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Rumor: Baidu, Dell to Launch Handset in November

Sohu IT, 9/06/11

Dell handsets featuring Chinese internet giant Baidu's (Nasdaq: BIDU) new Baidu Yi mobile operating system will hit the market in November, according to an industry source.   Read More...

Xiaomi Smartphone Pre-Orders Reach 100K in First Hour

The Beijing News, 9/06/11

Beijing-based Android software developer and handset maker Xiaomi received more than 10,000 orders in the first minute and 100,000 orders in the first hour that pre-orders were open for the Xiaomi smartphone yesterday.   Read More...

UUSee Seeks USD Eight-Digit Third-Round Funding

Sina Tech, 9/06/11

Li Zhu, CEO of Chinese online video platform UUSee, has revealed the company is seeking USD eight-figure third-round funding and intends to eventually IPO on a domestic stock exchange.   Read More...

Perfect World Invests RMB 644 Mln in VC Fund

PR Newswire Asia, 9/05/11

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Perfect World (Nasdaq: PWRD) today announced that it will invest RMB 643.5 mln in a VC fund to be operated by one of its subsidiaries in partnership with one or more third-party partners.   Read More...

Advanced Video Info-Tech Files for IPO

Shenzhen Stock Exchange, 9/05/11

Shenzhen Advanced Video Info-Tech (AVIT) has filed a prospectus with the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) for an IPO on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange's ChiNext growth enterprise board under the ticker symbol "300264."   Read More...

Wantong Wins RMB 58 Mln ITS Supply Contract

Shenzhen Stock Exchange, 9/06/11

Anhui-based intelligent transportation systems (ITS) solutions provider Wantong Technology (002331.SZ) today announced it has signed a 12-month, RMB 57.8 mln ITS supply contract with the Anhui Provincial Communications Investment Group.   Read More...

 

Telecom

21Vianet Establishes Cloud IDC in Inner Mongolia

Tencent Tech, 9/06/11

Chinese Internet data center service provider 21ViaNet (Nasdaq: VNET) established a cloud data center in Ordos, Inner Mongolia today.   Read More...

Huawei Appoints VP of Enterprise for UK, Ireland

Sina Tech, 9/06/11

Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer Huawei has appointed Simon Culmer as its newly established VP of enterprise for the UK and Ireland.   Read More...

 

Wireless

Rumor: M-Commerce Firm Maimaibao Wins Third-Round Funding

cnsoftnews.com, 9/06/11

Chinese m-commerce firm Wuxi Maimaibao Information Technology (Mmb.cn) is reportedly expected to win third-round funding in the USD eight-figure range, according to an industry source.   Read More...

Rising Launches Mobile Security Client in Japan

CNET, 9/05/11

Chinese anti-virus software developer Rising recently launched its Android mobile security client in Japan at a retail price of JPY 2,980 (approximately RMB 247).   Read More...

 

Internet

Taobao Launches Online Ad Exchange

Rtbchina.com, 9/06/11

On September 1, Hangzhou-based C2C & B2C e-commerce site Taobao announced TANX, the Taobao Ad Network & eXchange (www.tanx.com), an online advertising display and marketing platform operated by e-commerce search site eTao.   Read More...

VIPStore Confirms New Round of Funding

DoNews, 9/05/11

In response to rumors that Chinese luxury goods e-commerce site VIPStore.com has raised over USD 20 mln in funding, a VIPstore insider confirmed that the company had received new funding, but could not yet reveal any specific details.   Read More...

ETao Partners with 7 Korean E-Commerce Sites

Sina Tech, 9/06/11

Seven Korean e-commerce sites have partnered with Hangzhou-based C2C & B2C e-commerce site Taobao's search engine ETao, and will now appear in ETao's search results.   Read More...

Yougou to Retail Kappa Products

Sina Tech, 9/06/11

Yougou.com, Chinese online fashion company Belle's B2C footwear platform, has announced it will carry products from Italian sportswear manufacturer Kappa.   Read More...

Tencent Soso Union Monthly Commission Exceeds RMB 10 Mln

Zjol.com.cn, 9/06/11

Shenzhen-based internet company Tencent's (0700.HK) Soso search engine has announced that to date, nearly 10,000 users have applied to join its advertising alliance, Soso Union.   Read More...

30-50 55Tuan Branches Achieve Profitability

IT Times, 9/05/11

Xu Maodong, CEO of Chinese group buy site 55tuan, recently revealed that 30-50 of the company's local branches have achieved profitability, and 50 additional branches will open soon.   Read More...

Salala CEO Suspected of Embezzlement

Sina Tech, 9/06/11

Controlling shareholder iD TechVentures (formerly Acer Technology Ventures) announced today that Tian Yuan, CEO of Chinese online flower delivery site Salala.com.cn, is suspected of embezzlement and mismanagement.   Read More...

Netease R&D Director Resigns to Go Rock Climbing

Tencent Tech, 9/05/11

Wu Yunyang has confirmed his resignation as director of Chinese internet company Netease's (Nasdaq: NTES) Hangzhou-based R&D center.   Read More...

Netease Begins Closed Beta Testing of Light Blogging Platform

BiaNews, 9/06/11

Chinese internet company Netease (Nasdaq: NTES) began closed beta testing of its light blogging platform, Lofter.com, yesterday.   Read More...

TechWeb Editor-in-Chief Joins B2C Tea Retailer

Sina Tech, 9/06/11

Hui Duo, former editor-in-chief of Chinese IT community site TechWeb, confirmed today that he has resigned to become a VP of B2C tea retailer Shandong Huaxia Chalian Chaye (Maimaicha.com).   Read More...

