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03/20/2017KongZhong Corporation Announces Shareholders' Approval of Merger Agreement
BEIJING, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ) ("KongZhong" or the "Company"), a leading online game developer and operator in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that, at an extraordinary general meeting ("EGM") held today, the Company's shareholders voted in favor of the proposal to authorize and approve the previously announced agreement and plan of merger dated as of December 1, 2016 (the "Merger Agreement"), by and among the Company, Linkedsee... 
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02/08/2017KongZhong Corporation Announces Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders
BEIJING, Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ) ("KongZhong" or the "Company"), a leading online game developer and operator in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that it has called an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders (the "EGM), to be held on March 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (Beijing time), at 35th Floor, Tengda Plaza, No. 168, Xizhimenwai Street, Beijing, 100044, the People's Republic of China, to consider and vote on, among other matters,... 
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12/15/2016KongZhong Corporation Announces Results of 2016 Annual General Meeting
BEIJING, Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced the results of its 2016 Annual General Meeting which was held on December 15, 2016 in Beijing, China. Its shareholders have adopted several resolutions. The shareholders of KZ voted to: (1) Re-elect Leilei Wang as a Director for an additional three-year term; (2) Re-elect Xiaoxin Chen as an Independent Director for an additio... 
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12/05/2016KongZhong Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2016 Unaudited Financial Results
BEIJING, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online game publisher and developer in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter of 2016. Third Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights Total revenues for the third quarter of 2016 were US$40.97 mn, an 11.61% decrease from the second quarter of 2016 but a 6.19% increase from the same period last year. Total gross profit was US$18.97 mn, a 16.32% decrease from the second qu... 
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12/01/2016KongZhong Corporation Enters into Definitive Agreement for Going Private Transaction
BEIJING, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ) ("KongZhong" or the "Company"), a leading online game developer and operator in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger (the "Merger Agreement") with Linkedsee Limited ("Parent") and Wiseman International Limited ("Merger Sub"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent, pursuant to which the Company will be acquired by an investor consortium in an... 
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11/23/2016KongZhong to Announce Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results on December 5th, 2016
BEIJING, Nov. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, announced that it will release its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30th 2016, after the close of the U.S. market on Monday, December 5th, 2016. The Company will host a corresponding conference call and live webcast to discuss the results at 7:30PM Eastern Time (ET) on Monday, December 5th, 2016 (8:30AM Beijing/Hong Kong Time, T... 
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11/07/2016KongZhong Corporation Announces 2016 Annual General Meeting Date
Beijing, China, November 7, 2016- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced that the Company's Board of Directors announced the 2016 annual general meeting will be held at 2:00 PM (Beijing/Hong Kong Time), December 15, 2016 in Beijing. About KongZhong: KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), listed on Nasdaq in 2004, is a leading online game developer and operator in China. KongZhong operates three main bu... 
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08/29/2016KongZhong Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2016 Unaudited Financial Results
BEIJING, Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online game publisher and developer in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter of 2016. Second Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights Total revenues for the second quarter of 2016 were US$ 46.35 mn, a 9.90% decrease from the first quarter of 2016 and a 2.52% decrease from the same period last year. Total gross profit was US$ 22.67 mn, a 2.60% increase from the first q... 
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08/25/2016KongZhong Announces Receipt of Revised Non-binding Proposal to Acquire the Company
BEIJING, Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation  (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, today announced that its board of directors (the "Board") has received a revised non-binding proposal letter, dated August 25, 2016, from Mr. Leilei Wang, chairman and chief executive officer of the Company, and IDG-Accel China Growth Fund II L.P., who, together with certain other parties, formed a buyer group (the "Buyer Group") to acquire all of the outstanding... 
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08/18/2016KongZhong to Announce Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results on August 29th, 2016
BEIJING, Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 2016 KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online game publisher and developer in the PRC, announced that it will release its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30th 2016, after the close of the U.S. market on Monday, August 29th, 2016. The Company will host a corresponding conference call and live webcast to discuss the results at 7:30PM Eastern Standard Time(EST) on Monday, August 29th, 2016 (7:30AM Beijing/Hong Kong ... 
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08/12/2016KongZhong Corporation Signs Agreement with WGN regarding World of Tanks: Blitz and Iron Storm
BEIJING, Aug. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ) (the "Company"), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, announced that the Company and its affiliate, Beijing AirInbox Information Technologies Company Limited ("Kong Beijing" and, together with the Company, the "Kong Parties") have executed a letter agreement (the "Letter Agreement") Wargaming.net Limited ("WGN") on August 6, 2016. In August 2010, Kong Beijing entered into a "World of Tanks" licensi... 
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06/15/2016KongZhong Corporation Reports First Quarter 2016 Unaudited Financial Results
BEIJING, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online game publisher and developer in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2016. First Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights Total revenues for the first quarter of 2016 were US$ 51.44 mn, a 21.11% increase from the fourth quarter of 2015 and a 1.84% increase from the same period last year. Total gross profit was US$ 22.10 mn, a 16.18% increase from the fourth ... 
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05/31/2016KongZhong to Announce First Quarter 2016 Financial Results on June 15, 2016
BEIJING, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online game publisher and developer in the PRC, announced that it will release its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31st 2016, after the close of the U.S. market on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016. The Company will host a corresponding conference call and live webcast to discuss the results at 7:30PM Eastern Standard Time(EST) on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 (7:30AM Beijing/Hong Kong Time... 
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03/24/2016KongZhong Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter 2015 Unaudited Financial Results
BEIJING, March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter of 2015 and full year 2015. Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Highlights Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2015 were US$ 42.48mn, exceeding the guidance range of US$ 41mn to US$ 42mn. Total gross profit was US$ 19.02mn, within the guidance range of US$ 19mn to US$ 20mn. Net inco... 
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03/14/2016KongZhong to Announce Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results on March 24th, 2016
BEIJING, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, announced that it will release its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter ended  December 31st 2015, after the close of the U.S. market on Thursday, March 24th, 2016. The Company will host a corresponding conference call and live webcast to discuss the results at 7:30PM Eastern Time (ET) on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 (7:30AM Beijing/Hong Kong Time,... 
