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China Merchants Bank Tightens Online Payment Restrictions

Xinhuanet, 4/13/11

China Merchants Bank (CMB) announced recently that as of April 11, it would lower the transaction limit for payments made using the bank's online payment system through third-party payment companies.   Read More...

Another Former Google China Veteran Joins Goso

Tencent Tech, 4/14/11

People's Daily-operated Chinese search engine Goso.cn has confirmed that former Google China senior executive Wang Jiang has joined Goso as deputy general manager, but would not reveal Wang's specific responsibilities.   Read More...

Rumor: Shanda Developing "Rich Microblog" Product

TechWeb, 4/14/11

Chinese online media provider and online game developer and operator Shanda Interactive (Nasdaq: SNDA) has reportedly developed a new "rich microblogging" product, Tuita.com, currently undergoing internal testing by Shanda employees.   Read More...

Rumor: Tencent to Invest RMB 500 Mln in Film Industry

Beijing Business Today, 4/14/11

According to an industry insider, Chinese internet company Tencent (0700.HK) plans to invest RMB 500 mln in the filmmaking industry, and is now in talks with several film and television production companies.   Read More...

Internet

Qingtianzhu to Begin Unlimited CB of MMO

17173.com, 4/14/11

Guangzhou-based online game developer and operator Qingtianzhu Network has announced that it will begin unlimited closed beta testing of its self-developed turn-based MMORPG Fengshen on April 21.   Read More...

Rumor: Baidu Overhauls SNS, Drops Real Name System

CCTime, 4/14/11

Chinese internet company Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) is reportedly planning to redesign its SNS platform Baidu Talk as a microblogging service for a launch on or around April 15.   Read More...

Rumor: Baidu Tests Favorite Links Feature on Homepage

BiaNews, 4/14/11

Chinese internet users have reported that search engine Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) has been testing a new bookmarking feature on its homepage.   Read More...

Youdao Launches E-Commerce Search Browser Plug-in

Sohu IT, 4/14/11

Chinese internet company Netease's (Nasdaq: NTES) search engine Youdao has released the "Youdao Online Shopping Assistant" browser plug-in, which allows users to compare prices on e-commerce platforms while browsing the web.   Read More...

Chinese Authorities Launch Campaign Against Astroturfing

Beijing Times, 4/14/11

Starting in mid-April, China's State Council Information Office (SCIO), Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), Ministry of Public Security (MPS), and State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) will launch a two-month crackdown on illegal online advertising and public relations.   Read More...

Rumor: New Broadband Alliance Plans Acquisitions Ahead of IPO

DoNews, 4/14/11

Guangzhou-based game card distributor New Broadband Alliance Digital plans to spend several hundred million RMB acquiring other online game card distributors, according to a fund manager who wishes to remain anonymous, possibly in preparation for an IPO.   Read More...

Jiuxian Obtains USD 20 Mln in First-Round Funding

The Beijing News, 4/14/11

Chinese wine and spirits B2C e-commerce site Jiuxian.com recently completed USD 20 mln in first-round funding.   Read More...

Rumor: HC360 May Raise Membership Fees

Hexun, 4/14/11

According to a company source, Chinese B2B e-commerce service provider HC International (8292.HK) is considering raising Mai-Mai-Tong membership fees for its e-commerce platform HC360.com, but has yet to set specific new rates.   Read More...

Group Buy Site Didatuan Launches Chongqing Channel

DoNews, 4/13/11

Chinese group buying site Didatuan yesterday launched its Chongqing channel.   Read More...

Noah Acquires Yuanbo, Receives Initial Payment for ELP Business

PR Newswire Asia, 4/13/11

Chinese interactive education content provider Noah Education (NYSE: NED) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire an 80% interest in Shanghai Yuanbo Education Information and Consulting Corporation (Yuanbo Education), a company focused on early childhood education services in the Yangtze Delta region.   Read More...

China Internet Cafe Holdings Opens 2 New Cafes in Shenzhen

PR Newswire Asia, 4/13/11

Chinese internet cafe operator China Internet Cafe Holdings Group (CICC) (OTCBB: CICC), which operates through its China-based variable interest entity Junlong Culture Communication's Dragon Surf brand, has announced the grand opening of two new internet cafes in Shenzhen, bringing the company's total number of operating locations in Shenzhen to 48.   Read More...

KongZhong to Begin Initial CB of MMO

17173.com, 4/14/11

Chinese online game operator and developer KongZhong (Nasdaq: KONG) has announced that it will begin initial closed beta testing of its 3D fantasy MMORPG Demon Code Online III (E'mo Faze 3) on May 11.   Read More...

Powerleader to Begin Unlimited CB of MMO

Duowan, 4/14/11

Shenzhen-based online game developer and operator Powerleader Network (a.k.a ZQGame) (300052.SZ) has announced that it will begin unlimited closed beta testing of its licensed 3D fantasy MMORPG Xuanwu on April 29.   Read More...

Gamania Digital to Begin CB of MMO

Sina Games, 4/13/11

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Gamania Digital has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed 3D MMORPG Jian Yu Online in May.   Read More...

Rumor: Uwan Debuts Two New Browser Games

BiaNews, 4/14/11

Haikou-based online game developer and operator Dynamic Vanguard Network Technology has reportedly updated its online gaming platform Uwan.com, adding two new self-developed browser games: Xian Hun and Xun Xia.   Read More...

Runich to Begin OB of New Version of MMO

17173.com, 4/14/11

Hangzhou-based online game developer and operator Runich Technology has announced that it will begin open beta testing of a new version of its licensed MMORPG Hero.Beauty, titled "Fuli," on April 21.   Read More...

Xindong to Begin CB of MMO

Duowan, 4/14/11

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Xindong has announced that it will begin closed beta of its self-developed MMORPG Shengshi Sanguo on April 18.   Read More...

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