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Rumor: China Mobile to Expand TD-SCDMA Network in Q4

CCID, 6/13/12

An industry source has revealed that China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) is preparing to kick off the sixth phase of its TD-SCDMA network construction project, and predicted that planning could be completed in Q3 of this year ahead of a Q4 equipment tender.   Read More...

HiChina, Sina Microblog, CNNIC Team Up on Micro-Sites

Donews, 6/12/12

Chinese internet infrastructure provider HiChina, a subsidiary of B2B e-commerce company Alibaba.com (1688.HK), announced on June 12 that it had formed a strategic partnership with Chinese internet company Sina's (Nasdaq: SINA) Weibo microblogging platform and the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) to launch a new line of SME-oriented products including "HiChina Micro-Sites."   Read More...

Rumor: Dangdang to Operate Two QQ Buy Channels

National Business Daily, 6/13/12

Chinese B2C e-commerce site Dangdang (NYSE: DANG) and Tencent (0700.HK) have reportedly reached an agreement on e-commerce that will see Dangdang securing the exclusive right to operate the books and maternity and babycare channels of Tencent's QQ Buy B2B2C platform.   Read More...

Taobao Launches Organic Food Channel

Sina Tech, 6/13/12

Agri.taobao.com, the organic food channel of Hangzhou-based C2C & B2C e-commerce site Taobao, has officially gone online.   Read More...

Etao Search Queries Up 200% in May 2012

Sohu IT, 6/13/12

Taobao's e-commerce search engine ETao announced today that between April and May, ETao saw average daily search volumes increase by more than 200%.   Read More...

 

Telecom

Sweden's Wexnet Uses ZTE "Free-seating" Solution

ZTE, 6/13/12

Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ) announced today the completion of the world's first commercial "Free-seating" network with Swedish broadband service operator Wexnet.   Read More...

 

Wireless

Rumor: Tencent to Launch Self-Developed "QPhone"

DoNews, 6/13/12

A reliable industry source recently revealed in an interview with DoNews that Shenzhen-based internet company Tencent (0700.HK) will soon launch an Android handset, the "QPhone."   Read More...

Tencent CEO Denies Making QPhone

Sina Tech, 6/13/12

Pony Ma, CEO of Shenzhen-based Internet company Tencent (0700.HK), flatly denied recent reports that Tencent had been working with a handset manufacturer on a QPhone smartphone.   Read More...

Huawei Device Denies Rumors of Chairman's Departure

Sohu IT, 6/12/12

Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer Huawei's terminal subsidiary, Huawei Device, has denied reports that the company's chairman, Richard Yu, will leave the company later this year, claiming the rumors have maligned the image of the company and its senior management and constitute a personal attack on Yu.   Read More...

China Unicom to Subsidize Huawei Ascend P1

MyDrivers, 6/13/12

Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer Huawei announced today that it will launch a contract edition of its Ascend P1 handset with China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH) later this month, including several contract plans offering the handset to subscribers free of charge.   Read More...

Rumor: TCL Communication Refocuses on Chinese Market

Netease Tech, 6/13/12

An informed insider at Chinese handset manufacturer TCL Communication Technology (2618.HK) recently revealed that for the China market, the company has begun organizing a its operations structure by 3G standard, building separate marketing teams for WCDMA, CDMA, and TD-SCDMA product lines and expanding its commercial sales and marketing channels for 3G products.   Read More...

Xiaomi to Sell Refurbished Smartphone

DoNews, 6/13/12

Beijing-based Android handset developer Xiaomi announced on its website recently that it will soon begin selling refurbished Xiaomi handsets for RMB 1,599 (down from the original price of RMB 1,999).   Read More...

Jiangsu Telecom Offers Data Add-on Service

CCTIME, 6/13/12

China Telecom's (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) Jiangsu branch recently began offering an additional data service, addressing the high overage charges incurred by some subscribers who exceed their monthly allotment of mobile data.   Read More...

China Telecom Portal to Join Global Launch of New Angry Birds

TechWeb, 6/13/12

China Telecom's (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK) mobile gaming portal, e-Game, will launch the latest Angry Birds game, "Angry Birds: Summer Edition," as part of a global launch event on June 14.   Read More...

Apple Releases Beta Version of Chinese Siri

Chongqing Business Paper, 6/13/12

Apple yesterday announced at the 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco that in its newest iOS release, iOS 6, the Siri personal assistant application has added Chinese language voice input capability, with the beta version already available for download.   Read More...

Zynga, Sina Partner on Chinese Version of Draw Something

Tencent Tech, 6/13/12

According to foreign media reports today, social game developer Zynga announced yesterday that it plans to cooperate with Chinese Internet firm Sina (Nasdaq: SINA) to introduce its "Draw Something" mobile game in mainland China.   Read More...

Sina Weibo Mobile Client Embeds Online Shopping Service

Oriental Morning Post, 6/13/12

On June 11, Chinese Internet firm Sina's (Nasdaq: SINA) Weibo microblogging platform officially released the summer version of its mobile client, with support for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, and Symbian, as well as for HTML5.   Read More...

Huawei, ZTE Lead 2011 Mobile Broadband Modem Market

Business Wire, 6/12/12

According to a new report from market research firm ABNI, more than 132 mln modems shipped worldwide in 2011 for use in personal computing (PC) and consumer electronics (CE) applications.   Read More...

Hao Daifu Mobile App Adds Doctor Appointment Feature

PCPOP, 6/13/12

Beijing-based online health care service provider Hudong Feng Technology has released iOS version 1.3.4 of its "Hao Daifu Online" mobile app.   Read More...

