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Rumor: Tencent to Merge Soso, Wireless Divisions

Cnetnews.com.cn, 5/15/12

Shenzhen-based internet company Tencent (0700.HK) will begin merging its Soso search engine into its wireless division this week, according to an industry source.   Read More...

Rumor: Shanda Handset to Pre-Install Tencent Apps

TechWeb, 5/14/12

An informed insider has revealed that Chinese internet company Shanda Interactive has reached an agreement with Tencent (0700.HK) under which the new Shanda handset will come pre-loaded with a suite of Tencent applications, including QQ mobile applications, Tencent's mobile messaging app Weixin, its QQ mobile browser, and Tencent security products.   Read More...

Rumor: Netease to Launch Smartphone

DoNews, 5/15/12

An industry source revealed recently that Chinese internet company Netease (Nasdaq: NTES) intends to follow in the footsteps of internet firm Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU), online media and game operator Shanda Interactive, and online security software developer Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU) by introducing its own smartphone.   Read More...

China Issues Industry Standards for Media Ads

International Business Daily, 5/15/12

China's Ministry of Commerce recently announced the approval of a new set of industry standards for advertising in the online, mobile, and TV shopping space.   Read More...

MIIT Introduces Smart Cloud TV Industry Standard 2.0

Southern Metropolitan News, 5/15/12

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), in cooperation with TCL Corporation (000100.SZ) and several other manufacturers, today announced China's Smart Cloud TV Industry Standard 2.0 in Beijing.   Read More...

 

Telecom

AsiaInfo-Linkage to Open European HQ

PR Newswire Asia, 5/14/12

Chinese telecom software solutions and IT security products and services provider AsiaInfo-Linkage (Nasdaq: ASIA) has announced plans to open its European headquarters in Cambridge, UK as part of an ongoing initiative to expand its operations across international markets.   Read More...

 

Wireless

Rumor: China Mobile Begins Q2 2012 Handset Tender

Sina Tech, 5/15/12

An industry source claimed recently that China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) has launched its Q2 2012 handset tender, in which it seeks to procure 6 mln TD-SCDMA handsets, including 2.4 mln units of three mass-market smartphones, a projected 1.6 mln units of two multimedia smartphones, and 2 mln units of two feature phones.   Read More...

Zhejiang Mobile Launches Budget Calling Plan

Sina Tech, 5/15/12

An update to the official Sina Weibo microblog of the Wenzhou subsidiary of Zhejiang Mobile on May 11 announced that the operator will launch an unlimited family calling plan in the near future.   Read More...

Qihoo to Position Smartphone as High-end Device

TechWeb, 5/14/12

Chairman of Chinese internet services and security software provider Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU), Zhou Hongyi, has announced that Qihoo360's customized smartphone will be positioned as a high-end device.   Read More...

Xiaomi to Launch Youth-targeted Smartphone

Netease Tech, 5/15/12

Beijing-based Android handset developer Xiaomi has announced the launch of a lower-priced "youth" mobile phone priced at RMB 1,499.   Read More...

Hudong Wiki Site Releases Mobile Client

China Economy, 5/15/12

Chinese wiki-based encyclopedia site Hudong recently released a mobile client for its mini-wiki site Baike.com.   Read More...

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Internet

Sina Microblog Issues Manual for Government Accounts

Beijing Youth Daily, 5/15/12

Chinese internet company Sina (Nasdaq: SINA) issued the "Government Microblog Operation Handbook" on May 14.   Read More...

Renren Records Q1 2012 Loss of RMB 13 Mln

PR Newswire Asia, 5/15/12

Beijing-based social networking site operator Renren (NYSE: RENN) today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012, with net revenues for the quarter down 2.2% QoQ and 56.1% YoY to USD 32.08 mln.   Read More...

Mogujie Launches Home Furnishing E-Commerce SNS

Sina Tech, 5/15/12

Chinese shopping experience sharing SNS Mogujie recently launched a home furnishings vertical e-commerce photo-sharing site, Mogujia.com, with registration currently open by invitation only.   Read More...

Vipshop Reduces Q1 2012 Loss to USD 9 Mln

PR Newswire Asia, 5/15/12

Chinese online discount retailer for brands Vipshop Holdings (NYSE: VIPS) today announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.   Read More...

Manzuo, Didatuan Join 360Buy Group Buy Channel

Tencent Tech, 5/14/12

Manzuo.com, Didatuan and other Chinese group buy sites recently signed a contract with Beijing-based B2C e-commerce platform 360Buy to post group buy deals on 360Buy's group buy site.   Read More...

