It is almost a month since Apple released its new iPads, and as usual, the kit is not yet officially launched in China. But buoyant overseas purchases enabled Chinese people to have any products as fast as consumers in other countries, at a higher cost. The black-market price, on the other hand, measures the popularity of these products. The new iPad this time, received very lukewarm responses in China.
View from China
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 the smartphone market, Apple is playing catch up with Samsung in China, the world’s biggest mobile phone market.
On March 28, joining hands with China Telecom Ltd., Nokia launched Lumia 800C- its first Windows phone in China. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop was interviewed by China's press.
Chinese mobile giant Huawei became the largest Chinese smartphone provider by selling 20 million smartphones globally in 2011. But it has a more aggressive ambition--to climb to the list of world's top three smartphone providers, making its mobile phone product line as successful as its base line.
Different from Pinterest.com in the United States, China’s Pinterest-type websites are mainly based on the cooperation with e-commerce sites
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.
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?