There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are the Chinese tech news that have left behind because we are just too busy in Beijing. There are stories on Tencent vs. Facebook, Apple vs. Xiaomi, merchandising on mobile game and so on, check them out after the break. Video for this week: A timelapse video of the capital of China … Hope everyone have a fresh start to your week and keep yourself cool during the summer.
A very nice timelapse video shot in Beijing with Canon DSLR and Panasonic Pro camcorder.
HTC looks to China to boost turnaround effort (WSJ). The Taiwan smartphone maker is beefing up its engineering team in China and expanding sales channels.
Tencent powers ahead of Western counterparts (total telecom). The China’s leading Internet company has seen its share price soar 48 percent and now has a bigger market capitalization than Facebook.
China 3G subscribers double to reach 176 million (TeleGeography). China’s 3G subscriber base more than doubled between Q2 2011 and Q2 2012, growing from 81 million to 176 million.
Lenovo captures second largest mobile phone position in China (TELECOM LEAD). Lenovo’s smartphone gains assisted the company to improve its overall mobile phone business by 5.1 percent share year-over-year to reach 9.8 percent market share in China.
ZTE launches world first multi-standard USB modem and uFi (TelecomTiger). The Chinese telecommunications equipment company launched the world’s first multi-standard USB modem and uFi which supports LTE FDD/LTE TDD/TD-SCDMA/EDGE.
Google gets the Baidu blues again after mapping losses (The Register). Google looks like being beaten again in China, as Baidu leaps ahead in the mobile mapping space.
China Mobile promoting mobile games (DIGITIMES). China largest mobile telecom carrier has launched more than 7,000 handset-based mobile games available for its subscribers and aims to raise the to 9,000 by the end of 2012.
In China, cheap and cheerful phones outsmart Apple (REUTERS). Xiaomi is primed with cheap smartphone to squeeze market share from U.S. giant Apple.
Popcap China: We now have more revenue from merchandising than from gaming (TechNode). Merchandising could be a good revenue source in China, instead of selling the game.
Chinese studio blatantly copies foreign indie game (TECHINASIA). Tencent’s gaming platform and app store contains what is an almost exact copy of the Redditor’s indie game, Cloudstone.
Chinese scientists have made the world’s first quantum router (GIZMODO). Developed at Tsinghau University in China, the router makes a quantum photon from two separate photons in different polarized states.
Chinese telco eyes iFlytek to fend off Apple (ShanghaiDaily.com). China Mobile has made a defensive move against Apple’s plans to launch a Chinese version of Siri by courting its own speech recognition investment.
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