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12/16/2015KongZhong Corporation Announces Results of 2015 Annual General Meeting
BEIJING, Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced the results of its 2015 Annual General Meeting which was held on December 16, 2015 in Beijing, China. Its shareholders have adopted several resolutions. The shareholders of KZ voted to: (1) Re-elect Hope Ni as an Independent Director for an additional three-year term; (2) Re-elect Tai Fan as a Director for an additional 3-yea... 
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11/26/2015KongZhong Corporation Signs Agreement to Sell Portion of its Stake in Ourgame for Roughly US$30.9 Million in Cash
BEIJING, Nov. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ) (the "Company"), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, today announced that its board of directors has approved the sale of a portion of its shareholding in Ourgame International Holdings Limited ("6899.HK") ("Ourgame") to Glassy Mind Holdings Limited. Pursuant to the terms and conditions of a sales and purchase agreement between the Company and Glassy Mind Holdings Limited, dated as of November 24,... 
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11/23/2015KongZhong Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2015 Unaudited Financial Results
BEIJING, Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter of 2015. Third Quarter 2015 Financial Highlights Total revenues for the third quarter of 2015 were US$ 38.58mn. Total gross profit was US$ 16.90mn. Net income was US$ 3.90mn, with diluted net income per American Depositary Shares ("ADS") of US$ 0.08. Non-GAAP net income was US$ 4.5... 
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11/12/2015KongZhong Corporation Announces 2015 Annual General Meeting Date
BEIJING, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced that the Company's Board of Directors announced the 2015 annual general meeting will be held at 2:00 PM, December 16, 2015 in Beijing.  About KongZhong KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), listed on Nasdaq in 2004, is a leading online game developer and operator in China. KongZhong operates three main business units, namel... 
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11/03/2015KongZhong Special Committee Retains Financial Advisors and Legal Counsel
BEIJING, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ;) ("KongZhong" or the "Company"), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, today announced that the special committee (the "Special Committee") of the Company's board of directors has retained Duff & Phelps, LLC and Duff & Phelps Securities LLC as its financial advisors and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom as its legal counsel in connection with its review and evaluation of the preliminary n... 
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10/27/2015KongZhong to Announce Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results on November 23rd, 2015
BEIJING, Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, announced that it will release its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30th 2015, after the close of the U.S. market on Monday, November 23rd, 2015. The Company will host a corresponding conference call and live webcast to discuss the results at 7:30PM Eastern Time (ET) on Monday, November 23rd, 2015 (8:30AM Beijing/Hong Kong Time,... 
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08/17/2015KongZhong Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2015 Unaudited Financial Results
BEIJING, Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter of 2015. Second Quarter 2015 Financial Highlights Total revenues for the second quarter of 2015 were US$ 47.55 mn. Total gross loss was US$15.29 mn but total gross profit, excluding the effect of US$ 35.21 mn impairment loss on intangible assets related to the full carrying value ... 
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08/06/2015KongZhong to Announce Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results on August 17th, 2015
BEIJING, Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, announced that it will release its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30th, 2015, after the close of the U.S. market on Monday,  August 17th, 2015. The Company will host a corresponding conference call and live webcast to discuss the results at 7:30PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Monday, August 17th, 2015 (7:30AM Beijing/Hong Kong T... 
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07/08/2015KongZhong Announces Formation of Independent Special Committee to Consider "going private" Proposal to Acquire the Company
BEIJING, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, today announced that its board of directors (the "Board") has formed a special committee consisting of two independent directors, Ms. Hope Ni and Mr. Xiaolong Li, and delegated to the special committee the exclusive power and authority of the Board to, among other things, evaluate and respond to the previously announced non-binding "going private" proposal that the... 
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06/29/2015KongZhong Announces Receipt of a Preliminary Non-Binding Proposal to Acquire the Company
BEIJING, June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, today announced that its board of directors (the "Board") has received a preliminary non-binding proposal letter, dated June 29, 2015, from Mr. Leilei Wang, chairman and chief executive officer of the Company, and IDG-Accel China Growth Fund II L.P. ("IDG) to acquire all of the outstanding ordinary shares of the Company not owned by them or their affiliates (the "... 
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05/20/2015KongZhong Corporation Reports First Quarter 2015 Unaudited Financial Results
BEIJING, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kong Zhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2015. First Quarter 2015 Financial Highlights Total revenues for the first quarter of 2015 were US$ 50.51 mn, exceeding the guidance range of US$ 46 mn to US$ 47 mn. Total gross profit was US$ 19.11 mn, exceeding the guidance range of US$ 17 mn to US$ 18 mn. Net income was US$ 4.2... 
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04/30/2015KongZhong to Announce First Quarter 2015 Financial Results on May 20, 2015
BEIJING, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, announced that it will release its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015, after the close of the U.S. market on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The Company will host a corresponding conference call and live webcast to discuss the results at 7:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (7:30 AM Beijing/Hong Kong Time... 
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03/11/2015KongZhong Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter 2014 Unaudited Financial Results
BEIJING, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014 and full year 2014. Fourth Quarter 2014 Financial Highlights Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014 increased 3.4% from the third quarter of 2014 and increased 43.5% from the same period last year to US$ 61.64 mn, exceeding the guidance range of US$ 59 mn to US$ 60 mn. ... 
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02/16/2015KongZhong to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Results on March 11, 2015
BEIJING, Feb. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, today announced that it will release unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, after the close of the U.S. market on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. The Company will host a corresponding conference call and live webcast to discuss the results at 7:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 (7:30 ... 
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12/30/2014KongZhong Corporation Announces Strategic Investment in Forgame Holdings Limited
BEIJING, Dec. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online game developer and operator in China, today announced that it has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire approximately 8.89 mn existing ordinary shares of Forgame Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 00484.HK, "Forgame") with a cash consideration of HK$ 14.00 per ordinary share or a total consideration of approximately HK$ 124.51 mn (equivalent to approximately US$ 16.0 mn at current exchange rate) v... 
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12/18/2014KongZhong Corporation Announces Results of 2014 Annual General Meeting
BEIJING, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ:KZ), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, today announced the results of its 2014 Annual General Meeting which was held on December 18, 2014 in Beijing, China.  Its shareholders have adopted several resolutions. The shareholders of KZ voted to: (1) Re-elect Mr. Jay Chang as a Director and Mr. Xiaolong Li as an Independent Director for each three-year terms.  (2) Appoint Mr. Zhi Wang as a new Independent... 
