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Qunar Sues Ctrip for Defamation

Sina Tech, 5/11/12

The Haidian District People's Court in Beijing began hearing arguments in Chinese travel services site Qunar's defamation suit against rival Ctrip (Nasdaq: CTRP) this morning.   Read More...

Ourpalm Shares Up 50% in Shenzhen IPO

Sina Tech, 5/11/12

Chinese mobile game developer Beijing Ourpalm (300315.SZ) today opened on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange's ChiNext board at RMB 25.56 per share and closed at RMB 24 per share, up 50% over the IPO price of RMB 16 per share and giving the company a market capitalization of roughly RMB 3.9 bln.   Read More...

360buy to Launch New Channel for Taiwanese Products

Beijing Business Today, 5/11/12

Taiwanese online payment services provider Neweb Technologies yesterday joined with 360Buy to launch a new "Taiwan Hall" section on the Beijing-based B2C's e-commerce platform featuring Taiwanese products.   Read More...

Rumor: Mango Media Appoints New President

Caixin.com, 5/11/12

An industry source revealed recently that Ouyang Changlin, director of Hunan Broadcasting System (HBS), will retire at the end of this year, after which he will be replaced as chairman of HBS's new media and TV production subsidiary Mango Media by Chen Gang, who will also serve as the company's Party secretary.   Read More...

Voole's Internet TV Service Platform Completes Upgrade

China Economic Times, 5/11/12

Chinese video-on-demand website Voole has completed upgrading its Internet TV technology service platform, which provides service coverage nationwide.   Read More...

 

Telecom

China's State Council Proposes Broadband Development Plan

Yangcheng Evening News, 5/11/12

China's State Council met on May 9 to discuss a proposed "Broadband China" project to accelerate the pace of upgrades to China's broadband networks, promote FTTH in urban and rural environments and broadband connectivity in administrative-level villages, and promote "triple-play" convergence between telecommunications, television, and internet networks.   Read More...

 

Wireless

China Mobile to Release Dual-Core RMB-1,000 Smartphone

CCTIME, 5/11/12

Yuan Lihua, deputy GM of China Mobile's (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) terminal subsidiary China Mobile Terminal, stated at a recent meeting that China Mobile will aim to launch a dual-core RMB 1,000 smartphone in Q3 2012.   Read More...

Update: Unicom, Samsung Launch RMB-1,000 Smartphones

Sohu IT, 5/11/12

China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) and Samsung jointly announced the launch of two new RMB 1,000 smartphones - the Samsung S6102E and the S6352 - today, making Samsung the third international handset manufacturer, after Motorola and HTC (2498.TW), to partner with the operator's RMB 1,000 smartphone initiative.   Read More...

China's Handset Shipments Up 17% YoY in April 2012

CCTIME, 5/10/12

China's handset shipments grew 16.6% YoY to reach 35.29 mln units in April 2012, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's (MIIT) China Academy of Telecommunication Research (CATR).   Read More...

UCWeb Targets Overseas Market Share Growth

Sina Tech, 5/10/12

At the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) this week in Beijing, Yu Yongfu, chairman and CEO of Chinese mobile browser developer UC Mobile, said that the company had achieved more than 10% market share in the six overseas markets in which it is available, and predicted that the company's UCWeb mobile browser would lead the India market next year.   Read More...

Sky-mobi Introduces New Android App Store

Sky-Mobi PR, 5/10/12

Hangzhou-based mobile software platform developer Sky-mobi (Nasdaq: MOBI) yesterday announced the launch of its new smart Android products during the 2012 Global Mobile Internet Conference ("GMIC") in Beijing.   Read More...

360buy Launches HTML5 Mobile Site

TechWeb, 5/11/12

Beijing-based B2C e-commerce platform 360Buy has announced the launch of an HTML5 touch-screen version of its homepage, m.360buy.com, for handsets and tablet PC's.   Read More...

DocIn Launches Mobile E-Reader

CCID, 5/11/12

Chinese document-sharing site DocIn.com recently announced the launch of the "DocIn Open Reader" for its mobile client, which will allow users to read all DocIn content as well as download books and documents from other open reading platforms.   Read More...

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Internet

Rumor: Xinhuanet to IPO in Q4 2012

New Express, 5/11/12

According to an informed source, Xinhua News Agency's Xinhuanet.com will soon begin preparations for an IPO, with an eye to listing before the end of 2012 at the earliest.   Read More...

Rumor: Sunshine Media to Drop Content Copyright Fees by 30%

Sina Tech, 5/10/12

An informed insider has revealed that Sunshine Media, the content licensing and distribution subsidiary of Chinese internet company Shanda Interactive, is currently developing plans by which it will provide thousands of exclusive titles to online video sites at a 30% discount.   Read More...

Bitauto Q1 2012 Profit Up 111% YoY

PR Newswire Asia, 5/10/12

Beijing-based automotive website firm Bitauto (NYSE: BITA) today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012, with revenue reaching RMB 178.0 mln, a 62.3% increase from the corresponding period in 2011.   Read More...

