China quick review : Shinetech Software & Intershop, Malware & QQ, Baskin-Robbins in China

By January 31, 2013
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Shinetech Software brings intershop e-Commerce solutions to China / NQ Mobile threat Alert: "Bill Shocker" Mobile Malware is using Tencent QQ Messenger and Sohu News / Baskin-Robbins announces big offline expansion plans in China

Shinetech Software brings intershop e-Commerce solutions to China

Intershop announced its partnership with Shinetech Software to bring China's retail market its e-commerce multi-channel platform. Shinetech Software is offering application development outsourcing, testing, systems integration, and solution delivery services from operations centers in China. Over the past 10 years, Shinetech has experience in the financial, manufacturing, healthcare, telecommunications, media, software, government, energy, education, e-commerce, and online gaming sectors. Headquartered in Beijing, the company has offices in New York, London, Shanghai, and Suzhou. Intershop Communications AG is a provider of e-commerce solutions. Intershop offers packaged software for internet sales, complemented by services including comprehensive online marketing consulting and a transaction platform for order-, supplier-, product- and channel management. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, and Australia.

NQ Mobile threat Alert: "Bill Shocker" Mobile Malware

A recently discovered malware is potentially one of the most costly viruses yet discovered, warns NQ Mobile, aprovider of mobile Internet services. The "Bill Shocker" (a.expense.Extension.a) virus has already impacted 620,000 users in China and poses a threat to unprotected Android devices worldwide. Bill Shocker is an SDK designed by malware developers that infects several of the most popular apps in China, including Tencent QQ Messenger and Sohu News. The infected versions of these apps are further distributed by third-party online app stores and retail installation channels. What the Infection Does Bill Shocker downloads in the background, without arousing the mobile device owner's suspicion. The infection can then take remote control of the device, including the contact list, Internet connections and dialing and texting functions. Once the malware has turned the phone into a "zombie," the infection uses the device to send text message to the profit of advertisers. In many cases, the threat will overrun the user's bundling quota, which subjects the user to additional charges.

Baskin-Robbins announces big offline expansion plans in China

The chain of ice cream specialty shops, announced the signing of five new franchise agreements to expand the brand's presence in China. The new franchise agreements include plans to open 249 additional Baskin-Robbins shops across China over the next 10 years, more than tripling the brand's presence in the country. The five new Baskin-Robbins franchisees and their development plans include: Wuhan Baba Commerce and Trade Ltd. plans to develop 50 locations in Hubei province over the next 10 years. Tianjin Aishike Catering Management Co., Ltd. plans to develop 39 shops in Tianjin City over the next 10 years. Hebei Banno Food Service Co., Ltd. plans to develop 50 locations in Hebei province over the next 10 years. No. 31 Shenyang Cold Beverage Co., Ltd. plans to develop 50 shops in Liaoning province over the next 10 years. Beijing Rongshengyuan Dining Culture Co., Ltd. plans to develop 60 locations in Shandong province over the next 10 years.  On a worldwide basis, Baskin-Robbins has nearly 7,000 locations in nearly 50 countries around the world. .

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