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11/24/2014KongZhong Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2014 Unaudited Financial Results
BEIJING, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014. Third Quarter 2014 Financial Highlights Total revenues were US$ 60.14 mn, an increase of 3.9% from the second quarter of 2014 and 36.4% from the same period last year. Total gross profit was US$ 23.83 mn, an increase of 24.8% from the same period last year. ... 
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11/03/2014KongZhong Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results on November 24, 2014
BEIJING, Nov.  3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, today announces that it will release unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014, after the close of the U.S. market on Monday, November 24, 2014. The Company will host a corresponding conference call and live webcast to discuss the results at 7:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Monday, November 24, 2014 (8:30 AM Beijing/Hong ... 
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10/17/2014KongZhong Corporation Announces Special Cash Dividend of USD 0.88 per ADS
BEIJING, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a special one-time cash dividend of US$0.022 per ordinary share, or US$0.88 per American Depositary Share ("ADS"). Record holders of the Company's ordinary shares and holders of the Company's ADSs, each representing forty ordinary shares, at the close of business on October 27, 2014 (the "Record Date") wi... 
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08/27/2014KongZhong Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2014 Unaudited Financial Results
BEIJING, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Second Quarter 2014 Financial Highlights Total revenues were US$ 57.87 mn, an increase of 16.7% from the first quarter of 2014 and 32.8% from the same period last year, in line with the guidance range of US$ 57.5 mn to US$ 58.5 mn. Total gross profit was US$... 
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08/05/2014KongZhong to Announce Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results on August 27, 2014
BEIJING, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KZ), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, today announced that it will release unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, after the close of the U.S. market on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. The Company will host a corresponding conference call and live webcast to discuss the results at 7:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (7:30 AM Beijing/Hong Kon... 
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06/13/2014KongZhong Announces Ticker Symbol Change to KZ
Enhances Investor Relations Website BEIJING, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (KONG), a leading online games publisher and developer in the PRC, today officially announced that, effective June 16, 2014, the Company's American Depository Receipts (ADR) will commence trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the new trading symbol "KZ" (NASDAQ:KZ). The change represents the company's efforts to better align its company branding as an online games company. The p... 
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05/28/2014KongZhong Corporation Reports First Quarter 2014 Unaudited Financial Results
BEIJING, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. First Quarter 2014 Financial Highlights Total revenues were US$ 49.61 mn, an increase of 13.2% from the fourth quarter of 2013 and 3.5% from the same period last year, exceeding the guidance range of US$ 45.5 mn to US$ 46.5 mn. Gross profit wa... 
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05/15/2014KongZhong Officially Launches Guild Wars 2 to Open Beta in China on May 15th 2014
BEIJING, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today officially announced that the most-anticipated 3D fantasy MMORPG Guild Wars 2 begins its Open Beta Test today at 10:00 am on May 15th with 33 server groups prepared for Chinese players. Finally, Guild Wars 2, a world-class revolutionary MMO with over 5 years dedicated to development and innovative core gameplay, formally opens its arms to welcom... 
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05/13/2014Guild Wars 2 China Pre-Open Beta Celebration Event Hosted in Beijing
BEIJING, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today hosted the Pre-Open Beta Celebration Event for Guild Wars 2 on May 13th, 2014, called "Guild Wars 2 Evening of Celebration Event". Leilei Wang, CEO of Kongzhong Corporation and Mike O'Brien, President of ArenaNet, together announced the May 15th Open Beta of Guild Wars 2 along with the teams of Kongzhong and ArenaNet. The event was hosted at ... 
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05/05/2014KongZhong to Announce First Quarter 2014 Financial Results on May 28, 2014
BEIJING, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in China, today announced that it will release unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, after the close of the U.S. market on Wednesday, May 28 , 2014. The Company will host a corresponding conference call and live webcast to discuss the results at 7:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 (7:30 AM Bei... 
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04/30/2014Guild Wars 2 China Begins Head-start Open Beta on May 1st
BEIJING, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, will officially launch Guild Wars® 2, the groundbreaking fantasy MMO developed by ArenaNet, to begin its two-week long head-start open beta in China. The full open beta is set to begin on May 15th. Guild Wars 2 is the first major MMORPG in the China market to pioneer the CDKey business model without subscription, and with that innovation in the C... 
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04/27/2014KongZhong's "Kooky Three Kingdoms" lands on South Korea's largest mobile gaming platform Kakao Game
BEIJING, April 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (KONG), a leading Chinese mobile game and internet company, today announced their partnership with Kakao Corporation of South Korea. KongZhong's self developed, premium mobile game "Kooky Three Kingdoms" will become the first product of the partnership, landing on Kakao Game Center which is the largest mobile gaming platform in South Korea in early May. "Kooky Three Kingdoms" is a Chinese Three Kingdoms era, fantasy themed MMORPG m... 
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04/20/2014KongZhong announces the WAR SAGA Brand, creating China's leading military online game platform
BEIJING, April 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today has officially announced, the "WAR SAGA" brand, "the leading brand for online military games in China", at a press conference at the Wangzuo Film Production Base in Beijing. Attendees at the event included Leilei Wang, the Chairman and CEO of KongZhong, Victor Kislyi, the founder and CEO of Wargaming, Oleg Gotynyan, the development director of... 
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04/01/2014Guild Wars 2 China Pre-Orders Begin April 2, Open Beta Launch Set for May 15
BEIJING, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the People's Republic of China, today announced details for the China launch of Guild Wars 2®, the groundbreaking fantasy MMO developed by ArenaNet. KongZhong announced that the open beta launch for Guild Wars 2 in mainland China will start on May 15th, the first territory in Asia to launch the game, with pre-orders beginning on April 2nd. The pre-order sa... 
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03/20/2014KongZhong Announces Guild Wars 2 China CD-Key Price of RMB 88 per unit, Large Scale Beta Weekend Event and Pre-orders starting on April 2nd 2014
BEIJING, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today has officially announced the CD-Key price of Guild Wars 2, the groundbreaking fantasy MMO developed by ArenaNet, for the China market. From April 2nd 2014, KongZhong will officially start pre-order sales of Guild Wars 2 in China at the price of 88.00 RMB. Details for the Open Beta launch for Guild Wars 2 will be announced shortly. Moreover,... 
