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China Mobile – losing its influence

Happy New Year!! In the beginning of a year, many organizations will give their predictions for the coming year.   I seldom predict the future.  But, I think one thing that is rather certain in 2011: China Mobile is losing its influence . Many people already know the reason.  It is because it was grant […]

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17 companies apply for Third Party Payment licence

Since Chinese Central Bank announced details of the third party payment licences, 17 companies have applied for the licenses.  (Here is an article about it in Chinese: http://tech.sina.com.cn/i/2010-12-30/02075043339.shtml) As expected, they included Alibaba’s Alipay, Tencent’s Tenpay and government back China Unionpay.  In fact, four of China Unionpay’s subsidiaries are applying for the license.  Two of them […]

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The9 brings social gaming network OpenFeint to China

Shanghai based online game company The9 is moving its direction to mobile internet.  One of its key initiatives is to bring U.S. social gaming network OpenFeint (http://openfeint.com) to China. OpenFeint is a mobile game platform running over iPhones and Android phones. It has over 3,400 games and 45 million users.  Besides playing games, it also allow game […]