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Rumor: China Mobile to Invest in National Cable TV Operator

21st Century Business Herald, 3/07/12

An industry source reported recently that China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) plans to become a shareholder in consolidated national cable TV operator China Radio and Television Network.   Read More...

Shanghai Tietong to Slash Broadband Package Pricing

Netease Tech, 3/07/12

China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) subsidiary Shanghai Tietong recently announced that it would lower broadband package pricing considerably.   Read More...

China Mobile Tests TD-LTE-Based Wi-Fi on Hangzhou Bus Line

Sina Tech, 3/06/12

China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) has announced that it will begin testing TD-LTE-powered Wi-Fi services on Hangzhou's B1 express bus line, freely accessible via any Wi-Fi capable device regardless of operator and without user authentication.   Read More...

Rumor: Kingsoft to Develop Games for Tencent

DoNews, 3/07/12

Following Chinese internet giant Tencent's (0700.HK) investment in software developer and game operator Kingsoft (3888.HK), the two companies plan to expand their partnership to first include co-operation of games, followed by Kingsoft developing games for Tencent to operate, according to an industry insider.   Read More...

Alibaba Sacks GM of Juhuasuan

Netease Tech, 3/06/12

Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba Group announced today that it had dismissed Yan Limin as general manager of the Alibaba group buy site Juhuasuan.   Read More...

 

Telecom

ChinaCache Q4 2011 Profit Up 216% YoY

ChinaCache PR, 3/06/12

Chinese content delivery network (CDN) service provider ChinaCache (Nasdaq: CCIH) has announced its unaudited condensed, and consolidated financial results for the company's fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.   Read More...

 

Wireless

China Mobile, Yulong Launch Android Handset

Oriental Morning Post, 3/07/12

China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) and Shenzhen-based handset maker Yulong Computer Telecommunication, a subsidiary of China Wireless Technologies (2369.HK), recently launched the Coolpad 8150, an RMB 1,000 smartphone featuring a 4-inch display.   Read More...

Gansu Mobile Suspends Mobile Lottery Business

CCID, 3/07/12

Gansu Mobile has suspended its welfare and sports mobile lottery businesses in accordance with new regulations issued by China's Ministry of Finance, preventing users from purchasing lottery tickets via their mobile devices.   Read More...

China Mobile January App Store Revenue Surpasses 30 Mln

CCTIME, 3/07/12

China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) said recently that overall sales revenues (comprising sales by individual and corporate developers) from its Mobile Market application store totaled more than RMB 30 mln in January 2012, a month-on-month increase of 64%, the highest single-month sales revenue China Mobile's app store has yet recorded.   Read More...

Shanda ROM Supports 8 Handset Models

TechWeb, 3/07/12

Since its February 10 launch, the Lezo (Lezhong) Android ROM (http://lezo.sdo.com/) from Chinese online media and game operator Shanda Interactive has added support for eight handsets.   Read More...

Rumor: Hedy Copies HTC Handset

Information Times, 3/07/12

Industry insiders have revealed that Chinese computer manufacturer Hedy Holdings' (002027.SZ) phone production department allegedly copied some of Taiwanese mobile handset manufacturer HTC's (2498.TW) best-selling mobile phones.   Read More...

 

Internet

Alibaba Group Launches Taobao Browser

Tencent Tech, 3/07/12

Hangzhou-based B2C e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba Group announced the Taobao browser today.   Read More...

360Buy Displays Prices as Images to Block ETao

Tencent Tech, 3/07/12

Beijing-based B2C e-commerce platform 360Buy has begun displaying pricing information in images instead of text in order to prevent data from being scraped by price comparison search engines.   Read More...

Rumor: TMall Chief Product Architect Resigns

Tencent Tech, 3/07/12

CTO of medical portal DXY (http://DXY.cn) Feng Dahui has revealed that Li Jie, chief product architect of Alibaba's B2C Platform TMall, will leave TMall to start his own business undertaking related to e-commerce logistics and distribution solutions.   Read More...

Rumor: Tencent, Sina to Launch Social E-Commerce Products

Beijing Business Today, 3/07/12

Chinese internet giant Tencent's (0700.HK) womens' channel plans to launch a social e-commerce product similar to Meilishuo or Mogujie in the next six months, according to an industry source.   Read More...

Juhuasuan to Charge Sales Commissions of 1-3%

Sohu IT, 3/06/12

On March 6, Juhuasuan, the group buy site of Hangzhou-based C2C & B2C e-commerce site Taobao, announced on its homepage that it would begin charging merchants fees, including transaction commissions and fees for competitive bids against other merchants for slots in Juhuasuan's scheduled listings.   Read More...