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02/27/2014Guild Wars 2China Commercialization Strategy Confirmed, Free Closed Beta Test Starts on March 11
BEIJING, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ:KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today has officially announced its commercialization strategy of Guild Wars 2, the groundbreaking fantasy MMO developed by ArenaNet in the west, when the hit online game publishes in China with partner KongZhong. Guild Wars 2 China will keep the same premium game play experience and innovative business model: players just pay for the game key ... 
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02/24/2014KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Results
BEIJING, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter of 2013 and full year 2013. Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights: Revenues exceed guidance - Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013 decreased 0.6% from the third quarter of 2013 but increased 2.8% from the same period last year to US$ 43.84 mn, excee... 
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01/31/2014KongZhong Corporation Announces Strategic Investment in Ourgame International Holdings Limited
BEIJING, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading digital entertainment company in China, today announced it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a minority interest in Ourgame International Holdings Limited ("Ourgame" also known as "LianZhong") for a total consideration of RMB 100.0 mn in cash (equivalent to roughly US$ 16.5 mn at current exchange rates). The board of directors of the Company has approved the transaction, which is set to close b... 
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01/28/2014KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2013 Fourth Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading digital entertainment company in China, plans to release its 2013 fourth quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on February 24, 2014. The Company will host a conference call at 7:30 pm (EST) to discuss the result. (Speakers) Leilei Wang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jay Chang, Chief Financial Officer Hong Kong Time: February 25, 2014, Tuesday, 8:30 am ... 
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01/15/2014KongZhong Partners with Soha Game to Launch Mobile Game "Hero and Goddess" to the Vietnam Game Market
BEIJING, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ:KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, announced a strategic partnership with leading Vietnamese game publisher, Soha Game, to publish its self-developed mobile game "Hero and Goddess", taking a first step to expand into the burgeoning South East Asia mobile game market. KONG self-developed "Hero and Goddess" is a strategy RPG mobile game set against a simulated Western mytholog... 
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01/09/2014KongZhong Internet Games Granted Three of China's Most Prestigious Game Awards, the Golden Plume Awards, in 2013
BEIJING, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, was granted three awards at the Golden Plume Awards 2013 ceremony held on January 9th in Hangzhou, China. The Golden Plume Awards, held by the ChinaJoy Committee, also known as the Chinese Industry's "Game Oscar", are the most influential gaming awards in China. At this year's award ceremony, KongZhong Internet Games received the "Players' Mos... 
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01/09/2014KongZhong Launches Mobile RPG Game "Kooky Three Kingdoms" to Open Beta Success
BEIJING, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ:KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, successfully released one of its self developed mobile games, Kooky Three Kingdoms, on January 6th to the China market. It was simultaneously released on multiple smartphone game platforms including 360, UCWeb, 91, PP, Peasecod, Duoku and Gfan, etc. On two of China's leading smartphone game channels, 360 and 91, players have given Kooky Three K... 
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12/18/2013KongZhong Corporation Announces Results of 2013 Annual General Meeting
BEIJING, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ:KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, announced today the results of its 2013 Annual General Meeting which was held on December 18, 2013 in Beijing, China. Its shareholders have adopted several resolutions. Shareholders voted to: Re-elect Leilei Wang as Director and Xiaoxin Chen as Independent Director for each three-year terms, Appoint Xiaolong Li as new Independent directors ... 
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11/20/2013KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results
BEIJING, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter 2013 financial results. Third Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights: Revenues exceed guidance - Total revenues for the third quarter of 2013 increased 1.2% from the second quarter of 2013 but a 11.7% decline from the same period last year to US$ 44.08 mn, exceeding ... 
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11/08/2013KongZhong Partners with Eutechnyx to Publish , the First Free-to-Play Simulated Online Car Racing Game in China
BEIJING, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, announced today its strategic partnership with well known British car racing game developer Eutechnyx, where KongZhong will have exclusive rights to publish and operate the simulated car racing game <Auto Club Revolution> ("ACR") in Mainland China. Auto Club Revolution is a free-to-play simulated online racing game and car enthusiast ... 
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10/28/2013KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2013 Third Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading digital entertainment company in China, plans to release its 2013 third quarter financial results after the U.S. financial markets close on November 20, 2013. The Company will host a conference call at 7:30 pm (EST) to discuss the result. (Speakers) Leilei Wang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jay Chang, Chief Financial Officer Hong Kong Time: November 21... 
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09/10/2013Kongzhong Obtains Exclusive PC and Mobile Game Adaptation Rights for the Famous Mainland China produced "KuiBa" Animated Film Series of Works
BEIJING, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kongzhong Corporation (NASDAQ:KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, announced today its strategic partnership with Vasoon Animation Co., Ltd., a leading Chinese animation production Company, by obtaining the mobile and PC game adaptation rights for the 5 "KuiBa" animated series of movies as well as the global exclusive publishing rights for those games. These rights include the already produced Kuiba films, K... 
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09/06/2013KongZhong Begins its 2nd Closed Beta Test of the Award winning MMORPG, Guild Wars 2, in China on September 17th 2013
BEIJING, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kongzhong Corporation (NASDAQ:KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, announced that it will begin its 2nd Closed Beta Test (CBT) of the Award winning MMORPG Guild Wars 2 in China at 2:00pm on Sept.17th.  Guild Wars® 2 is a visually stunning MMO that offers players the epic grandeur of a massive role playing environment combined with innovative combat mechanics, dynamic events, and customized personal storytelli... 
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08/25/2013Kongzhong Partners with Nival to Publish "Blitzkrieg 3" Exclusively in China
BEIJING, Aug. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kongzhong Corporation (NASDAQ:KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, announced today its strategic partnership with well known Russian game developer Nival, where KongZhong will have exclusive rights to publish and operate the new RTS PVP game "Blitzkrieg 3" in mainland China. This agreement also further bolsters and expands Kongzhong existing war genre online game pipeline. Blitzkrieg 3 is the sequel of cla... 
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08/19/2013KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results
BEIJING, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter 2013 financial results. Second Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights: Revenues inline with guidance - Total revenues for the second quarter of 2013 decreased 12.8% from the same period last year and 9.1% from the first quarter of  2013 to US$ 43.58 mn, inline with ... 
