China's E-commerce is due to encounter an unprecedented challenge in 2012. A non-profitable status and an ever-increasing operation cost have forced online retailers to think twice before any risk investment is made. Those competitors, whose long-time weapons have been price battles against each other, have now started to think more about how to make money.
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Based in Beijing, ZDNet bloggers report on ICT industry developments from the Chinese perspective.
The ZDNet China editorial team, based in Beijing, reports on IT industry developments from the Chinese perspective.
In China, microblogs have become the main platform for its citizens to discuss social issues. Many portals have given micro-blogging a priority in their strategic restructuring and development.
Rod Beckstrom, president and CEO of ICANN, visited China this week.
Legend Holdings isn't the only Chinese IT company to step into the field of agriculture: One web portal is putting its money into pig-rearing, while an e-commerce giant invests in growing rice to sell online.
Will cloud computing, a topic frequently referred to in all kinds of conferences, be applied by CIOs in their corporations soon? Will cloud computing affect CIOs in a good or bad way?
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Last month, a group of global IT players and investigators gathered in Singapore to discuss PC maker HP's cloud strategies in the Asia-Pacific Region.
China’s group-buying websites, struggling to turn profits, have reduced their staffs and branches to curtail costs.
Lenovo becomes the No.2 PC firm in global market share. Dell, which used to be No. 2, says it doesn’t care -- because it's a solution provider rather than a pure PC firm.
While the United States and Japan remain the most significant powers in the global IT R&D investment, China spending on R&D is rising sharply.