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China's Handset Internet User Base Reaches 356 Mln

Beijing Evening News, 4/09/12

According to a report on the state of development of China's mobile internet newly released by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), as of the end of 2011, China's number of hanset internet users had reached 356 mln, an increase of 122 mln within one year.   Read More...

Apple China Foils App Boosting Service Providers

21st Century Business Herald, 4/07/12

As of April 6, the website of iTunesRank (www.itunesrank.com), which claimed to be China's largest iOS application promoting company, was unavailable.   Read More...

Beijing Unicom Changes Phone Number Sales Strategy

CCID, 4/09/12

On May 1, China Unicom's (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) Beijing branch will begin to implement a new supply strategy in Beijing, unifying the data pool for all Beijing Unicom phone number providers, included among which are independent service halls, service halls within larger stores, sales agents, and Unicom's 10010 online information platform.   Read More...

Lekutian Repositions, Launches Store Operations Service

Tencent Tech, 4/09/12

Lekutian (Rakuten.com.cn), Chinese internet company Baidu's (Nasdaq: BIDU) B2C e-commerce joint venture with Japanese firm Rakuten, announced recently that it will begin offering e-commerce platform store operations services for clients.   Read More...

Update: MIIT Releases 12th Five-Year Plan for Software Industry

Securities Daily, 4/07/12

The Software and Information Technology Services Industry Development Plans for the 12th Five-Year Plan Period, released last week by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), call for the establishment of venture capital funds and equity investment funds to support the development of local and regional software enterprises.   Read More...

 

Telecom

China 'Deeply Concerned' by Australia's Ban on Huawei

MOFCOM, 4/06/12

Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesperson Shen Danyang stated in a recent interview that the Australian government's decision to block telecom equipment maker Huawei from participating in Australia's national broadband network tender over security concerns is unjust and that the Chinese government is deeply concerned.   Read More...

 

Wireless

VODone Mobile Gaming Subsidiary to IPO in New York

TechWeb, 4/09/12

Chinese online video broadcasting and video advertising company VODone's (0082.HK) mobile gaming and handset design subsidiary, China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group (CMGE), is currently preparing to list on the New York Stock Exchange.   Read More...

AliCloud, Tianyu Take Preorders for Smartphone

Sina Tech, 4/09/12

Alibaba Group subsidiary Alibaba Cloud Computing ("AliCloud") and Beijing-based handset maker Tianyu Communication Equipment (K-Touch) today started accepting preorders for the Aliyun smartphone W806 on Taobao at the pre-sale price of RMB 1,499.   Read More...

Xiaomi to Launch CDMA Smartphone Contract Plan

Beijing Evening News, 4/09/12

At an event held yesterday, China Telecom's (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) general manager of client relations Chen Zhongyue announced that a CDMA-based contract-plan Xiaomi smartphone will go on the market on April 26.   Read More...

Radio Streaming App Self Censors Foreign Broadcasts

China's Q1 2012 Third-party Active Mobile Browser Users Reach 218 Mln

 

Internet

Lekutian Denies Lay-Off Rumor

Tencent Tech, 4/09/12

According to an industry source, Lekutian, the B2C e-commerce joint venture between Chinese internet company Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) and Japanese firm Rakuten, is rumored to have recently laid off 50% of its employees.   Read More...

Rumor: Vancl Marketing VP Resigns

DoNews, 4/09/12

An informed insider has revealed that Yang Fang, vice president of marketing for B2C clothing website Vancl, has resigned from the company, and his next move, as of yet, is unclear.   Read More...

360buy Halts Train Ticket Reservation Service

West China Metropolis Daily, 4/09/12

B2C e-commerce firm 360Buy has announced the suspension of its train ticket reservation service.   Read More...

Muogujie Registered Users Reaches 9.5 Mln

Yesky.com.com, 4/06/12

Chinese shopping experience sharing SNS Mogujie.com recently released March operating statistics showing 9.5 mln registered users, an increase of 3 mln users over the previous month, and average daily UVs of 2.2 mln, a 38% MoM increase.   Read More...

Rumor: Taobao Launches Third Pinterest Clone

DoNews, 4/09/12

According to industry insiders, Hangzhou-based C2C & B2C e-commerce site Taobao is planning on launching a third Pinterest-like service called Wantu (loosely translated as "Naughty Rabbit").   Read More...

40 TMall Stores Exceed RMB 100 Mln in Sales Revenue

Beijing Youth Daily, 4/09/12

Alibaba Group's B2C e-commerce site TMall has revealed it has 40 vendors who have annual sales of over RMB 100 mln.   Read More...

