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Sina Microblog, Qihoo 360 Form Strategic Partnership

Sina Tech, 1/31/12

Chinese online security software developer Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU) recently signed an agreement with internet company Sina's (Nasdaq: SINA) Weibo microblogging platform to build a new platform to integrate accounts between the two services, allowing Sina Weibo users access to all Qihoo 360 products and Qihoo 360 users to sign in to Sina Weibo using just one account.   Read More...

Sina Microblog Launches TV Program-Sharing Platform

BiaNews, 1/31/12

Chinese internet company Sina's (Nasdaq: SINA) Weibo microblogging platform recently launched Kandian.com, a social TV platform based on users' Weibo friend networks.   Read More...

TMall, Taobao.com to Use Separate Paid Search Rankings

Ebrun.com, 2/01/2012

Zhitongche, the paid search ranking service developed by Hangzhou-based C2C & B2C e-commerce site Taobao, was officially spun off from B2C site TMall today.   Read More...

China Begins Testing CMMB VOD Services

Cnr.cn, 2/01/12

Zhang Chengyun, deputy GM of mobile phone TV operator China Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), recently disclosed that CMMB VOD services have entered the R&D and testing stage.   Read More...

Rumor: SARFT to Replace 1st Generation Cuncuntong STBs

Asiatvro.com, 2/01/12

An industry source has revealed that the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television's (SARFT) direct broadcast satellite (DBS) center will oversee the free exchange of the first round of set-top boxes (STBs) issued in the "Cuncuntong" rural DBS connectivity program for new encryption-capable STBs.   Read More...

 

Wireless

China Unicom Releases App Store Mobile Game Ranking

Marbridge Consulting, 2/01/12

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 January 31, 2012.   Read More...

Rumor: AliCloud to Integrate Wireless Team with Tianyu

Sina Tech, 1/31/12

According to industry sources, Alibaba Group subsidiary Alibaba Cloud Computing ("AliCloud") plans to hive off its wireless team and integrate it into Tianyu Communication Equipment.   Read More...

China Mobile Finance Subsidiary Receives Operating License

Sina Tech, 2/01/12

The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) issued a national financial institution operating license to China Mobile's (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) new financial management subsidiary, China Mobile Finance Co., Ltd., on January 16.   Read More...

China Telecom to Start Online Sales of iPhone 4S

China Business News, 2/01/12

Li Zhicheng, director of e-commerce channels for China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) subsidiary Anhui Telecom, said on his microblog yesterday that China Telecom had held a nationwide phone conference for all e-commerce channel divisions to coordinate e-commerce sales arrangements for the iPhone 4S.   Read More...

China Unicom Begins Sales of Naked iPhone 4S

Netease Tech, 2/01/12

China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) recently began sales of standalone iPhone 4S handsets at RMB 4,988, RMB 5,888 or RMB 6,788 for the 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB versions of the device, respectively.   Read More...

Beijing Unicom Launches BlackBerry BIS Promotion

CCTIME, 2/01/12

In response to concerns that its BlackBerry BIS services were priced too expensively, China Unicom's (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) Beijing branch has announced a promotion lasting the entire month of February offering lowered rates for new subscribers who register using their own BlackBerry terminal.   Read More...

Xiaomi to Start New Round of Open Sales in March

IT Business News, 1/31/12

Lei Jun, chairman and CEO of Beijing-based Android handset developer Xiaomi, said recently that Xiaomi would begin the next round of open sales of its Xiaomi handsets in mid-March.   Read More...

Chinese Telecom Operators Release App Store Statistics

Marbridge Consulting, 2/01/12

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 January 31, 2012.   Read More...

China Mobile Releases Updated Mobile App Ranking

Marbridge Consulting, 2/01/12

China Mobile's (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) Mobile Market app store has released an update to its mobile application rankings as of January 31, 2012.   Read More...

China Unicom Releases Updated Mobile App Ranking

Marbridge Consulting, 2/01/12

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 January 31, 2012.   Read More...

China Mobile Releases App Store Mobile Game Ranking

Marbridge Consulting, 2/01/12

China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) has released rankings for the mobile games offered in its Mobile Market mobile app store as of January 31, 2012.   Read More...

China Mobile Gaming Portal Issues Mobile Game Ranking

Marbridge Consulting, 2/01/12

China Mobile's (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) mobile game portal has released its "Mobile Game Weekly Download Ranking" as of January 31, 2012.   Read More...

