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In A Dramatic Power Play, Google Allegedly Forces An Android Parter To Cancel A Phone At The Very Last Minute (GOOG)

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On Monday, we wrote about a huge threat to Google and Apple that you've probably never heard of: Aliyun, a mobile operating system from Chinese Internet company Alibaba. It's a huge threat because Aliyun is increasingly popular in China. That's scary to Google for two reasons: The Chinese Internet is already...
In A Dramatic Power Play, Google Allegedly Forces An Android Parter To Cancel A Phone At The Very Last Minute (GOOG)

Chinese Web giant Sina admits slow application of microblog rules, fears new government crackdown

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Sina, the Chinese Internet giant behind popular Twitter-like service Sina Weibo, has admitted that it is yet to fully apply China’s ‘real name’ verification rules and fears the impact of a new government crackdown, according to a NASDAQ filing. The Chinese government introduced the rules, which stipulate that all microbloggers must...
Chinese Web giant Sina admits slow application of microblog rules, fears new government crackdown

Intel Wants to Redesign Your Server Rack

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A few days after tech giant Hewlett-Packard unveiled its idea for a fundamental re-think of the server, chip giant Intel, which often has a way of setting the agenda on these things, has floated a concept for a re-think of the server rack. In comments at the Intel Developer Forum...
Intel Wants to Redesign Your Server Rack

Marissa Mayer Just Made Her Second Great Move As Yahoo CEO (YHOO)

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Marissa Mayer just made her second great move as Yahoo CEO: she warned shareholders that she might not return to them the $7 billion Yahoo is going to get selling its stake in Chinese Internet company Alibaba. (The first brilliant move Mayer made was giving employees free food: an important...
Marissa Mayer Just Made Her Second Great Move As Yahoo CEO (YHOO)

FINALLY: Yahoo Officially Announces Plan To Monetize Alibaba Stake

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At long last, Yahoo has announced a plan to monetize its stake in Chinese internet company Alibaba. It's complicated, and it will be in stages, but the process has begun, and Yahoo says it will get about $7.1 billion in short order, via Alibaba's repurchase of half of Yahoo's stake...
FINALLY: Yahoo Officially Announces Plan To Monetize Alibaba Stake

The Top 10 Chinese Internet Memes of 2012

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If 2011 was the year social media arrived as a force in Chinese culture and politics, then 2012 was the year social media supercharged one of contemporary China’s finest forms of cultural and political expression: the Internet meme. To be sure, the Chinese Internet has been a fertile producer of...
The Top 10 Chinese Internet Memes of 2012

YC-Backed Private Photo-Sharing App Everyme Raises $2.15M From Tencent And Others

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So you’ve got your photos on Facebook, and you’ve got them on Instagram, and on Path. But what about that stuff that you don’t want everyone to see? Just some people? That’s what group photo-sharing app Everyme is for. And it’s just raised an additional $2.15 million to get more...
YC-Backed Private Photo-Sharing App Everyme Raises $2.15M From Tencent And Others

The New Yorker's Evan Osnos on How Sina Weibo Changes Lives in China

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To many casual observers, China in 2005 was anything but calm and organized. But Evan Osnos was not a casual observer. He had just come from Iran, where he reported on the controversial national elections that brought hardline conservative Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power. “I was coming from a place...
The New Yorker's Evan Osnos on How Sina Weibo Changes Lives in China

Yahoo To Give Shareholders $3.65 Billion (YHOO)

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Yahoo has closed a deal to sell a portion of its stake in Chinese Internet company Alibaba, netting $4.3 billion for the company. In a memo to employees, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says she will return $3.65 billion of that money to shareholders. Yahoo will be keeping $650 million. Here...
Yahoo To Give Shareholders $3.65 Billion (YHOO)
E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Works With Chinese Government to Bring Down Piracy in China

US censorship lawsuit against Baidu dismissed

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A U.S. judge dismissed a lawsuit that sought to punish Chinese Internet company Baidu for blocking pro-democracy works on its search engine. One legal expert said the case was more of a publicity stunt than an actual legal challenge to China's online censorship....
US censorship lawsuit against Baidu dismissed

Were you offline over the weekend? Here's what you missed.

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If you’ve been offline over the weekend, you missed a lot. Here’s a chance to catch up on news and features from The Next Web and beyond: The news This weekend, we took an in-depth look at Microsoft’s Windows AppFest in India, which broke the Guinness World Record for the globe’s...
Were you offline over the weekend? Here's what you missed.

Alibaba rumored to purchase 15-20% stake in Sina Weibo

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The latest rumor making its way through the Chinese Internet sphere is too juicy not to report. According to TechNode, several insiders are reporting that Alibaba has invested in Sina Weibo to the tune of a 15-20 percent stake in the micro-blogging service. Frankly, I’m highly skeptical about this, but...
Alibaba rumored to purchase 15-20% stake in Sina Weibo

The great firewall: China's digital margins

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The Great Wall stands as a monolith of Chinese history. Spanning thousands of miles, it is a monument to the unrelenting tenacity of China’s ancestors, their ability to bend nature to their defensive needs. Today, the Great Wall is a relic for tourists. China isn’t so much at war at...
The great firewall: China's digital margins
Preempting Big Brother, Baihe Demands Real Names and Sees Numbers Climb

