Alibaba Group says Yahoo China's e-mail service will shut down on August 19, and advises users to start migrating their data to its alternative e-mail service called Aliyun.
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.
Public cloud services grew 73 percent to generate over US$561 million in revenue last year, and this market is expected to hit US$1.01 billion in 2013.
Beijing-based Trunkbow International Holdings has alleged that popular mobile messaging app, WeChat, infringed a patented technology which has been licensed exclusively to the Chinese company.
Domestic growth and overseas transactions have helped Tencent beat Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard in terms of revenue for the first three quarters in 2012.
In a poll, 90 percent of Chinese users said they would abandon WeChat if it was no longer a free service, following news the government will mandate a fee on the mobile messaging app.
In a series of editorial spanning a week, state-owned newspaper People's Daily criticizes Apple's discriminatory policies and arrogance toward Chinese consumers. Other local media note the significance of this heavy focus.
Facing decreasing profits in cellphone manufacturing, Foxconn is now looking toward solar energy in China with plans to build 20 solar power generating plants.
Chinese students turn to fast loans to acquire new gadgets including iPhones, but some are failing to make the monthly payments and end up earning a bad credit record.
State broadcaster alleges Apple practices different after-sales policies in China compared with other markets. However, subsequent online activities suggest the anti-Apple campaign was premeditated.
The biggest telecom carrier in China, and the world, China Mobile has been criticized for offering far cheaper monthly service plans in Hong Kong than mainland China, triggering much discontent among Chinese customers.