Date
19 January 2019

Tech

  • Malaysia's Michelle Yeoh is poised to do the sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon". Photo: Bloomberg

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny

    Jun 17, 2014 7:37am
    Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh is picking up her sword again for the sequel to the hit martial arts film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, Shanghai Daily reported Monday. Hong Kong actor Nicholas Tse has also signed on...
  • China Post's operation reaches over 200 countries worldwide. Photo: Bloomberg

    Alibaba’s logistics ambition goes global

    - Jun 16, 2014 10:41am
    Just months before Alibaba’s planned US listing, the e-commerce titan makes another major move in the logistics sector in a bid to expand its footprint worldwide. Alibaba has signed a strategic cooperation deal with China Post...
  • Giant Interactive chairman Shi Yuzhu has reached preliminary deals with several fund shareholders on restructuring and relisting in Hong Kong. Photo: Baidu

    Giant Interactive may decamp to HK exchange

    Jun 16, 2014 10:02am
    Giant Interactive Group Inc., one of China’s leading online game developers and operators, plans to delist from the New York Stock Exchange and could debut in Hong Kong next year, Ming Pao Daily reported Monday. The...
  • Line Corp. is banking on its popular emoticons such as Moon to gain market share in the world's largest mobile market. Photo: Bloomberg

    Line looks to China in battle of chat apps

    Jun 16, 2014 8:05am
    Line Corp., a developer of mobile applications, plans to expand in China later this year by forming a local team to develop content and features for the world’s largest mobile market, the Wall Street Journal reported....
  • Alibaba's acquisition mobile browser firm UCWeb will help the former compete better with rivals such as Baidu and Tencent. Photo: Bloomberg

    UCWeb — The final piece of Alibaba’s puzzle

    - Jun 13, 2014 5:43pm
    Alibaba needs a “starting point” to generate traffic for its non-e-commerce businesses, a role which the newly-acquired UCWeb can take on, a top executive said. “ fusion and synergy,” said Yu Yongfu, the former chairman...
  • Sora Aoi is shown in this Weibo screen grab. Her China Weibo fan base has topped 14.9 million-strong. Photo: Aoi's Weibo

    Japanese adult video idol teases China lingerie market

    - Jun 13, 2014 10:15am
    It began innocently enough. Xiaomi founder Lei Jun was rumored to have been asked for advice on how to sell a certain underwear online in China. By the time news of the approach broke, the product...
  • Yu Yongfu will act as chairman of the new mobile business group. Photo: Bloomberg

    Alibaba buys out UCWeb in ‘biggest’ China internet merger

    Jun 11, 2014 3:55pm
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is acquiring all the remaining shares of mobile browser firm UCWeb in what it describes as the biggest merger in Chinese internet history, Reuters reported Wednesday. Although Alibaba did not disclose how much...
  • ZTE aims to expand its handset business overseas. Photo: Bloomberg

    ZTE poaching Blackberry, Motorola Mobility staff

    Jun 11, 2014 9:34am
    ZTE Corp. (000063.CN) is aggressively recruiting talent from struggling smartphone makers BlackBerry Ltd. and Motorola Mobility as it aims to expand its handset business overseas, the Wall Street Journal reported. Most of the new hires from...
  • Alibaba has set up a new wealth management platform that collects funds to invest in films, TV dramas and concerts. Photo: Reuters

    Alibaba, Dragon TV team up on new media platform

    Jun 11, 2014 9:05am
    Alibaba Group has linked up with Dragon TV, a subsidiary of Shanghai Media Group, to establish an entertainment platform combining the technologies of traditional media, the internet and mobile communications, Xinhua News Agency reported. Announcing the deal...
  • Google plans to use non-traditional methods, including balloons and drones, to expand internet access. Photo: Bloomberg

    Google to acquire Skybox Imaging for US$500 million

    Jun 11, 2014 8:22am
    Google has agreed to pay US$500 million to acquire Skybox Imaging, a provider of high-quality satellite images, as part of its efforts to expand its internet service offerings, the New York Times reported. Initially, the deal...
  • BuzzFeed reaches out to readers with lists, stories and videos. Photo: BuzzFeed

