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Baidu, MIIT Partner on SME Assistance Program

Tencent Tech, 11/28/11

Chinese Internet giant Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU), along with China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's (MIIT) Department of Medium & Small Enterprises and Department of Informatization Promotion, has announced its new RMB 3 bln "Xiang" ("Soar") SME Assistance Project.   Read More...

Baidu's Qiyi Rebrands as iQiyi

Tencent Tech, 11/28/11

Chinese internet company Baidu's (Nasdaq: BIDU) joint-venture online video site Qiyi today rebranded under the name "iQiyi," and Qiyi.com now automatically redirects to iQiyi.com.   Read More...

Guangdong Telecom to Phase Out ADSL in 3 Years

iFeng Tech, 11/28/11

Guangdong Telecom recently disclosed that it plans to phase out its ADSL network over the next three years in favor of fiber optics, and will eventually offer 20-100 Mbps optical broadband.   Read More...

Rumor: Beijing Unicom to Upgrade Broadband Speeds

Beijing Times, 11/28/11

Beijing Unicom is reportedly planning to significantly upgrade broadband speeds at no additional charge, for example raising 2 Mbps connections to 8-10 Mbps, according to a source within the operator.   Read More...

Rumor: MIIT May Postpone PHS Phase-Out Until 2012

CCTIME, 11/28/11

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) may postpone shutting down Personal Handy-phone (PHS) services until next year due to slow conversion of PHS subscribers to other services, according to an industry insider.   Read More...

Microsoft to Build Cloud Platform, Training Center in Chongqing

cqcb.com, 11/27/11

Microsoft recently signed a strategic cooperation memorandum of understanding, an enterprise cloud computing project contract, and a software outsourcing training base cooperation agreement with the Chongqing Economic and Technological Development Zone (CETDZ).   Read More...

 

Telecom

Dr. Peng to Acquire 50% Stake in Great Wall Broadband

Shanghai Stock Exchange, 11/26/11

The board of directors of Chengdu-based telecom services provider Dr. Peng Telecom & Media Group (600804.SH) has approved plans to bid RMB 1.08 bln for a 50% stake in and RMB 484.05 mln in outstanding loans to Great Wall Broadband Network Service from CITIC Networks on the China Beijing Equity Exchange (CBEX), pending shareholder approval.   Read More...

 

Wireless

China Mobile to Procure 2 Mln WLAN APs

iSuppli PR, 11/25/11

China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) has plans to open a procurement tender for 2 mln WLAN access point (AP) units in December, according to market research firm iSuppli.   Read More...

China Mobile Signs Hebei Province Wireless City Deal

Tencent Tech, 11/28/11

China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) recently signed a "Wireless City" strategic cooperation agreement with the provincial government of Hebei to invest RMB 30.6 bln in network infrastructure, application development, and other areas during the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015).   Read More...

Henan Mobile Partners with Provincial Broadcasting Authorities

Cnanbao.com, 11/28/11

Henan Mobile and the Henan Administration of Radio, Film & Television recently signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement to jointly improve CMMB mobile phone TV, streaming mobile video, mobile paper, and WAP services in the province, as well as VOD, interactive services, online TV and other convergence-related services.   Read More...

China Telecom, Motorola Mobility Launch 3G Smartphone

Motorola Mobility PR, 11/28/11

Motorola Mobility and China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) have released the dual-core, dual-mode, dual-standby Motorola XT928 Android 2.3 CDMA2000 EV-DO 3G smartphone.   Read More...

Motorola Mobility Launches New Smartphone in China

Motorola Mobility PR, 11/28/11

Motorola Mobility has launched its XT615 Android 2.3 WCDMA smartphone in China.   Read More...

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Internet

55Tuan Loses Second Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Sohu IT, 11/28/11

Chinese group buy site 55Tuan has lost its second unfair termination lawsuit, according to attorney Zhao Zhanling.   Read More...

China's October 2011 Group Buy Market Reaches RMB 1.2 Bln

Tuan800, 11/28/11

China's group buy market recorded 40.53 mln transactions worth RMB 1.21 bln in October 2011, according to group buy directory site Tuan800.   Read More...

