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Rumor: China Telecom, Apple Reach Preliminary iPhone Deal

iFeng Tech, 8/02/11

A source at a China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) provincial subsidiary claimed recently that the operator had reached an initial agreement with Apple under which the CDMA version of the iPhone will come to China by next year at the latest, and possibly as soon as this October.   Read More...

Nanjing Launches Cable TV Network Convergence Services

LMTW, 8/01/11

Nanjing's first batch of network convergence trial households gained access to "Yun Meiti Dianshi" ("Cloud Media TV," previously known as "All-Media TV") today, in preparation for the service's launch for all 600,000 Nanjing subscribers by the end of the year.   Read More...

CNTV Sues China Telecom IPTV for IPR Infringement

LMTW, 8/01/11

CCTV's national online TV station, CNTV, recently issued a statement announcing that it would make large-scale efforts to protect its intellectual property rights from infringement by IPTV service platforms offering unauthorized broadcasts of CCTV programming, beginning with lawsuits against Jiangsu Telecom and Guangdong Telecom, against both of which it is currently amassing evidence.   Read More...

Taobao Distribution Platform Records RMB 600 Mln in July Transactions

Sina Tech, 8/02/11

Hangzhou-based C2C & B2C e-commerce site Taobao announced today that its distribution platform (fenxiao.taobao.com) had handled RMB 600 mln in transactions in July.   Read More...

Jiuzhong Interactive Secures USD 20 Mln Funding

BiaNews, 8/01/11

Zhu Chuanjing, CEO of Sichuan based online game developer and operator Jiuzhong Interactive, recently revealed that the company has completed USD 20 mln in funding.   Read More...

Kingdee Acquires 82% Stake in Wisetop

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, 8/01/11

Chinese enterprise management software developer Kingdee International Software Group (0268.HK) has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire an 82% stake in Chinese medical information system provider Guangzhou Wisetop Computer through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Shanghai Kingdee Medical Software.   Read More...

 

Telecom

ChinaCache Appoints CTO

ChinaCache, 8/01/11

Chinese content delivery network (CDN) service provider ChinaCache (Nasdaq: CCIH) today announced that Zhang Ken is joining ChinaCache's management team as Chief Technology Officer, a newly-created position, effective September 1, 2011.   Read More...

 

Wireless

Rumor: China Mobile Sells 15 Mln TD-SCDMA Units in Jan-Jul 2011

Tencent Tech, 8/02/11

China Mobile's (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) national TD-SCDMA terminal sales reportedly totaled 15.235 mln for the first seven months of 2011, according to an industry source.   Read More...

Rumor: China Mobile Replaces GPRS-Only Base Stations

Sina Tech, 8/02/11

An industry source reported recently that as part of its 3G base station expansion, China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) will completely replace old 2G base stations without support for EGPRS, owing to these base stations' inability to provide mobile data speeds in line with current trends.   Read More...

Beijing Unicom Payphones Accept Transportation Smart Cards

Sina Tech, 8/02/11

Beijing Unicom recently upgraded nearly 10,000 payphones, allowing users to place calls using the multi-use smart card used throughout the city for public transportation, and will allow use of China UnionPay cards for payment in the future.   Read More...

MediaTek to Pre-Install NetQin Security on Chipsets

PR Newswire Asia, 8/02/11

Chinese mobile security provider NetQin (NYSE: NQ) and Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company MediaTek (MTK) today jointly announced that the two companies have reached an agreement on mobile security cooperation.   Read More...

Yulong to Release 2-3 Five-Inch Display Smartphones in H2 2011

Netease Tech, 8/02/11

Li Wang, VP of Yulong Computer Telecommunication, a subsidiary of China Wireless Technologies (2369.HK), revealed recently that the Shenzhen-based handset maker would release another two or three 5-inch display smartphones in H2 2011, with an operator-customized 5-inch display 3G smartphone for China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) to officially go on sale this month.   Read More...

Huawei Unveils New USB Data Card

Netease Tech, 8/01/11

Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer Huawei recently unveiled a new "plug and go" USB data card, the HiLink E353, set for an initial overseas launch.   Read More...

