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Sohu seeks investors to drive growth

None of the business units at Sohu are showing big growth. Photo: AFP

Sohu.com owner of the mainland's third-largest web portal, is seeking strategic investment for its Sogou search unit to compete with Baidu for internet users and advertising. The company is also looking to buy larger video websites to provide content, said chairman and chief executive Charles Zhang.

Tuesday, 21 May, 2013, 4:00am

People's Daily Online may be first website to get domestic listing

The People's Daily online news portal, people.com.cn, may become the first domestically listed state-owned Web news organisation.

Reuters reported yesterday that it would be listed in Shanghai as early as June, quoting a person familiar with the matter. The person said: 'It'll be in June, probably June 20 because that's the date when the company was established last year.'

8 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Portal gives prospective buyers virtual tour of London homes

A new London property portal enables potential Hong Kong buyers to take a 'virtual' tour of a home on the internet and avoid the expense of flying to the city for an on-the-spot viewing, its founders say.

22 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

A cleaner look but lacking in interactivity

Web-design and other internet experts who have previewed the new government Web portal said it had a more modern look than the current site, but more work should be done to improve interactivity.

Will Ma Wai-kit, a lecturer at Shue Yan University's journalism department, said the new design would rectify the problem of the existing portal's lack of focus.

8 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Firms in uphill battle to stop porn

Mainland internet portal companies have increased self-policing efforts against pornography and other sensitive materials since the government cracked down on them six months ago.

But a NetEase.com senior executive admitted that the portals needed to work harder to set up industry-wide standards to safeguard against obscene and violent content.

26 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

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22 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Mainland Net filter leaks

'Leaky holes' have reportedly been found in the word filters that mainland online services are supposed to install to censor Internet content.

The report in the Beijing Entertainment News was a rare official acknowledgement that the government requires online information to be filtered.

24 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Internet news sites face tough new rule

Beijing yesterday unveiled a new regulation that will tighten control over the publishing of news on the Internet.

The new rule, which will come into effect next month, was outlined by Xinhua yesterday.

Operators of news portals will be required to exercise stringent control over their content.

15 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

News portals grow on government support

State-run news portals on the mainland are in no better position when it comes to showing a profit than the money-losing Internet providers, but that hasn't stopped the authorities from building more to promote the government's agenda.

4 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

What the broker said

About a year ago, global investment bank Lehman Brothers issued a report on Growth Enterprise Market-listed Internet play Hongkong.com, saying it had become one of the SAR's leading portals.

15 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Small agents combine resources online

A group of 22 small estate-agencies has formed an alliance with online agent House18.com to compete with bigger players for a larger slice of the market.

29 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Renren's China expansion unclear after portals axed

Renren Media has cancelled plans to acquire assets of three China portal operators, leaving the company's mainland expansion plan in doubt.

Renren said it had decided not to buy HireChina, Dezhela and Shanghai Xing Chuan because the portals had failed to attain certain performance levels relating to marketing, sales and content development.

22 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Content providers dealt blow by new rules

Updated at 4.57pm, Tuesday: Mainland commercial portals, which depend on more liberal news reporting to attract readers, have been dealt a blow by tough new regulations released by the Information Office under the State Council and the Ministry of Information Industry.

7 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Crackdown plans set for content providers

Beijing will take civil action and impose criminal charges against Internet operators found guilty of 'disseminating falsified securities information' over the Net.

25 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

TDC in move to broaden Web site with five industry-specific portals

Five industry-specific portals have been added to the Trade Development Council's (TDC) Web site to provide enterprises with market information and business opportunities.

Deputy executive director Anna Lai Wong Oi-ling said the portals would provide a new service platform for Hong Kong's small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs).

24 Oct 2000 - 12:00am