Yahoo confirms layoff of 2,000 employees in bid to renew company

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Chief executive of beleaguered internet giant says Yahoo needs to return to its 'core purpose' with a trimmed down workforceYahoo has announced a massive round of layoffs as the troubled internet company struggles to turn around its fortunes.In a statement, the company confirmed earlier reports that it was cutting 2,000...
Yahoo confirms layoff of 2,000 employees in bid to renew company
Chinese Entrepreneurs and the Dwindling Importance of the American Connection

Baidu's Profit Surges

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Baidu Inc. reported a 70 percent increase in second-quarter profit on surging revenue, though costs at the Chinese Internet-search giant continued to rise. The company, which generates almost all its revenue from search advertising, has enjoyed strong earnings growth in recent years. It solidified its lead in the Chinese search...
Baidu's Profit Surges

Yahoo to close Alibaba share buy-back next week

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Chinese Internet giant will pay $7.6 billion to buy back half the 40 percent stake Yahoo owns, sources tell All Things D. [Read more]...
Yahoo to close Alibaba share buy-back next week

China's Largest Search Engine Baidu Launches English Site For Developers

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Baidu, the search behemoth often referred to as “China’s Google,” launched its new English-language Web site for developers today. While the site is still in its infancy–right now there are just a few intros up and no documentation–it promises to grow into a valuable resource for developers who want to...
China's Largest Search Engine Baidu Launches English Site For Developers

Chinese Internet giant Qihoo 360′s three-fold plan to challenge Tencent and Baidu [Interview]

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With over 450 million users of its PC antivirus software, China’s Qihoo 360 definitely qualifies as an local Internet giant, but it’s a scrappy one. The company is jockeying with rivals Tencent and Baidu to win the hearts of the country’s Internet users as they move mobile, and the competition...
Chinese Internet giant Qihoo 360′s three-fold plan to challenge Tencent and Baidu [Interview]

Yahoo May Reverse Alibaba Cash Plans

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Yahoo said it could reverse its May decision to return more than $4 billion to shareholders from selling part of its stake in a Chinese Internet company, a signal that new Chief Executive Marissa Mayer may want to use the cash for other purposes....
Yahoo May Reverse Alibaba Cash Plans

Viral Video: Alibaba Makes a Funny

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Chinese Internet company Alibaba Group made a series of Web videos recently poking fun at odd situations that then turn into buying opportunities on the e-commerce site. The company that once wrangled with Yahoo has made a foray into the U.S. market, which these videos below seem to be...
Viral Video: Alibaba Makes a Funny

The politics and power struggles of the Chinese Internet superpowers

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The dust is settling on the latest round of competition in the Chinese Internet space, and four superpowers remain strong: Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent and Sina. While there are plenty of other players in the market, these four have distinguished themselves in each of their target markets, garnering hundreds of millions...
The politics and power struggles of the Chinese Internet superpowers

Yahoo closing partial divestiture deal with Alibaba

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According to sources familiar with the matter, Yahoo is finishing the details to offload half of its assets in China's Alibaba Group by September 20. The $7.6 billion-dollar deal announcement is rumored to be set for September 18 with Alibaba paying Yahoo for half of the 40 percent of the...
Yahoo closing partial divestiture deal with Alibaba

Chinese microblog Sina Weibo ignores concern over new rule, eyes more business users

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Chinese Internet firm Sina is looking to increase the number of businesses that use its Sina Weibo microblogging service, according to comments from its CEO Charles Chao made at business forum in Taiwan yesterday. In spite of impending new measures coming into place next month, which are likely to reduce active...
Chinese microblog Sina Weibo ignores concern over new rule, eyes more business users

China's Xiaomi confirms, teases Android set-top box coming November 14th

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has officially confirmed that it will release a set-top box on November 14th to complement its line of Android smartphones. Xiaomi founder Lei Jun took to Sina Weibo to confirm the Xiaomi Box, which now has its own Weibo account as well. He posted an image...
China's Xiaomi confirms, teases Android set-top box coming November 14th

Tencent CTO: Facebook Took a Page From Our Biz Model

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Editor’s note: Guest author Gang Lu is the editor of TechNode, a bilingual blog based in China. As Facebook’s imminent IPO became the talk of Silicon Valley and Wall Street, you might have read from the social networking site’s SEC S-1 filing that it pulled in more than $1 billion...
Tencent CTO: Facebook Took a Page From Our Biz Model

China's Tencent is bringing mobile payments to WeChat, its WhatsApp rival with 200m users

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Chinese Internet giant Tencent has confirmed that it is planning to introduce payment services to WeChat, its popular mobile chat app, firming up plans that many industry watchers and users had suspected for some time. The Wall Street Journal reports that Lai Zhiming, who heads up TenPay — Tencent’s third-party payment...
China's Tencent is bringing mobile payments to WeChat, its WhatsApp rival with 200m users

Alibaba Group Names Lu as CEO to Replace Ma

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Alibaba Group said it had selected Jonathan Lu Zhaoxi to replace its co-founder and CEO Jack Ma, starting on May 10. Ma will remain executive chairman and be involved in the Chinese Internet e-commerce giant’s business strategy and management development. Alibaba has seen tremendous growth in the last year, as...
Alibaba Group Names Lu as CEO to Replace Ma
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