Experience the pulse of Asia's innovation and connect with Asia's technology industry!Love our content? We love you too!Organizing an event? Share it with Asia's tech community on e27!Change the world! Over 200 tech industry jobs in Asia and growing
News  13, Jul 2012

NTT DOCOMO confirms joint venture with China’s search giant Baidu with 20% investment in Baidu Yi Xin


According to The Next Web, Japanese mobile operator DoCoMo has just completed a $22.5 million investment for a 20 percent share in Baidu Yi Xin, a joint venture with Chinese search firm Baidu which will provide value-added services and digital content for mobile devices in the country.

The official press statement reads: “Starting in August, Baidu Yi Xin plans to provide content from Japan on its platform. For the first batch, the company will collaborate with DeNA Co., a major Japanese provider of social games, e-commerce and other Web services, and its Chinese subsidiary to distribute Japan-made content localized for the Chinese market.”

Recently, DoCoMo also invested in Cooliris, the company behind AdJitsu as well as Cooliris. Looks like mobile operators around the region are actively looking into investment opportunities, especially cross border investments. Local mobile operator SingTel, through its venture arm SingTel Innov8, is also aggressively investing. In June alone, it invested in Cayman-based General Mobile as well as Boston-based mobile ad exchange Nexage, two multi-million dollar investments.

Jacky Yap

Jacky Yap

Having spent one year abroad in Shanghai under the NUS Overseas College Programme, Jacky has an avid interest in entrepreneurship and web based startups. Jacky used to run N-House, Singapore's first entrepreneurial themed residence in NUS, and was also part of the organizing team for Startup Weekend Singapore 2012. You can reach him at jacky [at] e27 [dot] co

Work for a Startup

Management Associate
TIEN Academy
Trabol.com – Bus Ticket Booking,Online Bus Reservation,Travels Online Booking
Web Developer
iFoundries (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd
Android Developer
Saena Partners
Financial Operations Associate
Saena Partners