandro Avila, CEO of the Brazilian subsidiary of Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ), recently disclosed that ZTE Brazil aims for sales to reach USD 1 bln in 2011, up 66% YoY.   Read More...

Zowee 2010 Profit Up 49%

Shenzhen Stock Exchange, 4/12/11

Shenzhen-based network communications terminal products and portable consumer electronics manufacturer Zowee Technology (002369.SZ) has announced its financial results for 2010, with revenue up 68.4% YoY to reach RMB 870.54 mln.   Read More...

 

Wireless

China Unicom to Procure 1 Mln Tablets in 2011

Netease Tech, 4/12/11

China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) deputy chairman and GM Lu Yimin revealed during a visit to Taiwan yesterday that the operator plans to order more than 25 mln mobile terminals this year, of which more than 1 mln will be tablets, according to Taiwanese media.   Read More...

ZTE, China Unicom Promote WCDMA Android Handset

Sina Tech, 4/12/11

Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ) and China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) recently held a press conference in Beijing in which China Unicom announced it will introduce the ZTE Blade V880, one of several ZTE 3G handsets currently available overseas, to the China market.   Read More...

China Unicom Adjusts iPhone 4 Package Plan

Sina Tech, 4/12/11

China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) today announced changes to its iPhone 4 calling plans, including revisions to the "prepay monthly fees, receive a discounted handset" packages as well as launching new "purchase a new handset, receive a monthly calling credit rebate" packages.   Read More...

China Unicom Seeks Cooperation with Provincial Retailers

The Beijing News, 4/12/11

China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) sales GM Yu Yingtao said recently that the operator plans to add each province's top three retail chains as sales channel resources this year, forming partnerships with more than 100 provincial chains.   Read More...

Alibaba Group Recruiting LBS Programmers

DoNews, 4/12/11

Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba Group recently posted recruitment ads on a number of websites calling for LBS infrastructure and R&D engineers.   Read More...

Taobao Releases Mobile Literature E-Commerce Platform

Tencent Tech, 4/12/11

Lu Zhongtao, a spokesperson for Taobao's wireless division, confirmed today that the Hangzhou-based C2C & B2C e-commerce site will launch "Taobao Bookstore," a mobile literature m-commerce platform, in mid-April, starting with the release of an official iPhone mobile application.   Read More...

RIM Launches App Store in China

The Beijing News, 4/12/11

Research In Motion (RIM), maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, has launched its BlackBerry App World app store in China for both individual and enterprise Blackberry users.   Read More...

Rumor: ZTE, Intel to Cooperate on Atom Processor-Based Handset

Sina Tech, 4/12/11

According to one industry source, semiconductor chip maker Intel has designed an Atom processor-powered handset potentially to be manufactured by Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ) for the China market.   Read More...

Baidu to Launch Mobile Box Computing Product

Sohu IT, 4/12/11

Yue Guofeng, Baidu's GM for mobile internet business, said today that the Chinese internet giant would release a mobile box computing and mobile search optimization product in Q2 of this year.   Read More...

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Internet

Jiayuan CEO Joins Chorus Against Rising Baidu Ad Rates

IT Times, 4/11/11

Rose Gong, CEO of Beijing-based online matchmaking site Jiayuan.com, recently disclosed that keyword advertising prices on Chinese internet company Baidu's (Nasdaq: BIDU) search engine continue to become more expensive, with prices doubling or tripling.   Read More...

Baidu Open App Platform Reaches 23K Partners

Sina Tech, 4/12/11

During the 2011 Baidu Union Summit today in Lijiang, Yunnan province, Chinese internet company Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) announced that its open application platform had reached 23,000 partner companies and had received approximately 20,000 submitted applications, 10,000 of which had been reviewed.   Read More...

Facebook, Baidu Deny Partnership Rumors

DoNews, 4/12/11

A representative for Chinese internet company Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) has denied reports of a partnership with Facebook.   Read More...

Baidu Unveils High-End Ad Union Product

Tencent Tech, 4/12/11

At Baidu's (Nasdaq: BIDU) 2011 Baidu Union Summit in Lijiang, Yunnan Province today, the Chinese internet company announced its new "Hong Meiti" (literally "Great Media") rich media online advertising product.   Read More...

Okaybuy Q1 2011 Sales Reach RMB 40 Mln

BiaNews, 4/12/11

Li Yuanhai, director of Beijing-based apparel e-commerce firm OkayBuy, said today that the site had sales of RMB 40 mln in Q1 2011, with an average of more than 5,000 orders per day.   Read More...

Renren Releases Tablet Client for Meego OS

CCID, 4/12/11

Chinese social networking site Renren unveiled a tablet application for Intel and Nokia's Meego operating system at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Beijing yesterday.   Read More...

Kaixin001 Partners with LBS GyPSii

Sina Tech, 4/12/11

Chinese SNS Kaixin001 has announced a strategic partnership with LBS platform operator GyPSii (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., the Chinese subsidiary of Finnish location-based technology developer GeoSentric Oyj, to integrate GyPSii's mobile photo sharing social networking site Tuding001.com with Kaixin001 users' photo albums.   Read More...

Qiyi Cartoon Channel Partners with Universities

Sina Tech, 4/12/11

Chinese Internet company Baidu's (Nasdaq: BIDU) online video joint venture, Qiyi, has partnered with the Communication University of China's (CUC) School of Animation to broadcast the school's original works.   Read More...

