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China Consumer Behavior Software

Internet in China: online game market hit 1.8 billion US Dollars in 2007

China’s online gaming market surged 66.7 percent year-on-year to hit 12.8 billion yuan in 2007, according to a report released by i Research Inc., a Shanghai-based consulting firm. The jump is largely driven by China’s massive player-pool and operators‘ marketing efforts, said the firm. The number of China’s netizens grew 53 percent last year from 2006 to hit 210 million by December, which means the country is close to overtaking the United States to become the world’s No. 1 by web population size, according to China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC): Nearly 60 percent of the web users (more than 120 million) have played at least one title in the past year, with an average of 7.3 hours spent on the online games every week. Twenty-one percent of them even played more than 10 hours a week […]

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Information Technology Software

Autodesk Enhances Geospatial Software Solutions for Utilities, Telecommunications and Government

Autodesk announced the latest versions of its geospatial solutions, which provide users in utility and telecommunications organizations and government agencies with a powerful, affordable and flexible geospatial platform. Enhancements in AutoCAD Map 3D 2009, Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise 2009
and AutoCAD Raster Design 2009 software applications build on the solutions’ fundamental properties of open data access and interoperability with other design, GIS and IT systems…

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Design Innovation Software

Autodesk Developers Win Oscar

Autodesk developers of Autodesk Maya Fluid Effects System have been awarded Technical Achievement Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Autodesk developers Duncan Brinsmead, Jos Stam, Julia Pakalns and Martin Werner were recognized with Technical Achievement Awards for the design and implementation of the Maya Fluid Effects System at the Scientific and Technical Academy Awards ceremony held earlier this month…

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Design Information Technology Software

Autodesk Splits 3ds Max 2009 For Games, Designers

Autodesk has announced that with the forthcoming release of 3ds Max, it will be splitting the release into two products, 3ds Max 2009 Entertainment, for game and movie producers, and 3ds Max Design 2009, for architects, designers and visualization specialists. Both versions will offer new rendering capabilities and improved interoperability with other products like Revit, as well as additional time-saving animation and mapping workflow tools […]

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Design Innovation Readings Software

Super Bowl XLII: Digital Artists Tackle Commercials With Autodesk Solutions

More than 30 Super Bowl XLII TV commercials for Bridgestone, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, FedEx and other advertisers were created using Autodesk, Inc. technology. Autodesk’s visual effects, editing/ finishing and 3D modeling, animation and rendering software were used to deliver computer-generated imagery, including digital animals and environments. ‘With a viewership of over 97 million people, this year’s Super Bowl commercials have exceeded expectations and delivered the inspired entertainment we look forward to year after year,’ said Karim Salabi, Autodesk Media & Entertainment vice president of marketing…

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China Information Technology Software Trend Watching

Internet in China: World’s Largest Internet Market

Chinese Web users will spend 45.8 percent more this year on online games and booking hotel and flight tickets, among other services available online: total spending by Chinese Internet users will hit 581.5 billion yuan (US$77.53 billion), said an Internet Society of China report issued recently. The report’s findings are based on data collected from a survey of 50,786 mainland Internet users and 270 companies across the country, as well as from seminars and interviews with industry experts […]

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Design Innovation Readings Software

Autodesk Wins the National Television Academy Awards for 3ds Max and Maya

Autodesk announced today that its Autodesk 3ds Max software and Autodesk Maya software for 3D modeling, animation and rendering have won Technology and Engineering Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, in the Gaming Category of Visual Digital Content Creation Tools and Their Impact. Now in its fourth year, this category award recognizes pioneering efforts and breakthroughs in the gaming world […]

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China Information Technology Software

Autodesk sets up new R&D center in Shanghai

Autodesk®, Inc has established a new research and development center in Shanghai with 1,500 employees, the biggest R&D center among multinational firms in China. The center will combine the operations of Autodesk and Hanna Strategies — acquired in November — and will be named the Autodesk China Research and Development Center (ACRD). The new name, ACRD, reflects the substantial design and development of Autodesk software products in China, according to Carl Bass, president and chief executive of Autodesk. […]

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China Information Technology Software

Study finds data security in China below world average

China lags behind global levels of information security and the gap is in the policy environment and business awareness – not in technology, PricewaterhouseCoopers said yesterday in Shanghai. Chinese firms lack protection of privacy, intellectual property and internal control, according to the fifth annual Global State of Information Security Study 2007 jointly conducted by PWC, CIO Magazine and CSO Magazine

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China Economics Information Technology Software

Shanghai IT income set to beat US$128billion

Revenue of Shanghai’s information technology industry is set to double last year’s figure to surpass 1 trillion yuan (US$128 billion) in 2010 when the World Expo is held here. The city will invest heavily in several IT projects for the expo, such as a citywide wireless broadband network, a digital transport management network, electronic payment and social security systems, paper-less customs application system and mobile TV, according to Shanghai Municipal Informatization Commission […]