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Giant Develops Lightweight MMO Client

CCID, 3/15/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) announced today that it had finished R&D work on a microclient for its MMORPG ZT Online II.   Read More...

TMall Launches Virtual "Try It On" Video Service

DoNews, 3/15/12

Alibaba Group's B2C e-commerce site TMall has announced the release of a new video recognition tool that allows users to film themselves with their webcams (e.g.   Read More...

Rumor: Netease to Launch Ad Union

Netease Games, 3/15/12

Advertisements for Netease's (Nasdaq: NTES) new Netease Union (http://union.163.com) have begun appearing on the Chinese internet company's homepage and other website properties, and Netease has begun seeking website partners for the ad union.   Read More...

USTC iFlytek, China Unicom Partner on Voice Technology

Oriental Morning Post, 3/15/12

In a March 14 public filing, Chinese software firm Anhui USTC iFlytek (002230.SZ) announced that it had signed a three-year strategic partnership agreement with China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) for cooperation in the fields of intelligent voice technology research and applications.   Read More...

360Buy Mobile Client User Base Exceeds 10 Mln

Sina Tech, 3/14/12

On March 14, Beijing-based B2C e-commerce platform 360Buy announced that its mobile clients had been installed more than 10 mln times, with download figures for the clients growing by more than 100% during the last three quarters of 2011.   Read More...

 

Telecom

China Telecom Approves Incubation Projects

CCTIME, 3/15/12

China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) recently announced the evaluation results of its in-house incubation program, selecting 14 projects involving M2M, mobile internet, cloud computing, and e-commerce.   Read More...

China Unicom to Invest RMB 80-100 Bln in Shaanxi

CNR, 3/14/12

China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with New Xi'xian District, Shaanxi, whereby China Unicom will invest approximately RMB 2 bln for the construction of the company's Northwest China Internet data and call center base.   Read More...

Huawei Selects IP Infusion's ZebOS Network Platform Software

PR Newswire Asia, 3/15/12

Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer Huawei and provider of network software for Ethernet and IP services IP Infusion Inc., today announced that Huawei has selected IP Infusion's ZebOS network platform software to expand the capabilities of the company's Internet Protocol products.   Read More...

Xinmao S&T Records 2011 Loss of RMB 65 Mln

Shenzhen Stock Exchange, 3/15/12

Chinese conglomerate Xinmao Group's fiber optics subsidiary, Tianjin Xinmao S&T Investment (000836.SZ), today announced its unaudited fiscal results for the full year 2011, with revenue up 40.1% to RMB 1.21 bln.   Read More...

Sunsea 2011 Profit Up 44%

Shenzhen Stock Exchange, 3/15/12

Shenzhen-based telecom equipment manufacturer Sunsea Telecommunications (002313.SZ) has announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2011, with revenue up 47.9% YoY to RMB 1.333 bln.   Read More...

 

Wireless

Microsoft to Release Windows Phone 7.5 in China

Cnbeta, 3/15/12

In an invitation sent out to the Chinese tech media Microsoft has disclosed that on March 21 it will release the latest version of its mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh ( the development codename of which has been Windows Phone Tango) in Beijing.   Read More...

China Mobile 2011 Profit Up 5%

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, 3/15/12

Chinese mobile operator China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) has announced its unaudited fiscal results for the full year 2011.   Read More...

Handset Sales in China Up 12% in 2011

Low-End Units Comprise 59% of Handsets Sold in China

China Shipments of Knock-off Handsets Down 41% in 2011

Handsets Led Chinese Consumer Complaints in 2011

People's Posts and Telecommunications News, 3/15/12

China's total handset complaint volume reached 43,810 in 2011, down from 47,576 in 2010, according to data from consumer associations at various levels across the country.   Read More...

Easou Leads Mobile WAP Site Search in Q4 2011

Meizu App Store Reaches 100 Mln Downloads

Yesky, 3/15/12

As of yesterday, total downloads from Chinese smartphone maker Meizu's Flyme Store app store hit the 100 mln download mark since the store's official launch in 2009.   Read More...

