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SARFT Tightens Restrictions on TV Drama Themes

The Beijing News, 8/03/12

A spokesperson for China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) confirmed today that the agency had recently issued six diktats regarding television serials.   Read More...

51Buy to Run RMB 300 Mln Sales Promotion

Ebrun, 8/03/12

Bu Guangqi, CEO of Chinese internet giant Tencent's (0700.HK) consumer electronics B2C e-commerce subsidiary 51Buy, announced today that beginning in September 51Buy will invest more than RMB 300 mln in marketing resources, including rebates, and will initiate a price war targeting competitor 360Buy in southern China.   Read More...

TMall Personalizes Product Search Based on User Info

Tencent Tech, 8/02/12

Daniel Zhang, president of Alibaba Group's B2C e-commerce site TMall, said on August 2 that the site's product search results now take customers' unique user IDs or cookies into account in order to present results informed by previous purchasing or shopping behavior.   Read More...

Rumor: Momo Wins Second Round Funding

Tech2ipo, 8/03/12

An industry source revealed recently that Beijing-based location-based services provider Momo Technology has completed a second round of funding at a scale 20 times that of its first-round funding.   Read More...

BOE's 8.5G Panel Line Reaches Full Capacity

The Beijing News, 8/02/12

On August 1, Chinese TFT-LCD manufacturer BOE (000725.SZ) announced that its 8.5G panel production line in Beijing - the first to be built and put into production by a Mainland Chinese company - reached full capacity in late July.   Read More...

 

Wireless

China Telecom to Buy Parent's 3G Assets for USD 19 Bln

China Unicom: 85% of 3G Equipment Procured from Chinese Vendors

Sina Tech, 8/02/12

China Unicom (NYSE: CHU; 0762.HK; 600050.SH), in a statement posted recently on the website of the State Council's State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC), has revealed that from 2009 to 2010 the company invested RMB 129.3 bln on WCDMA network construction, over 85% of which went to procurement of domestically produced equipment.   Read More...

China Mobile Unveils Mobile Address Book App

IT168, 8/03/12

China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) is preparing to release a new mobile address book application, "Caiyun," that will offer quick and convenient dialing for smartphones as well as synchronization of mobile contact data to the operator's Caiyun contact platform, allowing users to access and manage their contact information through client-based, web-based, WAP-based, and SMS lookup across mobile and PC terminals.   Read More...

Rumor: Xiaomi to Announce Second Smartphone on Aug 16

MyDrivers, 8/02/12

An industry source revealed recently that Beijing-based Android handset developer Xiaomi plans to announce its second smartphone, the Mi2, on August 16.   Read More...

China Comprises 27% of Q2 2012 Global Smartphone Shipments

Canalys, 8/02/12

According to a new report from global market research firm Canalys, more than 42 mln smartphones were shipped in China in Q2 2012, up 199% YoY and 32% QoQ.   Read More...

Putao Launches Mobile SNS App

36kr, 8/03/12

Shenzhen-based mobile SNS application developer Putao Information Technology, which recently received a seven-figure investment from Decent Investment, has released "Putao SNS Helper" for the Android platform.   Read More...

Meilishuo Partners with Women's Fashion Magazine on App

Sohu IT, 8/03/12

Chinese online fashion community Meilishuo has partnered with women's fashion magazine Xinwei to release "Xinwei Meilishuo," a mobile application featuring content from Xinwei's editorial team that will appear in the app as it is published in the magazine, with profits being split between Xinwei and Meilishuo.   Read More...

MIIT Issues 387 Network Access Permits in Early July

CCTIME, 8/03/12

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) recently announced that it issued 287 network access permits in the first half of July, including permits for 103 3G terminals.   Read More...

Zowee H1 2012 Profit Down 48% YoY

Shenzhen Stock Exchange, 8/03/12

Shenzhen-based network communications terminal products and portable consumer electronics manufacturer Zowee Technology (002369.SZ) released its H1 2012 financials today, reporting operating revenues of RMB 566.1 mln from January through June 2012, a slight decline of 0.03% YoY.   Read More...

