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Alibaba smashes Singles’ Day shopping record

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. broke its Singles’ Day sales record with about four hours to spare, affirming the strength of the Chinese consumer despite the country’s economic slowdown, according to a report in Bloomberg. Sales on one of the world’s largest e-commerce platform reached $15 billion...


Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing to acquire Uber’s local business

Uber Technologies Inc., the ride-sharing company with a reputation of slugging it out with rivals and regulators to capture market share, is giving up in China after agreeing to sell its local business to homegrown firm Didi Chuxing. The deal will end the most watched rivalry in the global cab-haili...

1 August, 2016 | More »


China orders real name register for online video uploads

Chinese Internet users are now required to register their real names to upload videos to Chinese online video sites, an official body said, as the Communist Party tightens its control of the Internet and media to suppress anti-government sentiment. The new rule has been implemented to “prevent...

21 January, 2014 | More »


Net control: China may require real name registration for web access

China may require internet users to register with their real names when signing up to network providers, state media said on Tuesday, extending a policy already in force with microblogs in a bid to curb what officials call rumours and vulgarity. A law being discussed this week would mean people woul...

26 December, 2012 | More »


Good Companies Are Bought, Not Sold: Sierra Atlantic Founder Raju Reddy

Raju Reddy started Sierra Atlantic as a self-funded company with two friends in 1993. The company was already pushing $15 million in revenues and going to $20 million when it sought its first round of VC funding. In 1999, when the IT industry was witnessing a never-before boom, Reddy raised $17.4 mi...

22 September, 2011 | More »

Zynga Partners With Tencent To Debut First Mainland China Game

Social games maker Zynga is partnering with Tencent Holdings Ltd, the Chinese Internet company, to launch its first game in mainland China as it tries to find new users by tapping into the $5.8 billion Chinese games market. Zynga will release an early version of a game called Zynga City on Tencents&...

26 July, 2011 | More »

China’s Baidu Signs Music Deal With Studios, Ends Legal Wrangle

Baidu , China’s largest search engine, signed an agreement with a joint venture owned by Universal Music, Warner Music and Sony Music to distribute songs through its mp3 search service, ending years of legal wrangling over charges that Baidu abetted piracy. Baidu signed the deal with One-Stop ...

19 July, 2011 | More »

China Dismisses Google Accusations On Gmail

China’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that it did not accept accusations from Google Inc that the Chinese government was making it difficult for Gmail users to use the service in the country. “This is an unacceptable accusation,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu told a regu...

22 March, 2011 | More »

Microblogs In China Government’s Fight To Win Public Approval

China’s wary government is a world champion in internet censorship, but Communist Party leaders now want to master the trickier feat of actively shaping online opinion. The results so far don’t match the zap and crackle of China’s young, who have embraced microblogs as their latest...

10 March, 2011 | More »

China To Track Geolocation Of Cellphone Owners

The Chinese government can and will find you, if you use your cellphone in China. It may chose not to. In an article posted on a government website, China announced that it would track the movements of its 17 million users in Beijing signed up with China Mobile, in a bid to ease traffic congestion, ...

7 March, 2011 | More »