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Pearl Research Publishes June 2008 China Technology Update

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Pearl Research's new June 2008 report updates digital entertainment, technology, Internet and consumer trends in China. Companies covered include Tencent, Baidu, Kingsoft, Perfect World, Shanda, Sina, Sohu, China Mobile, among others.

It also includes a bonus analysis of Perfect World's ChiBi and Tencent's upcoming Dungeon & Fighter. Please contact us for an excerpt.

Chinese Consumers Have Mixed Reactions to Apple’s iPhone

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San Francisco, CA, - Consulting firm Pearl Research today released a study detailing Chinese consumer purchase intent for Apple’s iPhone. The iPhone has not been officially released in China, but can be found on store shelves through gray imports. China could be a significant market for Apple with its 565 million mobile phone users and trend-conscious consumers.

Games market in China up 60% in 2007 to $1.66 billion

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China’s online games market raked in an impressive $1.66 billion in 2007, up 60%. These findings are contained in Pearl Research’s new report, “Games Market in China” which can be sampled here:

The biggest gainers were game operators Shanda (up 49% to $338 million), Giant (up 274% to $209 million), The9 (up 30% to $175 million) and Perfect World (up 593% to $95 million). Coinciding with this revenue growth was a wave of initial public offerings (IPOs) by game operators Giant, Perfect World, NetDragon and KingSoft.

Pearl Research Study Shows Google Lacks Awareness Among Chinese Internet Users

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Based on interviews with the Chinese youth demographic, Google continues to struggle with lower user awareness, compared to Chinese search engine Baidu. These findings are contained in consulting firm Pearl Research’s new report “Baidu vs. Google: A Study of Search Engine Preferences among Chinese Youth.” A sample of the report can be found here:

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