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Huawei Internet Business CEO Resigns

Forbes China, 3/29/12

Zhu Bo recently resigned as president of Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer Huawei's internet business unit.   Read More...

Sunshine Media CEO Returns, Buys Back Stake from Shanda

Tencent Tech, 3/29/12

Xu Leilei, CEO of Sunshine Media, the content licensing and distribution subsidiary of Chinese internet company Shanda Interactive, confirmed today that she had returned to serve as CEO of the company last October following her April 2011 departure.   Read More...

China's Telecom Operators Launch Smart SMS Service

CCTIME, 3/29/12

In a number of areas, including Beijing, Henan, and Shaanxi, China Mobile's (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) 10086 information platform and China Unicom's (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) 10010 information platform have introduced intelligent interaction functionality, allowing subscribers to send natural-language SMS messages to the numbers (such as "What is my account balance?") rather than requiring them to send shortcode commands.   Read More...

China's Number of Online Music Enterprises Up 29% in 2011

Legal Daily, 3/29/12

China's Ministry of Culture recently released a report showing that China had 452 online music companies as of the end of 2011, up 28.7% over 2010.   Read More...

TCL Relaunches Melody TV Brand

Pcpop.com, 3/28/12

Chinese TV set maker TCL Corporation (000100.SZ) has relaunched its Melody TV set brand, manufacturing and selling TVs under both the Melody and TCL brands.   Read More...

 

Telecom

ZTE 2011 Profit Down 37%

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, 3/29/12

Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ) has announced its fiscal results for the year ended December 31, 2011, with revenues up 23.4% YoY to reach RMB 86.25 bln.   Read More...

Huawei Sales Revenue Growth Slows in 2011

Sina Tech, 3/29/12

Hu Zhonghua, a senior strategy and marketing executive at Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer Huawei, recently stated that in 2011 the company achieved sales of RMB 203.9 bln (approx.   Read More...

Australian Prime Minister Comments on Huawei Matter

Securities Times, 3/29/12

Today Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard expressed that the decision to block Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer Huawei's Australian branch from participating in the contract bidding for Australia's national broadband network project, valued at AUD 36 bln, is consistent with Australia's national interests, and does not violate any standing Australia-China trade agreements.   Read More...

 

Wireless

Nokia, China Telecom Announce Windows Phone

TechWeb, 3/28/12

Nokia and China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) today jointly announced the Windows Phone Lumia 800C handset.   Read More...

Xiaomi, Microsoft in Talks on Windows Phone

MyDrivers, 3/29/12

Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Beijing-based Android handset developer Xiaomi, revealed recently that Xiaomi was in talks with Microsoft about developing a Windows Phone-based handset.   Read More...

Rumor: Xiaomi to Launch RMB 899 Smartphone

DoNews, 3/29/12

Beijing-based Android handset developer Xiaomi plans to release a 1GHz dual-core handset priced at RMB 899 in late April in anticipation of other brands releasing low-priced handsets of their own, according to an industry source.   Read More...

AliCloud, Tianyu Partner on New Smartphone

Sina Tech, 3/29/12

Alibaba Group subsidiary Alibaba Cloud Computing ("AliCloud") has announced it will partner with Beijing-based handset maker Tianyu Communication Equipment (K-Touch) to develop a next-generation smartphone, the K-Touch W806, equipped with a 4.3-inch touchscreen and dual-core CPU.   Read More...

TechFaith to Expand Shipments of Android Smartphones

TechFaith PR, 3/29/12

Mobile phone solutions provider and mobile and online game developer China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology (Nasdaq: CNTF) today announced it will further expand shipments of its Android smartphones into Hong Kong, South Africa and Latin America during H1 2012.   Read More...

Tencent Weixin User Base Exceeds 100 Mln

TechWeb, 3/29/12

Pony Ma, CEO of Shenzhen-based internet firm Tencent (0700.HK), said today that the company's Weixin service had grown to more than 100 mln users.   Read More...

China Telecom Taps Tudou for Video Content

Tencent Tech, 3/29/12

Chinese online video site operator Tudou (Nasdaq: TUDO) today announced a partnership to provide China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) with over 25,000 programs (including self-produced and licensed content, and popular programming from satellite TV) for the E-Surfing Video lifestyle channel.   Read More...

Sogou Releases MeeGo IME Client

MyDrivers, 3/29/12

Chinese internet firm Sohu's (Nasdaq: SOHU) online search subsidiary Sogou today released a version of its Chinese Pinyin input method editor (IME) for Intel and Nokia's MeeGo mobile operating system.   Read More...

