24 January 2018

Tech, Media & Telecom

  • File photo of members of the audience listening to Robin Li, founder and chief executive of Chinese search engine Baidu, as he speaks at the Baidu technology innovation conference in Beijing

    POLICY WATCH: Keeping a tight grip on the internet

    - Nov 21, 2013 6:49am
    China’s leaders unveiled some key economic and social reforms following a high-level meeting last week, but at the same time stuck to their rigid stance on several contentious matters. On a few issues, the Communist Party...
  • Shandong steps up internet of things foray, paper says

    Nov 20, 2013 2:28pm
    Shandong province is aiming to turn internet of things (IOT) into a 200 billion yuan (US$32.82 billion) industry by 2015, China Securities Journal reported Wednesday, citing guidelines from the provincial government. The technology, which allows internet...
  • Nokia workers in Dongguan strike over severance pay, Sohu says

    Nov 20, 2013 2:10pm
    More than a hundred workers at a Nokia Corp. plant in Dongguan, Guangdong province went on strike Tuesday, protesting the “unfair compensation” they got from the telecommunication giant after it sold its cellphone making business to...
  • S Korea online fashion brands bet on China market, Yonhap says

    Nov 20, 2013 10:24am
    Online fashion brands from South Korea are becoming increasingly popular among Chinese internet shoppers, Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday, citing South Korean online store solution provider cafe24. And with China set to surpass the United States as the...
  • Alibaba unveils plans to boost mobile e-commerce, paper says

    Nov 20, 2013 9:21am
    E-commerce giant Alibaba Group announced on Tuesday that it will invest heavily to help e-retailers boost their business on mobile devices, China Daily reported. Under the plan, Alibaba will soon launch an online platform that is specially...
  • BesTV eyes Xbox One sales in China in 2014, paper says

    Nov 20, 2013 8:22am
    BesTV New Media Co. Ltd. (600637.CN) plans to begin sales of Microsoft Corp.’s latest Xbox One game console in China by the middle of next year, China Securities Journal reported Wednesday, citing vice president Chen Haoyuan....
  • Unicom adds 3.76 mln 3G subscribers in October, filing says

    Nov 20, 2013 7:59am
    China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd. (China Unicom) (00762.HK, 600050.CN) said on Tuesday that it added 3.096 million new mobile service subscribers last month, taking the total number of users to 275.86 million. Of the...
  • China Mobile to launch low-cost 4G handsets, report says

    Nov 20, 2013 7:47am
    China Mobile (00941.HK) is expected to launch fourth-generation (4G) low-cost mobile phones, which will cost around US$150 per unit, at the end of this year, reported Wednesday, citing the company’s president Li Yue. Costs of TD-LTE technology, the company’s...
  • Tencent tops China firms on Forbes Asia Fab 50 list, Xinhua says

    Nov 20, 2013 7:23am
    Forbes magazine’s annual Fabulous 50 listing of Asian companies has seen 26 firms from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong dominating the list, Xinhua news agency reported, citing information released by the US-based magazine on Tuesday....
  • Site Visit To Huawei Technologies

    POLICY WATCH: Internet-of-things to fuel new opportunities

    - Nov 20, 2013 6:48am
    As China prepares for commercial trial of high-speed mobile broadband 4G LTE networks, Beijing has pledged to boost the development of internet-of-things (IOT) and apply it in a broad spectrum of activities, ranging from agriculture to...
  • Jim Fagan, Pacnet's president for managed services business, says the company's data centers can help Chinese enterprises expand overseas.

    Pacnet to boost China footprint with new data centers

    - Nov 20, 2013 6:00am
    Pacnet, a leading provider of managed data connectivity solutions in the Asia-Pacific region, plans to add two more data centers in China within three years as it seeks to ride the growing demand for information networks...
  • Yu E Bao earns 13 mln yuan for investors per day, paper says

    Nov 19, 2013 10:47am
    Yu E Bao, the money market fund of Alibaba Group, makes an average of 13 million yuan (US$2.13 million) for its investors daily, Securities Times reported Monday, citing a company statement. It has produced a combined 788...
  • Xiaomi to launch low-cost smartphone in Taiwan, CNA says

    Nov 19, 2013 10:43am
    Hongmi phone, the low-price smartphone by Chinese mobile phone maker Beijing Xiaomi Technology Co., is expected to be launched in Taiwan before the year ends, Central News Agency reported Monday, citing Taiwan distributor Far EasTone Telecommunications...
  • CCTV advertising auction draws 3.5 bln yuan, paper says

    Nov 19, 2013 8:48am
    State broadcaster China Central Television attracted 3.5 billion yuan (US$574.5 million) worth of advertising for the 2014 season, Securities Times reported Monday, citing the results of an auction. The tender included spots in the 2014 World Cup...
  • in talks to buy MediaV for US$700 mln, report says

    Nov 19, 2013 8:09am, one of China’s major e-commerce firms, is in talks to buy MediaV, an advertising technology and services provider in Shanghai, for US$700 million, Caijing reported on its website Tuesday, citing an unnamed source. declined...
  • WeChat global active users hit 270 mln, website says

    Nov 19, 2013 7:11am
    WeChat, the messaging service of Tencent Holdings (00007.HK), has more than 270 million active users in more than 200 countries, news website reported Monday, citing vice president Zhang Ying. Public accounts have grown to more than two million in...
  • Baidu faces 18.2 mln yuan copyright violation case, Xinhua says

    Nov 18, 2013 1:55pm
    Beijing Baidu Netcom Science and Technology Co. Ltd., which runs the Baidu Wenku document-sharing website of Chinese search giant Baidu Inc., has been charged with infringing on the copyright of three book titles published by China...
  • Lenovo overtakes LG as No. 3 smartphone brand, report says

    Nov 18, 2013 1:54pm
    Lenovo Group Ltd. (00992.HK) sold 12.88 million smartphones in the third quarter, representing a 5.1 percent share of the global market and leapfrogging LG Corp. as the world’s third best-selling smartphone brand, the official Xinhua news...
  • TCL unit starts building phase 2 plant, paper says

    Nov 18, 2013 11:08am
    Television flat panel maker Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd. (CSOT), a subsidiary of TCL Corp. (000100.CN), has begun construction on the second phase of a 24.4 billion yuan (US$4.01 billion) plant, China Securities Journal...
  • US tech firms feel sales chill after NSA saga, WSJ says

    Nov 15, 2013 11:31am
    Big American computer and software companies are reporting slumping sales to China, some blaming increased government hostility toward the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Computer network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc. said orders...

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