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Maybe you were checking out the iPhone 5 rumors all week and couldn’t check your favorite Chinese tech sites. Or maybe you spent the whole week doing nothing but thinking what you can do in the Apple store. Well, whatever the case, we’ve got you covered. Here are the top Chinese stories of the week.
Zynga is launching a new version of CityVille in China (Digital Trends). The maker of FarmVille will be partnering with Tencent, first attempt at capturing social games’ market in China.
Baidu’s profit up 95 percent in first quarter of 2011 (Buzzom). Baidu search engine is earning big while Google’s market share in China has declined to 18.9 percent.
In China, Apple finds a sweet spot (New York Times). Apple has done what Google and Facebook cannot do: become No.1 in China market.
121 million Chinese internet users have been victims of account hacking (China Daily). Looks like the government authorities, Internet companies and the Internet users in China, have no sense on protecting their cyber safety.
Hong Kong is No.2 on world’s fastest average internet speed connection (Engadget). So what about China? Sorry, China is not in the list.
InterDigital files ITC complaint against Huawei and ZTE for 3G patent infringement (Reuters). The wireless technology patent holder wants to bar the 2 biggest China phone makers from U.S. sales of any infringing products.
Alibaba resolves dispute with Yahoo and Softbank over Alipay (Bloomberg). Finally, Alibaba has settled with its largest shareholders, on how to compensate investors after an ownership change in China’s most popular online-payment service.
Groupon China lays off hundreds of staff (Penn Olson). Looks like the most popular group buying site is not doing very well in the Chinese market.
That’s all, have a nice day!
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