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Internet

Baijob Enhances Social and Search Features

Donews, 3/29/12

Chinese internet company Baidu's (Nasdaq: BIDU) recruitment website Baijob.com recently launched a new redesign.   Read More...

Rumor: Former Renren Executive to Head Baidu Post Bar

DoNews, 3/29/12

Zhang Xinyong, who recently resigned as director of operations for Beijing-based social networking site operator Renren (NYSE: RENN), has reportedly joined Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) to head its Baidu Post Bar division.   Read More...

360Buy 2011 Luxury Sales Revenue Surpasses RMB 500 Mln

DoNews, 3/29/12

Beijing-based B2C e-commerce platform 360Buy recently announced that its total luxury sales in 2011 amounted to over RMB 500 mln.   Read More...

TMall Adopts AR Technology for Virtual "Try It On" Service

iFeng Tech, 3/29/12

Alibaba Group's B2C e-commerce site TMall has announced it will adopt a new augmented reality interactive technology to allow users to virtually "try on" clothing and other products.   Read More...

Amazon China Launches Overseas Sales Platform

Netease Tech, 3/29/12

Amazon China today announced the beta launch of its "Global Selling" B2C e-commerce internationalization platform.   Read More...

Tom Group Records 2011 Loss of HKD 498 Mln

Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing, 3/29/12

Chinese-language media conglomerate Tom Group (2383.HK) has announced its fiscal results for the year ended December 31, 2011, with revenue at HKD 2.33 bln, a decrease of 5.6% compared to HKD 2.46 bln last year.   Read More...

Giant to Begin Third-Round Technical Test of MMO

Sina Games, 3/28/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) has announced that it will begin a third round of technical testing of its self-developed 3D MMORPG Giant X on April 9.   Read More...

Giant Releases New Version of MMO

17173.com, 3/29/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) has announced that it released a new version of its licensed 3D MMORPG Elsword on March 26, titled "Senlin Zhi Lei."   Read More...

Kunlun Wanwei Licenses Korean MMO

17173.com, 3/29/12

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Kunlun Wanwei has announced that it has obtained the exclusive mainland China operating rights for cartoon-style MMORPG Ragnarok Online from Korean online game developer Gravity.   Read More...

Wende Hudong to Begin Initial CB of MMO

17173.com, 3/29/12

Beijing-based online game operator Wende Hudong Information Technology has announced that it will begin initial closed beta testing of its self-developed 3D fantasy MMORPG Maya Zhanji on April 30.   Read More...

Soul & Shine to Release New Expansion Pack for MMO

People.com.cn, 3/29/12

Hangzhou-based online game developer and operator Soul & Shine Net Technology has announced that it will release a new expansion pack for its self-developed 3D MMORPG Dream of Three Ancient Kingdoms on March 29, titled "Mogong."   Read More...

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Television

Topway 2011 Profit Up 56% YoY

CNInfo, 3/29/12

Chinese cable TV operator Topway (002238.SZ) has announced its fiscal results for 2011, with revenue up 3.1% YoY to reach RMB 849.54 mln.   Read More...

 

Hardware & Software

Hanvon Share of China's E-book Reader Market Drops to 55%

NetEase Tech, 3/29/12

According to data recently released by market research firm Analysys, in Q4 2011 Chinese e-reader and handwriting input peripherals manufacturer Hanvon (002362.SZ) still had the largest share of mainland China's e-reader market, though its share slipped to 54.7% in the quarter.   Read More...

China Now Largest Market for Free Apple App Downloads

Distimo, 3/29/12

According to a report recently released by Netherlands-based app marketplace research firm Distimo, China has now overtaken the U.S. as the largest market for free application downloads from Apple.   Read More...

Rumor: Samsung to Procure LCD Panels from CSOT

Southern Metropolitan News, 3/28/12

Samsung Electronics will purchase 700,000 LCD panels from Shenzhen-based China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) this year, according to South Korean media reports.   Read More...

Irico Display 2011 Net Loss Reaches RMB 518 Mln

CNInfo, 3/29/12

Chinese color television tube (CTT) manufacturer Irico Display (600707.SH) has announced its fiscal results for 2011, with revenue down 68.9% YoY to reach RMB 357.69 mln.   Read More...

IBM China to Establish Guiyang Branch

Anshun News, 3/29/12

IBM China will officially establish a branch office in Guiyang, Guizhou province on April 17, 2012 in order to promote Guiyang's IT Industry.   Read More...

Luxshare 2011 Profit Down 112% YoY

CNInfo, 3/29/12

Shenzhen-based cable assembly manufacturer Luxshare Precision Industry (002475.SZ) has announced its fiscal results for 2011, with revenue up 152.9% YoY to reach RMB 2.56 bln.   Read More...

 
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