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2011 Chinese Traditional Ad Revenue Up 13%

Xinhuanet, 2/14/12

According to Chinese ad spend figures released by CCTV market research subsidiary CTR, China's traditional advertising market (comprising television, print, radio, and outdoor media) grew by 13% YoY in 2011, the same rate as in 2010.   Read More...

SARFT Unveils New Rules for Foreign TV Programming

TechWeb, 2/14/12

China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) issued new rules for the management of foreign programming yesterday.   Read More...

HP's China PC Market Share Drops to 5.3%

Tencent Tech, 2/14/12

According to new figures released recently by market research firm IDC, HP held 5.3% of the PC market in China in Q4 2011, placing fifth in the country.   Read More...

China Unicom 2011 Mobile Literature Revenue Reaches RMB 380 Mln

CCID, 2/14/12

Liu Guiqing, GM of Hunan Unicom and China Unicom's (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) mobile literature base, recently disclosed that China Unicom's mobile literature service has exceeded 34 mln users and recorded 2011 revenues of RMB 380 mln.   Read More...

Rumor: Giant Interactive Closes Chengdu R&D Center

IT Teahouse, 2/14/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) has reportedly withdrawn funding for its Chengdu R&D subsidiary and laid off the center's more than 40 employees.   Read More...

 

Telecom

AsiaInfo-Linkage Reports Q4 2011 Profit Down 32% YoY

PR Newswire Asia, 2/14/12

Chinese telecom software solutions and IT security products and services provider AsiaInfo-Linkage (Nasdaq: ASIA) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011.   Read More...

 

Wireless

iOS Developer Yunchuang Lands 7-Digit RMB Angel Funding

China Venture, 2/14/12

Chengdu-based mobile application developer Yunchuang New Technology recently landed several million RMB in angel funding from former Tencent (0700.HK) COO Zeng Liqing's firm, Decent Investment.   Read More...

Rumor: Shanda Develops Mobile Video Sharing App

Tencent Tech, 2/14/12

According to an industry source, Chinese online media and game operator Shanda Interactive (Nasdaq: SNDA) is currently developing a mobile lifecasting app known as "Wei Ku" ("MicroCool").   Read More...

Youku Releases Dedicated Mobile "Paike" Video-Blogging Apps

AsiaNet, 2/14/12

Chinese online video site Youku (NYSE: YOKU) recently released iOS and Android apps to support Youku Paike ("video bloggers").   Read More...

Mecox Lane: Mobile Users Order Cheaper Items

Ebrun, 2/14/12

Shao Jingping, head of online marketing at Chinese B2C mail-order e-commerce company Mecox Lane (Nasdaq: MCOX), recently revealed that mobile customers tend to order cheaper items than PC-based customers.   Read More...

Nationz Estimates 2011 Profit Down 40%

Shenzhen Stock Exchange, 2/14/12

Chinese security and telecommunications chip manufacturer Nationz Technologies (300077.SZ) today announced its preliminary unaudited fiscal estimates for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011, with revenue down 18.5% YoY to reach RMB 571.4 mln.   Read More...

Madhouse Launches in India

Madhouse Press Release, 2/14/12

Shanghai-based mobile advertising network operator Madhouse has launched operations in India and plans to open offices across 3 cities.   Read More...

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Internet

Baidu Launches New Version of Web Browser

Tencent Tech, 2/14/12

Chinese internet company Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) recently released a public preview of its web browser featuring optimized cloud storage and other improvements over the earlier versions.   Read More...

CSDN, AliCloud Launch Cloud E-Mail

Sohu IT, 2/14/12

Chinese Software Developer Network (CSDN.net) and Alibaba Cloud Computing ("AliCloud"), the cloud computing subsidiary of Hangzhou-based e-commerce company Alibaba Group, announced cloud e-mail, their first cloud platform-based service, today.   Read More...

Rumor: Hunan Satellite TV Talk Show Producer to Join Sohu Video

Sina Tech, 2/14/12

A microblog rumor today claims that Zhang Yibei, the producer responsible for the Hunan Satellite TV talk show "Yue Lai Yue Kaixin" and talent show "Tiantian Xiang Shang," is preparing to move to Sohu Video, the online video platform operated by Chinese Internet firm Sohu (Nasdaq: SOHU).   Read More...

Youku Partners with Tencent Microblog

BiaNews, 2/14/12

Chinese online video site Youku (NYSE: YOKU) announced a strategic partnership with Tencent's (0700.HK) Tencent Microblog platform today offering comment synching between Youku's and Tencent's platforms.   Read More...

LeTV Launches Customer Service IM Product

Tencent Tech, 2/14/12

Chinese online video site LeTV (Leshi) (300104.SZ) has launched a customer service instant messaging product that has already handled over 1,000 orders.   Read More...

Rumor: 360Buy to Launch E-Book Platform Next Week

Sina Tech, 2/14/12

Beijing-based B2C e-commerce platform 360Buy will launch trial operations of its e-book sales platform on February 20, according to an industry source, but has yet to release any details regarding its e-book hardware plans.   Read More...

Alibaba.com's China Platform Launches Sales Ranking System

Sina Tech, 2/14/12

Chinese B2B e-commerce company Alibaba.com (1688.HK) today announced that its China platform (1688.com) has launched a sales ranking system for merchants.   Read More...

