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Midea Predicts Profit Up 50% As Alibaba Cloud Strategy Takes Hold

Chinese home appliances group Midea is expecting a huge jump in its 2014 earnings. The company published its semi-annual performance prediction for 2014, stating that during the first six months of 2014, the company’s net profit is expected to increase by between 45% and 60% over the same period of last year; its earnings will […]

Hon Hai Signs Five New Big Data Projects In Guizhou

Hon Hai Precision Industry, parent company of Foxconn, announced that they have signed five major agreements with Guizhou to enhance investments in the province. Of the five agreements, three were signed with Gui’an New District, including Foxconn’s cloud computing, semiconductor equipment manufacturing, and health Lohas industrial park projects. Meanwhile, the company will team with Peking […]

Big Data Used By Beijing Government To Alleviate Pollution

Pollution is getting worse in China’s capital city, and the Beijing government is using technology to help fix some of the problems. The Beijing municipal government has reached a deal with IBM to use the tech company’s advanced weather forecast and cloud computing technologies to solve the stubborn smog problem in the city. Facing serious […]

Suning Launches Crowdsourcing Services For Chinese Hardware Startups

Chinese electronics retailer Suning Commerce Group announced the launch of its crowdsourcing platform, which creates a one-stop service platform from innovation to sales for consumers and developers. Suning said that the sales goal of this platform is CNY25 billion in 2015 and it is expected to reach CNY45 billion by 2017. Wang Zhe, executive vice […]

China’s Aliyun Forms Cloud Computing Partnership With Inspur

Alibaba Group’s cloud computing subsidiary Aliyun and Inspur Group have formally reached a strategic cooperation to jointly explore smart city and administration cloud markets, provide comprehensive cloud computing solutions to various industries, and build an independent and controllable cloud service ecosystem. As representative enterprises and rivals in the Chinese cloud computing industry, Inspur Group and […]

Amazon Shuffles Executives In China

Amazon announced that Doug Gurr will replace Steve Frazier as the new president of Amazon China. Meanwhile, Frazier will be transferred back to the Seattle headquarters and continues to work as global vice president of the international business unit. Frazier was leading Amazon’s Chinese Internet retailing business in the past two and half years. In […]

Hon Hai Makes Korean Inroads With SK Group Purchase

Hon Hai Group has purchased 2.45 million shares of SK C&C, a subsidiary of South Korea’s SK Group, representing a shareholding of 4.9%. Hon Hai published a report, stating that as a long-term investment, its subsidiary Best Leap Enterprises Limited acquired 2.45 million shares of SK C&C, with the price of KRW155,500 per share. The […]

Hong Kong Is China Unicom’s Next Major Data Center Expansion

China Unicom held a foundation stone laying ceremony for its Hong Kong data center, in which the company will invest CNY3 billion. The company will invest CNY3 billion to build a communications hub building in Hong Kong’s Tseung Kwan O. This new building will be used as data center to enhance China Unicom’s network services […]

Tencent Cloud Opens Outside Mainland China While Foreign Tech Still Blocked Inside Country

Tencent Cloud will officially launch its Hong Kong data center by the end of this week, marking the start of the Chinese Internet giant’s globalization strategy in the cloud computing sector. Tencent Cloud’s Hong Kong data center will reportedly focus on the Asia Pacific, Europe and American regions, providing comprehensive cloud computing services to those […]

Chinese Cloud Computing Company Gains USD50 Million Additional Investment

Chinese cloud computing firm UCloud announced they have secured second round investments of USD50 million which will be used for core infrastructure construction. This round of investment was led by Bertelsmann and Legend Capital, and followed by DCM. In November 2013, UCloud gained its first round of investment of over USD10 million, which was from […]

China Mobile Doubles Down Against Porn And Mobile Spam

China Mobile is focusing on better customer support as it integrates its disparate services into an online platform at two provincial call centers. A representative from China Mobile confirmed that the company will establish a business support organization targeting customer services. The online service company will integrate China Mobile’s 10086 and 12580 hotline businesses, and […]

Acer Launches BYOC Services

Taiwanese PC maker Acer launched its Build Your Own Cloud service. To promote the service, the company opened a Build Your Own Cloud experience center in Lung-Tan Aspire Park, Taipei, and launched a special logo for the business. According to Stan Shih, chairman of Acer, BYOC is based on the Acer Open Platform. It will […]

Alibaba Beefs Up Customer Service With New Hire

Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba has established a new customer service unit and appointed Dai Shan as chief customer service officer. Alibaba reportedly has 2,241 customer service employees working for Taobao.com, Tmall.com, the B2B business, and Aliyun. The company provides various customer safeguard services such as advanced compensation, 7-day no-fault returns and exchange goods, three times […]

Aliyun’s Cloud Computing Data Center Opens Today In Hong Kong

Alibaba’s cloud computing subsidiary Aliyun announced that its Hong Kong data center will be formally put into today, May 12. Following those in Hangzhou, Qingdao, and Beijing, the Hong Kong data center becomes the company’s fourth site. This new data center is jointly built and operated by Aliyun and Hong Kong Towngas Telecom. The network’s […]

