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China to invest $193 billion on Internet networks, but will tightening controls harm creativity and scare investors away?

China’s Internet is a place of often confusing extremes. On the one hand, this week the government announced an investment of nearly $200 billion to boost Internet connection speed with fast optical broadband in major cities and 4G networks in remote rural areas. Yet the vision of a creative new economy is being undermined, some experts … Continue reading

China Ban Hits Google’s Search Ad Share; Baidu Gains

Google’s search-ad revenues are eroding on a global scale in large part because China, one of the world’s fastest-growing markets for information services, has banned the U.S. company’s offerings. Meanwhile, Baidu, which is based in China, is reaping the benefits, a new market survey shows. The report, from research group eMarketer, estimates Google’s share of … Continue reading

Chinese Internet traffic redirected to small Wyoming house

In one of the more bizarre twists in recent Internet memory, much of the Internet traffic in China was redirected to a small, 1,700-square-foot house in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Tuesday. A large portion of China’s 500 million Internet users were unable to load websites ending in .com, .net or .org for nearly eight hours in … Continue reading

Pioneering digital marketing in China

The Chinese market is a key target for global luxury brands and export oriented companies focusing on high-end quality products and services. Setting up a marketing strategy could be the hard part of the job, even for brands and companies that are well established in western countries. Chinese customers are increasingly using digital channels and … Continue reading

Baidu – China’s biggest video platform?

Baidu acquires PPS for $370 million and claims it’s now China’s biggest video platform. Well, the rumors are true. Chinese search company Baidu announced May 7, 2013, that it has acquired’s streaming video service for $370 million. This acquisition bolsters Baidu’s video offerings (it already owns iQiyi) and puts it in a position to challenge market leader Youku-Tudou for a bigger share … Continue reading

China’s internet bigwigs turn to politics

China’s Internet bigwigs have taken to politics, becoming the deputies of the main legislative body dominated by the ruling Communist Party. Ma Huateng, Chairman and the CEO of Internet conglomerate Tencent Holdings Ltd, has become deputy of the National People’s Congress, and Robin Li, the Chairman and CEO of search engine giant Baidu Inc, has … Continue reading

China’s Baidu makes its own Google Glass “independently”

Chinese search engine giant Baidu was jealous of Google’s interactive glasses, so they decided to create their own. With completely original, independently developed technology, of course. Google Glass is certainly a very interesting product, which is already in the last straight to before going on sale. Not everyone, however, intend to passively watch this project. … Continue reading

Three Baidu staff arrested for paid deletion of posts

Singtao Daily’s integrated report: “Three staff members of Baidu, the well-known Chinese search engine, were placed under criminal detention by Beijing police for deleting unfavourable posts (articles published on the Internet by web users) after taking payments. They were suspected to have committed the crime of non-government workers taking bribes. “‘Paid deletion of posts is … Continue reading


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