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38% of China's iPhone Users Have Never Bought an App

Sina Tech, 2/29/12

39% of China's iPhone users have jailbroken their iPhone and 38% have never purchased a mobile application, according to Chinese mobile advertising optimization platform Guohead.com's recently released Mobile Ad White Paper.   Read More...

Alipay Mobile App Downloads Reach 30 Mln

DoNews, 2/29/12

Chinese third-party payment processor Alipay released a number of wireless payment figures today indicating that Alipay clients had been downloaded more than 30 mln times.   Read More...

Cloudary Mobile App User Base Reaches 3.5 Mln

Tencent Tech, 2/29/12

Chinese online media provider and game operator Shanda Interactive's wholly owned online literature subsidiary, Cloudary Corporation, announced today that as of the end of 2011 there were nearly 3.5 mln mobile client users of its service, with more than 80% of these active users.   Read More...

Lafaso 2011 Revenue Reaches RMB 1 Bln

Tencent Tech, 2/29/12

Wang Licheng, CEO of Beijing-based women's B2C e-commerce site Lafaso.com, has disclosed that Lafaso's ad spend exceeded RMB 20 mln and revenue reached RMB 1 bln in 2011.   Read More...

Best Buy Taps All3C for Online Sales in China

National Business Daily, 2/29/12

Tian Yuan, branding director for consumer electronics and household appliances B2C e-commerce firm All3C.com, revealed recently that the company had signed a partnership agreement with Best Buy granting All3C.com exclusive Chinese online retail rights for Best Buy's Insignia and Rocketfish brands.   Read More...

 

Telecom

Huawei 2011 Revenue Up 11%

Sina Tech, 2/29/12

In an interview at the at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona yesterday, William Xu, president of Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer Huawei's enterprise business division, said that Huawei's overall revenues for 2011 had surpassed USD 32 bln, a YoY growth of 11%, owing to an increase in mobile handset sales and enterprise business growth.   Read More...

 

Wireless

Nokia to Launch Windows Phone in China in April

New Express, 2/29/12

Nokia announced recently that its Lumia (Windows Phone) smartphones would be available on the Chinese market starting in April 2012 in both CDMA and WCDMA versions.   Read More...

AutoNavi Q4 2011 Profit Up 22% YoY

AutoNavi PR, 2/28/12

Chinese digital map provider AutoNavi (Nasdaq: AMAP) has announced its unaudited financial results for Q4 and full-year 2011.   Read More...

Ericsson: Waiting for China Telecom to Launch LTE

Netease Tech, 2/28/12

In an interview with Chinese media, Mats Olsson, Senior Vice President of Ericsson Group and Ericsson China & North East Asia, said that Ericsson would wait until China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) had launched LTE services before seeking any partnerships with the operator on LTE.   Read More...

NetQin, 3LM Develop Mobile Security Solution

NetQin PR, 2/28/12

Chinese mobile security provider NetQin (NYSE: NQ) and provider of Android enterprise security software 3LM today announced an alliance to offer a combined solution for enterprises to more securely deploy Android mobile devices across their distributed workforce.   Read More...

ZTE Announces NFC Sharing Technology

ZTE PR, 2/29/12

Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ) has launched a near field communications (NFC) technology called Touch and Share that enables users to share data by automating Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi connectivity between devices that are in close proximity to each other.   Read More...

ZTE to Expand Egypt Wireless Network

ZTE PR, 2/29/12

Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ) and Egyptian telco Etisalat Egypt have reached an agreement to expand the operator's network as part of 2012 expansion plans to meet forecast capacity requirements.   Read More...

 

Internet

China to Crack Down on Microblog, SNS Porn

Beijing Times, 2/29/12

China's Ministry of Public Security has announced that nine departments will begin a coordinated crackdown on pornography and other obscene content distributed via microblogs, SNS, and other online social platforms such as Tencent's QQ Groups in early March.   Read More...

AliCloud Launches New Cloud Security Product

Sohu IT, 2/29/12

Alibaba Cloud Computing ("AliCloud"), the cloud computing subsidiary of Hangzhou-based e-commerce company Alibaba Group, has launched a new security technology product, Yun Dun ("Cloud Shield"), and has upgraded its existing cloud security detection service.   Read More...

Dangdang to Merge Physical Book, E-Book Departments

Beijing Business Today, 2/29/12

Chinese B2C e-commerce site Dangdang (NYSE: DANG) recently announced it will merge its e-book and physical book purchasing departments to integrate the two procurement channels.   Read More...

360Buy Increases Ad Spend on Focus Media

Ebrun.com, 2/29/12

Beijing-based B2C e-commerce platform 360Buy has increased its advertisement spending, with 2012's advertising budget to surpass RMB 100 mln, according Chinese digital media and Internet advertising operator Focus Media (Nasdaq: FMCN).   Read More...

