China’s Lenovo Group announced that they will appoint Gianfranco Lanci, current chief operating officer of Lenovo Group, as new president of the group, effective April 1, 2015. Meanwhile, Lanci will continue his role as chief operating officer. Lanci joined Lenovo Group in 2012 as executive vice president and COO, leading and expanding global PC business; […]
A Yahoo senior vice president reportedly announced via an internal email that they will close their research and development center in Beijing. According to reports in Chinese local media, the shutdown of the Beijing R&D center is a part of the company’s global layoff plan. An internal employee revealed that Yahoo will offer “N+4″ compensations […]
Alibaba’s cloud computing service Aliyun announced that its data center in Silicon Valley has started trial operation and is providing cloud services to users in North America and around the world. This is reportedly Aliyun’s sixth data center, following those opened in Hangzhou, Qingdao, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen. It also means that Aliyun will […]
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China tracked over 5.4 million mobile phone apps from 135 Chinese app stores in 2014 and discovered 28,000 apps were malware. According to the ministry’s website, those 28,000 malware apps were banned and removed from the app stores, and 155 other “bad software” were exposed. MIIT said […]
China Mobile and Chinese search engine Baidu reached a deal to jointly build a new-generation mobile Internet cloud computing center. The center is named Baidu Yizhuang New-generation Search Data Center (first phase) and financial terms of the deal were not released.. According to China Mobile, this will become the industry’s first large-scale cloud computing center […]
Chinese telecom device maker Huawei announced in Xi’an that the company has completed the construction of a network functions virtualization open lab with an initial investment of over USD5 million. Liang Hua, president of Huawei global technical service unit, said that the NFV open lab is an innovation center for ICT convergence. It is committed […]
Lenovo Group has reached a deal with Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited to jointly build a cloud service and product research and development center. According to the agreement signed by the two parties, Lenovo and Cyberport will cooperate in various sectors, including science and technology development and innovation; talent training and employment; local cloud […]
How much is a good website domain name worth these days? An insider from Qihoo 360 confirmed that the company has invested USD17 million, which is about CNY110 million, to acquire the top-level domain 360.com. This top-level domain was previously owned by telecom carrier Vodafone. At present, the domain has directed to Qihoo 360’s search […]
Alibaba Health Information Technology Limited has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Shanghai Kingstar Winning Software to launch a range of e-medical services.
Letv will soon launch its next-generation super TV product in China.
Alibaba Health Information Technology Limited, formerly known as CITIC 21CN Company Limited, has settled a legal dispute with Oracle.
Letv cloud, the cloud computing-based video open platform of Letv.com, and Microsoft jointly held a press conference in Beijing and announced that the two parties have inked a deal for solution compatibility.
The next time travelers board an airline in China, they may expect more than just the Chinese government and airline companies to have access to private information as a recently discovered exploit may give flyers more indigestion than an inflight meal. Wooyun.org, a Chinese loophole reporting platform for security manufacturers and researchers, published a loophole […]
TCL Group plans to team with its two subsidiaries TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited and TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited to invest CNY90 million to create a joint venture in Hong Kong through which the group will build a foreign-invested company in China for the operation of smart home projects. TCL Group and TCL Multimedia […]
Chinese cosmetics B2C e-commerce website Jumei.com has formed a strategic partnership with Beijing Daily Group for logistics, distribution, e-commerce, and big data analysis. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. A representative from Beijing Daily Group said that by integrating duplicated third-party logistics resources, Jumei.com realizes a self-built distribution system with light assets, which […]
Hugo Barra, global vice president of Xiaomi, recently issued a statement that claims Xiaomi is moving its international user data from servers in Beijing to U.S. and Singapore. This is reportedly a response to previous incidents which exposed that Xiaomi smartphones automatically returned global user data to Beijing servers. Chinese telecommunications regulations require Chinese companies […]
21Vianet and Foxconn have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to establish a joint venture named Smart Time Technologies Limited. The two parties will jointly build and develop a global supply chain for the Internet data center and cloud computing infrastructure markets. In addition, the companies announced they plan to open a 21Vianet-Foxconn Internet infrastructure and […]
Chinese technology company Inspur and American open source manufacturer Red Hat have reached a strategic deal to combine Red Hat’s latest-generation enterprise operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 with Inspur’s X86 platform products. According to the agreement, Inspur and Red Hat will become OEM partners. The OEM partner designation is the highest partner rank […]
Chinese technology company Lenovo announced a new cloud computing program during its enterprise business strategy and ThinkServer Gen5 launch meeting. The company also published its self-developed cloud platform management solution named ThinkCloud. Gerry Smith, Lenovo Group’s executive vice president, head of enterprise and head of Lenovo’s North America operations, said that apart from PC, enterprise […]
China’s X86 server shipments reached 448,000 units, a year-on-year increase of 22.2%; and its server sales reached USD1.43 billion, a year-on-year increase of 34.6%, according to latest statistics from IDC. Statistics from IDC showed that during the second quarter of 2014, the global shipment of X86 servers increased by 1.5% year-on-year to 2.2 million units; […]
Microsoft has established a new wholly-owned subsidiary in Shanghai named Microsoft Asia-Pacific Technology Limited, which will focus on the global research and development of the Microsoft cloud operating system. The wholly-owned subsidiary is based around the Chinese teams of Microsoft cloud computing and corporate departments. It will mainly focus on the global development of Microsoft’s […]
Sinopec has signed a framework cooperation agreement with Tencent aimed at cooperation in non-oil businesses. According to the agreement, Sinopec and Tencent will work together in various sectors, including business development and promotion, mobile payment, media campaigns, O2O businesses, map navigation, user loyalty management, big data application, and cross-marketing. Financial terms of the deal were […]
The Chinese government already has direct access to the online activity of the country’s netizens, and that access is about to get even more pervasive through a new wearable technology from China’s top search engine. The newly-launched BaiduEye prototype was unveiled yesterday at the Baidu World 2014 conference. BaiduEye does not need a screen and […]
Chinese cloud services provider ChinaC is launching what it claims is the first cloud service standard for the Chinese cloud service industry. The contents of this standard, which read more like a marketing ploy, include opening cloud hosting in five minutes for new users; completing system re-installation within five minutes; and completing system reboots in […]
China’s ZTE Corporation has signed a contract with Slovak operator SWAN for a nationwide LTE network project. ZTE will exclusively construct a core CS/PS network, and a GSM/LTE mobile communications and value added services network, involving over 1,100 dual-mode GSM/LTE base stations to SWAN. Financial terms of the deal were not released. SWAN was granted […]
During the first half of 2014, the number of adults using the mobile Internet in Taiwan reached 9.87 million. The Taiwan Network Information Center published a report on the broadband network usage in Taiwan in 2014, which said that over the past three years, Taiwan’s Internet growth rate maintained a rate of over 70% and […]
The United Nations Development Programme and Baidu reached a strategic deal to build a big data lab together. This lab aims to research and use big data technology to solve global issues like environmental protection, health, education, and disaster relief. This lab will focus on using Baidu’s big data technology to analyze and process industrial […]
Chinese Internet infrastructure service provider 21vianet announced that the company has reached an agreement with DYXnet to acquire the entire stake in Dermot Holdings Limited and its affiliates. Dermot operates VPN businesses in DYXnet and it includes Diyixian.com Limited and Shenzhen Diyixian. Virtual private network services provide users online privacy and circumvention services. Founded in […]