23 August 2019


  • Hollywood star joins Lenovo as product engineer, website says

    Oct 31, 2013 10:25am
    Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher, who plays Apple Inc. founder Steve Jobs in his latest movie, has joined Lenovo Group Ltd. (00992.HK) as an honorary spokesman and product engineer for the company’s Yoga-branded tablet computer, Beijing Times reported...
  • Baidu buys firms to speed up mobile search push, Bloomberg says

    Oct 31, 2013 8:49am
    Baidu Inc., owner of China’s most popular internet search engine, is buying companies to accelerate its transition to mobile devices, where traffic is at least doubling annually, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing the company’s chief...
  • China Mobile ad stokes iPhone speculation, Reuters says

    Oct 31, 2013 8:41am
    China Mobile Ltd. (00941.HK) has put an advert for the faster 4G mobile network on its website, raising expectations that a long-awaited distribution deal between the world’s largest mobile carrier and Apple Inc. may be announced...
  • Taiwan excludes mainland firms from core 4G deals, paper says

    Oct 31, 2013 8:16am
    Taiwan’s National Communications Commission will comply with a parliamentary decision to ban winners of 4G licenses from buying core equipment for the service from the mainland on security grounds, Want Daily reported Thursday, citing commission chairman...
  • Taiwan reaps US$4 bln from auction of 4G licenses, paper says

    Oct 31, 2013 7:47am
    The combined amount of winning bids for Taiwan’s 4G licenses reached NT$118.65 billion (US$4.02 billion) after 40 days of bidding, more than triple the NT$35.9 billion starting prices, United Daily News reported Thursday, citing the results...
  • Wonder why suppliers are deserting supermarket shelves?

    Oct 31, 2013 7:33am
    China Central Television on Tuesday aired an investigative report about shady practices in the domestic retail industry. Supermarkets generally make more money off suppliers than consumers. That partly explains, in a roundabout way, why China’s B2C...
  • China’s internet ads grow in third quarter, Xinhua says

    Oct 31, 2013 7:23am
    China’s internet advertising market continues to heat up, rising 24.2 percent to 28.77 billion yuan (US$4.72 billion) in the three months to September, compared with the previous quarter, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday, citing an industry...
  • A freer hand for commercialization of scientific and technological innovations is vital for China's R&D sector. Photo: Bloomberg

    POLICY WATCH: The long road to R&D success

    - Oct 31, 2013 6:55am
    China has seen its expenditure on research and development (R&D) as a proportion of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) rise steadily in recent years, boosting the country’s innovation capabilities. But it is still a halfway...
  • Baidu rides mobile search to beat profit outlook, Bloomberg says

    Oct 30, 2013 10:10am
    Internet search giant Baidu Inc. reported third-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates as revenue from mobile searches increased, according to Bloomberg. Net income rose 1.3 percent to 3.05 billion yuan (US$498 million) from 3 billion yuan a...
  • Apple expands China horizons beyond big cities, Bloomberg says

    Oct 30, 2013 10:08am
    Apple Inc. chief executive Tim Cook said the iPhone maker will broaden its distribution in China in an effort to reignite growth after the company reported its first decline in annual profit in at least a...
  • Australia upholds NBN ban on Huawei, Reuters says

    Oct 30, 2013 9:44am
    Australia’s new government is upholding a ban on China’s Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. from bidding for work on the country’s US$38 billion National Broadband Network (NBN), Reuters reported Tuesday, citing the nation’s attorney-general. The former Labor government...
  • Dining website ‘duped’ over McDonald’s promos, paper says

    Oct 30, 2013 9:42am, a restaurant review website, will report to the police that it has been deceived by an unnamed counterparty into selling non-existing McDonald’s promotional meals, resulting in a loss of 2.2 million yuan (US$359,420) to the website, Shanghai...
  • Tesla’s rumored entry-level model may take on BYD’s e6

    Oct 30, 2013 8:31am
    Rumor has it that US carmaker Tesla Motors (TSLA.US) is moving at swift pace to develop the first entry-level version of its popular electric sedan.   If the speculation turns out correct, the new model — dubbed variously...
  • Court upholds IDC payout to Huawei over monopoly, Xinhua says

    Oct 30, 2013 7:48am
    A court in Guangdong province has ordered US firm InterDigital Communications (IDC) to pay Chinese technology giant Huawei 20 million yuan (US$3.26 million) in compensation for monopolistic practices, Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday. In the final verdict...
  • Window still open for Alibaba listing in Hong Kong, HKEJ says

    Oct 30, 2013 7:35am
    The Hong Kong stock exchange is studying whether to allow more voting rights for the same shareholding, leaving room for e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. to list in the city, the Hong Kong Economic Journal...
  • China ships 347 mln smartphones in Jan-Sept, Sina says

    Oct 30, 2013 7:13am
    The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said some 347 million smartphones were shipped during the nine months to September, accounting for 74.3 percent of total handset sales in China during the period, news portal
  • Mobile shoppers double spending in 3Q, Xinhua says

    Oct 30, 2013 7:11am
    Mainland shoppers spent 34.1 billion yuan (US$5.59 billion) online using their mobile phones in the third quarter, Xinhua reported Tuesday, citing an Analysys International report. The total was 17.1 percent more than the previous quarter and more than...
  • China 3Q B2C e-commerce seen at 162.4 bln yuan, Xinhua says

    Oct 30, 2013 7:10am
    Business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce market in China is estimated to have reached 162.4 billion yuan (US$26.66 billion) in the third quarter this year, Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday, citing data from market research firm Analysys International. The figure...
  • Taiwan clears Xiaomi proposal with conditions, paper says

    Oct 29, 2013 10:00am
    Chinese mobile phone maker Beijing Xiaomi Technology Co. has been given the nod Monday by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic affairs to set up a unit on the island for sales and maintenance business of its phones...
  • Apple 4Q Greater China revenue up 6%, statement says

    Oct 29, 2013 9:56am
    Apple Inc.’s Greater China revenue rose 6 percent year on year to US$5.73 billion in the fourth fiscal quarter, the company said in a statement Tuesday. Its total revenue during the period climbed 4 percent to...

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