Posts Tagged ‘Internet advertising’

Facebook Suspends Ads For Chinese Smartphone Utility Apps

Facebook issued a ban to its advertising agencies, asking them to suspend all advertisements for certain kinds of Chinese utility …


Alibaba’s South China Morning Post Purchase Puts Focus On News Coverage

Chinese e-commerce boss Jack Ma is emulating America’s Amazon.com boss Jeff Bezos, who recently purchased The Washington Post, by purchasing his own media empire in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post. Alibaba Group Holding Limited says it has entered into a definite agreement to acquire the South China Morning Post and other media assets […]


What Twitter Can And Can’t Do In Hong Kong As It Views China

Hong Kong’s geographic proximity to mainland China belies the gulf in business practices, Internet laws, and access that Twitter will find between the refined transparency of Hong Kong and the nuances and perils of the mainland Chinese Internet sector. Twitter announced plans this week to open an office in Hong Kong. Though the company says […]


Facebook Gains China Office As It Loses China Face

U.S. social networking giant Facebook has reportedly signed a lease for office space in Beijing, even though the website has been blocked in the country for at least five years. The office at Fortune Financial Center in Chaoyang district comprises 800 square meters, according to local media reports. In China, acquiring an office lease is […]


Qihoo 360 Gains Control Of MediaV

Chinese Internet security company Qihoo 360 has implemented a strategic investment in the Internet advertising technology and service provider MediaV and become the controlling shareholder of the latter. However, no financial details for the deal have been released yet. Founded by Yang Jiongwei, former president of Allyes, in October 2009, MediaV is a targeted advertising […]


Facebook’s Rumored Chinese Sales Office Faces Potential Problems

Facebook reportedly plans to establish a sales office in China to serve local advertisers in the country. Vaughan Smith, Facebook’s enterprise development vice president, said in a statement that Chinese companies have gradually become a major advertiser group for Facebook. Therefore, the company continues to explore new methods to support local services in China and […]


Google’s Head Of Greater China To Depart

Google announced that John Liu, Google’s head of Greater China and global vice president, will soon depart the company, and his role will be taken over by Scott Beaumont, who leads Google’s partnerships business in Europe, in August 2013. Public files show that Liu joined Google in January 2008 as Google’s global vice president, leading […]


Google Launches Advertising Trading Platform In China

Google has formally launched the advertising trading platform DoubleClick Ad Exchange in China, aiming to help Chinese advertising networks, agencies and Internet publishers to realize real-time trading of Internet display advertising. For buyers like advertising networks and agencies, it provides advertising resources and sends the advertisements to the right audience via real-time auctions, so as […]


China’s Qihoo 360 Pushes Software Profit Higher

Chinese Internet security company Qihoo 360 has published its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011, and the unaudited results for the entire year. According to the report, Qihoo 360’s operating revenue in the fourth quarter of 2011 was USD62.3 million and its net profit reached USD15 million. For the entire year […]


New Chinese Internet Rules Focus On Data Security, Web Advertising

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology published new security and advertising provisions for regulating the Internet information service market, effective March 15, 2012. The provisions prohibit activities that violate the rights and interests of other Internet information service providers, including disturbing the services of other providers in a malicious way, or spreading malicious rumors […]