Spreadtrum to Invest USD 10 Mln in India's Micromax

Spreadtrum PR, 3/14/12

Chinese wireless baseband chipset provider Spreadtrum Communications (Nasdaq: SPRD) has announced that it will invest USD 10 mln in Indian handset brand Micromax Informatics Limited and become one of Micromax's preferred mobile chipset suppliers.   Read More...

Hudong Invests RMB 80 Mln in Mobile Client Development

Tencent Tech, 3/15/12

Chinese wiki-based encyclopedia site Hudong today announced it will invest RMB 80 mln on its mobile clients.   Read More...

ZTE, Qatar Telecom Partner on WCDMA and LTE

PR Newswire Asia, 3/15/12

Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ) has completed a comprehensive frame agreement with Qatar Telecom (Qtel Group), which will make available new network solutions from ZTE, including WCDMA and LTE technology, across Qtel Group operations in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.   Read More...

GrenTech Shareholders to Vote on Merger Plans

PR Newswire Asia, 3/15/12

Chinese wireless solutions provider GrenTech (Nasdaq: GRRF) has announced that it has called an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders, to be held on April 16, to consider and vote on the proposal to adopt the previously announced amended and restated agreement and plan of merger dated January 20, 2012, among Talenthome Management Limited, a British Virgin Islands exempted company, Xing Sheng Corporation Limited, a Cayman Islands exempted company wholly-owned by Talenthome Management, and Grentech, pursuant to which Xing Sheng Corporation will merge with and into Grentech, with Grentech continuing as the surviving company and wholly-owned by Talenthome Management.   Read More...

 

Internet

Tencent Receives RMB 101 Mln in 2011 Government Subsidies

17173.com, 3/15/12

In its fourth quarter and full year 2011 fiscal earnings report, Chinese internet giant Tencent (0700.HK) announced that it received government subsidies totaling RMB 101.0 mln in 2011, an increase of 5% YoY from the RMB 96.5 mln it received in 2010.   Read More...

Chinese Users Favor Microblog as Customer Service Medium

Shenzhen Economic Daily, 3/15/12

A recent survey released by Chinese Internet company Sina (Nasdaq: SINA) reveals that 60% of users on Sina's Weibo microblogging platform are willing to communicate their complaints to businesses through Weibo.   Read More...

Dangdang Increases Customer Pick-Up Sites

Mydrivers.com, 3/15/12

Chinese B2C e-commerce site Dangdang (NYSE: DANG) has announced that it plans to open an additional 28 customer pick-up sites in Beijing this month, bringing the total number of sites in Beijing to 43.   Read More...

S.F. Express to Launch E-Commerce Gift Website

DoNews, 3/15/12

Gong Wenxiang, VP of Shenzhen-based 3C e-commerce firm 360HQB, has disclosed that courier firm SF Express will soon launch an e-commerce platform, SFVip.com.   Read More...

Alibaba.com Removes 14 Mln Counterfeit Product Listings in 2011

DoNews, 3/15/12

Hangzhou-based B2B e-commerce platform operator Alibaba.com (1688.HK) has announced that it removed 14.36 mln counterfeit and illegal product listings in 2011.   Read More...

Cloudary Assists in Shut-Down of Pirated Literature Sites

Tencent Tech, 3/15/12

Shanda Interactive's wholly owned online literature subsidiary Cloudary Corporation has disclosed that in 2011 it cooperated with Chinese authorities in the shut-down of 89 illegal online literature sites and seizure of more than 60 server hard drives.   Read More...

Perfect World Entertainment Announces FPS

SGamer.com, 3/15/12

Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Chinese online game developer and operator Perfect World (Nasdaq: PWRD), has announced that it will release its new licensed free-to-play FPS Blacklight: Retribution on April 3 in North American and European market.   Read More...

Kylin to Launch Lightweight Clients for 3 MMOs

DoNews, 3/14/12

Shang Jin, CEO of Beijing-based online game developer and operator Kylin Network, has disclosed that it will launch three MMORPGs with lightweight clients in 2012.   Read More...

