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Shanda seeks stability in new president

Shanda founder Chen Tianqiao poses in his company's headquarters in Shanghai, China, on February 20, 2006. Photo: Bloomberg

Shanda has a 50 per cent chance of starting to realize its potential under a new president, though success will hinge on the support he gets from founder Chen Tianqiao.

Thursday, 8 November, 2012, 2:15pm

Shanda still on track for expansion

Shanda Interactive Entertainment, which owns the mainland's third-largest online games operator, expects its expansion initiatives to remain on track despite posting a 90 per cent dive in earnings during the third quarter.

3 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Social networking is name of the game

Shanda Games, the mainland's third-largest online games operator and publisher, plans to make an aggressive push to develop new social-networking-based offerings and acquire games studios to expand its domestic market share and pick up new business overseas.

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Game firms tap new markets

Mainland developers see overseas sales increase fivefold

Mainland online game companies are enjoying increasing success overseas, especially in smaller countries that cannot support their own game industries.

1 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Online game leader Shanda posts 21.8pc profit rise

Shanda Interactive Entertainment, the largest online game company on the mainland, reported a 21.8 per cent increase in fourth-quarter profit after it upgraded titles and strengthened promotions.

27 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Mind to showcase children's personal computer in Hong Kong

16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Perfect World targets US$117m from Nasdaq ADS offering

Perfect World, a Beijing-based developer of 3D online computer games, expects to raise US$117 million from an initial public offering of American depositary shares, according to a regulatory filing.

17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Firms have history of clashes

Shanghai-based Nineyou is not the first Chinese online game company to clash with game developers.

Shanda, the mainland's leading online game company, was in dispute from 2003 to 2005 with South Korea's Actoz Soft and Wemade Entertainment, which developed Shanda's then most popular game, Legend of Mir II.

10 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Zheng Tu Network targets US$300m in Nasdaq stock offering

Shanghai online game company Zheng Tu Network Technology plans to raise up to US$300 million from a Nasdaq listing as soon as the end of this year, cashing in on one of the fastest-growing markets in the world for internet games, sources said.

20 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Shanda hits jackpot on Sina share sale and free-to-play model

Shanda Interactive Entertainment, the mainland's second-largest online game operator, increased its first-quarter profit 38-fold from a year earlier after selling shares in Sina and on higher revenue from its free-to-play game model.

24 May 2007 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The report 'Curbs will not affect gaming shares' yesterday should have said Shanda and Netease are listed on Nasdaq, not in the mainland. The error was introduced in the editing process.

12 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Shanda turns around as play-for-free strategy pays off

Shanda Interactive Entertainment, the mainland's second-largest online game operator, intends to offer at no charge most of the six new titles it is launching this year, as its bet on free games proved to be a winner, helping the firm return to profit in the fourth quarter.

14 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Sina profit drops 15pc as wireless sales slide

Portal's 42pc ad revenue jump fails to halt setback from China Mobile rules

Sina Corp, the largest online portal in China, reported a 15 per cent drop in quarterly earnings as growth in online advertising was undercut by weakness in wireless services.

9 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Shanda beats analyst estimates

Shares surge after firm reports less than expected 40pc drop in net profit as free-to-play move lifts interest

17 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Sina springs poison pill on Shanda

Mainland web portal Sina Corp has adopted a 'poison pill' defence to block a potential hostile takeover by online game operator Shanda Interactive Entertainment - a move likely to disappoint investors dreaming of synergies between the two internet giants.

23 Feb 2005 - 12:00am