Sogou Map Launches 3D Mapping API

DoNews, 9/06/11

Chinese internet company Sohu (Nasdaq: SOHU) has developed an open API for Sogou Maps' 3D mapping services.   Read More...

Douban Upgrades Virtual Community Site Alphatown

Netease Tech, 9/06/11

Chinese SNS Douban recently launched a new version of its virtual community site Alphatown.com with upgraded graphics.   Read More...

Taomee Chairman Purchases 216K Shares

PR Newswire Asia, 9/06/11

Shanghai-based children's virtual world developer and operator Taomee (NYSE: TAOM) has announced that chairman Jason Zeng (Zeng Liqing) recently purchased 216,000 shares of the company's common stock in open market transactions.   Read More...

DocIn, CITIC Press Partner on E-books

Pchome, 9/05/11

Chinese publishing corporation CITIC Press recently formed a partnership with online document sharing site DocIn.   Read More...

Rumor: China Computer World Cuts Salaries in Half

Sina Tech, 9/06/11

An employee of online IT vertical China ComputerWorld (CCW) revealed today that more than a dozen CCW employees had seen their August pay cut by about half, reportedly because of insufficient profits.   Read More...

USTC iFlytek Launches Online Karaoke Site iHou.com

CCID, 9/06/11

Chinese software firm Anhui USTC iFlytek (002230.SZ) has released its online karaoke site iHou.com, which utilizes iFlytek's voice recognition technology to evaluate and score singers' performances, and offer other features such as head-to-head singing competitions.   Read More...

Netease to Begin CB of New Expansion Pack for MMO

People.com.cn, 9/06/11

Chinese online game developer and operator Netease (Nasdaq: NTES) has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of a new expansion pack for its self-developed cartoon-style MMORPG Fantasy Westward Journey on September 6, titled "Gongcheng Mingjiu."   Read More...

Netdragon to Release New Expansion Pack for MMO

91.com, 9/05/11

Chinese online game developer and operator NetDragon Websoft (0777.HK) has announced that it will release a new expansion pack for its self-developed 3D MMORPG Eudemons Online on October 1, titled "Baizhan Xiongshi."   Read More...

Guangyu to Release New Version of MMO

17173.com, 9/06/11

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Guangyu, a subsidiary of Coslight Technology International Group (1043.HK), has announced that it will release a new version of its licensed 3D MMORPG AskTao on September 8, titled "Qizhan Tianxia."   Read More...

Linekong to Begin Unlimited CB of MMO, Adopt Virtual Item Trading Fee

Sina Tech, 9/06/11

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Linekong has announced that following long-term closed beta testing and player data analysis, its self-developed 3D MMORPG Warrior King (Yongbing Tianxia) will begin unlimited closed beta testing on September 15.   Read More...

Game Ocean Digital MMO Hits 110K PCU

Sina Games, 9/05/11

Guangzhou-based online game operator Game Ocean Digital, a subsidiary of Beijing Baiyou Huitong, has announced that peak concurrent users (PCU) of its licensed 3D cartoon-style MMORPG Moka Jingling recently reached 110K.   Read More...

Youjia to Begin Second-Round Technical Test of MMO

17173.com, 9/06/11

Xiamen-based online game developer and operator Youjia Network has announced that it will begin a second round of technical testing of its self-developed MMORPG Mingchao Yanyi on September 23.   Read More...

Gameone to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 9/06/11

Shenzhen-based online game developer and operator Gameone Online Entertainment has announced that it will co-operate its self-developed 2.5D MMORPG Shi Hu Online (formerly "Guangdong Shi Hu") with Shanghai-based online game developer and operator 9You.   Read More...

Yi Jian to Begin Technical Test of MMO

17173.com, 9/06/11

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Yi Jian Information Technology has announced that it will begin technical testing of its licensed 2.5D MMORPG Xian Men on September 8.   Read More...

 

Television

Gehua Cable DTV Subscribers Reach Nearly 3 Mln

LMTW, 9/06/11

Beijing-based cable and broadband operator Gehua CATV Network (600037.SH) has revealed that as of June 2011 it had nearly 4.6 mln cable TV subscriber households, including nearly 3 mln DTV subscribers.   Read More...

Net Insight Wins Network Solution Order from Chinese Cable Operator

Net insight, 9/06/2011

Net Insight, a Swedish provider of efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, has won an inter-regional contribution network order from a major Chinese cable operator in partnership with Times Sage Technology, member of the CSS group.   Read More...

CNTV Wins 2012 Olympics Online, Mobile Broadcast Rights in China

Sarft.Net, 9/06/11

CCTV's online TV station, China Network TV (CNTV), has been named the official mainland China online and mobile broadcaster of the 2012 London Olympics, according to deputy general manager Xia Xiaohui.   Read More...

Orientview Wins Guangdong Bi-Directional Cable DTV Contract

DVB CN, 9/05/11

Beijing-based cable delivery and reception equipment manufacturer Orientview Technology has won a supply contract from Guangdong Cable TV Network to provide its self-developed HD bi-directional cable DTV platform.   Read More...

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Hardware & Software

Lenovo Unveils Three Ultrabook PCs

Tencent Digital, 9/05/11

Chinese laptop, PC, and handset manufacturer Lenovo (0992.HK) has unveiled three "Ultrabook" notebooks at the 2011 Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) in Berlin.   Read More...

 
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