Shanda to Film Adaptation of MMO

CCID, 4/11/11

Chinese online game developer and operator Shanda Games (Nasdaq: GAME), a subsidiary of Chinese online media provider and online game operator Shanda Interactive (Nasdaq: SNDA), intends to turn its self-developed MMORPG Legend of Immortals into a film of the same name.   Read More...

Shanda Games to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 4/12/11

Chinese online game developer and operator Shanda Games (Nasdaq: GAME), a subsidiary of Shanda Interactive (Nasdaq: SNDA), has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed MMORPG Qunying Guilai on April 21.   Read More...

Shanda Games to Release New Expansion Pack for MMO

Duowan, 4/12/11

Chinese online game developer and operator Shanda Games (Nasdaq: GAME) , a subsidiary of Shanda Interactive (Nasdaq: SNDA), has announced that it will soon release a new expansion pack for its licensed MMORPG The Legend of Mir 2, titled "Shenlong Diguo."   Read More...

Kingsoft Completes Game Studio Reorganization

Kingsoft, 4/12/11

Chinese application and entertainment software developer Kingsoft (3888.HK) has announced the completion of its corporate restructuring of online gaming studio Westhouse.   Read More...

Lianyi to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 4/12/11

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Lianyi Interactive Network Technology has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its first self-developed Chinese fantasy 3D MMORPG Shen Diao on May 6.   Read More...

Seasky to Begin Second-Round Technical Test of MMO

Duowan, 4/12/11

Chengdu-based online game developer and operator Seasky Digital has announced that it will begin a second round of technical testing of its self-developed turn-based MMORPG Menghuan Wulin on April 21.   Read More...

MMO Interactive to Release New Version of MMO

17173.com, 4/12/11

Guangzhou-based online game developer and operator MMO Interactive Entertainment has announced that it will release a new version of its self-developed 3D turn-based MMORPG Liao Ge Zhai on April 12, titled "Feisheng."   Read More...

Zhenyou to Begin CB of TPS

17173.com, 4/12/11

Shanghai-based online game operator Zhenyou Network has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed 3D TPS (Third-Person Shooter) Quanqiu Shiming on April 19.   Read More...

Yijia to Begin Unlimited CB of MMO

Gameyj PR, 4/11/11

Shenzhen-based online game developer and operator Yijia Network has announced that it will begin unlimited closed beta testing of its self-developed fantasy MMORPG Zai Bian Online on April 30.   Read More...

Yushuo Announces New MMO

17173.com, 4/12/11

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Yushuo Corporation has announced that it will release a new self-developed turn-based MMORPG titled Shanhai Qiyuan.   Read More...

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Television

Bank of Beijing Opens RMB 10 Bln Credit Line for Film, TV Industry

DVB, 4/12/11

On April 9, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Radio, Film and Television (BRFT) and the Bank of Beijing signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement on Support for Beijing Municipal Radio, Film, and Television Industry Development, under which the Bank of Beijing will offer RMB 10 bln in loans to Beijing-based radio, film, and television content production and development companies.   Read More...

Chongqing Cable TV Promotes HD Premium Channel

DVB, 4/12/11

A spokesperson for Chongqing Cable TV Network recently disclosed that in celebration of the company's ten-year anniversary on April 18, customers can receive a 40% discount on HD premium programming packages.   Read More...

Sichuan Cable TV to Convert 500K Households to DTV in 2011

SARFT.Net, 4/12/11

Zhou Jieliang, Chengdu branch GM of Sichuan Cable Television Network, recently disclosed that Sichuan Cable TV aims to complete conversion from analog to digital for 500,000 cable TV households in Chengdu this year.   Read More...

Dingxi to Complete Cable DTV Conversion by 2013

DVB, 4/12/11

Dingxi, Gansu Province has announced the completion of cable DTV conversion work in the city proper as of the end of March 2011.   Read More...

Sumavision Wins Yunnan Cable TV Head-End Supply Contract

SARFT.Net, 4/11/11

Beijing-based digital video and IPTV system provider Sumavision (300079.SZ) recently won a supply contract from Yunnan Broadcast & TV Information Transmission Network to provide head-end equipment to ensure transmission of cable TV content.   Read More...

Hisense Unveils WHDI TV Accessories

PR Newswire Asia, 4/12/11

Israel-based wireless HDTV semiconductor solutions provider Amimon has announced that Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer Hisense (600060.SH) is introducing three new accessories based on the WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface) standard to allow users to connect HD sources, such as notebooks, iPhones and other devices, to the TV.   Read More...

Seven Star 2010 Loss Reaches HKD 250 Mln

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, 4/12/11

TV shopping company China Seven Star Shopping (0245.HK) has announced its financial results for 2010, with revenue up 24% YoY to HKD 580.09 mln.   Read More...

 

Hardware & Software

NIVS Receives NYSE Delisting Notice

PR Newswire Asia, 4/12/11

Chinese consumer audio and video electronics manufacturer NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group (NYSE Amex: NIV) today announced that on April 5, 2011, the company received notification from the NYSE Amex LLC of its intention to delist the company's common stock pursuant to Section 1009(a) of the Amex Company Guide.   Read More...

Changhong 2010 Profit Up 146%

Linkmall, 4/11/11

Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer Changhong (600839.SH) has announced its unaudited financial results for the full year ended 2010, with revenue up 32.6% YoY to RMB 41.7 bln.   Read More...

 
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