Posts Tagged: Smart TV

Tencent looks to online video streaming to boost web empire

After success with WeChat, here’s how Tencent is building up the rest of its online media empire

While everyone’s talking about Tencent’s recent social media success with WeChat, the 16-year-old internet giant still has a vast web em...

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 9:29 am
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Alibaba smart TV OS

Jack Ma contributes to $1.05 billion funding for Alibaba’s smart TV partner

Today, Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma cemented the partnership with Wasu Media with a truckful of cash, contributing along with other ...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 9:15 pm
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UC Browser for TV 3

World’s most popular aftermarket mobile browser makes the leap to TV

China-based UCWeb today announced its latest step toward its multiple-screen dreams with its browser for smart TVs. UC Browser, known wide...

  • March 4, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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Xiaomi teases a mysterious new gadget that looks like a Mac Pro, but it's probably not a PC

Xiaomi teases a mysterious new gadget that looks like a Mac Pro, but it’s probably not a PC

Young Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is about to launch a new product that looks quite a lot like a Mac Pro. But it’s probably not a PC. X...

  • November 18, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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Twitter on digital TV in India

Twitter arrives on TV in India with Airtel deal

Technology and platform convergence is the next big thing that businesses are looking for – whether it be mobile and internet or internet ...

  • October 21, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Sina Weibo makes inroads toward your smart TV and home appliances

Chinese web giant Sina (NASDAQ:SINA), makers of Sina Weibo, announced two partnerships over the weekend that reveal the company’s intentio...

  • September 23, 2013
  • at 11:57 am
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Opera and Konka smart TV

Opera to slip its smart TV OS into models made by 3 Chinese TV makers

(Update on September 10: Also some Changhong and Hisense smart TVs, two other Chinese brands; changed headline). We’re seeing smart TV...

  • September 6, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Baidu smart TV OS launched on TCL TV

Baidu unveils a smart TV, now up for sale in China

All those rumbling rumors were correct. Today, China’s top search engine launched a smart TV equipped with its own self-developed smar...

  • September 4, 2013
  • at 2:04 pm
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5 Reasons Alibaba’s Smart TV Shopping Platform Won’t Work

The added value to the set-top box and smart TVs from shopping is no more than a gimmick. It’s poorly implemented and it just doesn’t fi...

  • July 24, 2013
  • at 8:57 pm
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Ecommerce titan Alibaba goes multimedia with $1.22 billion investment in video site Youku

Ecommerce titan Alibaba goes multimedia with $1.22 billion investment in video site Youku

Ecommerce titan Alibaba is ploughing US$1.22 billion into Youku Tudou (NYSE:YOKU), which runs the Youku and Tudou video sites.

  • April 28, 2014
  • at 6:25 pm
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Xiaomi MiTV

Xiaomi makes a play for video content, leads $310 million investment in Xunlei

Xunlei, a Chinese video streaming site and media portal, revealed today that it has wrapped up US$310 million in funding. Xiaomi, the much-h...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 9:59 pm
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WeChat gets ready for primetime with upcoming release of WeChat TV

Tencent (HKG:0700), the company behind behemoth Chinese messaging app WeChat, has announced it will partner with television manufacturer Sky...

  • December 26, 2013
  • at 12:32 pm
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13 hottest set-top boxes and smart TVs in China

Web TV is a booming entertainment sector, and big tech companies are eager to get a piece of the action. Smart TV penetration in China is s...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 7:10 pm
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Huawei jumps on the bandwagon, will launch a set-top web TV box next week

Huawei‘s new set-top streaming video box will go on sale in China on October 22, according to QQ Tech. The company announced the Med...

  • October 17, 2013
  • at 12:13 pm
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Report: LeTV and Tencent collaborating on smart TV, announcement coming later this month

Smart TVs seem to be the hot trend in China tech these days (this month alone we’ve seen both Baidu and Xiaomi get in on the smart TV ...

  • September 12, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Xiaomi MiTV

Xiaomi unveils a smart TV with a 47-inch screen for under $500

Xiaomi launched its set-top box last year, but then rumors swirled that the young Chinese phone-maker would create a smart TV of its own as ...

  • September 5, 2013
  • at 4:03 pm
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Alibaba smart TV acquires PPTV rumor

Alibaba Needs to Acquire a Chinese Video Site to Makes Its Smart TV OS More Fun

As we explained last week, Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba has created a smart TV OS that will appear in China’s sitting rooms later...

  • July 29, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Alibaba TV launch

Alibaba is Invading China’s Sitting Rooms With Upcoming Smart TVs

As earlier rumors had indicated, Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba is launching both an Apple TV-esque set-top box for Chinese consumers, and...

  • July 23, 2013
  • at 3:05 pm
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