Acer to set up China subsidiary to promote BYOC #cloud #cloudcomputing #acer #byoc #china

TaiwanAcer has obtained approval from Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs to invest US$5 million to set up a subsidiary specifically for promoting its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business in the China market, according to the company. The subsidiary will invest US$4 million to establish a BYOC experiencing center in Chongqing, China. The facility will be the company’s third BYOC center worldwide following ones in Taiwan and the US.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150522PD207.html

 

Google seeking new partners for nexy generation Nexus phones; China vendors may prevail

China.gifGoogle will continue to roll out its next-generation Nexus smartphones, and a number of handset vendors including Lenovo, Xiaomi Technology, Huawei and LG Electronics are likely to gear up efforts for winning the cooperation project, according to sources at Taiwan’s supply chain. But since LG has produced the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, Google is more likely to choose China-based handset makers as new partners, either for strengthening its presence in China or supporting the development of new production partners, said the sources.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150520PD203.html

Alibaba is our biggest inspiration: Snapdeal CEO

IndiaMUMBAI: Indian e-commerce firms are offering funding help and tech support to woo small retailers, emulating a strategy used by Chinese online retail giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to expand into the towns and villages home to the majority of consumers.  India’s biggest e-tailers such as Flipkart, Snapdeal and the local arm of Amazon.com Inc are online marketplaces, with commission from sellers accounting for the bulk of their revenue.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Alibaba-is-our-biggest-inspiration-Snapdeal-CEO/articleshow/47372720.cms

Huawei Technologies cooperates with Qualcomm to finish LTE CAT 11 terminal testing

China.gifChina-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has announced the completion of LTE CAT (category) 11 terminal testing through cooperation with Qualcomm, with a maximum download speed of 600Mbps using 3CC (3-carrier) CA (carrier aggregation) and 256QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) technologies. Many LTE operators around the world have begun to upgrade technology from CAT 4 version to CAT 6 or CAT 9 based on CA technology. In the China LTE market, China Mobile is upgrading 4G networks from CAT 4 to CAT 6 using CA technology and testing CAT 9.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150520PD201.html

Alibaba to open more data centers in global cloud computing push

ChinaTo expand its cloud computing business, China’s Alibaba Group is preparing to open more data centers across the world. In March, the Chinese Internet giant launched its first data center in the U.S., as part of a push into the country’s market. On Tuesday, Alibaba said it would establish data centers also in Europe, Japan, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Simon Hu, president of Alibaba’s cloud computing arm, said a key goal was to globalize its operations, according to an interview posted online by the company.

http://www.networksasia.net/article/alibaba-open-more-data-centers-global-cloud-computing-push.1432166400

Huawei launches new operating system for Internet of Things

China.gifBEIJING: China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world’s biggest telecommunications equipment maker, has became the latest tech giant to present its own take on the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), centered on an operating system designed to allow household and business appliances to communicate with each other online.  At an event in Beijing, Huawei executives showcased its “Agile IoT” architecture, including an operating system called LiteOS to control basic devices. This marks the firm’s most significant push into a sector that has lured heavyweights from Google Inc to Intel Corp and IBM into pushing their own standards and communication protocols.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Huawei-launches-new-operating-system-for-Internet-of-Things/articleshow/47359061.cms

China Unicom sets up cloud-based data centers

China.gifChina Unicom, one of China’s three leading telecom service providers, has followed in the footsteps of its rival China Telecom to intensify its efforts in setting up cloud technology-based data centers, according to Caixin.com. According to the online wire service, China Unicom announced in a conference held May 19 that it is planning to set up a total of 10 cloud-based data centers in 10 cities–Xi’an, Langfang, Harbin, Hohhot, Zhengzhou, Wuxi, Dongguan, Guian, Chongqing and Hong Kong.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1204&MainCatID=12&id=20150520000156

China to spend US$182 billion to boost Internet by end of 2017

China.gifBEIJING: China will spend more than US$182 billion to boost Internet speeds by the end of 2017, a top government body said, as Beijing moves towards a more service-driven economy to boost growth. The State Council said the government will invest more than 430 billion yuan (US$69.3 billion) this year on network construction, with at least another 700 billion yuan (US$112.8 billion) spent over the following two years. The goal is to accelerate the development of fibre optic broadband and high speed 4G mobile networks, the governing body said on its website.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/technology/china-to-spend-us-182-bil/1859448.html

Alibaba, Amazon, Microsoft main players in cloud market: columnist

ChinaAmazon, Microsoft and Alibaba are set to become the three leaders in the global cloud computing market, according to Chinese columnist Liu Kuang. Alibaba’s Aliyun cloud division recently set up operations in Silicon Valley in California and in Dubai, while rival cloud computing services, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure, are expanding in China, Liu said. Aliyun, which controls nearly 25% of the cloud computing market in China, is the market leader in China and the main obstacle to the expansion of Amazon and Microsoft there, Liu said.

