Baidu Confirms Microsoft Partnership

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Yesterday, rumors were spreading across the web that Baidu and Microsoft would be partnering together in China. Today, we received a confirmation email from Baidu acknowledging that a partnership between the two is […] Related posts: Japan’s Docomo, DeNA Announce Mobile Gaming Partnership Two big players on the Japanese mobile scene announced a… Nintendo Confirms Next Console to Show at …

Nokia, Tencent and Sina to launch new Location-based Service in China

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Nokia’s Ovi Map is widely popular in China and the mobile maker giant is eyeing to provide location-based service in China through its partnership with local Internet giants Tencent and Sina. The new location-based service will be built on top of Ovi Map and set to launch during the first quarter of this year, according […] Related posts: Tencent to …

Tencent to Invest $760 million in Tech Start-ups

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Tencent Inc. has set up a $5 billion yuan (US $760 million) investment fund to invest in technology start-ups. The fund will focus on start-ups like gaming companies, social game, mobile game, e-commerce and new media firms. The fund, as Tencent explained is to “provide support, break through bottlenecks in the development of innovative companies, […] Related posts: Groupon, Tencent, …

Groupon HK’s Local Strategy: Now partners with China’s Foursquare, Jiepang

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This is when group buying fusions with location-based service (LBS) in Asia: Groupon Hong Kong has made the initiative to partner with Chinese location-based service, Jiepang (loosely translated as street side). For those who don’t know, Jiepang is a location-based service founded by David Liu. Liu tried Foursquare in the U.S and felt that this […] Related posts: Groupon, Tencent, …

Groupon, Tencent, Alibaba and China

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Are Groupon and Tencent venturing into China? The rumor goes on but it seems that both Internet giant have already strike a deal. Mobinode confirmed it. It was rumored that the site will be fully launched this year May. To match up with Groupon’s ambitious plan in China, it was reported that 1000 staff would […] Related posts: Groupon and …

Alibaba Invests $4 Billion and May Surpass Walmart in Sales

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Alibaba Group and its financing partners plan to invest 30 billion yuan ($4.5 billion USD) to build warehouses across China. The reason? Alibaba wants to meet a 10-year goal of delivering any online order in China within eight hours. It’s an ambitious goal. The warehouses will occupy 3 million square meters (560 American football fields) […] Related posts: Phishing websites …

There are 300,000 Facebook users in China but they still prefer Renren

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Facebook is blocked in China but that didn’t stop them from using Facebook, even though it is just a small group on it. There are a total of 295,400 people using Facebook in China, according to Facebook statistics. In other words, 7 out of every 10,000 Chinese online users are on the world’s largest social […] Related posts: Facebook, RenRen …

China Police Tweets with the Public

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We have a list of 18 really interesting ways people are using Twitter and that includes stopping bicycle thieves in Boston. We’re seeing a similar use in China’s micro-blog, Sina Weibo (????). The police department in Beijing has found micro-blogging a useful way to connect with the public. Peace Beijing (????) is the official Sina Weibo micro-blog account […] Related posts: …

Facebook wants to Dominate Russia and then China

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When the social network map was presented, there are two big pieces, which aren’t colored blue: Russia and China. Both countries have proved to be tough markets for western companies such as Google and Twitter but Facebook is determined to solve the riddle. Facebook officially launched its Russian site in April this year and is currently […] Related posts: Facebook …

Google Slides To Third Place In Chinese Online Ad Market

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It’s a pretty well-known fact that Baidu’s beaten Google in China, and all of Google’s efforts to reverse that fact haven’t accomplished much.  Unfortunately for the company, those efforts also failed to hold off another rival, as a new report puts Alibaba ahead of Google in the online ad market. Owen Fletcher wrote earlier today, "In a breakdown of Chinese …