Alipay Launches Property Management Fee Collection Service

Donews, 5/15/12

Chinese e-payment processor Alipay launched a new bill payment service today that will allow customers of property management companies - the initial group comprises Shenzhen Vanke, Hangzhou Narada Property, and Zhejiang Jincheng Property Management - in 11 real estate developments to pay property management service fees, parking space fees, and development operations fees using Alipay.   Read More...

Qihoo 360 Officially Launches Cloud Storage Product

Tencent Tech, 5/15/12

After concluding testing on its 360 Cloud Drive product, Chinese Internet firm Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU) announced today that it was officially launching the service.   Read More...

Baidu Maps Adds Interior Maps to PC Client

Sina Tech, 5/15/12

Chinese Internet firm Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) has added interior schematics for over 6,000 locations to the PC client for Baidu Maps.   Read More...

Global Entrepreneur Magazine Editor Joins Tencent Tech

Donews, 5/15/12

Industry sources have revealed that the Global Entrepreneur Magazine's Managing Editor, Yang Fu, has recently resigned and joined internet giant Tencent (0700.HK) as the Technology Channel Director.   Read More...

QVOD to Introduce Paid Membership Service

Donews, 5/15/12

According to an informed insider, Shenzhen-based media player developer and operator QVOD will soon launch its paid membership service, providing monthly access to QVOD Cloud Storage and QVOD Cloud Speed for paying users.   Read More...

Noah Records Q3 FY 2012 Profit of RMB 2 Mln

PR Newswire Asia, 5/15/12

Chinese interactive education content provider Noah Education (NYSE: NED) has announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended March 31, 2012, with net revenue for the quarter up 61.1% YoY to RMB 37.27 mln compared with RMB 23.14 mln in the third quarter of fiscal 2011.   Read More...

China Internet Cafe Obtains DTC Eligibility

PR Newswire Asia, 5/14/12

Chinese internet café operator China Internet Café Holdings Group (CICC) (OTCBB: CICC) has announced that the Depository Trust Company ("DTC") has granted the company eligibility status.   Read More...

KongZhong Granted Exclusive Rights to Wargaming Games

PR Newswire Asia, 5/14/12

Chinese mobile Internet and online gaming company KongZhong (Nasdaq: KONG) today announced that it has entered into a series of agreements with UK-based online game developer and publisher Wargaming.net to create a strategic partnership for all of Wargaming.net's existing and future games in the mainland China market, including but not limited to World of Tanks, World of Warplanes and World of Battleships.   Read More...

CDC Games to Begin OB of New Version of MMO

People.com.cn, 5/15/12

CDC Corporation's (PINK: CDCAQ) online gaming subsidiary, CDC Games, has announced that it will begin open beta testing of a new version of its licensed 3D MMORPG Yulgang on May 17, titled "Huating Kuangge."   Read More...

Wende Hudong to Begin CB of MMO

People.com.cn, 5/15/12

Beijing-based online game operator Wende Hudong Information Technology has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of 3D MMORPG Aika on May 25.   Read More...

Miracle to Begin CB of MMO

People.com.cn, 5/15/12

Chengdu-based online game developer and operator Miracle O.   Read More...

Lugood to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 5/15/12

Xi'an-based online game developer and operator Lugood Network Technology has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed 2.5D MMORPG Long Zhi Chuanqi on May 25.   Read More...

Qingchun Mengwang to Begin Unlimited CB of MMO

17173.com, 5/15/12

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Qingchun Mengwang Information Technology has announced that it will begin unlimited closed beta testing of its self-developed 3D fantasy MMORPG Zheng Cheng on May 30.   Read More...

 

Hardware & Software

SMIC Beijing to Establish 12-inch Wafer JV

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, 5/15/12

Chinese semiconductor foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) (NYSE: SMI, 0981.HK) has announced that Beijing Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology (BJEIT), Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area Management Committee (BDAC) and SMIC Beijing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SMIC, will enter into a non-legally binding cooperation framework agreement today to establish a joint venture in the PRC to build up new and more advanced production facilities on SMIC Beijing's existing 12-inch wafer fab facilities.   Read More...

Vimicro 2011 Loss Grows to USD 28 Mln

SEC, 5/15/12

Beijing-based fabless semiconductor firm Vimicro (Nasdaq: VIMC) has released its financial results for the full year 2011.   Read More...

China TransInfo Q1 2012 Profit Down 10% YoY

PR Newswire Asia, 5/14/12

Beijing-based intelligent transportation systems provider China TransInfo Technology (Nasdaq: CTFO) today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012, with revenue down 20.7% YoY to USD 28.93 mln.   Read More...

 
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