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Xiaomi Lands USD 90 Mln in New Funding

Netease Tech, 12/20/11

Lei Jun, chairman of the board of directors and CEO of Beijing-based Android handset developer Xiaomi, revealed today at an event marking the release of an operator-customized version of its MI-ONE smartphone for China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH), that the company has received a new round of USD 90 mln in funding, bringing Xiaomi's current total funding to USD 131 mln.   Read More...

Baidu, Dell Launch Smartphone

Netease Tech, 12/20/11

Dell today launched the Streak Pro D43 handset, the first smartphone based on Chinese internet giant Baidu's (Nasdaq: BIDU) self-developed mobile OS, Baidu Yi.   Read More...

Shanda's Shineshow to Produce Short Films in 2012

Ccidnet, 12/20/11

Chinese online media and game operator Shanda Interactive (Nasdaq: SNDA) has announced that Shineshow, its film and TV production joint venture with Hunan Broadcasting System predecessor Golden Eagle Broadcasting System (GBS), will focus on celebrity short films in 2012.   Read More...

Sohu Video Licenses Lionsgate Films, TV Dramas

Ccidet, 12/20/11

Chinese Internet firm Sohu's (Nasdaq: SOHU) online video platform Sohu Video has formed a strategic partnership with Lionsgate Entertainment to obtain the mainland China online broadcasting rights to nearly 300 items of content.   Read More...

China Telcos Announce November 2011 Subscriber Totals

Marbridge Consulting, 12/20/11

China's three main telecom operators have announced their subscriber totals for November 2011.   Read More...

 

Telecom

China Telecom to Launch Online Service Center Nationwide

Sohu IT, 12/20/11

Xiao Jinxue, general manager of China Telecom's (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) innovation department, today revealed that as of the end of March 2012, its new domain name 189.cn will serve as the operator's online service center platform nationwide.   Read More...

Newland Computer Invests in M2M Fund

ChinaVenture, 12/20/11

Chinese bar-code solutions provider Newland Computer (000997.SZ) announced today it has invested RMB 66.5 mln for a 26.6% share in Fujian Yongyi M2M Industry Venture Capital Co., Ltd., an M2M investment fund, along with nine other firms and investors.   Read More...

 

Wireless

China Telecom to Open Mobile Internet Incubator

CCTIME, 12/20/11

Xiao Jinxue, general manager of China Telecom's (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) innovation department, announced recently that the telecom carrier intends to take on a much larger role in the mobile internet industry, and is currently in the process of establishing an incubator base which will support new mobile application start-ups and expansion of the company's mobile internet operations.   Read More...

China Unicom Begins Selling Xiaomi Smartphone

Sina Tech, 12/20/11

Beijing-based Android handset developer Xiaomi and China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) today launched an operator-customized version of the Xiaomi smartphone, available for RMB 2,699.   Read More...

Xiaomi Orders Additional Smartphones from Inventec

CCTIME, 12/20/11

Industry sources have confirmed that Beijing-based Android handset developer Xiaomi recently placed a second smartphone order with Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Inventec.   Read More...

Baidu Yi OS May Fork from Android

Sohu IT, 12/20/11

Wang Jin, VP for technology with Chinese internet company Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU), recently revealed that while the Baidu Yi mobile operating system and Android are both based on Linux, as more developers release apps for Baidu's platform, it may become incompatible with Android.   Read More...

TCL Unveils 12 Cloud-Based Smart Terminals

Sohu IT, 12/20/11

Chinese handset manufacturer TCL Communication Technology (2618.HK) today announced its smartphone strategy during a press conference in Shanghai, unveiling 12 smart cloud terminals including 10 smartphones and 2 tablets.   Read More...

Haier Launches Android Smartphone

Ccw.com.cn, 12/19/11

Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer Haier recently released its N88W smartphone.   Read More...

RIM Appoints New China Region President

Sina Tech, 12/20/11

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) today formally announced the appointment of Alex Lambeek as president of RIM's China region, while he continues to serve as vice president of marketing for RIM's Asia-Pacific region.   Read More...

AutoNavi App Ranked China's Highest-Grossing iPhone App

Autonavi, 12/19/11

Chinese digital map provider AutoNavi (Nasdaq: AMAP) today announced that its iPhone mobile application has been named the highest-grossing iPhone app in China for 2011, according to Apple's App Store Rewind 2011, a list of Apple's best and most popular apps for the year.   Read More...

Neusoft Invests in US Mobile Marketing Firm

PRWeb, 12/19/11

Chinese software provider Neusoft (600718.SH) has participated in a USD 10 mln round of Series A equity and venture debt funding in US-based cloud-based mobile marketing and m-commerce platform operator Appconomy, led by Shanghai-based Qiming Ventures.   Read More...

ZTE Launches Waterproof Smartphone in Japan

ZTE, 12/20/11

Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ) today announced the launch of its waterproof STAR7 Softbank 009Z smartphone in Japan.   Read More...

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Internet

Rumor: 50% of Sina, Tencent Microbloggers Registered with Real Names

Beijing Daily, 12/20/11

According to industry sources, nearly half of current users of Chinese internet companies Sina (Nasdaq: SINA) and Tencent's (0700.HK) microblogging platforms have already registered using some form of real name identification.   Read More...