Evernote Launches Separate Chinese Version

Evernote, 5/09/12

U.S.-based notetaking and archiving software and service provider Evernote has announced the launch of its Chinese service, Yinxiang Biji.   Read More...

HC International Q1 2012 Profit Reaches RMB 5 Mln

Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Clearings, 5/11/12

Chinese B2B e-commerce service provider HC International (8292.HK) today announced its unaudited financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2012.   Read More...

Update: Alipay, Tenpay, 99Bill Obtain Securities E-payment Licenses

DoNews, 5/11/12

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) today officially issued licenses for third-party payment of securities-related transactions to Chinese e-payment processors Alipay, Tenpay, and 99Bill.   Read More...

17173 Releases 'Most Anticipated Games' Ranking

17173.com, 5/11/12

Chinese online gaming portal 17173 has released its "Most Anticipated Games" ranking for the week ending May 11, 2012, with ranking determined by votes cast online by players.   Read More...

Shanda Games to Begin Technical Test of ACG

Sina Games, 5/10/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Shanda Games (Nasdaq: GAME), a subsidiary of Shanda Interactive, has announced that it will begin technical testing of its co-developed advanced casual game Championship Manager on May 10.   Read More...

Kingsoft to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 5/11/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Kingsoft (3888.HK) has announced that it will soon begin closed beta testing of its self-developed 3D cartoon-style MMORPG Jiutian Shenhua.   Read More...

ZQGame to Release New Expansion Pack for MMO

People.com.cn, 5/11/12

Shenzhen-based online game developer and operator ZQGame (Zhongqingbao Interaction Network) (300052.SZ) has announced that it will release a new expansion pack for its self-developed patriotic military-themed MMORPG Tiandao (Way of Heaven) on May 25, titled "Zhuanshi Shenbing."   Read More...

ZQGame to Release New Version of MMO

17173.com, 5/11/12

Shenzhen-based online game developer and operator ZQGame (Zhongqingbao Interaction Network) (300052.SZ) has announced that it will soon release a new version of its self-developed 3D fantasy MMORPG Dark Era Online.   Read More...

Shiji Tiancheng to Begin Elite Test of MMO

People.com.cn, 5/11/12

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Shiji Tiancheng has announced that it will begin elite testing of its licensed 3D MMORPG EVE Online in mid June.   Read More...

Orsh to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 5/11/12

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Orsh Soft Technology has announced that it will soon begin closed beta testing of its self-developed 3D MMORPG The Romance of Mountain and Ocean.   Read More...

Orsh to Begin CB of MMO

People.com.cn, 5/11/12

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Orsh Soft Technology has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed 3D fantasy MMORPG Xiao Kuang Sha in July.   Read More...

Kingworld to Begin CB of MMO

People.com.cn, 5/11/12

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Kingworld Technology has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed Three Kingdoms-themed 3D MMORPG Sanguo on May 17.   Read More...

Kingworld to Release New Expansion Pack for MMO

People.com.cn, 5/11/12

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Kingworld Technology has announced that it will soon release a new expansion pack for its licensed 3D MMORPG Granado Espada II.   Read More...

Kingworld to Begin Third-Round Technical Test of MMO

Sina Games, 5/10/12

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Kingworld Technology has announced that it will begin a third round of technical testing of its self-developed 3D fantasy MMORPG Feng Zhi Gu on May 10.   Read More...

TC Internet Releases New Version of MMO

Sina Games, 5/10/12

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator TC Internet has announced that it released a new version of its licensed history-themed MMORPG Dynasty Warriors Online on May 9, titled "Longshen Luanwu."   Read More...

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Television

UTStarcom Wins Hainan IPTV Platform Contract

PR Newswire Asia, 5/10/12

Chinese network solutions provider UTStarcom (Nasdaq: UTSI) has announced that it has been awarded a contract from Hainan Network Television ("HNWTV") to build an integrated IPTV broadcasting control platform.   Read More...

LeTV.com, Chengdu Broadcasting to Jointly Produce TV Drama

CET, 5/11/12

Chengdu Broadcasting Station and Chinese online video site LeTV (Leshi) (300104.SZ) recently announced the joint investment and production of a new TV show "Youth Explosion."   Read More...

 

Hardware & Software

SMIC Q1 2012 Loss Exceeds USD 42 Mln

PR Newswire Asia, 5/11/12

Chinese semiconductor foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) (NYSE: SMI, 0981.HK) today announced its consolidated financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012, with net revenue up 14.9% QoQ, but down 10.2% YoY to USD 332.7 mln.   Read More...

Hisoft Q1 2011 Profit Up 116% YoY

PR Newswire, 5/11/12

Chinese IT outsourcing firm HiSoft (Nasdaq: HSFT) today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012, with net revenues up 47.8% YoY to USD 65.5 mln.   Read More...

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