Business / Trendsetter

Alipay gets regulator nod for Tianhong deal

[2014-05-30 14:53]

Chinese regulators have given the go-ahead to Alibaba Group Holding's online payment affiliate Alipay to take control of fast-growing fund firm Tianhong Asset Management Co.

Inspur Group trying for IBM customers

[2014-05-30 06:59]

Chinese server maker Inspur Group Ltd began a campaign to lure customers from IBM as the government studies whether domestic banks' reliance on IBM technology threatens national security.

Apple to buy Beats for about $3b

[2014-05-29 05:25]

Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and rapper Dr. Dre will join Apple as part of the acquisition.

Sony, Shanghai Oriental Pearl to set up China PlayStation JVs

[2014-05-26 14:33]

Japan's Sony Corp and China's Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group Co Ltd will set up two joint ventures to make and market Sony's PlayStation games console in China.

JD delivers with 10% increase on Nasdaq debut

[2014-05-24 07:27]

A new wave of enthusiasm for Chinese companies swept Wall Street as e-commerce giant Inc made its Nasdaq debut on Thursday.

Cisco weighs in on new Chinese cyber security policy

[2014-05-23 15:09]

Cisco Systems Inc said it will take "active measures" to safeguard product safety and reliability after a Chinese government announcement to impose tighter cyber security checks on overseas information technology providers.

Shares of soar 17% in market debut

[2014-05-23 08:10]

Shares of, China's second-largest e-commerce company after Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, rose as much as 17.2 percent in their market debut, valuing the company at about $30.43 billion. prices up IPO to raise $1.78b on Nasdaq debut

[2014-05-23 07:02]

Chinese e-commerce company Inc has priced its initial public offering in the United States above the marketing range to raise $1.78 billion.

Tencent's acquisition of Navinfo stake approved

[2014-05-22 15:53]

SASAC has approved acquisition of 11.28 percent stake of Navinfo Co Ltd from China Survey by an investment fund owned by Tencent prices IPO above expectations

[2014-05-22 09:37]

China's priced its IPO at $19 per share, exceeding the expected range and suggesting strong demand for Chinese e-commerce companies.

Microsoft ban could prove 'Window' of opportunity

[2014-05-21 16:16]

Analysts expect more business opportunities for home-made operating systems after China banned Microsoft Windows 8 from government computers.

Lenovo posts record-high earnings

[2014-05-21 16:08]

Lenovo Group Ltd posted record-high full-year earnings on Wednesday helped by strong upswing in European personal computer business and smartphone sales in China.

Tencent fastest growing brand in the world

[2014-05-21 15:47]

China's high-tech company Tencent has emerged as the fastest growing brand in the world,according to 2014 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand ranking.

Social media inform more consumers

[2014-05-09 14:35]

Social media's role in urban consumers' buying decisions is increasing, a survey by global consulting firm Accenture Plc showed on Thursday.

Internet recruiter aims for base of millions

[2014-04-16 07:06], China's leading Internet-based recruitment service provider, plans to set up a global talent development center with a base of 20 million professionals by the end of 2014.

Weibo posts bigger quarterly loss ahead of IPO

[2014-04-15 20:58]

Sina Weibo, China's No 1 micro-blogging platform, which is preparing a Nasdaq initial public offering this week, reported a larger first-quarter net loss than a year ago.

Baidu taps into mobile payment

[2014-04-15 20:56]

Baidu Inc, China's largest Internet search company, launched its mobile payment solution, Baidu Wallet, on Tuesday.

Epailive, Invaluable links to extend online auction sales

[2014-04-15 11:28]

China's online live auction marketplace for art and antiques,, and its US counterpart entered a strategic partnership on April 11 in Beijing.

XP shutdown opens up information security market

[2014-04-15 11:26]

The end of Windows XP opening up prolific opportunities in China's information security market.

Key trade exhibition goes virtual

[2014-04-15 07:15]

As a complement to the China Import and Export Fair, the Internet site will offer services to all global buyers during its spring session that starts on Tuesday.