Chinese Telecom Operators Release App Store Statistics

Marbridge Consulting, 8/01/11

China's telecom operators have released updated statistics detailing the number and type of mobile apps offered on their app stores (China Mobile's (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) Mobile Market, China Telecom's (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) E-Surfing Space App Market, and China Unicom's (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) Wo Store) as of July 29, 2011.   Read More...

China Mobile Releases Updated Mobile App Ranking

Marbridge Consulting, 8/01/11

China Mobile's (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) Mobile Market app store has released an update to its mobile application rankings as of July 29, 2011.   Read More...

China Unicom Releases Updated Mobile App Ranking

Marbridge Consulting, 8/01/11

China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) has released a monthly ranking for applications offered on its Wo Store mobile app store as of July 29, 2011.   Read More...

China Mobile Releases App Store Mobile Game Ranking

Marbridge Consulting, 8/01/11

China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) has released rankings for the mobile games offered in its Mobile Market mobile app store as of July 29, 2011.   Read More...

China Unicom Releases App Store Mobile Game Ranking

Marbridge Consulting, 8/01/11

China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) has released a monthly rankings for the mobile games offered in its Wo Store mobile app store as of July 29, 2011.   Read More...

China Mobile Gaming Portal Issues Mobile Game Ranking

Marbridge Consulting, 8/01/11

China Mobile's (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) mobile game portal has released its "Mobile Game Weekly Download Ranking" as of July 29, 2011.   Read More...

China Telecom Gaming Portal Issues Mobile Game Ranking

Marbridge Consulting, 8/01/11

China Telecom's mobile gaming portal has released its "Ranking of Recommended Mobile Games" as of July 29, 2011.   Read More...

 

Internet

China's H1 2011 E-Commerce Market Up 31% YoY

China E-Business Research Center, 8/02/11

China's e-commerce market rose 31% YoY to reach RMB 2.95 trln in H1 2011, according to Zhejiang-based B2B e-commerce site Netsun Toocle's (002095.SZ) China E-Commerce Research Center.   Read More...

Former Baidu VP Joins B2C 360Buy

Sina Tech, 8/02/11

Beijing-based B2C e-commerce platform 360Buy has confirmed that Shen Haoyu, former senior vice president of business operations at Chinese internet company Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU), recently joined 360Buy as the company's COO and now oversees daily operations at 360Buy.   Read More...

Rumor: Former Baidu SNS GM to Join 360Buy

DoNews, 8/02/11

An industry source has revealed that Mai Tian, former general manager of Chinese internet giant Baidu's (Nasdaq: BIDU) social networking division, recently joined Beijing-based B2C e-commerce platform 360Buy as the company's general manager of social e-commerce operations.   Read More...

Rumor: Vancl Purchases Buyi.com Domain Name

DoNews, 8/02/11

An industry source has revealed that Chinese B2C clothing website Vancl recently purchased the domain name buyi.com from an unnamed domain name speculator for an undisclosed amount.   Read More...

China's Q2 2011 Online Ad Market Up 90% YoY

Sina Tech, 8/02/11

China's online advertising market rose 90.1% YoY and 27.1% QoQ to reach RMB 11.42 bln in Q2 2011, according to Chinese internet market research firm Analysys.   Read More...

Baidu Rejects Over Half of New Ad Client Requests

CCID, 8/02/11

Chinese internet giant Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) recently disclosed that it rejected online search advertising requests from more than half of its new customers over the past six months for lack of proper credentials, or for possible legal or regulatory violations.   Read More...

Ctrip Q2 2011 Profit Up 12% YoY

Ctrip, 8/01/11

Chinese online travel service provider Ctrip (Nasdaq: CTRP) today announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011.   Read More...

Noah Completes Yuanbo Education Acquisition

Noah, 8/02/11

Chinese interactive education content provider Noah Education (NYSE: NED) today announced the completion on July 31, 2011 of its acquisition of 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, for a total consideration of RMB 94.87 mln.   Read More...