 

Internet

China's Internet User Base Reaches 532 Mln in April 2012

CNNIC, 6/13/12

The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) has released its 77th Internet Network Information Report and Dynamics, in which it reveals that as of the end of April 2012, China's total number of Internet users and internet user penetration rate had reached 523 mln and 39.7%, respectively.   Read More...

360Buy Denies Rumors of September IPO

Sina Tech, 6/13/12

Liu Qiangdong, founder and CEO of Beijing-based B2C e-commerce platform 360Buy, has denied rumors that the company, in consultation with its strategic advisors at Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, and UBS last month, plans to IPO as early as September this year.   Read More...

Tencent Denies Plans to Launch Securities Business

Beijing Youth Daily, 6/13/12

Shenzhen-based internet company Tencent (0700.HK) has issued a statement denying the company "has any plans at this time" to launch a securities investment software business next month, contrary to recent media reports.   Read More...

Rumor: Hudong Seeks Third-Round Funding

Sina Tech, 6/12/12

According to Fortune magazine, Chinese wiki-based encyclopedia site Hudong is currently seeking third round of funding worth up to USD 50 mln.   Read More...

Netease Managing Editor Resigns

Tencent Tech, 6/13/12

An informed insider has revealed that Ding Xiuhong, managing editor of Chinese internet portal Netease (Nasdaq: NTES), has officially submitted his resignation, with plans to begin his own business.   Read More...

NetDragon to Release New Version of MMO

People.com.cn, 6/13/12

Chinese online game developer and operator NetDragon (0777.HK) has announced that it will release a new version of its licensed 3D MMORPG Dungeon Keeper Online in June.   Read More...

Glacier to Begin CB of New Version of MMO

17173.com, 6/13/12

Shenzhen-based online game developer and operator Glacier Network Technology has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of a new version of its self-developed 2D MMORPG Yuanzheng Online on June 20.   Read More...

Jinshan Duoyi to Begin CB of MMO

People.com.cn, 6/13/12

Guangzhou-based online game developer and operator Jinshan Duoyi Network Technology has announced that it will begin initial closed beta testing of its self-developed fantasy MMORPG Mingyun Zhi Lun on June 29.   Read More...

Cimo to Begin CB of MMO

People.com.cn, 6/13/12

Beijing-based online game operator Cimo Technology has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed 2.5D Chinese historical warfare-themed MMORPG Tiexue Dasong at the end of June.   Read More...

 

Television

China's Q1 2012 Cable TV Users Reach 199 Mln

CMR-Union, 6/12/12

China's total number of cable TV households reached 199.12 mln in Q1 2012, according to Beijing-based TV industry consulting firm CMR-Union, with 90.02 mln analog households and 109.1 mln cable DTV households, with DTV penetration reaching 54.8%.   Read More...

Rumor: Sohu, GBS to Set Up JV

Beijing Business Today, 6/13/12

According to an informed industry source, Sohu Video, the online video platform operated by Chinese Internet firm Sohu (Nasdaq: SOHU), and Hunan TV operator Golden Eagle Broadcasting System (GBS) are in talks regarding the establishment of a joint venture company for the operation of their jointly developed and produced internet TV show, "Up! Juniors."   Read More...

SMG to Launch China Business News Channel in Singapore

Global Times, 6/13/12

Shanghai Media Group's (SMG) China Business News (CBN) has established a base of operations in Singapore and plans to begin local broadcasting in September.   Read More...

 

Hardware & Software

Gome Orders RMB 38 Bln in Energy-Efficient Appliances

Oriental Morning Post, 6/13/12

Chinese home appliance and consumer electronics retailer Gome (0493.HK) has ordered RMB 18 bln worth of energy-efficient appliances with suppliers such as Siemens and Skyworth (0751.HK), bringing its recent total orders for energy-efficient appliances to RMB 38 bln.   Read More...

Gome to Furnish RMB 1 Bln for Appliance Subsidies

Southern Daily, 6/13/12

Chinese home appliance and consumer electronics retailer Gome (0493.HK) has announced it will launch a RMB 1 bln fund to directly pay home appliance subsidies to consumers in advance of receiving government energy-efficient appliance subsidy funds.   Read More...

Lenovo Taps Red Bend for Over-the-Air Software Updates of LePad

Business Wire, 6/12/12

Mobile software management solutions provider Red Bend Software today announced that Chinese laptop, PC, and handset manufacturer Lenovo (0992.HK) has adopted Red Bend's vRapid Mobile solution to provide firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating for its line of LePad tablets.   Read More...

Vimicro Shaves Q1 2012 Loss to USD 3.7 Mln

Vimicro, 6/13/12

Beijing-based PC-camera processor and IP-based surveillance solution provider Vimicro (Nasdaq: VIMC) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012.   Read More...

Jinher Software, AVIC Sign Strategic Cooperation

CCID, 6/13/12

Beijing-based Jinher Software Holdings has signed strategic cooperation agreement to provide Chinese civil aviation import-export firm AVIC International Holding Corporation with specialized VIP informationzation services for its operations, support, and R&D personnel to meet office coordination needs.   Read More...

Sgoco Names New Independent Accounting Firm

Sgoco, 6/12/12

Fujian-based LCD display manufacturer and distributor Sgoco Group (Nasdaq: SGOC) today announced the appointment of Crowe Horwath (HK) CPA Limited as the company's independent registered public accounting firm to perform independent audit services for the year ended December 31, 2011.   Read More...

 
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