Global Sources Issues Statement on Trading Halt

PR Newswire Aisa, 4/09/12

Merle Hinrichs, Executive Chairman of Hong Kong-based B2B e-commerce company Global Sources (Nasdaq: GSOL), has issued a statement regarding the halting of Global Sources' stock trading on Nasdaq.   Read More...

Jiayuan, Baihe Partner with UnionPay

Tencent Tech, 4/06/12

Beijing-based online matchmaking site operators Jiayuan.com (Nasdaq: DATE) and Baihe.com have both partnered with banking network China UnionPay on an online payment platform "UnionPay Online Payment."   Read More...

Sina Games Releases 'Most Anticipated Games' Ranking

Sina Games, 4/09/12

Chinese online gaming portal Sina Games has released its "Most Anticipated Games" ranking for the week ending April 9, 2012, with ranking determined by votes cast online by players.   Read More...

New Oriental Q3 FY 2012 Profit Down 4% YoY

New Oriental, 4/07/12

Chinese education services provider New Oriental (NYSE: EDU) announced its financial results for the three months ended February 29, 2012, which is the third quarter of New Oriental's fiscal year 2012.   Read More...

Tencent to Begin CB of FPS

17173.com, 4/09/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Tencent (0700.HK) has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its licensed first-person shooter (FPS) War of Zombie on April 17.   Read More...

Perfect World to Begin OB of MMO

People.com.cn, 4/08/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Perfect World (Nasdaq: PWRD) has announced that it will begin open beta testing of a new version of its self-developed MMORPG Dragon Excalibur in April.   Read More...

KongZhong Announces New MMO

Sina Games, 4/06/12

Chinese online game developer and operator KongZhong (Nasdaq: KONG) has announced that it will release its new self-developed 3D martial arts MMORPG Longmen Kezhan in 2012.   Read More...

Kunlun Wanwei to Release New Expansion Pack for MMO

People.com.cn, 4/09/12

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Kunlun Wanwei has announced that it will release a new expansion pack for its licensed 3D cartoon-style MMORPG Shengjing Chuanshuo on April 12, titled "Sishen Laile."   Read More...

 

Television

Rumor: BesTV IPTV Platform Subordinated to CNTV Platform

IT Times, 4/09/12

Industry insiders have revealed that BesTV New Media's (600637.SH) IPTV integrated broadcast and control platform has already been transferred to China Network Television (CNTV).   Read More...

Rumor: Voole to Open Internet TV Platform to Video Sites

Tencent Tech, 4/09/12

According to industry insiders, Chinese video-on-demand website Voole plans to open its Internet TV platform giving access to video content providers.   Read More...

Hebei to Build IPTV, Mobile TV Integrated Platform

Hebei Youth Daily, 4/07/12

The local branch of the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in Hebei Province recently stated that a unified IPTV and mobile TV integrated control platform will be built in Hebei province this year, and added that it expects Hebei's convergence market to reach RMB 10 bln this year.   Read More...

ZST Digital Networks to Voluntarily Delist from Nasdaq

PR Newswire Asia, 4/09/12

Zhengzhou-based set-top box provider ZST Digital Networks (Nasdaq: ZSTN) today announced that its board of directors has decided to seek a voluntary delisting from the Nasdaq Global Market.   Read More...

Shanxi to Unify Radio and TV Signal by June

Sxrtv.com, 4/09/12

The provincial government of China's Shanxi plans to unify the province's radio and television information network signal before the end of June and finish the province's next generation radio and television network head-end, backbone, and access network construction by the end of the year.   Read More...

 

Hardware & Software

ChinaSoft International, Huawei JV Commences Operations

Chinasoft International, 4/08/12

ChinaSoft International Technology Service, the new joint venture between Beijing-based information technology outsourcing service provider and software developer Chinasoft International (0354.HK) and telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer Huawei has officially commenced operation in the Xi'an High-Tech Industries Development Zone (XHTZ).   Read More...

Red Flag, Mozilla Partner on Linux-based Firefox Bowser

Unisplendour 2011 Profit Up 30% YoY

CNInfo, 4/06/12

Chinese IT product manufacturer and distributor and IT service provider Unisplendour (000938.SZ) has announced its 2011 financial results, with revenue of RMB 5.3 bln, up 22.3% YoY.   Read More...

Founder Technology 2011 Profit Down 37%

CNInfo, 4/07/12

Beijing-based PC and peripherals manufacturer Founder Technology Group (600601.SH) today announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2011, with revenue down 23.82% YoY to RMB 6.22 bln.   Read More...

 
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