Diamond E-Tailer Kela Targets Second-Tier Cities

Ebrun.com, 2/14/12

Wang Yong, VP of B2C e-commerce diamond retailer Kela, has announced that Kela now has 22 experience stores, up from 7 in 2010, over 700,000 registered users, and is focusing on second-tier cities.   Read More...

Rumor: Shangpin Begins Major Layoffs

Beijing Business Today, 2/14/12

An outgoing employee of Chinese luxury e-commerce platform Shangpin said that the company had undertaken massive layoffs around the Chinese New Year holiday.   Read More...

Goldcool CEO to Sue Shanda

Beijing Times, 2/14/12

Ge Binbin, the founder of group buy site Pinju.com and founder of online game developer and operator Shanda Games (Nasdaq: GAME) subsidiary Goldcool, recently said that he will sue Shanda Games' parent company Shanda Interactive (Nasdaq: SNDA) for revoking his shares in Goldcool.   Read More...

Tencent and EA Bring The Sims Social to China

Business Wire, 2/13/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Tencent (0700.HK) has announced that The Sims, is coming to its social network Open Platform.   Read More...

Shanda Games to Begin Unlimited CB of MMO

17173.com, 2/14/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Shanda Games (Nasdaq: GAME), a subsidiary of Shanda Interactive (Nasdaq: SNDA), has announced that it will begin unlimited closed beta testing of its licensed casual side-scrolling MMORPG GranAge Online on March 2.   Read More...

Tencent to Begin Unlimited CB of MMO

17173.com, 2/14/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Tencent (0700.HK) has announced that it will begin unlimited closed beta testing of its licensed 3D MMORPG Continent of the Ninth (C9) on February 29.   Read More...

NetDragon to Begin CB of MMO

People.com.cn, 2/14/12

Fuzhou-based online game developer and operator NetDragon Websoft (0777.HK) has announced that it will soon begin closed beta testing of its self-developed 3D MMORPG Transformers Online.   Read More...

Powerleader to Release New Version of MMO

17173.com, 2/14/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Powerleader Network (a.k.a ZQGame) (300052.SZ) has announced that it will release a new version of its self-developed MMORPG Zhanguo Qunxiong on February 15.   Read More...

Wushen Century to Begin Initial CB of MMO

17173.com, 2/14/12

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Wushen Century Network Technology has announced that it will begin initial closed beta testing of its self-developed MMORPG Huanzhu Gege in H1 2012.   Read More...

7lugame Announces New MMO

17173.com, 2/14/12

Shanghai-based online game developer 7lugame Information Technology has announced that it will soon release its new self-developed 3D side-scrolling MMORPG Sawlu.   Read More...

 

Television

Huayi Brothers Invests in Hong Kong TV Movie Channel JV

CNInfo, 2/14/12

Chinese film and TV production firm Huayi Brothers (300027.SZ) has announced that its subsidiary Huayi Brothers International has signed agreements with Edko Films, Shine Focus, and PCCW Media to establish a joint venture to operate a TV movie channel in Hong Kong.   Read More...

BesTV Acquires Grammy Awards Copyright

Sohu IT, 2/14/12

Shanghai Media Group IPTV subsidiary BesTV New Media (600637.SH) has announced that it already acquired the rights to the Grammy Awards Ceremony and nomination party.   Read More...

Beijing Increases Number of CMMB Channels to 7

Beijing Morning Post, 2/14/12

The Beijing subsidiary of CMMB broadcaster China Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) announced recently that it now broadcasts seven CMMB channels for CMMB-enabled mobile handsets and mobile televisions: CCTV 1, CCTV 5, CCTV News, Beijing Satellite, Jingcai Tianxia, Jingcai Movie, and Jingcai Beijing.   Read More...

Xoceco 2011 Profit Down 83%

CNInfo.com.cn, 2/14/12

Chinese television set maker Xoceco (600870.SH) has announced its fiscal results for 2011, with revenue down 24.2% YoY to reach RMB 3.25 bln.   Read More...

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Hardware & Software

Fair Labor Association Begins Inspections of Foxconn

Apple Press Info, 2/13/12

Apple today announced that the Fair Labor Association will conduct special voluntary audits of Apple's final assembly suppliers, including Foxconn factories in Shenzhen and Chengdu, at Apple's request.   Read More...

Proview Requests Ban on Apple iPad Import/Export

Sohu IT, 2/13/12

Ma Xiaodong, the attorney for Shenzhen-based display device manufacturer Proview Technology, a subsidiary of Proview International Holdings (0334.HK), announced yesterday that the company will petition China's General Administration of Customs after February 22 to ban all imports and exports of Apple's iPad devices.   Read More...

Digital China, Cisco Open Shanghai Experience Center

Qianlong, 2/14/12

On January 12, Chinese IT products distributor and IT services and system integration provider Digital China Holdings (0861.HK) and Cisco officially opened a collaboration experience center in Shanghai.   Read More...

Kingdee Announces Profit Warning for FY 2011

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, 2/13/12

Chinese enterprise management software developer Kingdee International Software Group (0268.HK) has announced that the operating profit for the year ended December 31, 2011, as compared with the corresponding period in 2010, is estimated to decrease significantly.   Read More...

Sheng Jie Unveils SkyCC Integrated Marketing Software

CCID, 2/14/12

Changsha-based internet marketing software developer Sheng Jie Information & Technology has unveiled its SkyCC integrated marketing software solution.   Read More...

 
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