China Tech Roundup - February 24, 2007
China Internet and Technology Roundup provided by Chinamemes.com:
Dell Grows in China, Lenovo Losing Steam
In the fiscal third quarter of 2006, Dell reported a 33% growth in the number of computers it made and sold in China - roughly double the pace of China's overall market growth. In China, Dell is the fastest-growing player and in less than a decade it has grown to be third-largest PC vendor with a 10% share, behind home-grown Lenovo, which has more than a third of the domestic market, and Founder Technology.
Looking at Tencent
Travis Johnson from the "One Guy's Investments" Blog analyzes China's Instant Messaging services King Tencent.
Report: China will not issue 3G licenses before 2008
The Chinese government will not issue licenses for 3G (third-generation) mobile services until the first quarter of 2008, according to a Chinese report. Delaying the release of the 3G licenses will give China's homegrown 3G technology TD-SCDMA and its backers additional time to close the gap with more mature 3G technologies, WCDMA (wideband CDMA) and CDMA2000 EV-DO (evolution data optimized).
Can Baidu Survive Google's Ferocious Uppercut?
Google vs. Baidu - with the hometown hero decisively winning the first few skirmishes with the global godzilla waking up from its slumber and getting down and dirty, real fast.
QQ - China IM Service Goes Web 2.0
Tencent is now recognized as the leading provider of Internet, mobile & telecommunications value-added services in China. QQ, Tencent's instant messaging service platform, officially launched in Feb 1999 and announced in its 2006 Q3 report that it has 221.4 million active users. What's more, the total registered user accounts has climbed to 572.3 million!
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