Online Game ‘Gold Farming’ in China Gets Animated

One of the biggest news headlines from last week was a report claiming that some unfortunate Chinese convicts were bring forced into “gold farming” (or earning money in online games) by prison guards. […] Related posts: Chinese Inmates Forced Into Gold Farming, Earning Money for Guards There’s a fascinating piece in The Guardian this morning […]

China’s E-commerce hits 560 million Online Orders

A recent data from iResearch shows that the number of online orders in China’s e-commerce market reached a whopping 560 million in Q4 2010, up 45.8% from Q3 2010. The quarter-to-quarter growth is […] Related posts: 1 Million Facebook Fans = $3.6 Million In Media Value Ever wonder how much your Facebook fan page is […]

Who earns the most in China’s Online Search Market?

We say ‘google it’ but China says ‘baidu it’. iResearch released its annual report on China’s online search market and Baidu emerged as the top earner. Baidu owned 71.6 percent of the total online search engines revenue at $1.2 billion. While Google, at second placing, owned 26 percent at $433 million. The rest are shared […]

Google Slides To Third Place In Chinese Online Ad Market

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, […]

China Hands Down New Rules on Media Coverage of Google

A new set of rules and instructions from the Chinese government itself suppresses China media outlets from reporting almost anything about Google’s recent pull out from China. The instructions, nabbed by China Digital Times, outline a series of rather disturbing edicts to media outlets that are covering the Google story. While this is nothing new, […]