The recent product launches put the Chinese search giant in direct competition with Qihoo 360, which currently dominates the free computer maintenance and antivirus software market in China.
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The ZDNet China editorial team, based in Beijing, reports on IT industry developments from the Chinese perspective.
OEM cellphone makers in China reportedly earn just 0.02 yuan (0.3 US cent) per unit, amid fierce competition in the local market.
China's e-commerce giant uses transaction data to establish credit viability and provide micro loans to individuals and businesses.
Major record companies including Universal, Sony, and Warner Music have demanded all Chinese Web sites offering free music service to start charging users from June 5.
All-gay team launches China's first social networking app, Zank, which targets gay men. Its founder denies the app is a copy of popular U.S. mobile app, Jack'd, saying it differentiates by prioritizing members' shared interests.
Chinese smartphone maker accounted for 17 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in first-quarter 2013, where its growth was boosted primarily by prepaid subscribers.
Chinese tech giant says it is committed to developing games for WeChat, following a 228.4 percent year-on-year climb in its active monthly user base to 194 million.
Chinese software giant Kingsoft launches its first cybersecurity product specifically targeted to defend against real-time advanced persistent threats.
Chinese cloud services provider, 3Tcloud, is deploying the country's biggest education cloud project which touts cost savings for the local government.
Cupertino banks on brisk iPhone 5 sales and lower prices for older phone models to propel back into fifth place, but an analyst believes it needs to release a cheaper model to increase its market share.