Business / Trendsetter

Nokia has 'phab' plan for Chinese mobile market

[2013-11-23 11:18]

Mobile communications giant Nokia Corp is pinning its hopes for the Chinese market on a phablet, the big-screen Lumia 1520, launched in Beijing on Friday.

Alibaba launches world's 1st eight-core phone

[2013-11-22 09:01]

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd teamed up with Shenzhen ZOPO Communications Equipment Ltd to launch the world's first eight-core smartphone on Thursday.

China's Tianhe-2 remains 'fastest' supercomputer

[2013-11-19 09:34]

China's Tianhe-2, a supercomputer capable of operating as fast as 33.86 petaflops per second (Pflop/s), remains the world's most powerful system.

China's search engine market booms in Q3

[2013-11-18 20:33]

China's search engine market has continued to heat up, with its advertising revenue reportedly hitting $1.79 billion in the third quarter of 2013.

Alipay Wallet nearing 100 million Users

[2013-11-15 09:36]

Alipay announced that Alipay Wallet, the mobile app developed and ran by Alibaba's financial arm, was nearing 100 million users.

Over 200 billion junk messages infuriate China

[2013-11-08 10:04]

More than 200 billion mobile short messages disturbed Chinese people in the first half of 2013, according a recent report.

Leading video site unveils marketing strategy for 2014

[2013-11-07 21:07]

IQIYI, a subsidiary of Baidu Inc, owner of the largest search engine in China, announced its investment and marketing plans for 2014 at a press conference in Beijing on Thursday.

Cloud-based marketing platform launched

[2013-11-07 18:55]

US-based Acxiom, a leading enterprise data, analytics and software-as-a-service company, introduced to China a new way for marketers, agencies and publishers to define, manage and reach audiences across online and offline channels on Wednesday.

Cellphone a pain in the neck for addict

[2013-11-05 08:56]

19-year-old man in Jiangsu province, addicted to playing with cellphones, has been diagnosed with the medical condition cervical spondylosis.

Alibaba reveals microfinance arm's share structure

[2013-11-02 09:39]

Jack Ma who holds less than 7.3 percent of shares in the Alibaba Microfinance Service Group, revealed a shareholding structure report on Friday.

Taobao offering online funds

[2013-11-01 23:19], an online marketplace owned by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, wants to help people manage their money by offering fund products.

China vital for Google's global strategy: Schmidt

[2013-11-01 20:41]

China's growing purchases of smartphones and the popularity of the Android operating system makes it an important piece for Google's global strategy.

ZTE invested $1.4b in R&D this year

[2013-10-31 08:44]

Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker ZTE Corp said on Wednesday that it had invested $1.4 billion in research and development this year.

Alibaba offers free data to aid mobile business

[2013-10-31 07:14]

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is offering free data packages that will allow customers to shop with their cellphones or tablets.

China ships 347m smartphones by Sept

[2013-10-30 17:48]

Chinese smartphone manufacturers shipped 347 million handsets in the first nine months of this year, accounting for three quarters of the domestic market.

Baidu reported strong growth in third quarter

[2013-10-30 17:46]

Baidu Inc reported strong growth in the third quarter of the year. But its mobile business, despite rapid growth, still lags behind computers in terms of monetization.

China's mobile shopping reaches 34.1b yuan in Q3

[2013-10-30 13:03]

The volume of the mobile shopping market in China reached 34.1 billion yuan ($5.59 billion) in the third quarter of 2013.

IDC ordered to compensate Huawei over monopoly

[2013-10-30 08:39]

A court in South China's Guangdong province has ordered US firm InterDigital Communications (IDC) to pay Chinese technology giant Huawei 20 million yuan ($3.26 million) in compensation for monopolistic practices.

Wuxi paves way for free WiFi service

[2013-10-30 08:39]

Wuxi in Jiangsu province has started to bill itself as the first city in China that will offer free WiFi service in almost all public areas.

Chinese firm aims to top 3D printing sector

[2013-10-30 08:39]

The growing demand for 3D printers in China will help Beijing-based TierTime Technology Co Ltd become the world's largest manufacturer by next year, company executives said on Tuesday.