Google, which pulled its search engine from China in 2010, and shuttered its China-only music service back in September, has decided to close another of its remaining services in China: a three-year-old e-commerce searching service. More details after the break.
A young Chinese man rented a huge LED billboard outside the Beijing West Railway Station for playing video games just to show how big he could make the experience. The man had felt bad as a result of his girlfriend looking down on him for not being able to accomplish anything. To show his girlfriend that he was not just an ordinary guy and he could make an impression to the world, he rented a LED billboard and plugged his laptop into it, and played a 3D car racing game (Need for Speed ? ) for half an hour on the huge display, while passer-by gazed in amazement …
According to Chinese media report, Apple is looking to add Baidu, China’s market-leading internet search company, as a default search engine option in iOS. The Baidu integration is expected to make its way to Chinese iPhone/iPad/iPod touch devices via a software update. Chinese users could see the new firmware as early as next month. The move is not surprise as Baidu is responsible for more than 80 percent of internet searches in China, making it a default search engine option to replace google in iOS do makes sense. Google’s mobile search business is going to be even harder to gain ground in China, the company can now only rely on advertising market. Google’s own Android is widely used in China, but around 80 percent of hardware makers here use Baidu rather than Google. Recently, the government has intention to ban mobile manufacturers from installing Google apps on all new mobile devices.
The Hong Kong design student Jonathan Mak Long once again draws attention. Graham Fink, the chief creative officer of Ogilvy & Mather China, recently tracked down Jonathan and given him an assignment with a simple brief ‘Sharing a Coke’. Then, he came up with an impressive design shown above and it was subsequently being used as a new outdoor executions in Shanghai. The ad is now part of Coca-Cola’s ongoing global ‘Open Happiness’ campaign.
A video featuring an attractive young girl teaching how to make fried chicken has become a hit in Taiwan. The video has received more than 400,000 view at youtube. The girl was wearing a low-cut shirt and casually leans forward several times while showing internet users how to properly deep-fry a chicken fillet. The viral video was made as part of an advertising campaign for a Taiwan snack store which sell fried chicken fillet. The 19-year-old, who also goes by her English name Ily, is a student and an amateur model, her Facebook page has already flooded with more than 1,000 friendship requests. Click in to watch the demonstration of sexy fried chicken.
After its confrontation with the Chinese government over censorship, search engine giant Google has reignited its effort to expand in the world’s largest internet market. The company is stepping up its pace in China by providing new services and hiring more engineers, sales personnel and product managers in the country. The goal is to boost the development of its Android operating system for mobile devices, online advertising and product search services in this booming region, where the number of internet users had just passed 500 million …
Ok, so what is Google’s ‘Creative Sandbox’ ? It is a Google’s technology event show in which Google products are demonstrated for industry’s designers and marketing executives on advertising. The show has already hosted in many global cities like New York, San Francisco, new Delhi, Brazil and Sydney, and the event is not opened for public. The show will present Google’s latest technology which can contribute creative idea and inspiration to advertising. This year, Google has decided to bring its ‘Creative Sandbox’ event to Shanghai, China. But due to restriction from the Chinese government on internet freedom, most of the Google’s product are not ‘present’ in China. It is interesting to see how Google communicates with their Chinese business partners and local ad agency under the atmosphere of communism…
There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are the Chinese tech industry news that we are lazy to post or left behind, there are stories on Acer’s Mango phone, China-made icebreaker, Foxconn’s robot and selling off monitoring telecoms equipment. Check them out after the break and hope everyone have a fresh start to your week. Video for this week : animation on how Chinese dissident artist get his online donation …
China’s third largest carrier, China Telecom, is reportedly gearing up for the launch of the iPhone 5, and they are setting aside 1.5 billion yuan (about $234.5 million) in marketing expenses for the iPhone 5 launch. China Telecom is now training staff members, and preparing in-store advertising as it gets ready to start taking orders as soon as the end of September. What’s more, vendors from the major cell phone street market in Shenzhen is already accepting pre-orders for iPhone 5. OMG.
The director of Transformers 3 Michael Bay showed up in Shanghai with actor Shia LaBeouf and British model-turned-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to promote the sci-fi work last Thursday. The film will be released in China on the 21st of July, three weeks later than its debut in North America. In the following, let’s listen to Bay talks about Transformers 3 in Shanghai’s media meeting.
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