Now, all China Mobile users can register at 139.com. Users currently can manage and send their SMS messages, manage contact book, use free online storage, and play online games. 139.com also provides unlimited email storage.
Baidu quietly launched its free “search open platform” for webmasters and developers. Interested parties can apply here. You need to submit your scanned identity card with application and choose your verfication method (meta tag or upload HTML file). Unless you provide unique and fresh content, you may not get approval in your application. Unlike Google […]
According to MAGNA, ZenithOptimedia and Bernstein Research, Internet ad spending in China will reach $1.7 billion in 2009…China’s online ad market pales in comparison to more developed countries, however. In the US, eMarketer estimates that $25.7 billion will be spent online in 2009, and $37 billion in 2012. via eMarketer
The first annual study, “China Manufacturing Competitiveness 2007-2008,” found that while a stronger Chinese currency and rising wages were putting pressures on manufacturing margins, failures to deploy operational best practices and to fully leverage China as both a growth market and source of labor and products are also limiting profits. Download China’s Shifting Competitive Equation – […]
China Internet Illegal Information Reporting Centre (CIIRC) published the result of tenth batch of WAP sites with pornographic and/or vulgar content; these are top 5: “Google WAP Network” (location: Beijing) “Image Search”, “web search” results “Baidu WAP Network” (location: Beijing) “Image Search”, “web search” results “Sina WAP Network” (location: Beijing) “Image Search” “Sohu WAP Network” […]
Microsoft acquiring Sina? Several sources, including TheFlyOnTheWall.com and research firm Wedge Partners, have noted the rumors this morning, although no one seems to have anything more concrete than that.
Department of The Walt Disney consumer goods in Shanghai, announced the launch of China’s first authorized Disney B2C online shopping platform “The Disney on Little Master” (little master in Chinese: xiaozhuren) officially entering the online shopping market in China. The reporter found that, although this is the first time Disney is in B2C business, it […]
You can find the following statistics with regard to Hong Kong people’s living habits interesting: More than 80% of men will spend time each week playing video games. Hong Kong women spent an average of about HKD 1019 per month to buy clothes and accessories; and men less than HKD 1,000 a month. Women are […]
Sohu IT reported yesterday that Baidu is testing a new product “senior citizen search” at 123.baidu.com. However, it’s currently a blank page with one line of notice, “Baidu senior citizen search is still under internal beta.”. 123.baidu.com is not indexed in Google but Baidu, so here is the cached page (Chinese). And, here is the […]
There is an excellent write up on Techcrunch by guys at Web2Asia, which can get you up to speed on China social networking sites. Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) have long played the dominating role in Chinese Internet life and still continue to be one of the most popular online platforms for social interaction. Registered user […]
With 915915.com.cn, single women and men can rent a room in a “love apartment” for at least a week, where they will mingle with other singles, under the supervision of a life coach. The registration is open to all and anyone wishing to rent a room will be given a background and identity check. About […]
Recent research from Netpop examines the social networking environment in China and finds that 92% of the 243 million broadband consumers in China (224 million) ages 13+ contribute to social media. This is compared with only 76% of the American broadband population. Additional findings about Chinese users: China has a sizable proportion of social media […]
Taobao has quietly launched its social network “Tao Jianghu”. “Tao” is from “Taobao”; “Jianghu” is the milieu, environment, or sub-community, often fictional, in which many Chinese classical wuxia stories are set. So far, I can’t see any links on Taobao.com to this SNS site. The platform is built by Comsenz which just looks like another […]
Last week Tencent announced (warning: PDF) the unaudited consolidated results for the fourth quarter of 2008 and audited consolidated results for the year ended December 31, 2008. Highlights of 2008 Full Year Total revenues were RMB7,154.5 million (USD1,046.8 million1), an increase of 87.2% over the year ended December 31, 2007 (“YoY”) Revenues from Internet value-added […]
A B2B online media website got my attention recently. So I did a little research and here to share with you what I found out. Who is TradeKey? Here’s the introduction from TradeKey.com, TradeKey.com was established in 2006 with the aim to facilitate global trade and bring buyers and sellers from all around the world […]