All3C: 2011 Revenue to Exceed RMB 750 Mln

DoNews, 11/28/11

Wang Xiaolu, general manager of consumer electronics and household appliances B2C All3C.com, recently revealed that the site expects revenue to rise from RMB 500 mln in 2010 to over RMB 750 mln in 2011.   Read More...

Icson Joins Tencent Microblog E-Commerce Platform

DoNews, 11/28/11

Chinese online consumer electronics retailer Icson has followed Okaybuy in joining Tencent (0700.HK) Microblog's "Wei Mai Chang" e-commerce platform.   Read More...

ChinaNet to Acquire Marketing Services Firm

ChinaNet, 11/28/11

Chinese online and TV advertising firm ChinaNet Online Holdings (Nasdaq: CNET) today announced that the company has signed a non-binding letter of intent ("LOI") to acquire a 51% stake in a Beijing-based online advertising and marketing company for approximately USD 7-8 mln.   Read More...

Youku to Air 22 New TV Dramas in 2012

Beijing Business Daily, 11/28/11

In a recent Beijing press conference, Chinese online video site Youku (NYSE: YOKU) revealed it would introduce 22 new exclusively-licensed TV dramas as part of its 2012 content strategy.   Read More...

Rumor: Netease Disbands Browser Game R&D Team

17173.com, 11/28/11

An industry source has revealed that Chinese online portal and gaming operator Netease (Nasdaq: NTES) recently closed down its Beijing-based Workshop 01 browser game R&D team.   Read More...

Netease to Begin OB of New Expansion Pack for MMO

17173.com, 11/28/11

Chinese online game developer and operator Netease (Nasdaq: NTES) has announced that it will begin open beta testing of a new expansion pack for its self-developed 2.5D martial arts MMORPG Heroes of Tang Dynasty on December 1, titled "Menglong Guojiang."   Read More...

The9's Red 5 Licenses FPS to SE Asian Operator

The9, 11/28/11

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator The9 (Nasdaq: NCTY) has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Red 5 Singapore, has licensed the Southeast Asia and Taiwan operating rights to its FPS Firefall for a period of six years to Singapore-based game operator Garena Online Private Limited for USD 23 mln plus royalties.   Read More...

The9 to Release New Version of MMO

People.com.cn, 11/28/11

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator The9 (Nasdaq: NCTY) has announced that it will release a new version of its licensed 3D MMORPG Soul of the Ultimate Nation II on November 30, titled "Shengyi Feixiang Shenshou Guilai."   Read More...

Changyou to Begin Initial CB MMO

17173.com, 11/28/11

Chinese online game developer and operator Changyou (Nasdaq: CYOU), a subsidiary of Sohu (Nasdaq: SOHU), has announced that it will begin initial closed beta testing of its self-developed cartoon-style MMORPG Donghai Qitan on December 8.   Read More...

Perfect World to Open New Servers for MMO

People.com.cn, 11/26/11

Chinese online game developer and operator Perfect World (Nasdaq: PWRD) has announced that it will open three new servers for its self-developed 3D fantasy MMORPG Forsaken World on November 30.   Read More...

NetDragon to Release New Expansion Pack for MMO

17173.com, 11/26/11

Fuzhou-based online game developer and operator NetDragon (0777.HK) has announced that it will release a new expansion pack for its self-developed MMORPG Conquer Online on December 2, titled "Haidao Laixi."   Read More...

Powerleader Announces New MMO

17173.com, 11/28/11

Chinese online game developer and operator Powerleader Network (a.k.a ZQGame) (300052.SZ) has announced that it will soon release its new self-developed turn-based MMORPG Zui Baxian.   Read More...

Sina Games Releases 'Most Anticipated Games' Ranking

Sina Games, 11/28/11

Chinese online gaming portal Sina Games has released its "Most Anticipated Games" ranking for the week ending November 28, 2011, with ranking determined by votes cast online by players.   Read More...

9You to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 11/28/11

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Everstar Online Entertainment (9You) has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed 3D martial arts-themed MMORPG Butterfly Sword Online in mid-December.   Read More...

Shiji Tiancheng to Begin OB of MMO

Duowan, 11/26/11

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Shiji Tiancheng has announced that it will begin open beta testing of its licensed 3D MMORPG Mabinogi: Heroes on December 22.   Read More...

