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Rumor: China Telecom to Launch iPhone 4S by March

CCID, 1/16/12

A source at Jiangsu Telecom, claiming to have internal information, said recently that the China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) edition of the iPhone 4S would go on sale in February or March.   Read More...

China Updates Plan for National Cable Operator

Economic Observer, 1/16/12

An industry source recently reported fresh changes to plans for a consolidated national cable TV operator, saying that the previously submitted "corporate transition" plan, which called for networks to be integrated before establishing an operator corporation, had been rejected.   Read More...

Suning: 2020 Revenue to Reach RMB 680 Bln

Moneyweek, 1/16/12

Zhang Jindong, chairman and president of Chinese consumer electronics and home appliances retailer Suning (002024.SZ), recently estimated that Suning's total revenue will reach RMB 680 bln by 2020.   Read More...

Vancl 2011 Revenue Increases 150% YoY

DoNews, 1/15/12

Chen Nian, chairman and CEO of Chinese B2C clothing website Vancl, revealed yearly performance figures for 2011 yesterday, indicating overall revenue growth of more than 150%, and peak single-day orders of more than 500,000.   Read More...

Shenzhen Exchange Suspends Hanvon

TechWeb, 1/16/12

The Shenzhen Stock Exchange issued a notice today that trading would be suspended on the stock of Chinese e-reader and handwriting input peripherals manufacturer Hanvon (002362.SZ) from January 16 onwards.   Read More...

 

Telecom

Zowee Estimates 2011 Profit Up 30-50%

Shenzhen Stock Exchange, 1/14/12

Shenzhen-based network communications terminal products and portable consumer electronics manufacturer Zowee Technology (002369.SZ) has announced its preliminary performance estimates for 2011, with net profit expected to grow 30-50% YoY to between RMB 96.14 mln and RMB 110.93 mln, compared to RMB 73.95 mln in 2010.   Read More...

ChinaCache Provides CDN Solution for Xiaomi Pre-Sales

ChinaCach, 1/13/12

Chinese content delivery network (CDN) service provider ChinaCache (Nasdaq: CCIH) today announced that it provided CDN solutions for the third round of online pre-sales of Beijing-based Android handset developer Xiaomi's smartphones.   Read More...

 

Wireless

China Telecom to Expand Contactless Payment to 10+ Provinces

CCID, 1/16/12

According to an industry source, China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) will expand its "UnionPay Yibao" contactless payment operations to more than ten provinces across the country this month.   Read More...

Shanghai Telecom: Wi-Fi Speed Reaches 54 Mbps

Netease Tech, 1/16/12

China Telecom's (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) Shanghai branch has announced that it has already put into operation over 7,300 Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the city, with the majority of hotspots reaching an average internet access speed of 54 Mbps.   Read More...

Beijing Mobile to Trial Public Transport Wi-Fi

Beijing Morning Post, 1/14/12

He Zhu, general manager of Beijing Mobile, revealed yesterday that the operator is currently testing equipment for Beijing Public Transport Holdings' (BPTH) trials of free Wi-Fi service on Beijing public buses along the city's Second Ring Road in late March.   Read More...

Rumor: Xiaomi Users Compare Smartphone to iPhone

TechWeb, 1/14/12

Users have recently commented online on the differences between Chinese handset developer Xiaomi's smartphone and the iPhone, noting that the Xiaomi's MIUI mobile OS is better suited for Chinese user habits.   Read More...

Xiaomi Issues Open Letter Regarding After-Sales Service

TechWeb, 1/16/12

Responding to complaints about its after-sales service, Beijing-based Android handset developer Xiaomi recently issued an open letter to Xiaomi enthusiasts saying that it would optimize and improve its entire after-sales chain, including improvements to repair services, customer support, delivery speeds, and issuing receipts.   Read More...

Dangdang to Launch Windows Phone 7 Client

DoNews, 1/16/12

Chinese B2C e-commerce site Dangdang (NYSE: DANG) has announced that it will launch its Windows Phone 7 client at the end of January.   Read More...

ZTE Debuts 3 Android Terminals in Thailand

ZTE, 1/16/12

Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ) and Thailand-based mobile phone distributor Wireless Device Supply Co. Ltd. (WDS) today announced the joint release of three Android terminals in Thailand, the ZTE Racer II, the ZTE Blade and the ZTE V9+.   Read More...

 

Internet

CNNIC: China's Internet User Base Reaches 513 Mln

CNNIC, 1/16/12

The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) has issued its 29th report on the state of development of China's internet today, showing that as of the end of December 2011, China's number of internet users reached 513 mln, with penetration up 4 percentage points YoY to reach 38.3%.   Read More...

