China Tech Roundup - August 28, 2007
China Internet and Technology Roundup provided by Chinamemes.com:
The9 Announces September Launch for "Burning Crusades" World Of Warcraft Expansion
The9 announced today its plans to release the expansion pack "The Burning Crusade" for its licensed MMORPG World of Warcraft's in September.
Acer Takes on Lenovo with $710m Gateway Buy
After the $710m Gateway Buy, Acer replaces China-based Lenovo as the world's number three PC vendor.
eBay's Market Share in China Falls Below 10%
EBay China's market share fell from 16 per cent to 7.2 per cent during the first six months of this year. eBay's Chinese competitor Taobao increased its share from 74% to 83%.
Chinese Seek to Buy an American Maker of Disk Drives
The CEO of Seagate Technology, one of the two remaining U.S. drive makers, disclosed that a Chinese technology company has expressed interest in buying a U.S. maker of computer disk drives.
Chinese Hackers Target German Government Computers
German news magazine Der Spiegel reports that Chinese hackers have infiltrated German government computers with spy programmes.
Yahoo!, Microsoft Agree to Strict Blogging Rules in China
At least 20 blogging services, including Yahoo!.cn and MSN.cn, have agreed to the new "self-discipline pact" laid down by the Internet Society of China, a spin-off from the Information Industry Ministry. Under the pact, the services are encouraged to store the real names and contact details of Chinese bloggers and delete "illegal and bad" information from user comments.
BBC Learning English launches on Chinese portal Sina
Visitors to Chinese web portal, sina.com.cn, can now learn English with the BBC. The site offers its users direct access to the BBC Learning English content specially tailored for Chinese-speakers.
8 Quick Tips to optimize your site for Baidu
Tips to improve your site optimization for Baidu and Chinese search engines in general.