Posts Tagged ‘license’

Chinese Government Demands Weibo Cease Streaming Video Services

The Chinese adage that the tall blade of grass gets cut first is definitely true this week, as China’s top …


Meituan Dianping Gains Payment License Via Acquisition

QiandaiInternet lifestyle service and group buying platform Meituan Dianping announced that they have completed the acquisition of Qiandai.com, a third-party …


Lenovo Succumbs To Patent Troll In USD100 Million Deal

Unwired Planet, a technology company headquartered in Reno, Nevada, announced that China’s Lenovo has agreed to buy a series of patent portfolios and licenses for an intellectual property portfolio from Unwired Planet for about USD100 million. The payment will be made entirely in cash. Under the agreement, Lenovo will purchase a 21 patent portfolio owned […]


Kingsoft Bestows Perpetual Office Software License On Tencent

As an exercise in showing that Chinese companies use and promote the legal use of software, Kingsoft Corporation Limited announced that its non-wholly owned subsidiary Beijing Kingsoft Office Software Company has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company. Under this agreement, Kingsoft will grant the perpetual usage rights of V9.6 of its […]


China’s MIIT Issues 11 Virtual Telecom Operator Licenses

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China has issued the first batch of virtual operator licenses to 11 enterprises. Virtual operators are qualified enterprises who operate certain basic telecom businesses by leasing the basic networks of telecom operators. The virtual operator business sector opened this time is the mobile reselling business. Only Chinese-owned […]


China’s MIIT Issues 11 Virtual Telecom Operator Licenses

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China has issued the first batch of virtual operator licenses to 11 enterprises. Virtual operators are qualified enterprises who operate certain basic telecom businesses by leasing the basic networks of telecom operators. The virtual operator business sector opened this time is the mobile reselling business. Only Chinese-owned […]


Amazon Inks Deals For Chinese Cloud Computing Services

Since it’s illegal for Amazon.com to run its own cloud computing services in China, the company has partnered with Chinese companies to comply with legal and regulatory requirements. Amazon Web Services Inc. is partnering with multiple local Chinese providers, including ChinaNetCenter and Sinnet, who will provide the necessary Internet data center and Internet service provider […]


Chinese Tech Security Firm Invests In Brazilian Cloud Company

Brazilian cloud computing security company PSafe Technologia announced its third-round financing of USD30 million, including a reported USD25 million infusion from China’s Qihoo 360 and USD5 million from Redpoint and Pinnacle. Qihoo 360 confirmed the news of this investment and said it is an additional investment in PSafe. The Chinese company did not reveal the […]


China Mobile Set To Reap Benefits As Broadband Restrictions Are Eliminated

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China has formally issued three TD-LTE 4G licenses to the three major Chinese telecom carriers: China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom. Meanwhile, MIIT lifted its limit on China Mobile’s operation of fixed-line businesses, allowing this company to enter the fixed-line broadband market. China Mobile’s fixed-line communications […]


China’s Youku.com Gains Internet Publication License For Online Video

Chinese Internet video website Youku.com has received its Internet Publication License issued by the General Administration of Press and Publication of China. With this new license, Youku.com will have the right to publish audio and visual publications via the Web and mobile Internet in China. This will help the video company enhance and expand its […]