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08/15/2013KongZhong Launches Project to Salvage Flying Tigers Fighter Aircraft in China
BEIJING, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ:KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC and operator of the Wargaming War Saga game, "World of Warplanes", announced today the launch of the "Flying Tigers Salvage Project" in Dian Lake of Yunnan, China, to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the Sino-Japanese War victory as well as the history of alliance between the U.S. and China.  This undertaking received the approval and full s... 
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07/09/2013KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2013 Second Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading digital entertainment company in China, plans to release its 2013 second quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on August 19, 2013. The Company will host a conference call at 7:30 pm (EDT) to discuss the result. (Speakers) Leilei Wang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jay Chang, Chief Financial Officer Hong Kong Time: August 20, 2013, Tuesday, 7:30 am ... 
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05/21/2013KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited First Quarter 2013 Financial Results
BEIJING, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter 2013 financial results. First Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights: Revenues exceeds guidance – Total revenues for the first quarter of 2013 increased 9.3% from the same period last year and 12.4% from the fourth quarter of 2012 to US$ 47.94 mn, exceeding the guidan... 
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04/22/2013KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2013 First Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading digital entertainment company in China, plans to release its 2013 first quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on May 21, 2013. The Company will host a conference call at 7:30 pm (EDT) to discuss the result. (Speakers) Leilei Wang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jay Chang, Chief Financial Officer Hong Kong Time: May 22, 2013, Wednesday, 7:30 am ... 
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02/21/2013KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results
BEIJING, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2012 financial results. Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Highlights: Revenues -- Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 were US$ 42.63 mn, slightly below the prior guidance range of US$ 43 mn to US$ 44 mn. Gross profit -- Total gro... 
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01/28/2013KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2012 Fourth Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading digital entertainment company in China, plans to release its 2012 fourth quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on February 21, 2013. The Company will host a conference call at 7:30 pm (EDT) to discuss the result. (Speakers) Leilei Wang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jay Chang, Chief Financial Officer Hong Kong Time: February 22, 2013, Friday, 8... 
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11/14/2012KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results
BEIJING, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter of 2012. Third Quarter 2012 Financial Highlights: Revenues - Total revenues for the third quarter of 2012 were US$ 49.91 mn compared to guidance of US$ 50 mn to US$ 51 mn. Gross profit - Total gross profit was US$ 19.07 mn in 3Q12 compared to guidance of ... 
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10/23/2012KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2012 Third Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading digital entertainment company in China, plans to release its 2012 third quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on November 14, 2012. The Company will host a conference call at 7:30 pm (EDT) to discuss the result. (Speakers) Leilei Wang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jay Chang, Chief Financial Officer Hong Kong Time: November 15, 2012, Thursday, 8:30 am Easte... 
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08/29/2012KongZhong Corporation Partners with ArenaNet to bring Guild Wars 2 to the China Online Game Market
BEIJING, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with ArenaNet, Inc, developer of the renowned Guild Wars franchise, to bring Guild Wars 2 (www.guildwars2.com) to the mainland China online game market as its exclusive mainland China partner. Guild Wars 2 is a visually stunning game that is poised to revolutionize the... 
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08/14/2012KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results
BEIJING, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter of 2012. Second Quarter 2012 Financial Highlights: Revenues inline with guidance - Total revenues for the second quarter of 2012 increased 14% from the first quarter of 2012 to US$ 50 mn, inline with the Company's 2Q12 revenue guidance range of US$ 49 mn ... 
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08/02/2012KongZhong Corporation Partners with Meteor Entertainment to bring Hawken to the China Online Game market
BEIJING, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Meteor Entertainment, Inc. to bring its game Hawken (www.playhawken.com) to the mainland China online game market. As part of this agreement, KONG has granted a warrant to Meteor for the purchase of up to 40 million of the KONG's ordinary shares (equivalent to 1 ... 
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07/16/2012KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2012 Second Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading digital entertainment company in China, plans to release its 2012 second quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on August 14, 2012. The Company will host a conference call at 7:30 pm (EDT) to discuss the result. (Speakers) Leilei Wang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jay Chang, Chief Financial Officer Hong Kong Time: Augu... 
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05/16/2012KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited First Quarter 2012 Financial Results
BEIJING, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter 2012 financial results. First Quarter 2012 Financial Highlights: Revenues exceeds guidance - Total revenues for the first quarter of 2012 increased 12% from the fourth quarter of 2011 to US$ 43.84 mn, exceeding the Company's 1Q12 revenue guidance range... 
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05/14/2012KongZhong Corporation and Wargaming.net Announce Strategic Partnership
BEIJING, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced that it has entered into a series of agreements with Wargaming.net to create a strategic partnership for all of Wargaming.net's existing and future games in the mainland China market, including but not limited to World of Tanks, World of Warplanes and World of Battleships. As part of this partnership, KONG's board ... 
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04/24/2012KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2012 First Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading digital entertainment company in China, plans to release its 2012 first quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on May 16, 2012. The Company will host a conference call at 7:30 pm (EDT) to discuss the result. (Speakers) Leilei Wang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jay Chang, Chief Financial Officer Hong Kong Time: May 17, 2012, Thursday, 7:30 am ... 
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04/16/2012KONGZHONG & NVIDIA Cooperate to Create PC+ Mobile Games Feast
"Online games HD": The new nobility of online gaming and King of Graphics Chips work together to create PC+ Mobile Games feast BEIJING, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --China's leading mobile Internet company KONGZHONG Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG) and the world leader in visual computing technology industry NVIDIA officially announced the agreement on a strategic cooperation. The cooperation of the two sides in technology, channel and marketing will be implemented in PC online game and ... 
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02/21/2012KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Fourth Quarter 2011 Financial Results
BEIJING, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2011 financial results. Fourth Quarter 2011 Financial Highlights: Revenues inline with guidance – Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2011 increased 9% from the fourth quarter of 2010 to US$ 39.28 mn, inline with the Company's 4Q11 re... 
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02/15/2012KongZhong Corporation Announces Strategic Acquisition of Noumena, a Smartphone Mobile Game Engine Company
BEIJING, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- KongZhong Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in China, today announced it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire 100% of the equity interest in Noumena Innovations (BVI) Ltd. ("Noumena") and certain assets from a related party of Noumena for a total consideration of US$15.0 million in cash, which is payable over three years from the closing of the transactions, and... 
