Maybe you put your attention on Apple’s new wave of Mac products on all week and couldn’t check your favorite Chinese tech sites. Or maybe you celebrated Twitter’s fifth birthday and could not have time to check out Sina Weibo. Well, whatever the case, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the most important news we came across during the week that was.
Check out how Firefox spreads the word in China at Penn Olson. Firefox browser is getting only about 2% share in China, Mozilla China is doing their best to compete with IE 6.0. Yes, you hear it right, IE 6.0 … WTF!
Hermione from Harry Potter joins Sina Weibo! You can see her saying Chinese and introducing her Weibo at YouTube. Yes, more Hollywood celebrities register their own social network account in China. Go ahead and take a look on Emma Watson’s Weibo account.
China online game created 8.5 billion of transaction value in Q1, 2011 (Analysis International). In China, internet game business is money, money and money!
In Q2, 2011, Baidu search engine gained 75% market share in China (Analysis International). It seems like Google has not much hope for the Chinese market, with only less then 20% share.
QQ’s International can speak six kinds of languages now (TechNode). The most widely used IM software in China is getting very serious on international market!
1.3 million websites shut down in China during 2010 (BBC). The number of Chinese internet users are increasing, but Chinese websites are decreasing?
A must-read report about the truth behind electronics sweatshops at China Labor Watch, via Penn Olson. Looks like Foxconn has improved the labor conditions inside its factories!
That’s all, have a nice day!
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