China Ranked #2 in XMas Week Downloads: China ranked #2 in Christmas week mobile app downloads, according to a statistics by mobile app researcher Flurry.

The U.S. topped the chart with more than 509 million downloads, representing over 50% of total downloads. China came in second with 99 million while UK came in third with about 81 million downloads. Other countries made it to the chart are: Canada (3rd), German (4th) and France (5th).

 

On 18 Video Sites Only 76% Material are Copyrighted: According to a recent survey by China’s National Copyright Administration, adoption of copyrighted material on 18 Chinese video sites isn’t quite cheerful with only 76% contents on these websites are copyrighted. And Baidu, Xunlei and VeryCD didn’t comply with the Administration’s request to submit their contents list. Officials said that starting this year China will make even greater effort to protect copyrighted material.

 

Huawei Releasing Kik-like Service TianTianLiao: Huawei, the telecom equipments manufacturer launched its own Kik-like service TianTianLiao (天天聊, or DailyChatting) to compete with Tencent’s Weixin and MiLiao by Xiaomi Tech. It differs from these two in that its close integration with traditional SMS features on Huawei phone. According to Huawei engineers, you can send free messages via GPRS/Wi-Fi when possible and if no then the messages can still be sent via the operators’ network.

 

Group Buying Comes to Three Kingdoms Period in China? After all these pitfalls and setbacks, group buying market is about to calm down now, so does the venture capitals that backed the sector. According to some industry observers and daily deal sites execs, next year might be seeing the Three Kingdoms Period with about 3 big companies occupy the market altogether.