Chinese People and Their Mobile Phones: Over 117 Million Mobile Internet Users in China

China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) recently released two reports on China’s mobile Internet, according to the reports, by the end of 2008, there were already over 640 million mobile phone users in China, and the number of users who access the Internet via mobile phone already exceeded 117.6 million, according to the Research Report on Behavior of Internet Access via Mobile Phone released by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) on February 18 in Beijing…

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“Built For Conversation: The Interaction Design of Social Media”, Will Evans’ talk at NYC IxDA Face-to-Face meeting

Social Media Networks, because they are built on the collective participation of individuals, can only be effectively guided by means of a researched and learned examination of social psychology. In this presentation, Will Evans discuss design patterns in social media site architecture and their impact on human behavior, and why interaction designers engaged in building social networking ecosystems must leverage sociology, social network analysis, and behavioral economics to ensure their social media site is Built for Conversation.

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Designing Infrastructure: market drivers affecting the utility industry

Autodesk Technical Evangelist Pete Southwood, Senior Industry Manager for Utilities and Telecommunications Alan Saunders, and Utilities Industry Marketing Manager Doug Laslo discuss the market drivers affecting the utility industry over the next few years, industry pain points, and how Autodesk solutions address these issues. Listen to the podcast, from Autodesk Geospatial Resource Center

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Internet in China: 77.83 million broadband users

From January to July 2008, China reported a total of 11.4 million new broadband Internet access subscribers, and the total number of broadband users reached 77.8 million. At the same time, China’s telecommunications industry revenue continued to grow and achieved revenue of 467.8 billion yuan, up 9.1 percent year-on-year, according to the latest figures released by Chinese National Development and Reform Commission […]

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e-Commerce in China: dot-com economy grew over 60 percent year on year in the second quarter/2008

China’s dot-com economy grew nearly 63 percent year on year in the second quarter, despite increasing inflation and the effects of the Sichuan earthquake, a Shanghai-based research firm reported recently. Revenue generated by China’s online search, game and travel providers reached 13.32 billion yuan (US$1.94 billion) in the April-to-June period, iResearch said…

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Chinese People and Their Mobile Phones: Mobile phones fail to pick up sales

China’s mobile phone sales will be lower than expected after the May earthquake and a lack of state of the art applications depressed sales in the second quarter, a Beijing-based research firm said recently. CCID Consulting, a research group with the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry, cut its 2008 domestic handset sales forecast to 165 million units from 185 million units. ‘The handset market lacks innovations and the 3G market has only just started so many consumers have adopted a wait-and-see attitude,’ said Li Xuefang, a CCID analyst…

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Chinese People and Their Mobile Phones: 6 Telecoms to Merge Their Assets

China has told its six telecommunications companies to merge their assets, allowing fixed-line carriers to expand into wireless services and creating three operators that will offer phone and Internet connections to 1.3 billion people. Under the plan, the parent of China Telecom will buy a mobile phone network from the parent of China Unicom, which in turn will merge with the company that controls the China Netcom Group, the Ministry of Industry and Information said in a statement on Saturday. China will issue three third-generation wireless licenses after the overhaul is completed, it said…

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Internet in China: Shanghai to establish the first citywide wireless broadband network in mainland China

Shanghai will have established a citywide wireless broadband network by 2010: Shanghai’s Municipal Informatization Commission and China Telecom Shanghai revealed that wireless demonstration areas will be ready for use in 2008. A number of regions are currently competing to become exhibition areas and obtain future construction projects. At present, people can access a wireless network in Jiading District in the north of Shanghai. Wireless will probably be available in most areas in the city’s central Huangpu District, where the municipal government buildings are located, by the end of the year, said Hua Ruiqiang, Shanghai Telecom’s senior manager […]

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Internet in China: Chinese market overtakes U.S. as top Web market

China has surpassed the United States to become the world’s largest Internet market by number of users, a research firm said on recently. The estimate by Beijing-based BDA was based on data from China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) which indicated that the country’s Internet users totaled 210 million at end-2007. Nielsen/NetRatings put the United States Web population at 216 million for the same period, BDA said […]

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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…