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02/06/2012KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for2011 Fourth Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading digital entertainment company in China, plans to release its 2011 fourth quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on February 21, 2012. The Company will host a conference call at 7:30 pm (EST) to discuss the result. (Speakers) Leilei Wang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jay Chang, Chief Financial Officer Hong Kong Time:... 
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11/29/2011KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results
BEIJING, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. Third Quarter 2011 Financial Highlights: Revenues inline with guidance – Total revenues for the third quarter of 2011 increased 3% from the third quarter of 2010 to US$ 38.98 million, inline with the Company's 3Q11 revenue guidance ... 
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11/10/2011KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2011 Third Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading digital entertainment company in China, plans to release its 2011 third quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on November 29, 2011. The Company will host a conference call at 7:30 pm (EST) to discuss the result. (Speakers) Leilei Wang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jay Chang, Chief Financial Officer Hong Kong Time: ... 
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09/29/2011KongZhong Corporation Announces Share Repurchase Program
BEIJING, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to US$ 15 million worth of the Company's American Depositary Shares (ADSs). The share repurchase plan calls for the ADSs to be acquired in the open market from time to time depending upon market conditions, the market price of Company's ADSs an... 
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09/06/2011KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results
BEIJING, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. Second quarter 2011 Financial Highlights: Revenues inline with guidance - Total revenues for the second quarter of 2011 increased 4% from the first quarter of 2011 to US$ 41.6 million, inline with the Company's 2Q11 revenue gu... 
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08/15/2011KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2011 Second Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading digital entertainment company in China, plans to release its 2011 second quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on September 6, 2011. The Company will host a conference call at 8:00 pm (EDT) to discuss the result. (Speakers) Leilei Wang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jay Chang, Chief Financial Officer Hong Kong Time: ... 
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05/24/2011KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited First Quarter 2011 Financial Results
BEIJING, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced its unaudited first quarter 2011. First Quarter 2011 Financial Highlights: (Note: Unless otherwise indicated, all financial statement amounts used in this press release are based on United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and denominated in US dollars) Revenues exceeds guidance -... 
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05/12/2011KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2011 First Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading digital entertainment company in China, plans to release its 2011 first quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on May 24, 2011. The Company will host a conference call at 9:30pm (EDT) to discuss the result. (Speakers) Leilei Wang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jay Chang, Chief Fina... 
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05/09/2011KongZhong Corporation Partners with Gamepot Inc to Publish Paperman in China
BEIJING, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced it's partnership and signing of a publishing agreement for Paperman, a 3D free-to-play massively multiplayer online first person shooting (FPS) game, exclusively for the mainland China market. Paperman features unique "anime" style characters which although are presented in a 3D environment, when turned sideways they b... 
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03/02/2011KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Fourth Quarter 2010 Financial Results
BEIJING, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, today announced its unaudited fourth quarter 2010 and full year 2010 financial results. Fourth Quarter 2010 Financial Highlights: (Note: Unless otherwise indicated, all financial statement amounts used in this press release are based on United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and denominated in US dollars) Revenues inline with g... 
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02/23/2011KongZhong to Partially Prepay Convertible Senior Note to Nokia Growth Partners
BEIJING, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, today announced that it has entered into a binding agreement with Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) to partially prepay the 5-year convertible senior note issued to NGP on March 18, 2009. Under the terms of the agreement, KongZhong will prepay 70% of the aggregate principal amount of the 5-year convertible senior note for US$ 9.31 million in cash, plus any accrued but unpa... 
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02/15/2011KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for2010 Fourth Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, plans to release its 2010 fourth quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on March 2nd, 2011. The Company will host a conference call at 7:30pm (EST) to discuss the result. (Speakers) Leilei Wang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jay Chang, Chief F... 
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11/22/2010KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results
BEIJING, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, today announced its unaudited third quarter 2010 financial results. Third Quarter2010 Financial Highlights: (Note: Unless otherwise indicated, all financial statement amounts used in this press release are based on United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and denominated in US dollars) Revenues above guidance - Total revenues for... 
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11/02/2010KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2010 Third Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, plans to release its 2010 third quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on November 22nd , 2010. The Company will host a conference call at 7:30pm (EST) to discuss the result. (Speakers) Leilei Wang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jay Chang, Chief Financial Officer Hong Kong Time: No... 
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10/07/2010KongZhong Corporation Partners with Wargaming.net to Publish World of Tanks in China
BEIJING, Oct 07, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced their partnership and signing of a publishing agreement for World of Tanks ("WoT"), a free-to-play massively multiplayer online action game focused on armored warfare that has already won critical acclaim and players' love after being released in Russia and has recently entered its closed beta test phase in Euro... 
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08/25/2010KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results
BEIJING, Aug 25, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, today announced its unaudited second quarter 2010 financial results. Second Quarter 2010 Financial Highlights: (Note: Unless otherwise indicated, all financial statement amounts used in this press release are based on United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and denominated in US dollars) -- Revenues in-line with the guidance ... 
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08/11/2010KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2010 Second Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, Aug 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, plans to release its 2010 second quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on August 25th, 2010. The Company will host a conference call at 7:30pm (EDT) to discuss the result. (Speakers) Leilei Wang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jay Chang, Chief Financial Offic... 
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07/06/2010KongZhong Corporation Announces Change of Board of Directors
BEIJING, July 6, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has elected Mr. Jay Kenneth Chang to the Board, effective immediately. Mr. Chang replaces Mr. Nick Yang, who resigned from the Board on July 6, 2010 for personal reasons. Mr. Chang will serve the remainder of Mr. Yang's term, which ends in 2011. Mr. Chang is the Chief F... 
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05/19/2010KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited First Quarter 2010 Financial Results
BEIJING, May 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, today announced its unaudited first quarter 2010 financial results. First Quarter 2010 Financial Highlights: (Note: Unless otherwise indicated, all financial statement amounts used in this press release are based on United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and denominated in US dollars) -- Revenues above prior guidance - Tot... 
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05/12/2010KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2010 First Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, May 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, plans to release its 2010 first quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on May 20th, 2010. The Company will host a conference call at 7:30pm (EDT) to discuss the result. (Speakers) Leilei Wang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jay Chang, Chief Financial... 
