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Price War: 360buy Vs. Dangdang

Two of the largest online retailers in China are having a price war.  One of them is Dangdang, a leading online book store in China that has just listed in Nasdaq. Another is 360buy, the largest online retailer in China by revenue and the most aggressive player in the industry. (Here is an article from […]

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China is Changing Public Telephone Booths into Wifi Hotspots

I’ve just read an interesting article in the local media.  It said China is going to change its public telephone booths into Wi-Fi hotspots.  (Here is the article: http://tech.qq.com/a/20101217/000109.htm) If that is the case, it will be great.  Firstly, ever since mobile phones became popular, the use of  public telephone booths is getting less and less. […]

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Taobao's Search Engines, Designed for E-Commerce

If you look into the landscape of Chinese social media, you may realize that in each sector of Chinese web, portal, video-sharing, e-commerce, social networks etc usually has more than one big local players. For portals, you have Sina, QQ.com, 163, Sohu as top 4, for video sites you have Youku, Tudou, Ku6 and so […]

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Mobile, Is Not Just About Location

Thanks to Foursquare, the location-based service (LBS) is one of the hottest sectors in Chinese mobile industry. Startups like Jiepang, K.ai, Gypsii, Maopao etc together with those to-be-ready LBS services operated by big players (portals like 163, social network like Renren) are trying hard to educate the market and prove the location-based business model. With […]

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China Mobile’s Ophone is Dead

I just heard from an industry insider that China Mobile’s Android project, Ophone, is dead.  China Mobile is no longer pushing its own operating system, which is based on Google developed Android.  Rumor about Ophone’s failure has spread in the industry since Li Yue replaced Wang Jianzhou, China Mobile’s longtime boss, as general manager of […]

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QQi, It Is Tencent's International QQ Messenger

After nearly two years experiment, Tencent will officially release its international version of QQ messenger, named QQi. The QQi is available in English, Japanse and French. “It is intended for users worldwide to connect with their Chinese friends, clients, customers, or just about anyone anywhere in the world.” reads from its press release. According to […]

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Maxthon Released Its Mobile Version for Android

Maxthon, one of the most popular browsers in China has just released its mobile version, named Maxthon Mobile for Android. Maxthon Mobile comes with some nice features which are pretty easy to use: RSS reader – allows you to read rss feeds on mobile Super Gesture – allows you to create, close and switch tabs […]