 

Internet

Langtaojin Launches High-end Life Information Site

Cnet, 8/03/12

Beijing-based online precision marketing firm Langtaojin quietly launched the local service platform Fenfen.com recently.   Read More...

Rumor: Kingsoft Accused of Faking Microsoft Patch

CCW, 8/03/12

A microblogger recently posted claims that Chinese software company Kingsoft (3888.HK) has released a patch allowing it to gain control of web browsers.   Read More...

Qihoo Accused of Faking Microsoft Patch to Promote Browser

Mydrivers.com, 8/03/12

Industry sources have revealed that Chinese Internet company Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU) has developed a software program that fakes a Microsoft patch, allowing Qihoo 360 to install its own browser and disable rival browsers.   Read More...

Rumor: Sohu Portal to Close Shanghai and Guangdong Branches

Netease Tech, 8/03/12

An industry source revealed today that Chinese Internet firm Sohu (Nasdaq: SOHU) will shut down the Shanghai and Guangdong branches of its portal business and offer former employees N+1 severance package agreements (N being the number of years worked at Sohu).   Read More...

Sohu Lauches Home Furnishings E-Commerce Channel

DoNews, 8/03/12

Focus.cn, the real estate site of Chinese Internet firm Sohu (Nasdaq: SOHU), recently launched a new "Sohu Home" channel (http://home.sohu.com) featuring home furnishings and decorations in partnership with home accessory e-commerce site Meijugou.com.   Read More...

360Buy Temporarily Suspends Railway Pick-up Service

Netease Tech, 8/03/12

Beijing-based B2C e-commerce platform 360Buy has suspended the subway station pick-up service it introduced in February 2012.   Read More...

Dianping Denies IPO Rumor

Guangzhou Daily, 8/03/12

Dianping CEO Zhang Tao recently denied rumors that the Chinese online ratings and group buy site plans to IPO next year, saying that Dianping became profitable in 2008 and has since seen revenues increase at a rate of more than 200% per year.   Read More...

Evernote China Starts API Testing

Sohu IT, 8/03/12

Amy Gu, general manager of China for U.S.-based notetaking and archiving software and service provider Evernote, announced today that the company has begun open API testing for Chinese developers.   Read More...

17173 Releases 'Most Anticipated Games' Ranking

17173.com, 8/03/12

Chinese online gaming portal 17173 has released its "Most Anticipated Games" ranking for the week ending August 3, 2012, with ranking determined by votes cast online by players.   Read More...

Netease Starts OB of New Version of MMO

17173.com, 8/03/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Netease (Nasdaq: NTES) started open beta testing of a new version of its self-developed turn-based MMORPG Warsong of Westward Journey on August 3.   Read More...

Linekong Launches OB of New Version of MMO

17173.com, 8/03/12

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Linekong launched open beta testing of a new version of its self-developed 3D MMORPG Warrior King (Yongbing Tianxia) on August 3, titled "Zhanyi Feiteng".   Read More...

Xunlei to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 8/03/12

Guangdong-based online game operator Xunlei has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed 2.5D fantasy MMORPG Xiu Mo on August 24.   Read More...

Kingworld Kicks off CB of FPS

17173.com, 8/03/12

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Kingworld Technology kicked off closed beta testing of its self-developed first-person shooter (FPS) Navy Legend on August 3.   Read More...

Cimo to Begin OB of MMO

163.com, 8/03/12

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

 

Hardware & Software

Rumor: Lenovo to Launch Windows 8 Tablet in Late Oct

iFeng, 8/02/12

On August 2, an industry source revealed that Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo's (0992.HK) Windows 8-based ThinkPad Tablet 2 could go on sale after the October 26 launch of the new operating system.   Read More...

CSRC Approves Digiwin's IPO in Shenzhen

Jufei Optoelectronics H1 2012 Profit Up 11% YoY

CNInfo, 8/03/12

Shenzhen-based LED component manufacturer Jufei Optoelectronics released its H1 2012 financial report today, recording operating revenues of RMB 209.3 mln for H1 2012, a YoY increase of 27.28%, and net profits attributable to shareholders of RMB 45.6 mln, a YoY increase of 10.91%.   Read More...

 
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