Changyou Reveals Game Pipeline

DoNews, 8/02/11

Wang Tao, CEO of Chinese Internet firm Sohu's (Nasdaq: SOHU) online gaming subsidiary, Changyou (Nasdaq: CYOU), revealed in yesterday's Q2 2011 earnings call that Changyou will launch three games in H2 2011 - licensed first person shooter (FPS) Battlefield Online, self-developed MMORPG Tian Long Ba Bu III, and licensed 2.5D turn-based MMORPG Ba Zhe Wu Shuang.   Read More...

Shanda Games to Begin Unlimited CB of MMO

17173.com, 8/01/11

Chinese online game developer and operator Shanda Games (Nasdaq: GAME), a subsidiary of Shanda Interactive (Nasdaq: SNDA), has announced that it will begin unlimited closed beta testing of its licensed 3D MMORPG Sudden Attack on August 18.   Read More...

Tencent to Begin CB of MMO

Tencent PR, 8/01/11

Chinese online game developer and operator Tencent (0700.HK) has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its licensed 3D MMORPG Continent of the Ninth (C9) on August 4.   Read More...

Tencent to Begin OB of Browser Game

Tencent PR, 8/01/11

Chinese online game developer and operator Tencent (0700.HK) has announced that it will begin open beta testing of its self-developed turn-based browser game Mohuan Dalu on August 1.   Read More...

NetDragon to Begin Third-Round CB of MMO

Sina Tech, 8/02/11

Chinese online game developer and operator NetDragon (0777.HK) has announced that it will begin a third round of closed beta testing of its licensed 3D MMORPG World of Dungeon Keeper on August 17.   Read More...

Shengfeng Announces New Games

Sina Games, 8/01/11

Suzhou-based online game developer and operator Shengfeng Software, a subsidiary of the Huaxi Group (000936.SZ), has announced five new self-developed games.   Read More...

MMO Interactive to Shut Down Game

17173.com, 8/01/11

Guangzhou-based online game developer and operator MMO Interactive Entertainment has announced that it will stop operation of its self-developed 3D turn-based MMORPG Liao Ge Zhai starting from today.   Read More...

Greenshore to Release New Version of MMO

17173.com, 8/02/11

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Greenshore Network Technology has announced that it will release a new version of its licensed MMORPG Xin Shumen on August 2, featuring new systems.   Read More...

Wentian to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 8/02/11

Shanxi-based online game developer and operator Wentian has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed 2.5D MMORPG Xian on August 16.   Read More...

Abitcool to Begin OB of New Expansion Pack for MMO

17173.com, 8/01/11

Beijing-based online game operator Abitcool Network Technology has announced that it will begin open beta testing of a new expansion pack for its licensed MMORPG Dahua Xianjian on August 5, titled "Tianjie," featuring new maps.   Read More...

D5Online to Release New Version of MMO

People.com.cn, 8/02/11

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator D5Online International has announced that it will soon release a new version of its licensed 3D MMORPG Ghost X, featuring new bosses, weapons, and costumes.   Read More...

Koo-one to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 8/02/11

Guangzhou-based online game developer and operator Koo-one Internet Technology has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed 2.5D MMORPG Zhujiu Tianxia on August 3.   Read More...

 

Television

Skyworth Incorporates Dolby Digital Plus in TV Products

Dolby, 8/02/11

Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer Skyworth Digital Holdings (0751.HK) and Dolby Laboratories today announced that all Skyworth 3D TV and all-in-one DTV products scheduled for release in Q4 2011 will incorporate Dolby Digital Plus surround sound audio compression technology.   Read More...

SMG President Resigns

Caing, 8/02/11

Li Ruigang, president of the Shanghai Media Group (SMG), confirmed today that he had left his position.   Read More...

 

Hardware & Software

Baosight H1 2011 Profit Up 5% YoY

Shanghai Stock Exchange, 8/02/11

Chinese traffic solutions and monitoring software maker Baosight Software (600845.SH) has announced its fiscal results for H1 2011, with revenue up 17.6% YoY to reach RMB 1.44 bln.   Read More...

 
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