China Tech Roundup - January 23, 2007
China Internet and Technology Roundup provided by Chinamemes.com:
China Mobile Subscribers Top U.S. Population
With over 301 million wireless subscribers, Chinese operator China Mobile now has more mobile customers than there are people in the entire United States of America.
China Netizen Population Leaps
The number of Internet users in China made its highest recorded jump to reach 137 million at the end of 2006, a state information centre said on Tuesday.
China's netizens grew by 26 million, or 23.4 percent, year on year -- the highest jump since the report began in 1997 -- to reach 10.5 percent of the total population, China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC) said in its 19th Internet Development report.
Baidu Receives License to Provide News
China's search leader Baidu won approval to become an online news portal, government and industry sources said today, heating up a rivalry in the world's second-largest Web market.
China's Growing Blogosphere Turns on US coffee Icon Starbucks
Article that describes the growing influence of weblogs in China. "[it's] becoming a pattern ... bloggers create the issues, and the mainstream press follows."
US and China Behind Two-thirds of Computer Security Threats
Computer security firm Sophos said 34.2 percent of the so-called malware last year originated from the United States, and 31 percent from China. Russia was third, accounting for 9.5 percent of the threats.
China's Leading Auction Website Reports Surging Transaction Volume
The transaction volume of Taobao.com, a major Chinese auction website in China, more than doubled to 16.9 billion yuan (2.11 billion U.S. dollars) last year, up 110 percent from the 8.02 billion yuan in 2005.
China Now Has PCs with Homegrown CPU
Lemote Technology, has said the first batch of 80 computers powered by home-grown Chinese CPUs are undergoing user tests. This means the home-made chip, Godson II E, is out of the lab and moving into at least a small commercial operation followed by the big time.
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