China Telecom Gaming Portal Issues Mobile Game Ranking

Marbridge Consulting, 2/01/12

China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK)'s gaming portal, for mobile, PC and motion games, has released its "Weekly Mobile Game Download Ranking" as of January 31, 2012.   Read More...

 

Internet

Rumor: Google China May Cease Online Mapping Services

Chinanews.com, 2/01/12

Google China may be forced to shut down its online mapping services, as its joint venture Beijing Guxiang Information Technology has still not announced that it has obtained an online mapping services license, despite today being the deadline to apply for a license according to a notice previously released by China's National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation (NASMG).   Read More...

Alibaba Group Establishes Environmental Protection Fund

TechWeb, 2/01/12

Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba Group has announced that the Alibaba Public Welfare Foundation, which it has established in partnership with its own subsidiaries, has been approved by China's Ministry of Civil Affairs.   Read More...

Etao Q4 2011 B2C Index: 360Buy Prices Register Sharpest Rise

Donews, 1/31/12

In its Q4 2011 B2C merchant commodity price index, recently published through its price monitoring system, Taobao's e-commerce search engine ETao found that Beijing-based B2C e-commerce platform 360Buy's prices rose fastest of all, increasing by more than 15% in early October.   Read More...

Rumor: 55Tuan, Lashou to IPO in Q2 2012

Beijing Business Today, 2/01/12

Chinese group buy sites 55Tuan and Lashou plan to IPO in Q2 2012, according to an industry insider.   Read More...

Rumor: Groupon.cn Closes Chengdu Branch

Chengdu Business Daily, 2/01/12

According to former employees, Groupon.cn (a Chinese group buy site unaffiliated with US firm Groupon) has closed its Chengdu branch and is several tens of thousands of RMB in arrears to local employees and merchants.   Read More...

Pinterest Clone Markzhi.com Rebrands

DoNews, 2/01/12

Chinese photo, video, and bookmark sharing site Markzhi.com has changed its brand and domain name to Faxianla.com.   Read More...

Ambow, Oracle Partner on Workforce Development Program

Ambow, 1/31/12

Chinese education service firm Ambow Education Group (NYSE: AMBO) has announced a partnership with Oracle to provide the Workforce Development Program (WDP) training program.   Read More...

Kingsoft MMO TV Adaptation Debuts on CCTV

Tencent Tech, 2/01/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Kingsoft (3888.HK) has announced its "JX Online: Cang Jian Shan Zhuang" TV drama, co-produced for nearly RMB 40 mln with Hairun Media and Beijing Royal Media, debuted today on CCTV-8.   Read More...

Sina Games Releases 'Most Anticipated Games' Ranking

Sina Games, 1/30/12

Chinese online gaming portal Sina Games has released its "Most Anticipated Games" ranking for the week ending January 29, 2012, with ranking determined by votes cast online by players.   Read More...

Shanda Games to Begin Initial CB of MMO

People.com.cn, 2/01/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Shanda Games (Nasdaq: GAME), a subsidiary of Shanda Interactive (Nasdaq: SNDA), has announced that it will begin initial closed beta testing of its licensed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV in Q2 2012.   Read More...

Storm to Begin CB of MMO

People.com.cn, 2/01/12

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Storm Information Technology has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed 3D martial arts MMORPG Yueguang Baohe on February 8.   Read More...

Miracle to Begin CB of MMO

People.com.cn, 2/01/12

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

Uuzu Begins CB of Browser Game

Tencent Games, 2/01/12

Shanghai-based browser game developer and operator Uuzu Information Technology has announced that it will soon begin closed beta testing of its self-developed cartoon-style browser game Qi Shi Er Bian.   Read More...

 

Television

Rumor: Voole to Invest Heavily on Internet TV in 2012

CCID, 2/01/12

A senior employee with Chinese video-on-demand (VOD) website Voole revealed yesterday that the company will continue this year to invest heavily in internet TV operations, expanding technological R&D and increasing the variety of content on the site.   Read More...

Beijing to Install Tourism Touchscreens in Phone Booths

Beijing Times, 2/01/12

An Jinming, deputy director of the Beijing Tourism Administration (BTA), has announced that the BTA has partnered with China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) to install tourism information touchscreen displays in public telephone booths.   Read More...

 

Hardware & Software

Foxconn to Recruit 20K Mainland China Employees in 2012

Southern Metropolitan News, 2/01/12

Liu Kun, spokesperson for Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn (2038.HK; 2354.TW), recently estimated that Foxconn will hire approximately 20,000 new employees in mainland China this year.   Read More...

 
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