Cosmetics Group Buy Site Maihao Lands USD 5 Mln in Funding

Ebrun.com, 3/06/12

Chinese women's cosmetics group buy site Maihao (17mh.com) has landed USD 5 mln in venture capital funding, according to CEO Hong Miao.   Read More...

Group Buy Site Qianpin Daily Orders Exceed 10K

Enet.com.cn, 3/06/12

Chinese offline-to-online group buy site Qianpin.com has revealed that daily orders have exceeded 10,000 since November 2011, with a repeat purchase rate over 50%.   Read More...

Jiuyi, Aipai Launch Virtual Currency Trading Platform

DoNews, 3/07/12

Sky Network Technology Co., Ltd., operator of virtual items trading platform 4s91.com, has partnered with online gaming video portal Aipai.com to launch a virtual currency trading platform, "Aipai Jiuyi Gold Coin Mall."   Read More...

Tudou Licenses Self-Produced Series for Prime Time TV

PR Newswire Asia, 3/07/12

Chinese online video site operator Tudou (Nasdaq: TUDO) has announced an agreement to license broadcasting rights to Shenzhen Media Group and China Anhui TV Station for its self-produced webisode series Love Oh Dear I Do.   Read More...

Phoenix New Media Q4 2011 Profit Up 211% YoY

PR Newswire Asia, 3/07/12

Chinese wireless and TV new media company Phoenix New Media (PNM) (NYSE: FENG), a subsidiary of Phoenix TV (2008.HK), today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, with revenues for the quarter up 3.6% QoQ and 77.2% YoY to RMB 280.5 mln (USD 44.6 mln), driven by a 100.5% increase in net advertising revenues and a 56.2% increase in paid service revenues.   Read More...

Mayi Forms Strategic Partnership with Mafengwo

People.com.cn, 3/07/12

Mayi.com, a short-term housing rental site owned by Chinese classified listings site Ganji.com, signed a strategic partnership agreement with online travel SNS Mafengwo.cn today under which the two sites will cooperate in areas including lodging reservations, travel planning, product resource sharing, and marketing, with the aim of increasing the number of customers for local services.   Read More...

Kingsoft to Begin Elite Test of MMO

17173.com, 3/07/12

Chinese game developer and operator Kingsoft (3888.HK) has announced that it will begin elite testing of its licensed 3D fantasy MMORPG Hundun Zhi Men on March 20.   Read More...

Wushen to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 3/07/12

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Wushen Century Network Technology has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed 2.5D MMORPG Shuihu Wushuang on March 28.   Read More...

U1 Game to Begin Second-Round CB of MMOl

17173.com, 3/07/12

Beijing-based online game developer and operator U1 Game Digital has announced that it will begin a second round of closed beta testing of its licensed 3D fantasy MMORPG Cabal: E on March 30.   Read More...

Ferry to Begin OB of MMO

Sina Games, 3/06/12

Hangzhou-based online game developer and operator Ferry Network Technologies has announced that it will begin open beta testing of its self-developed martial arts MMORPG Diwang Jue on March 9.   Read More...

Yiwei to Stop Operation of Advanced Casual Game

17173.com, 3/07/12

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Yiwei has announced that it will stop operating its licensed advanced casual game (ACG) Just Sing due to the expiration of its license from Shanghai Modi Information Technology.   Read More...

 

Television

LCD Panel Shipments to China TV Makers Down 41% MoM

DisplaySearch, 3/06/12

Chinese TV set brands purchased 3.2 mln LCD panels in January, down 41% month-on-month from 5.5 mln panels in December 2012, according to an LCD market report from global market research firm DisplaySearch.   Read More...

Changhong Renews Partnership with Dolby

HC360, 3/07/12

Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer Changhong (600839.SH) has announced it is continuing its partnership with Dolby Laboratories, and will adopt Dolby Digital Plus technology.   Read More...

Sumavision Wins IPQAM Supply Contract in Hunan

DVBCN, 3/07/12

Beijing-based digital video and IPTV system provider Sumavision (300079.SZ) recently won a supply contract to provide IPQAM (IP to quadrature amplitude modulator) equipment for head-end interactive multimedia platforms in seven counties in Hunan province.   Read More...

 

Hardware & Software

iSoftStone Announces Board Member Change

Sina Tech, 3/06/12

Chinese IT outsourcing and consulting provider iSoftStone Information Service Corporation (NYSE: ISS) today announced that Ling He had stepped down as chairwoman of the company, effective February 28, 2012.   Read More...

 
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