    Toughing it out on the new-media front line

    Jun 10, 2014 1:45pm
    Traditional media may be finding the going tough but new media also face challenges, including over-reliance on social media, the struggle to establish reputation, a lack of interaction with readers and a lack of mobile data...
  • Thailand is the latest market for China Mobile as it expands its international business operations. Photo: Bloomberg

    China Mobile to buy Thai telco stake for US$881 mln

    Jun 10, 2014 9:53am
    China Mobile Ltd. (00941.HK) is acquiring an 18 percent stake in Thai telecommunications group True Corp. for US$881 million, Reuters news agency reports. True Corp., backed by billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont’s Charoen Pokphand Group, will sell 4.4 billion shares to...
  • JD.com says the number of mobile phone users that have activated the e-vendor’s app has grown four times from a year before. Photo: Bloomberg

    JD looking very good — but not next to Tmall

    - Jun 9, 2014 4:38pm
    This just in from JD.com: the number of mobile phone users that activated the e-vendor’s app has risen four times from the previous year. That says a lot about its tie-up with Chinese internet giant Tencent which...
  • Weixin and WeChat are promoting a showboating lifestyle in their "friends circle", according to People's Daily. Photo: HKEJ

    State media blasts WeChat friends circle

    - Jun 6, 2014 7:09pm
    State-run People’s Daily took to instant messaging service Weixin Friday to denounce its “friends circle” for showboating and ruining relationships. It accused Weixin and its sibling WeChat of showing off travel experiences, promoting commercials and flooding...
  • Personalized news app Toutiao has garnered a mammoth valuation barely two years after its launch.

    Toutiao news app valuation draws gasps — and brickbats

    - Jun 6, 2014 4:51pm
    Is a bubble brewing in China’s mobile internet sector? That is the question many industry observers are asking after Toutiao (or ‘Today’s Headlines’), a personalized news app that was launched barely two years ago has been valued...
  • Poorly managed data could cost firms a lot during electronic discovery processes in case of lawsuits. Photo: kenvisiontechniks.com

    Data management and eDiscovery: The corporate challenges

    - Jun 6, 2014 4:42pm
    Corporate enterprises and other businesses need to ensure proper integrated data management policies, a US-based consultancy firm said, warning that poorly managed data could cost the firms a lot during electronic discovery (eDiscovery) processes in case...
  • The race is on for Sprint and T-Mobile to merge before the US government auctions off spectrum. Photo: Bloomberg

    Sprint, T-Mobile get cracking on high-stakes merger

    Jun 5, 2014 2:31pm
    Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. have agreed on the general terms of a merger to unite the United States’ third- and fourth-largest wireless operators to take on market leaders Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc., the...
  • Mobile internet penetration in China is expected to reach 65 percent by 2018. Photo: Bloomberg

    China to overtake Japan in entertainment, media market in 2016

    Jun 5, 2014 8:01am
    Spending on entertainment and media will grow at 10.9 percent per year through to 2018 while advertising outlays will rise by 11.9 percent, Shanghai Daily reported Wednesday, citing projections by consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers. PricewaterhouseCoopers said in its...
  • A pop-up store in Hysan Place sells LINE merchandise. Photo: Internet

    LINE listing appeal is all about minting money

    - Jun 4, 2014 4:31pm
    This has been a big year for internet firms. Many tech players such as JD.com and Jumei.com have gone public in the United States. E-commerce behemoth Alibaba is expected to make its US debut this summer....
  • IBM and Lenovo have resubmitted the sale of IBM's low-end server unit for review to a US national security panel. Photo: Bloomberg

    Lenovo, IBM ask for more time on server deal review

    Jun 4, 2014 9:49am
    Lenovo Group Ltd. and IBM Corp. are asking a US foreign investment panel for more time to review the Beijing-based company’s planned purchase of IBM’s low-end server unit, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing a person familiar with...

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