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Wal-Mart Inks Alipay Deal For Chinese Retail Payments

ChinaAmerican retailer Wal-Mart has signed a deal with online payments provider Alipay to help consumers pay for goods in China. Wal-Mart will begin the cooperation within 25 of its outlets in Shenzhen. Based on the market response in this southern Chinese city, Wal-Mart plans to gradually expand the coverage of this new service throughout mainland China. Alipay is a related service of Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut. Financial terms of the deal were not released.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2015/05/18/21693-wal-mart-inks-alipay-deal-for-chinese-retail-payments

China has almost 1.3 billion mobile users, and half of them are on 3G or 4G

ChinaThe past year has seen massive growth for mobile broadband – 3G and 4G subscriptions – in China, according to new data released by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The country now has 1.29 billion total mobile users, and as of April 49.9 percent of them have mobile broadband services. That number has grown massively over the past year:

https://www.techinasia.com/china-13-billion-mobile-users-3g-4g/

China’s Tencent Invests In Another American Mobile Game Firm

ChinaTencent reportedly invested USD60 million in the acquisition of a 20% stake in Pocket Gems, a start-up mobile game company in America. Tencent will gain one position on the board of directors at Pocket Gems, according to reports in foreign media. Founded in 2009, Pocket Gems is headquartered in San Francisco and the company is supported by Sequoia Capital. Its latest product is War Dragons, which was launched in April 2015. This mobile game uses Pocket Gems’ own 3D graphics technology, aiming to attract hardcore players who are willing to spend more time and money on games.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2015/05/18/21690-chinas-tencent-invests-in-another-american-mobile-game-firm

Baidu gets clicky with funding for content discovery startup Taboola

China.gifBaidu, China’s biggest search engine company, today announced a multi-million dollar investment in US-based discovery platform Taboola. The exact sum is undisclosed. Taboola is responsible for those “You might also like” or “Around the web” recommendations you see on so many websites that lead to external content. It’s a way for web publishers to make money from something other than conventional ads.

https://www.techinasia.com/baidu-taboola-funding-for-content-discovery/

Netflix and its China dream

ChinaLate last week, news broke that American subscription-based streaming video service Netflix is in talks with Jack Ma-backed Wasu Media Holding Company to bring Netflix to China. Netflix, the maker of popular original shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, has aspirations of being a global power, and it can hardly realize those without China’s billion-plus internet users. Netflix spokeswoman Anne Marie Squeo told reporters Netflix plans “to be nearly global by the end of 2016,” which implies a China launch could be coming soon.

https://www.techinasia.com/netflix-china-dream/

MediaTek with 10-core chips likely to win orders for Xiaomi high-end phones

TaiwanXiaomi, which uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 SoC for its Note-series smartphones, will likely switch back to MediaTek for its flagship smartphones, according to industry sources. Xiaomi uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 SoC for its latest flagship series – Mi Note – compared to the company’s previous flagship models utilizing MediaTek’s solutions. Nevertheless, MediaTek with its recently-unveiled 10-core chip, the Helio X20, is expected to attract orders from Xiaomi, the sources said.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150519PD208.html

Huawei rolls out Smart City solution in Malaysia

MalaysiaSHENZEN-based ICT solutions provider Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has announced the availability of its Smart City solution in Malaysia. The solution offers end-to-end security with ubiquitous network access, a convergent command centre, video surveillance cloud, and mobile policing, the company said in a statement. It provides comprehensive on-site information with visual command, cross-regional resource sharing, and intelligent analysis functions for 360-degree security protection, it added.

http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/business/huawei-rolls-out-smart-city-solution-in-malaysia

China venture capital firm may target Macronix, Winbond for acquistion, says paper

TaiwanChina-based venture capital firm SummitView Capital may switch its acquisition targets to Macronix International or Winbond Electronics as its attempt to buy US-based memory chip design house Integrated Silicon Solution (ISSI) may block by a tender offer from Cypress Semiconductor, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150518PB201.html

Alibaba to open more data centers in global cloud computing push

China.gifTo expand its cloud computing business, China’s Alibaba Group is preparing to open more data centers across the world. In March, the Chinese Internet giant launched its first data center in the U.S., as part of a push into the country’s market. On Tuesday, Alibaba said it would establish data centers also in Europe, Japan, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Simon Hu, president of Alibaba’s cloud computing arm, said a key goal was to globalize its operations, according to an interview posted online by the company.

http://www.networkworld.com/article/2924074/alibaba-to-open-more-data-centers-in-global-cloud-computing-push.html

Smartphone innovation has hit bottleneck in China: Xiaomi CEO

ChinaLei Jun, founder and CEO of Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, said on May 13 that the smartphone market in China has encountered a bottleneck for innovation and that growth has been slowing down, reports Sina’s tech news portal. It is not necessarily a bad thing, however, Lei said. Handset makers always have to take care of user needs such as battery life and the display quality.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1204&MainCatID=12&id=20150517000009

Lenovo may team up with Alibaba to sell smart TVs

ChinaLenovo Group’s television unit will likely cooperate with Alibaba Group to jointly set up a joint-venture firm with other investors, and will introduce a brand-new smart television brand “17” beginning on May 20, our sister paper Want Daily reports, citing Chinese online media outlet Jiemian.com. Via the cooperation, Lenovo aims to transform itself in terms of internet operations, while keeping its existing supply chains and reputation as a renowned hardware manufacturer, according to an unnamed Lenovo executive.

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