HP, Foxconn Establish Cloud Server JV

HP and Foxconn announced that the two parties have established a joint venture for the development of servers designed for cloud computing services. According to the two companies, they signed an agreement to set up a non-equity joint venture on May 1, 2014. Ownership splits and capitalization schedules for the new entity were not released. […]

Aliyun’s Beijing Cloud Computing Data Center Opens For Business

Alibaba’s cloud computing subsidiary Aliyun has formally opened its Beijing data center. Along with Hangzhou and Qingdao, this Beijing outpost is Aliyun’s third data center focused on global services. The company is reportedly now selecting overseas sites for similar operations, which indicates that the company is accelerating its expansion. In addition, the company’s South China […]

Baidu Officially Opens Big Data Engine

Chinese search engine Baidu has officially opened its big data engine to provide big data storage, cloud computing analysis and research technologies to the outside world. Baidu’s big data engine is formed by three core modules: an open cloud, data factory, and Baidu brain. By applying platform and interface technologies, Baidu will open its big […]

Microsoft Formally Launches Office 365 In China

Microsoft China announced in Shanghai that its Office 365 cloud service, which is operated by 21Vianet, is officially available in China. Office 365 technology leverages more than 20 years of Microsoft’s experience providing the familiar Office productivity solutions including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote and Outlook to enterprises and institutions of all sizes. The applications are […]

Giant Teams With China Telecom Shanghai For Game Big Data

Chinese online game developer and operator Giant has inked a deal with China Telecom’s Shanghai branch to jointly establish a game big data analysis center. The two parties have reportedly already started technology and application cooperation based on smart game big data, and the related technologies will be first applied to Giant’s new online game […]

Inspur’s Latest Strategy Enhances Cloud Computing Penetration In China

China’s Inspur Group announced its business strategy for the coming year, and the company will focus on enhancing its cloud computing products and solutions provider position; accelerating its transition to being a cloud computing services provider; and implementing international strategies. The company said it will continue to enhance its leading position as a cloud computing […]

Kingsoft Makes Things Cloudier In China’s Tech Space

Kingsoft Cloud Group, the cloud computing subsidiary of China-based Kingsoft, has formally launched its full cloud service platform, providing cloud hosting, cloud storage, cloud drives, and a database to developers. Prior to this launch, Kingsoft Cloud service platform offered enterprise storage and network disk services. Wang Yulin, president of Kingsoft, said during an interview that […]

Huawei Opens Chinese Mobile App Developer Service

Chinese telecom device maker Huawei has launched its BaaS back-end service platform PowerApp which targets mobile app developers. PowerApp launched as a beta version, and non-beta iterations will be released in the future.. During the launch meeting for the service in Beijing, Chen Zheng, the product manager of PowerApp, said that PowerApp aims to liberate […]

ChinaNetCenter Net Profit Up 129% In 2013

ChinaNetCenter, a content distribution network and data center service provider in China, published its annual results for 2013. ChinaNetCenter’s operating revenue reached CNY1.205 billion, a year-on-year increase of 47.89%; its operating profit was CNY254.898 million, a year-on-year increase of 126.73%; and its net profit attributable to shareholders was CNY237.112 million, a year-on-year increase of 128.55%. […]

Who Says Foreign Tech Companies Can’t Grow In China?

EMC claims its China business has grown for many years, while other foreign firms and Internet heavyweights like Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube can’t even step foot in China. Ye Chenghui, president of EMC Greater China, said that EMC China’s growth in the past year was beyond expectations and the company has realized growth over eight […]

Letv.com Hops On Chinese Cloud Computing Wave

Chinese Internet video website Letv.com is launching a cloud computing service to better position itself for longterm growth. The new cloud computing company has registered capital of CNY50 million and its operating scope of business covers the Internet data center business, Internet access service, and information services. The related activities include technical development, technical services, […]

Aliyun Expands Chinese Cloud Services With Neusoft

Aliyun, Alibaba’s cloud service, and Neusoft recently signed a strategic cooperating agreement, aiming to jointly promote the development of cloud service businesses in government, enterprise, and information technology sectors. The cooperation will cover products and technologies, solutions and services, as well as marketing and market expansion. Under the agreement signed by the two parties, Aliyun […]

Huawei Fingers World’s Smallest Router

Chinese telecom device maker Huawei has launched the world’s smallest operation-level router named the Atom Router. About the size of a finger, Atom Router can be deployed on any cloud server nodes or devices on an existing network which do not need any transformation. It can help realize visualization and management of an IP network, […]

VMware Names New GM For China R&D Center

Virtualization and cloud computing infrastructure provider VMware announced the appointment of Ren Daoyuan as general manager of the VMware China research and development center. In this new role, Ren will lead a research and development team of over 500 people, who work in Beijing and Shanghai. Meanwhile, he will be responsible for the strategic planning […]