Tencent to Begin Unlimited CB of MMO

17173.com, 3/15/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Tencent (0700.HK) has announced that it will begin unlimited closed beta testing of its licensed 3D MMORPG Punch Monster on March 28.   Read More...

Shanda Games to Begin New Round Elite Test of MMO

17173.com, 3/15/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Shanda Games (Nasdaq: GAME), a subsidiary of Shanda Interactive, has announced that it will begin a new round of elite testing of self-developed 3D martial arts MMORPG Great Master on March 23.   Read More...

Giant to Release New Expansion Pack for MMO

17173.com, 3/15/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) has announced that it will release a new expansion pack for its licensed 2.5D Chinese fantasy MMORPG XT Online on March 23, titled "Youxi Nannv."   Read More...

Kingsoft to Begin CB of New Expansion Pack for MMO

17173.com, 3/15/12

Chinese game developer and operator Kingsoft (3888.HK) has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of a new expansion pack for its self-developed martial arts MMORPG JX Online 3 on April 19, titled "Light Up The Fire."   Read More...

Kingsoft to Release New Version of MMO

17173.com, 3/15/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Kingsoft (3888.HK) has announced that it will release a new expansion pack for its self-developed flagship MMORPG JX Online World on March 21, titled "Hedric-Western Dragon."   Read More...

9You to Release New Version of Casual Game

People.com.cn, 3/14/12

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Everstar Online Entertainment (9You) has announced it will soon release a new version of its licensed casual dancing game Audition, titled "Chunyi Angran."   Read More...

Linekong to Release New Version of MMO

17173.com, 3/15/12

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Linekong has announced that it will release a new version of its self-developed turn-based MMORPG The Legend of Kung-Fu on March 15.   Read More...

Gamania to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 3/15/12

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Gamania Digital has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its licensed MMORPG Giga Slave on March 15.   Read More...

Kunlun Wanwei to Begin Unlimited CB of MMO

People.com.cn, 3/15/12

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Kunlun Wanwei has announced that it will begin unlimited closed beta testing of its licensed 3D cartoon-style MMORPG Shengjing Chuanshuo on March 23.   Read More...

Banding Announces New Browser Game

Sina Games, 3/14/12

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Banding Digital Technology has announced that it will soon release its new co-developed browser game Qixia Wuyi with Shanghai online game developer Yun Que Network Technology.   Read More...

 

Television

Shaanxi Wins RMB 300 Mln Government Subsidy for DBS

Xian Evening News, 3/15/12

On the afternoon of March 14, China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) and Ministry of Finance signed an agreement with the Shaanxi provincial government under which the Chinese government will arrange for RMB 300 mln to be used to subsidize "Huhutong" rural direct broadcast satellite (DBS) connectivity efforts in Shaanxi province this year.   Read More...

Enlight Media 2011 Profit Up 56% YoY

 

Hardware & Software

China Not Among First 35 Countries to Sell iPad 3

TechWeb, 3/15/12

China is not among the first 10 or second batch of 25 countries in which Apple has announced it will release the new iPad 3, which reportedly will not go on sale in mainland China or India until April.   Read More...

Consumers Complain of Lenovo Notebook Batteries

CNTV, 3/15/12

Several hundred consumers have claimed on the March 15 Consumer Day Complaint Platform of China Central Television (CCTV)'s national online TV station subsidiary CNTV, that their notebooks from Chinese laptop, PC, and handset manufacturer Lenovo (0992.HK) may have a battery defect resulting in short battery life.   Read More...

Neusoft, Chery Quantum Partner on In-Vehicle Entertainment

CNInfo, 3/15/12

Chinese software provider Neusoft (600718.SH) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Neusoft (Shanghai) Corporation has signed a sales letter of intent with Chinese automaker Chery Quantum Auto to provide in-vehicle entertainment systems (including speakers and navigation) in Chery cars for the China market.   Read More...

 
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