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03/16/2010KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Fourth Quarter 2009 Financial Results
BEIJING, March 16, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, today announced its unaudited fourth quarter 2009 and full year 2009 financial results. Fourth Quarter 2009 Financial Highlights: (Note: Unless otherwise indicated, all financial statement amounts used in this press release are based on United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and denominated in US dollars) -- Revenues in-l... 
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02/23/2010KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2009 Fourth Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, Feb 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, plans to release its 2009 fourth quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on March 16th, 2010. The Company will host a conference call at 8:30pm (EDT) to discuss the results. (Speakers) Leilei Wang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jay Chang, Chief Financial Officer Hong Kong Time: March 17, 2010, Wednesday, 8... 
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01/27/2010KongZhong Corporation Provides Updates on the WVAS Operating Environment
BEIJING, Jan 27, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- China Mobile Communication Corporation (China Mobile), one of the telecommunications operator partners of KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), has begun to implement an additional series of measures which are targeted at further improving the user experience for mobile handset embedded services in addition to the introduction of a new SMS code management system. The new measures are in addition to those measures that the Company announced... 
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01/14/2010KongZhong Corporation Announces Changes to Acquisition of Shanghai Dacheng Network
BEIJING, Jan 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, today announced that it has entered into an amendment to the share purchase agreement with Shanghai Dacheng Network Technology Co., Ltd. (Dacheng) and its shareholders (which was previously announced in the Company's press release on December 15, 2009), which includes the entering into certain business cooperation agreements among Dacheng, its shareholders and... 
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12/15/2009KongZhong Corporation Announces Acquisition of Shanghai Dacheng Network
Creating a Leading Chinese Multi-Platform Digital Entertainment and Gaming CompanyBEIJING, Dec 15, 2009 /PRNewswire-Asia via COMTEX/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Shanghai Dacheng Network Technology Co., Ltd. (Dacheng), a leading developer of three-dimensional (3D) massively multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPGs) based in Beijing and Shanghai. Based on Dache... 
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11/11/2009KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results
BEIJING, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, today announced its unaudited third quarter 2009 financial results. Third Quarter 2009 Financial Highlights: (Note: Unless otherwise indicated, all financial statement amounts used in this press release are based on United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and denominated in US dollars) -- Revenues exceeded guidance - Total revenues... 
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11/10/2009KongZhong Corporation Announces Resolutions Adopted at the 2009 Annual General Meeting
BEIJING, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China today announced that at its annual general meeting held in Beijing on November 10, 2009, its shareholders have adopted several resolutions. Shareholders voted to: re-elect Hope Ni as director for a three-year term, appoint Charles Xue and Hope Ni as Independent Directors of the Company, and reappoint Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu as the Company independent auditor for ... 
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10/26/2009KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2009 Third Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, plans to release its 2009 third quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on November 11th, 2009. The Company will host a conference call at 7:00pm (EST) to discuss the result. (Speakers) Leilei Wang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jay Chang, Chief Financial Officer ... 
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09/09/2009KongZhong Corporation Cooperates with CCTV.com to Create New Mobile Internet Alliance
BEIJING, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, today announced that the Company has entered into a strategic relationship with CCTV.com, China's largest and most authoritative news and entertainment new media platform, to jointly develop and launch the mobile Internet site, wap.CCTV.com. This relationship leverages KONG.net's industry leading expertise and resources to provide Chinese mobile Internet users access ... 
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08/10/2009KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results
BEIJING, Aug 10, 2009 /PRNewswire-Asia via COMTEX/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, today announced its unaudited second quarter 2009 financial results. Second Quarter 2009 Financial Highlights: (Note: Unless otherwise indicated, all financial statement amounts used in this press release are based on United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and denominated in US dollars) -- Revenues exceeded guidance - Tota... 
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07/23/2009KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2009 Second Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, July 23, 2009 /PRNewswire-Asia via COMTEX/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, plans to release its 2009 second quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on Aug 10th, 2009. The Company will host a conference call at 8:30pm (EDT) to discuss the result. (Speakers) Leilei Wang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Jay Chang, Chief Financial Officer Hong Kong Time: August 11, 2009, Tuesday, 8:3... 
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07/20/2009KongZhong Corporation Announces Board and Management Changes
BEIJING, July 20, 2009 /PRNewswire-Asia via COMTEX/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has elected Mr. Charles Xue to the Board, effective July 20, 2009. Mr. Xue will serve as an Independent Director and on the Audit, Compensation and Nomination Committees of the Board. Mr. Xue replaces Mr. Xiaolong Li, who resigned from the Board on July 20, 2009 for personal reasons. Mr. Xue will ser... 
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06/22/2009KongZhong Corporation Announces Acquisition of a Leading Mobile Game Developer
BEIJING, June 22 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Simlife International, Inc. ("Simlife"), a leading mobile game developer in China. Upon the closing of the acquisition, Simlife would become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. Commenting on the acquisition, Leilei Wang, the CEO and Chairman of the ... 
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05/20/2009KongZhong Corporation Announces Changes to Share Repurchase Plan
BEIJING, May 20 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company to amend its share repurchase plan, which was initially announced on October 27, 2008, to purchase up to US$15 million worth of the Company's American Depositary Shares (ADSs), compared to US$10 million as originally authorized. The share repurchase plan calls for the ADSs to be purchased in the op... 
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05/13/2009KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited First Quarter 2009 Financial Results
BEIJING, May 13 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, today announced its unaudited first quarter 2009 financial results. First Quarter 2009 Financial Highlights: (Note: Unless otherwise indicated, all financial statement amounts used in this press release are based on United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and denominated in US dollars) -- Revenues exceeded guidance - Total revenues ... 
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04/27/2009KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2009 First Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, April 27 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, plans to release its 2009 first quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on May 13th, 2009. The Company will host a conference call at 8:30pm (EST) to discuss the result. (Speakers) Leilei Wang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Nick Yang, President ... 
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03/17/2009KongZhong Completes Investment from Nokia Growth Partners
BEIJING, March 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, today announced that it has closed the previously announced transaction with Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) in which the Company received an investment of approximately US$6.8 million in 5-year convertible senior notes. NGP also received a warrant to purchase an additional 2.0 million American Depositary Shares (ADS) at US$5.00 per ADS, exercisable within five years. ... 
