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Rumor: Alibaba Group to IPO in 2013

Sootoo, 12/27/12

According to a leaked internal memo, Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba Group plans to begin IPO preparations in H2 2013, possibly listing as early as late 2013 or H1 2014.   Read More...

Alibaba Launches B2B Virtual Credit Card

Ebrun, 12/27/12

Chinese B2B e-commerce company Alibaba.com's import and export service platform subsidiary Shenzhen One-Touch Enterprise Service has released a virtual B2B credit card with a 180-day credit line.   Read More...

Rumor: Hisense to Acquire Cloud Video Provider

DoNews, 12/26/12

Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer Hisense (600060.SH) plans to acquire online video technology provider Beijing Video-Tx Tech to expand the company's digital TV business unit, according to a knowledgeable source.   Read More...

Rumor: Sharp Suspends Sale of Nanjing TV Plant to Foxconn

Sina Tech, 12/27/12

According to a knowledgeable source, the proposed sale of Japanese electronics manufacturer Sharp's Nanjing LCD TV plant to Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn (2038.HK; 2354.TW) has reached an impasse over the price of the proposed transaction.   Read More...

BOE Expects Second Straight Year of Profits in 2012

ChinaByte, 12/27/12

Chinese TFT-LCD manufacturer BOE (000725.SZ; 200725.SZ) has announced its 2012 performance estimates, expecting profits this year to range between RMB 50-100 mln, down from RMB 560 mln in 2011.   Read More...

 

Telecom

Huawei Deploys iODN for Russia's Rostelecom

Huawei, 12/25/12

Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer Huawei today announced that it has completed deployment of an intelligent optical distribution network (iODN) for Russian fixed network operator Rostelecom in Perm Krai, Russia.   Read More...

 

Wireless

Motorola Mobility Closes Android App Store in China

DoNews, 12/26/12

Motorola Mobility has closed its "Shop4Apps" Android app store in China.   Read More...

Shanda Games Subsidiary Posts Top Grossing Korean iOS Game

Shanda Games, 12/26/12

Chinese online game developer and operator Shanda Games (Nasdaq: GAME) announced today that the iOS version of Diffusion Million Arthur, a mobile game published by Shanda Games' Korean online game subsidiary Actoz Soft, is currently the top grossing app among all categories in Apple's local App Store following its official launch in Korea on December 20, 2012.   Read More...

2012 Smartphone Sales in China to Grow 137%

Digitimes Research, 12/26/12

Total smartphone sales in China are estimated to reach 189 mln units for a growth rate of 137% YoY in 2012, according to Digitimes Research.   Read More...

ZTE Launches Nubia-branded High-end Smartphone

DoNews, 12/26/12

Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ) has revealed its flagship Nubia Z5 high-end smartphone.   Read More...

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Internet

Sina Denies Alibaba Investment Rumor

Tencent Tech, 12/27/12

Chinese internet company Sina (Nasdaq: SINA) denied rumors today that e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba Group would purchase a stake in the company's Weibo microblogging service.   Read More...

Tencent's Open Platform Exceeds 600K App Developers

Donews, 12/27/12

Tang Daosheng, senior executive VP of Chinese internet giant Tencent (0700.HK), recently disclosed that as of December 2012 over 600,000 developers had registered for Tencent's open platform and submitted more than 300,000 applications, with monthly active users of third-party apps exceeding 200 mln, and 90% of developers using the payment system earning revenue and more than 10 developers receiving over RMB 10 mln each month.   Read More...

Netease Portal Revamps Homepage

Donews, 12/27/12

Chinese internet company Netease (Nasdaq: NTES) has announced it will launch a redesigned version of its portal, www.163.com, on January 1, 2013, featuring a new layout and improved original content.   Read More...

360 Safe Browser Adds Website Verification Feature

BiaNews, 12/26/12

Chinese Internet services and security software provider Qihoo 360's (NYSE: QIHU) 360 Safe Browser has added a "Website Magic Mirror" function.   Read More...

Gome.com.cn, Coo8 Introduce Group Buy Channel

Ebrun, 12/27/12

Chinese home appliance and consumer electronics retailer Gome's (0493.HK) two e-commerce platforms, Gome.com.cn and Coo8, today began synchronous self-operated group buy services, offering deals on consumer electronics, general merchandise, leisure and entertainment, and other physical goods and local activities.   Read More...

