Xiaomi to buy stake in software firm Kingsoft from Tencent

BEIJING: China’s Xiaomi Inc has agreed to buy about 3 percent of software firm Kingsoft Corp Ltd from Tencent Holdings Ltd for HK$527 million ($67.99 million), according to a Kingsoft filing on Monday. The deal with Xiaomi, the world’s third-biggest smartphone maker, is expected to close on January 30, the filing to the Hong Kong exchange said. Chinese social networking and video game giant Tencent will still hold 9.6 percent of Kingsoft.


Kingsoft, Huaduo Group Sign Online Game Cooperation Agreement

Kingsoft Corporation Limited signed a joint operation framework agreement for games with Huaduo Group. Kingsoft said that the company and Huaduo Group agreed to establish a long-term business relationship to explore the cooperation in the area of the online games. In order to regulate the joint operation in games, the two parties entered into the joint operation framework agreement for games on December 30, 2014, and set the annual caps of the continuing connected transactions contemplated thereunder for the three years ending December 29, 2017.


21Vianet Announces US$296 Million Investment From Kingsoft, Xiaomi and Temasek

BEIJING — 21Vianet Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:VNET) (“21Vianet” or the “Company”), a leading carrier-neutral internet data center services provider in China, announced today that affiliates of Kingsoft Corporation Limited (HK:3888) (“Kingsoft”), a leading internet based software developer, distributor and service provider, Xiaomi Corporation (“Xiaomi”), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of mobile devices and other electronic equipment and a provider of internet services, and Temasek, a Singapore based investment company, have entered into definitive share purchase agreements with 21Vianet. All shares to be issued in these transactions are newly issued shares of 21Vianet.


Kingsoft Announces 2014 Third Quarter Results

Kingsoft Corporation Limited, a leading Chinese software and Internet service company, has announced its unaudited quarterly results for the three months ended 30 September 2014. During the period under review, the revenue of Kingsoft increased by 14% quarter-over-quarter and 55% year-over-year to RMB852.2 million. Revenue from the online game, Cheetah Mobile, and office software and others businesses represented 36%, 52% and 12%, respectively, of the total revenue. Gross profit increased by 12% quarter-over-quarter and 51% year-over-year to RMB711.8 million.


Kingsoft Announces 2014 Interim Results

Hong Kong, Aug 19, 2014 – (ACN Newswire) – Kingsoft Corporation Limited (“Kingsoft” or the “Company;” SEHK stock code: 03888), a well-known Chinese software and Internet services company, announced its unaudited quarterly and interim results for the three and six months ended 30 June 2014 respectively. For the second quarter of 2014, revenue increased 11% quarter-over-quarter and 51% year-over-year to RMB750.5 million. .


China’s Kingsoft unveils full cloud services suite

Kingsoft Cloud Group has officially unveiled its full suite of cloud services including hosting, storage, drives, and a developer database, as the Chinese vendor looks to its links with security and smart devices to gain a competitive edge. The cloud computing subsidiary of Internet security company, Kingsoft, this week added the range of cloud offerings to its existing enterprise storage and network disk services. 


The un-sexy Chinese app that topped Google Play rankings now heads for a US IPO

A Kingsoft (HKG:3888) subsidiary has filed for an initial public offering in the US. Beijing-based Cheetah Mobile plans to raise US$300 million on the NYSE. This subsidiary has its own subsidiary by the name of KS Mobile, which makes four apps including the highly popular Android optimizer Clean Master. The most downloaded app of its kind, Clean Master is ranked number one in Google Play’s Tools category, and number four out of all non-games after Facebook, WhatsApp, and Facebook Chat. It has never spent any money on marketing.