China's 2011 Online Pharmacy Sales Reach RMB 400 Mln

The Founder, 12/20/11

China's pharmaceutical B2C e-commerce sales reached RMB 400 mln in 2011, according to the China Online Pharmacy Council (COPC), with five sites each recording RMB 50 mln in sales.   Read More...

E-Commerce Services Firm Xilang Lands Eight-Digit RMB Funding

DoNews, 12/20/11

Yang Zhende, CEO of Hangzhou-based e-commerce services outsourcing provider Xilang Information Technology, has confirmed that the company recently completed eight-digit RMB funding to be used for marketing, recruiting, training, and technology R&D.   Read More...

Professional SNS Tianji to Launch English Site

Ycwb.com, 12/20/11

Chinese SNS Tianji.com recently announced it plans to launch an English language version in January 2012 to attract foreign professionals based in China and their local business partners to the platform.   Read More...

Xinhua News Launches Online Music Portal

Xinhuanet, 12/20/11

China Xinhua News Network Corporation's (CNC) Xinhua TV has launched an online music portal, "Yuanyin" (wowmusic.cn), on December 19.   Read More...

Tencent to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 12/20/11

Chinese online game developer and operator Tencent (0700.HK) has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed 3D fantasy MMORPG Legend of Xuanyuan on December 20.   Read More...

Tencent Opens New Servers for MMO

Sina Games, 12/19/11

Chinese online game developer and operator Tencent (0700.HK) has announced that it opened two new servers for its self-developed Chinese fantasy MMORPG World of Fantasy on December 17.   Read More...

Giant to Release New Expansion Pack for MMO

17173.com, 12/20/11

Chinese online game developer and operator Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) has announced that it will release a new expansion pack for its licensed 3D MMORPG Elsword on December 21, tiled "Boerde Jitan."   Read More...

Perfect World to Open New Server for MMO

Sina Games, 12/19/11

Chinese online game developer and operator Perfect World (Nasdaq: PWRD) has announced that it will open a new server for its self-developed cartoon-style 3D MMORPG Legend of Martial Arts on December 23.   Read More...

KongZhong to Release New Version of TPS

17173.com, 12/20/11

Chinese online game developer and operator KongZhong (Nasdaq: KONG) has announced that it will release a new version of its licensed TPS (Third Person Shooter) World of Tanks on December 23.   Read More...

9You to Begin Second-Round CB of MMO

17173.com, 12/20/11

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Everstar Online Entertainment (9You) has announced that it will begin a second round of closed beta testing of its self-developed 3D MMORPG Xuantian Zhi Jian on December 26.   Read More...

Greenshore to Open New Servers for MMO

17173.com, 12/20/11

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Greenshore Network Technology has announced that it will open three new servers for its licensed MMORPG Xin Shumen on December 20, followed by an additional one on December 23.   Read More...

Joy Network to Release New Version of Casual Game

17173.com, 12/20/11

Chengdu-based online game developer and operator Joy Network has announced that it will release a new version of its licensed situational chat game Super Detective Online on December 20.   Read More...

Miracle to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 12/20/11

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

Ninlands to Begin Initial CB of MMO

17173.com, 12/20/11

Shanghai-based online game developer Ninlands Cultural Media has announced that it will begin initial closed beta testing of its self-developed 3D fantasy MMORPG Jiuzhou Shijie on December 29.   Read More...

FireOil to Begin Initial CB of MMO

17173.com, 12/20/11

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator FireOil Online Entertainment has announced that it will begin initial closed beta testing of its self-developed 2.5D martial arts fantasy MMORPG Storm Warriors Online on December 28.   Read More...

Tianfu to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 12/20/11

Wuhan-based online game developer and operator Tianfu Network Technology has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed MMORPG Base For Ever on January 6, 2012.   Read More...

USTR Drops Baidu, Keeps Taobao on IPR Infringing List

USTR, 12/20/11

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has removed Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) but included Taobao, Sohu's (Nasdaq: SOHU) Sogou MP3, Gougou, and IT mall Buynow on its latest Notorious Markets List, which highlights prominent examples of markets around the world that sell counterfeit and IPR infringing goods.   Read More...

 

Hardware & Software

Nationz, Microsoft Partner on Trusted Computing

Shenzhen Stock Exchange, 12/20/11

Chinese security and telecommunications chip manufacturer Nationz Technologies (300077.SZ) and Microsoft have signed a letter of intent for strategic cooperation on standardization and industrialization of trusted computing as well as the protection of information systems and user security.   Read More...

Eedoo Delays Release of Game Console Until 2012

Sohu IT, 12/19/11

Victor Wang, co-founder and executive director of Beijing-based digital home entertainment company Beijing Eedoo Technology, a subsidiary of Lenovo (0992.HK), recently disclosed that Eedoo is postponing the release of its iSec gaming console until later in 2012 in order to make further improvements.   Read More...

Explosion at Apple OEM Plant Injures 61

Tencent Tech, 12/20/11

OEM manufacturer Pegatron Corporation, a subsidiary of Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Asus, has announced that 61 employees were injured in an explosion on December 17 at a production facility in Shanghai's Songjiang Industrial Zone operated by a Pegatron subsidiary, Ri Teng Computer Accessory.   Read More...

eFuture Signs First Mobile Cloud Service Client

eFuture, 12/19/11

Beijing-based retail software solutions provider eFuture (Nasdaq: EFUT) today announced that it has signed its first mobile cloud service contract with food manufacturer and distributor Chacha Food.   Read More...

 
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