Wednesday, January 03, 2007

China Tech Roundup

China Internet and Technology Roundup provided by

China's TD-SCDMA to see judgment day in 2007
2007 will see the rollout of the country's 3G standard, TD-SCDMA.

The Real Firefox-Killer
The new competitor is called Maxthon, and comes from China. Maxthon (holds around 30% of the Chinese browser market) is going to be being pushed aggressively outside China this year.

Investing In China's Online Gaming Sector
Shaun Rein of the China Market Research Group analysis China's booming online gaming sector. Companies mentioned: Shanda, The9, Netease

China's newest shopping craze: 'team buying'
An overview on Chinese "Team Buying" (Tuangou) websites where strangers arrange to organize buying teams (smart mobs) in order to get discounts on specific products from retailers.

Citizen journalists view of the Chinese police
The "Virtual China" Blog describes a citizen journalist site which has a special section called "Chinese City Management in the Eyes of Netizens," which collects both positive and negative on-the-scene photos of policemen.

China-based Browser Maxthon Going Global in 2007
Maxthon is a very popular browser in China (30% market share) second only to IE and ahead of Firefox. With its success in China and the brilliant features in Maxthon 2.0, Maxthon is ready for the worldwide market.

Previewing 2007: Baidu
The Motley Fool's Aristotle Munarriz addresses some of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for in 2007.

Asia Pacific region will lead the global revolution in IPTV
California-based market research firm iSuppli has released a study that predicts that China will be the future IPTV dragon due to rapid urbanization, fast growing economy and expanding middle class.

Innovation, Chinese Style
Alarmed by the increasing dominance of foreign firms in China's high technology industries, Beijing is pouring money into research and development institutes and subsidies for Chinese companies. - Oberserving China's Digital Revolution


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