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Xiaomi Moves Overseas Mobile Phone Data Away From Chinese Servers

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 Forms JV With Foxconn For Chinese Data Center

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 […]

China’s Inspur Forms Linux Partnership With Red Hat

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 […]

Lenovo Launches New Cloud Computing Program

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 Server Market Sales Up 35% In Q2 2014

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 Establishes Wholly-Owned Shanghai Subsidiary

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 Teams With Tencent For Tech Business Cooperation

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 […]

Baidu’s New BaiduEye Sees All

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 […]

ChinaC Publishes Cloud Service Standard In China

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 […]

ZTE Expands China’s Wireless Technology Presence To Eastern Europe

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 […]

Taiwan Mobile Internet Users Reached 9.87 Million In H1 2014

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 […]

United Nations Builds Big Data Lab With Baidu

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 […]

China’s 21vianet Acquires VPN Service Provider Dermot

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 […]

Inspur, United Electronics Form Strategic Partnership For Smart City Development

Inspur Group and United Electronics signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement in Jinan that will pool their big data skills for expansion of technology services in public security, energy, smart city, bio-medical, and the Internet of Things. According to the agreement signed by the two parties, Inspur and United Electronics will team to expand the […]

Alibaba’s Cloud Gaming Platform Hopes To Foster Family Values

Even though its founder pledged to avoid online gaming because his son developed an online game addiction, Alibaba has now launched its own cloud gaming platform. Cloud gaming at Alibaba aims to merge game interaction and data operation on cloud servers and transmit the real-time pictures back to the TV screens of users. With this […]

Baidu Establishes Internet Developer Start-Up Center In Tianjin

Chinese search engine company Baidu announced in Tianjin that the company’s developer start-up center in the city has been formally established. This is Baidu’s newest regional start-up center following those already operational in Chengdu and Xiamen. This new Tianjin Baidu developer start-up center is located in Hongqiao district. With an office area of over 3,000 […]

China Telecom Rolls Out Cloud Services With VMware

China Telecom has signed a memorandum of understanding with the world’s leading virtual and cloud infrastructure provider VMware to launch China Telecom’s eSurfing mixed cloud services in China. China Telecom’s eSurfing mixed cloud services will reportedly target large enterprises whose existing data centers face infrastructure and power expansion problems. China Telecom will provide a mixed […]

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 […]