Sunday, October 31, 2004

Study says: China to Become World's #1 Online Gaming Market by 2007

A study published by Game Trust and The Diffusion Group says that the world's most populous nation with already over 80 million Internet users and over 15 million broadband subscribers will become the #1 online gaming market by 2007.

China to Become World's #1 Online Gaming Market by 2007

The industry leaders in china are:

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Chinese web population 87 million by July

The number of chinese webusers surpased 87 million by july this year. It is the second largest Internet community in the world - after the u.s.a.
Although those numbers already are impressive, there is still room for vast growth. The current number of 87 million "netizens" represents just 6.6 per cent of the country's total population.

source: CHINAdaily

Click here to see a list of Top Ten Countries with highest number of internet users

Friday, October 29, 2004

Did you know...

...that 5 out of the 10 most popular websites worldwide are chinese?

4. (portal/search)
5. (portal/search)
7. (search) (google as minority stakeholder)
8. (portal/search)
10. (search) (acquired by


Thursday, October 28, 2004

Most popular websites in china.

Top five websites in china:

1. portal/search
2. portal/search
3. search
4. (netease) portal
5. search

source: alexa


Nothing new under the sun so far today.

Well, how about some "photos of the day"?

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

The "auction war" in china.

``China could potentially be as big as the U.S., or bigger. If I were EBay, I would still be very closely watching Yahoo.''

-- Safa Rashtchy, an analyst at Piper Jaffray Cos. in Menlo Park, California, comments on EBay Inc.'s competition in China from Yahoo! Inc. and sina's nine-month-old online auction site.

EBay, the world's largest Internet auctioneer, faces a threat to its No. 1 position in China, the biggest battleground after the U.S. in a global market for Internet-auctioned goods worth more than $30 billion. The value of goods sold in Chinese online auctions will more than quadruple by 2006 to $973.8 million, according to Shanghai iResearch, a Web research firm.'s appeal to Chinese users helped propel Sunnyvale, California-based Yahoo to fourth place among Chinese online auctioneers in its first three months, according to Yahoo spokesman Scott Morris. Yahoo has already prevented EBay from repeating its U.S. and European dominance in Japan and Taiwan.

Read the whole article.

Link to yahoo/sina auction site.

Newest version of Sina messenger launched today.

Sina today launched their latest version of the "sina uc messenger": the "uc 2005"

Link for pictures and download:

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Sina's stock jumps 20% after revenue forcast today!

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Chinese Internet media leader Sina Corp. (SINA.O: Quote, Profile, Research) on Tuesday posted a higher quarterly net profit and revenue, as it tried to diversify its revenue away from mobile phone-based services.
Shares in Sina jumped more than 22 percent in after-hours trading, on Sina's revenue forecast that topped Wall Street's targets
Sina had a third-quarter net profit of $14.5 million, or 27 cents a share, up from its profit of $11.7 million, or 21 cents a share, a year ago.

Sina, Sohu or Netease?

An interesting opinion from a chinese guy from Shanghai:
"Sina is the best
As a common netizen here, I will, with most of my friends will choose Sina as the best portal, the best SMS provider and the best news source in China. There is no doubt if there is only one web site here in China that is valuable, it is Sina. It is strong in most all areas - because it is so strong as a news portal, this brings so much traffic to the site and make it possible for other sub sites (health, finance, SMS, game) to succeed. ............"

Read on..

Interesting article about the "search engine war" in china
A search engine war is looming in China’s Internet kingdom