Update: TMall Reopens Online Pharmacy Channel

New Express, 2/29/12

In addition to the 15 pharmaceutical companies currently listed on the Pharmacy channel of Alibaba Group's B2C e-commerce site TMall, another five companies are reportedly making the necessary preparations to list on the site.   Read More...

Vancl Has Nearly 400 Vendor Partners

DoNews, 2/28/12

Chinese B2C clothing website Vancl has revealed that it has nearly 400 vendor partners, many of whom are leaders in their respective industries such as Ningbo Shenzhou Knitting Co., Ltd. In 2011, Vancl placed RMB 50-60 mln in orders to its supplier partners, and purchased items such as down-filled garments and jeans from companies such as Japanese trading concern Itochu Corporation.   Read More...

Lafaso May Seek Second-Round Funding

Netease Tech, 2/28/12

Wang Licheng, CEO of Beijing-based women's B2C e-commerce site Lafaso.com, recently disclosed that Lafaso is considering raising second-round funding, but currently has no plans to IPO.   Read More...

Net-A-Porter Enters China Market

RedLuxury.com, 2/28/12

UK-based e-commerce luxury fashion retailer Net-A-Porter has announced its entry into the China market through its acquisition of Chinese B2C luxury e-commerce platform Shouke.com, co-founded by Hong Kong entrepreneur Adrienne Ma.   Read More...

China Distance Education Records Q1 FY2012 Profit of USD 0.4 Mln

PR Newswire, 2/29/12

Chinese online education provider China Distance Education Holdings Limited (CDEL) (NYSE: DL) reported today its unaudited financial results for Q1 of fiscal 2012 ended December 31, 2011.   Read More...

The9 to Release New Version of Casual Game

People.com.cn, 2/29/12

Chinese online game developer and operator The9 (Nasdaq: NCTY) has announced that it will release a new version of its licensed 3D cartoon-style casual game Free Realms on February 29.   Read More...

Powerleader 2011 Profit Down 35%

Shenzhen Stock Exchange, 2/28/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Powerleader Network (a.k.a ZQGame) (300052.SZ) has announced that its net revenues for the full year 2011 increased 65.76% YoY to RMB 131.94 mln.   Read More...

Shiji Tiancheng to Begin Third-Round CB of FPS

17173.com, 2/29/12

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Shiji Tiancheng has announced that it will begin a third round of closed beta testing of its licensed first-person shooter (FPS) Tornado Force on March 23.   Read More...

T2CN to Release New Version of Casual Game

People.com.cn, 2/29/12

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator T2CN has announced that it will release a new version of its licensed casual basketball game Freestyle Street Basketball on March 6, titled "FS Girls."   Read More...

Xunlei to Begin Second-Round Technical Test of MMO

Xunlei PR, 2/29/12

Guangdong-based online game operator Xunlei has announced that it will begin a second round of technical testing of its licensed 3D fantasy MMORPG Xuan Tian Bian on March 10.   Read More...

9You to Release New Expansion Pack for MMO

Sina Games, 2/28/12

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Everstar Online Entertainment (9You) has announced that it will release a new expansion pack for its self-developed 3D martial arts-themed MMORPG Butterfly Sword Online on February 29, titled "Huoshao Nanshaolin."   Read More...

JoyChina to Begin CB of MMO

People.com.cn, 2/29/12

Beijing-based online game developer and operator JoyChina has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed 3D MMORPG Hunter Blade on February 29.   Read More...

Cimo to Release Fifth Chapter of MMO

People.com.cn, 2/28/12

Beijing-based online game operator Cimo Technology has announced that it will release the fifth chapter of its licensed fantasy MMORPG Silk Road Online on March 8, titled "Zhushen Zhi Chong."   Read More...

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Television

China's Jan 2012 Cable DTV Subscribers Reach 114 Mln

Guideline Research, 2/29/12

China's total number of cable DTV subscribers reached 113.9 mln as of the end of January 2012, according to DTV market research firm Guideline Research, with DTV conversion penetration reaching 56.5% based on the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television's (SARFT) announcement that the number of cable TV subscriber households reached 201.52 mln in 2011.   Read More...

 

Hardware & Software

VanceInfo Q4 2011 Profit Down 42% YoY

VanceInfo PR, 2/29/12

Chinese IT service provider and software outsourcing firm VanceInfo Technologies (NYSE: VIT) today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011, with net revenue for the quarter up 46.3% YoY to USD 87.2 mln.   Read More...

Kanbox to Invest RMB 200 Mln in Servers, Server Rooms

Tencent Tech, 2/28/12

Huang Mingming, chairperson of Kanbox Information Technology, said today that the Shanghai-based cloud storage provider would increase its investment in backend infrastructure equipment and technology R&D staffing this year, including a more than RMB 200 mln investment in servers and server rooms.   Read More...

BYD to Use Software AG webMethods Product

China Computer World, 2/29/12

Chinese IT product and automotive manufacturer BYD (1211.HK) recently formed a partnership with Software AG under which the German enterprise management software company will provide BYD with products and technology consulting solutions.   Read More...

 
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