Yicha, which is famous for its mobile search in China, plan to list its Japanese division in Japan next year, said an industry source.

Beijing based Yicha was found by Liu Bin in 2004, to provide mobile search in China.  Its investors include Tencent, TDF, Hikari Tsushin, CE Yuan, etc. At its peak, it has 4 million daily visitors in China.

In 2006, the company started a Japanese division to operate mobile ad network in Japan.  As it partners with the largest portal in Japan, Yahoo Japan, it business flourishes.  Currently, the division earns about US$1.3 million a month in revenue.

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Sherman So

Author of Red Wired: China's Internet Revolution, the first book to completely survey the nature of China's internet. (http://redwiredrevolution.com/) She previously was the lead China technology reporter...