Tianpin Establishes Food Channel

Ebrun, 12/27/12

B2C e-commerce site Tianpin.com, operated by Shanghai Yingfu E-Commerce Co., Ltd., recently launched a food products channel as part of its slow transition from offering apparel and general merchandise to becoming a comprehensive B2C e-commerce platform.   Read More...

Renren Renews Share Repurchase Program

Renren, 12/26/12

Beijing-based social networking site operator Renren (NYSE: RENN) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the renewal of the Company's share repurchase program dated September 29, 2011 for another 12 months from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.   Read More...

Shiji Tiancheng to Release New Expansion Pack for Counter Strike

17173.com, 12/26/12

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Shiji Tiancheng has announced that it will soon release a new expansion pack for its licensed first-person shooter Counter Strike, titled "Zai Jie Nan Tao."   Read More...

Shiji Tiancheng to Release New Version of Mabinogi

17173.com, 12/26/12

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Shiji Tiancheng has announced that it will release a new version of its licensed MMORPG Mabinogi on January 2, 2013, titled "Ren'ou Shi."   Read More...

Firerain Launches CB of Tang Dynasty II

Pcgames, 12/27/12

Hangzhou-based online game developer and operator Firerain has announced that it launched closed beta testing of its self-developed MMORPG Tang Dynasty II on December 27.   Read More...

Jiuzhong to Kick Off CB of Jianghun Sanguo

17173.com, 12/27/12

Sichuan based online game developer and operator Jiuzhong Interactive has announced that it will kick off closed beta testing of its self-developed 3D MMORPG Jianghun Sanguo on January 12, 2013.   Read More...

Jingjie to Start Limited CB of Tiandi Jue

17173.com, 12/27/12

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Jingjie Network Technology has announced that it will soon start limited closed beta testing of its self-developed 3D MMORPG Tiandi Jue in January.   Read More...

Jingfeng to Initiate CB of Tianzhu

People.com.cn, 12/27/12

Guangzhou-based online game developer and operator Jingfeng Network has announced that it will soon initiate closed beta testing of its self-developed 2.5D fantasy MMORPG Tianzhu.   Read More...

Yiwei to Release New Version of Hetu

Sina Games, 12/27/12

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator Yiwei has announced that it will soon release a new version of its self-developed turn-based MMORPG Hetu Online in mid-January, 2013.   Read More...

Woobest to Begin CB of Moxia Zhuan

17173.com, 12/27/12

Xiamen-based online game developer and operator Woobest Network Technology has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed MMORPG Moxia Zhuan on January 9, 2013.   Read More...

 

Television

CNTV's PC Client Installations Exceed 100 Mln

Sina Tech, 12/26/12

China Central Television (CCTV)'s national online TV station, China Network TV (CNTV), has announced that its Cbox PC desktop client has exceeded 100 mln installs.   Read More...

BesTV, Gome Partner on Internet TV STB Sales

Tencent Tech, 12/26/12

Shanghai Media Group subsidiary BesTV New Media (600637.SH) and home appliance and consumer electronics retailer Gome (0493.HK) yesterday signed a strategic cooperation agreement, under which BesTV, which already retails its high-definition 3D smart cloud Internet TV set-top box (STB) "Xiao Hong" ("Little Red") in Gome experience stores, will also begin selling the product through Gome's e-commerce channels.   Read More...

Sichuan DTV Conversion Project Obtains RMB 3 Bln Financing

Chengdu Daily, 12/26/12

The Sichuan branch of China Development Bank (CDB) has extended a RMB 3 bln line of credit for first-stage comprehensive information network technology upgrades and construction to Sichuan Cable Television Network in Chengdu to support the province's digital and bi-directional conversion efforts.   Read More...

 

Hardware & Software

Lenovo-Compal Notebook JV Begins Production

Sina Tech, 12/27/12

Chinese laptop, PC, and handset manufacturer Lenovo (0992.HK) and Taiwanese consumer electronics manufacturer Compal Electronics' notebook manufacturing joint venture, Lianbao (Hefei) Electronics Science & Technology, based in Hefei Economic & Technological Development Area, has begun production with an annual production capacity reaching tens of millions of units.   Read More...

 
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