Date
21 February 2020

Tech

  • 1 mln-plus mainland orders in for ‘iPhone 5C killer’, paper says

    Mar 18, 2014 11:44am
    More than a million pre-orders have been placed on the mainland in just 10 days for Taiwanese smartphone maker High Technology Computer Corp.’s (HTC) new mid-range Desire 816 smartphone, the Economic Daily News reported Tuesday, without...
  • Giant Interactive to go private, delist from NYSE paper says

    Mar 18, 2014 11:20am
    Shanghai-based Giant Interactive Group Inc., one of China’s leading online game developers and operators, has agreed to be taken private by its parent, Giant Investment Ltd., National Business Daily reported Tuesday. Giant Investment and Giant Merger Ltd.,...
  • Taiwan chip industry to break NT$2 trln barrier, paper says

    Mar 18, 2014 10:49am
    The value of production from Taiwan’s chip industry is expected to exceed NT$2 trillion (US$65.9 billion) to reach NT$2.098 trillion in 2014, up 11.1 percent year on year, the Economic Daily News reported Tuesday, citing data...
  • Unicom to offer 4G plans from 78 yuan, paper says

    Mar 18, 2014 10:45am
    China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd. (China Unicom) (00762.HK, 600050.CN) is expected to offer 4G mobile services for as low as 78 yuan (US$12.62) a month, Securities Daily reported Tuesday, citing unnamed sources. The most expensive package...
  • Midea teams up with Alibaba for IoT platform, paper says

    Mar 18, 2014 10:01am
    Home appliance maker Midea Group Co. Ltd. (000333.CN) announced that it will use Alibaba Group’s Tmall e-commerce platform to launch all its new smart home appliance products, China Securities Journal reported Tuesday. Under a strategic cooperation...
  • Govt cracks down on gambling-related mobile apps, paper says

    Mar 18, 2014 7:51am
    China is expected to see a more family-friendly mobile app market following a recent crackdown on gambling-related content, China Daily reported Monday. As many as 27 mobile game publishing platforms and app-store operators, including Baidu App and...
  • HKTV woes reflect regulatory lacunae in Hong Kong

    - Mar 17, 2014 11:07am
    Hong Kong Television Network’s (HKTV, 01137.HK) stalled mobile TV offering offers a stark reminder that the city’s legal and regulatory framework has not kept pace with the march of technology. In an environment where media consumption...
  • Facebook seeks to gain advertising dollars in a country where it has been banned since 2009. Photo: Bloomberg

    INTERVIEW: Facebook seeks likes from China telecom, tech firms

    - Mar 17, 2014 8:31am
    Banned since 2009 in China, Facebook Inc. has found a new way to cash in on the world’s most populous country. The No. 1 social network is luring mainland telecom, e-commerce and travel merchants to advertise...
  • Internet finance rears ugly head on brokers

    - Mar 17, 2014 8:24am
    Internet finance is bringing a quiet revolution in the brokerage industry and it is not a pretty sight. Brokers are dismayed by the ultra low commission charged by online finance operators, threatening their business and potentially...
  • China mobile payments value up 248% in 2013, Xinhua says

    Mar 17, 2014 8:19am
    Chinese consumers made about 12.74 trillion yuan (US$2.07 trillion) worth of payments through smartphones in 2013, up 248 percent from a year ago, Xinhua news agency reported over the weekend, citing data from China Banking Association....
  • Alibaba opts for US listing, paper says

    Mar 17, 2014 8:11am
    Alibaba Group has started the process toward an initial public offering (IPO) in the United States, Shanghai Securities News reported Monday, citing a microblog post by the company. The deal could be worth up to US$18 billion,...
  • Consumers get 7-day free return for online sales, paper says

    Mar 14, 2014 12:59pm
    Chinese consumers can return goods bought online within seven days at no cost, Beijing Times reported Friday. The new policy coincides with the March 15 launch of a consumer protection ordinance. It applies to e-commerce platforms...
  • Tmall to launch new construction materials service, paper says

    Mar 14, 2014 11:37am
    Alibaba Group’s Tmall unit said recently that it plans to launch across 100 mainland cities a new service that will offer users free delivery and support for household construction materials orders, the National Business Daily reported Friday....
  • Uptick lights way to expansion for LED makers, paper says

    Mar 14, 2014 10:29am
    Some listed LED (light-emitting diode) makers aim to expand production after their financial performance improved last year, suggesting the industry is taking a turn for the better, the Shanghai Securities News reported Friday, citing the manufacturers....
  • Star-net unit, Alipay in KTV online payment deal, filing says

    Mar 14, 2014 10:15am
    Fujian Star-net Communication Co. Ltd.(002396.CN), a company that is mainly involved in research, development, production and sale of network communication system equipment, said on Thursday that its unit Fujian Star-net eVideo Information Systems Co. Ltd. has...
  • CITIC Bank’s internet way: If you can’t beat them, join them

    - Mar 14, 2014 9:35am
    Internet funds keep draining money from bank deposit accounts, and there seems little banks can do to stop the trend. To cope with the onslaught, lenders are being forced to rethink their business strategies. In this...
  • How savvy consumers are scaring up smartphone online sales

    - Mar 14, 2014 9:34am
    It’s one of the industry’s worst-kept secrets — a growing number of Chinese gadget lovers shop online. Yet, it has taken a while for smartphone makers to warm to the idea of e-channels to push their...
  • Crackdown hits popular WeChat accounts, SCMP says

    Mar 14, 2014 7:19am
    At least a dozen popular public WeChat accounts – some followed by hundreds of thousands subscribers – were shut down or suspended Thursday, the South China Morning Post reported Friday. Some of the accounts were operated by...
  • Alibaba poised to opt for US listing, FT says

    Mar 13, 2014 3:05pm
    Alibaba is “95 per cent certain” to choose New York over Hong Kong for its initial public offering, the Financial Times reported Thursday, citing people close to the process. The company is no longer “even engaged” with...
  • Game firm ChangYou earmarks US$600 mln in mobile push, SCMP says

    Mar 13, 2014 12:12pm
    ChangYou.com, a Beijing-based developer and operator of online games, will embark on a US$600 million mobile gaming development initiative, the South China Morning Post reported. The firm’s publishing subsidiary in the US unveiled the investment program,...