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Rumor: Dangdang, Gome Form Strategic Partnership

21st Century Business Herald, 2/10/12

A well-positioned e-commerce industry source revealed today that Chinese B2C e-commerce site Dangdang (NYSE: DANG) and home appliance and consumer electronics retailer Gome (0493.HK) are preparing a strategic, mutually complementary partnership between their two sites to counter their mutual rival 360Buy.   Read More...

Suning.com Expects 2012 Sales Revenue to Quadruple

Ebrun.com, 2/10/12

At a recent 2012 work planning and deployment meeting, Chinese consumer electronics and home appliances retailer Suning (002024.SZ) announced that it had chosen its online e-commerce platform, Suning Yigou, as a key point of growth for 2012.   Read More...

China Rural Online Shopping Penetration Exceeds 38%

Eastday.com, 2/10/12

The 2011 Report on Chinese Rural E-Commerce, developed by students at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and other institutions from a survey of 1,000 villages in 19 provinces and municipalities around China, recently found that e-commerce penetration had reached 38.4% among rural internet users.   Read More...

Internet

Sina Not Yet Requiring Real Name for New Microbloggers

Marbridge Consulting, 2/10/12

In response to reports that Chinese internet firm Sina's (Nasdaq: SINA) Weibo microblogging platform had already begun requiring new users to provide their real name and national ID card number to register an account, Marbridge tested Sina's system today and found that new users could still register without providing real-name details.   Read More...

Sina Microblog Launches Ignore Function

Techweb, 2/09/12

Chinese internet company Sina's (Nasdaq: SINA) Weibo microblogging platform has launched a new function that allows users to ignore posts from another account without unfollowing them, such as accounts for third-party web apps like Pipi Shiguangji, Shiguangji, and Dingshi V, or official game accounts.   Read More...

Rumor: Alibaba.com to Go Private for Yahoo Deal

Sina Tech, 2/10/12

According to Reuters, Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba Group plans to privatize its Hong Kong-listed B2B subsidiary Alibaba.com (1688.HK) as part of a larger deal to buy back Yahoo's stake in Alibaba Group.   Read More...

Rumor: Alibaba.com Disbands TrustPass Sales Team

Ebrun.com, 2/09/12

Chinese B2B e-commerce company Alibaba.com (1688.HK) has announced it will disband the 300-person on-the-ground sales team for its China TrustPass service based on merchant feedback.   Read More...

Taobao Moves to More Impartial Search Rankings

Ebrun.com, 2/09/12

Hangzhou-based C2C & B2C e-commerce site Taobao has made changes to its search result rankings, gradually decreasing the proportion of hits from items on its B2C sister site TMall and ensuring that TMall products will not occupy the #1 or #2 spot in "All Items" searches.   Read More...

360Buy's 2011 Registered User Base Reaches 30 Mln

Donews, 2/10/12

Beijing-based B2C e-commerce platform 360Buy has released select operational data showing that registered users reached 30 mln as of the end of 2011.   Read More...

360Buy to Sell Smart Cars

Sohu IT, 2/10/12

Beijing-based B2C e-commerce platform 360Buy has begun selling a RMB 149,880 grey special-edition Smart car.   Read More...

Lashou Taps IBM for ERP Solution

DoNews, 2/10/12

Lashou announced today that it had formed a partnership with IBM under which IBM will provide global ERP implementation services for the Chinese group buying site as part of an integrated group-buy site solution.   Read More...

Meituan to Maintain Focus on Services, Not Merchandise

Ebrun.com, 2/09/12

Tan Chenhui, a spokesperson for Chinese group buy site Meituan, said that although domestic group buying websites are increasingly depending upon sales of physical products, Meituan will maintain its focus on sales of services, rather than transitioning to what Tan referred to as an "online mall" model.   Read More...

Youku Video Search Site Leads China's Vertical Search

PR Newswire Asia, 2/10/12

According to a recent report from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), online video site Youku's (NYSE: YOKU) video search engine, Soku, had the highest user penetration -- 16.9% -- in the vertical search engine market.   Read More...

ChinaCast Terminates Stockholder Rights Plan

PR Newswisre Asia, 2/09/12

Chinese online education provider ChinaCast (Nasdaq: CAST) today announced that its board had authorized the termination of the Stockholder Rights Plan effective immediately.   Read More...

17173 Releases 'Most Anticipated Games' Ranking

17173.com, 2/10/12

Chinese online gaming portal 17173 has released its "Most Anticipated Games" ranking for the week ending February 10, 2012, with ranking determined by votes cast online by players.   Read More...

Changyou to Begin CB MMO

17173.com, 2/10/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Changyou (Nasdaq: CYOU), a subsidiary of Sohu (Nasdaq: SOHU), has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed cartoon-style MMORPG Donghai Qitan on March 1.   Read More...

Giant to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 2/10/12

Chinese game developer and operator Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed 3D MMORPG Spirits of the Warriors on February 20.   Read More...

The9 to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 2/10/12

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator The9 (Nasdaq: NCTY) has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its licensed disaster-themed 2.5D MMORPG Ling Jiyuan (previously named "2012") on February 10.   Read More...

Kylin Announces New MMO

People.com.cn, 2/10/12

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Kylin has announced that it will release its new self-developed history-themed MMORPG Chinggis Khan 3 in March.   Read More...

Heaven to Release New Expansion Pack for MMO

17173.com, 2/10/12

Shenzhen-based online game developer and operator Heaven Network Technology (previously known as Shenzhen Yi Tong Da) has announced that it will release a new expansion pack for its licensed 3D MMORPG Tian Jing in February, titled "Rongyao Zhi Guang."   Read More...

Lianyi to Begin Unlimited CB of MMO

17173.com, 2/10/12

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Lianyi Interactive Network Technology has announced that it will begin unlimited closed beta testing of its first self-developed Chinese fantasy 3D MMORPG Shen Diao on March 7.   Read More...

 
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