Storm to Release New Version of MMO

17173.com, 11/28/11

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Storm Information Technology has announced that it will release a new version of its self-developed 3D MMORPG Dragon on November 28, titled "Zhenlong Yimeng."   Read More...

Xixi Network to Begin Unlimited CB of MMO

People.com.cn, 11/28/11

Chengdu-based online game developer Xixi Network Technology has announced that it will begin unlimited closed beta testing of its self-developed 3D MMORPG Rexue Tianjiao on December 12.   Read More...

Zhe You to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 11/28/11

Hangzhou-based online game developer and operator Zhe You Network Technology has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its licensed 2.5D fantasy MMORPG Xian She Zhuan on December 3.   Read More...

Bazhuayu to Begin CB of MMO

People.com.cn, 11/28/11

Fuzhou-based online game developer and operator Bazhuayu Network Technology has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its licensed 3D cartoon-style MMORPG Luna2 on December 7.   Read More...

Miracle Announces New MMO

17173.com, 11/28/11

Chengdu-based online game developer and operator Miracle O.   Read More...

 

Television

China Mass Media Fails to Renew CCTV Ad Contracts

PR Newswire Asia, 11/25/11

Chinese television advertising company China Mass Media (NYSE: CMM) announced today that its three-year advertising agency contracts with CCTV for the "Daytime Advertising Package" and "Television Guides" program shall not be renewed at their expiration on December 31, 2011.   Read More...

SARFT Confirms Ban on TV Drama Ad Breaks

SARFT, 11/28/11

China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) recently issued a supplementary provision to its existing TV advertising regulations prohibiting TV ad breaks during the broadcast of TV dramas (which typically run 45 minutes without commercial interruption) in 2012 on all TV stations.   Read More...

SARFT Opens NGB Cloud R&D Lab in Chongqing

Cqnews.net, 11/28/11

China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) has unveiled the Next-Generation Broadcasting (NGB) Media Cloud Services Lab in Chongqing, SARFT's third NGB R&D center alongside those in Shanghai and Hangzhou.   Read More...

Chongqing to Subsidize Digital Cinema Construction

SARFT, 11/28/11

Chongqing Municipal government recently announced plans to build at least one digital cinema in each district and county each featuring a screen with 400 seats or more by the end of 2012.   Read More...

Jiangsu Province Reaches 167 Digital Cinemas

SARFT, 11/28/11

Due to strong government support, this year Jiangsu Province has added an average of 1 digital cinema per week, 2 screens every three days, and 100 seats daily to reach 167 total digital movie theaters, 850 screens, and 149,211 seats.   Read More...

 

Hardware & Software

Guangzhou to Build Supercomputer Center by 2015

New Express, 11/26/11

The provincial government of Guangdong, the municipal government of Guangzhou, the National University of Defense Technology, and Sun Yat-sen University have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to construct a supercomputing center in Guangzhou by 2015.   Read More...

Three Inspur Firms to Establish Cloud Computing JV

China Securities Journal, 11/28/11

Computer and communications hardware and software manufacturer Shandong Inspur Software (600756.SH), computer and electronics manufacturer Inspur Electronic Information Industry (000977.SZ) and computing platform and IT application solutions provider Inspur International (0596.HK) recently announced that each company will contribute RMB 100 mln towards the establishment of a new cloud computing joint venture, Shandong Inspur Yunhai Cloud Computing Industry Investment.   Read More...

Hitachi to Build Two Data Centers in China

C114, 11/25/11

Kaichiro Sakuma, head of Hitachi's platform business, recently divulged that Hitachi will construct two Internet data centers in China in an effort to expand its mainland China business.   Read More...

eFuture Purchases USD 1 Mln in Senior Notes

eFuture, 11/25/11

Beijing-based retail software solutions provider eFuture (Nasdaq: EFUT) today announced the purchase of senior convertible notes with a total aggregate outstanding principal amount equal to USD 1 mln.   Read More...

iSoftStone Acquires Stake in BT's MDCL-Frontline

iSoftStone, 11/28/11

Business process outsourcing provider iSoftStone (NYSE: ISS) announced that it has become a shareholder in MDCL-Frontline.   Read More...

 
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