Court Accepts Youku's Lawsuit against Tudou

Youku, 1/15/12

Chinese online video site Youku (NYSE: YOKU) announced today that the Beijing Haidian District People's Court has accepted its unfair competition lawsuit against online video site operator Tudou (Nasdaq: TUDO).   Read More...

Tudou Launches Health Channel

DoNews, 1/16/12

Chinese online video site operator Tudou (Nasdaq: TUDO) has announced it will launch a health channel on January 18.   Read More...

VeryCD Monthly Revenue Surpasses RMB 100 Min

17173.com, 1/14/12

As of the end of 2011, Chinese P2P downloading site VeryCD had monthly revenues of more than RMB 100 mln and monthly profits of RMB 40 to 50 mln.   Read More...

Rumor: Tencent to Cut Workforce

Sina Tech, 1/16/12

According to industry sources, Chinese internet giant Tencent (0700.HK) has plans to lay off staff from several of its businesses, including its microblogging platform (t.qq.com).   Read More...

Rumor: 500CCC Cuts Staff

Ebrun.com, 1/16/12

A number of employees with Chinese online consumer electronics mall 500CCC.com have claimed on personal microblog accounts that the company has refused to pay severance compensation after it recently laid off a large number of employees.   Read More...

Rumor: LBS-based SNS Tongxue Closed

DoNews, 1/16/12

Online sources have shown that Chinese location-based (LBS) SNS and microblogging site Tongxue.com is no longer in operation.   Read More...

People.com.cn IPO Approved

Chongqing Morning Post, 1/16/12

On January 13, the main board listings approval committee of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) approved an application from People's Daily Online Co. Ltd. (People.com.cn) to list on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.   Read More...

Sina Games Releases 'Most Anticipated Games' Ranking

Sina Games, 01/16/12

Chinese online gaming portal Sina Games has released its "Most Anticipated Games" ranking for the week ending January 16, 2012, with ranking determined by votes cast online by players.   Read More...

The9 Enters Endorsement Deal with Nicolas Anelka

PR Newswire Asia, 1/15/12

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator The9 (Nasdaq: NCTY) today announced that it has entered into an endorsement agreement with China Football Association Super League's Shanghai Shenhua team player Nicolas Anelka for worldwide endorsement and promotion of the first-person shooter Firefall, licensed by its wholly-owned subsidiary Red 5 Singapore from Korean online game developer and operator Webzen.   Read More...

Changyou Subsidiary Jing Mao Appoints New CEO

Tencent Tech, 1/16/12

Shanghai Jing Mao Culture Communication, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sohu (Nasdaq: SOHU) online gaming subsidiary Changyou (Nasdaq: CYOU), has appointed Liu Jie as CEO and acting president.   Read More...

Yetime to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 1/16/12

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Yetime Network Technology has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its licensed cartoon-style fantasy MMORPG Legend of the Ring (Mojie Chuanqi) on January 18.   Read More...

7fgame to Begin Second-Round Technical Test of MMO

Sina Games, 1/13/12

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator 7fgame Digital has announced that it will soon begin a second round of technical testing of its self-developed MMORPG Xiuzhen Shijie.   Read More...

Dragon Online to Begin CB of MMO

People.com.cn, 1/16/12

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Dragon Online has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed 2.5D martial arts MMORPG Xin Shuihu in March.   Read More...

Ju Jin to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 1/16/12

Suzhou-based online game developer and operator Ju Jin Network Technology has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its licensed 3D fantasy MMORPG Xian Chen Online on January 18.   Read More...

 

Television

TCL Multimedia to Complete Acquisition of TCL Optoelectronics

PR Newswire Asia, 1/13/12

Chinese television manufacturer TCL Multimedia (1070.HK) has announced that all conditions precedent for its acquisition of TCL Optoelectronics Technology (Huizhou) Co., Ltd. ("TOT") have been satisfied and fulfilled.   Read More...

 

Hardware & Software

Foxconn to Manufacture 1 Mln Robots

NetEase Tech, 1/13/12

Terry Gou, president of Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn (2038.HK; 2354.TW), has confirmed that Foxconn plans to "manufacture 1 mln robots within three years' time."   Read More...

Chinaweal Releases New CAD/CAM Software

CCTIME, 1/13/12

Guangdong-based industrial and commercial software provider Chinaweal Software has released the 2012 beta version of its Chinaweal 3D CAD/CAM software suite.   Read More...

 
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