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02/18/2009KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Fourth Quarter 2008 Financial Results
BEIJING, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, today announced its unaudited fourth quarter 2008 financial results. Fourth Quarter 2008 Financial Highlights: (Note: Unless otherwise indicated, all financial statement amounts used in this press release are based on United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and denominated in US dollars) -- Revenues exceeded g... 
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02/18/2009KongZhong Receives Investment from Nokia Growth Partners
--Leading Mobile Entertainment Company in China Secures Strategic Expansion CapitalBEIJING, Feb 18, 2009 /PRNewswire-Asia via COMTEX/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, today announced that it has reached a non-binding agreement with Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) to receive an investment of about US$6.8 million in 5-year convertible senior notes. NGP would also receive warrants to purchase an additional 2.0 million American Depositary Shares (... 
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02/06/2009KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2008 Fourth Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, in order to better facilitate investor access to our earnings conference call, has adjusted the time of its 2008 fourth quarter financial results from 7:30 pm (EST) to 6:30 pm (EST), after the markets close, Wednesday February 18, 2009 or an hour earlier than previously announced. For Asian based investors, the conference call has been adjusted to be held at 7:30... 
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01/28/2009KongZhong Announces Management Change
BEIJING, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, today announced that Mr. Sam (Hanhui) Sun, the Chief Financial Officer of the Company, has indicated his intention to leave the Company to pursue other interests. Mr. Sun plans to remain in his position until February 1, 2009, but will continue to stay on with the Company for a brief transition period. Mr. Leilei Wang, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ... 
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12/18/2008KongZhong Corporation Announces Resolutions Adopted at the 2008 Annual General Meeting
BEIJING, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, today announced that at its annual general meeting held in Beijing on December 18, 2008, its shareholders have adopted several resolutions. Shareholders voted to: re-elect Nick Yang and elect Xiaolong Li as directors for a three-year term; appoint Xiaoxin Chen, Xiaolong Li and Hope Ni as Independent Directors of the Company; and reappoint Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu... 
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11/17/2008KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results
BEIJING, Nov. 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading mobile Internet company in China, today announced its unaudited third quarter 2008 financial results. Third Quarter 2008 Financial Highlights: Total revenues for the third quarter of 2008 increased 46% year-over-year and increased 7% quarter-over-quarter to $25.05 million, exceeding the Company's third-quarter revenue guidance of $23.5 million to $24.5 million. Because of the rapid grow... 
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11/14/2008KongZhong Announces the Appointment of Chief Operating Officer
BEIJING, Nov. 14 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading wireless value-added services, wireless media and mobile games company in China, today announced the appointment of Xin Wang as its Chief Operating Officer. The appointment is effective immediately. Mr. Wang was President of Sina Wireless in charge of Sina.com's wireless business from 2003 to 2006. Before that, he was the founder and Chief Operating Officer of Meme Star, a wireless value-added... 
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11/06/2008KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2008 Third Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, Nov. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading wireless value-added services, wireless media and wireless game company in China, plans to release its 2008 third quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on November 17, 2008. The Company will host a conference call at 7:30 pm (EST) to discuss the results. (Speakers) Leilei Wang, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer ... 
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10/27/2008KongZhong Corporation Announces Share Repurchase Program
BEIJING, Oct. 27 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading wireless value-added services, wireless media and wireless game company in China, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to US$10 million worth of its own American Depositary Shares (ADSs). The repurchase program calls for the ADSs to be purchased in the open market from time to time depending upon market conditions, the market price of Company's ADSs... 
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10/20/2008KongZhong Corporation Elects Mr. Xiaolong Li to the Board of Directors
BEIJING, Oct. 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading wireless value-added services and wireless media company in China, today announced that the Company's Board of Directors elected Mr. Xiaolong Li to the Board, effective October 20, 2008. Mr. Li will serve as an independent director and on the Board's Audit, Compensation and Nomination Committees. He replaces Mr. Charlie Shi, who has resigned from the Board for personal reasons, effective October ... 
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09/27/2008KongZhong Corporation Announces Appointment of Chief Executive Officer and Election of Chairman of Board of Directors
BEIJING, Sept 27, 2008 /Xinhua-PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG) today announced that the Board of Directors of the Company has appointed Leilei Wang as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and elected him as Chairman of the Board, both effective from October 13, 2008. Yunfan Zhou, the Company's current CEO and Chairman, will step down from both positions on October 13, 2008. "I'm very pleased that we have found someone of Leilei's caliber to be my ... 
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09/16/2008KongZhong Corporation Elects Mr. Xiaoxin Chen to the Board of Directors
BEIJING, Sept. 16 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading wireless value-added services and wireless media company in China, today announced that the Company's Board of Directors elected Mr. Xiaoxin Chen to the Board, effective September 16, 2008. Mr. Chen will serve as an independent director and on the Board's Audit, Compensation and Nomination Committees. He replaces Dr. Hui (Tom) Zhang, who has resigned from the Board for personal reasons, effective... 
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09/10/2008KongZhong Corporation Announced the Launch of Tian Jie Online on China Mobile's Mobile Online Game Platform
BEIJING, Sept. 10 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading wireless value-added services and wireless media company in China, today announced that Tian Jie Online, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), developed and operated by the Company, passed China Mobile's testing and was launched on China Mobile's Mobile Online Game Platform on September 10. Tian Jie Online is an MMORPG developed by KongZhong Mammoth, a leading mobile gam... 
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08/17/2008KongZhong Corporation Announces Management Change
BEIJING, Aug. 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG) today announced that Yunfan Zhou, a co-founder of the Company, has notified the Company's Board of Directors of his intention to resign from his position as the Chief Executive Officer, effective from October 13, 2008, for personal reasons. Mr. Zhou will continue to serve as the Chairman of the Board. Nick Yang, co-founder of the Company with Mr. Zhou, will continue to serve in all of his current positions a... 
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08/14/2008KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results
BEIJING, Aug. 14 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading wireless value-added services (WVAS) and wireless media company in China, today announced its unaudited second quarter 2008 financial results. Second Quarter 2008 Financial Highlights: -- Total revenues increased 10% sequentially to $23.52 million, exceeding the Company's second-quarter revenue guidance of $22 million to $23 million. -- Total mobile advertising revenu... 
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07/28/2008KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2008 Second Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, July 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading wireless value-added services (''WVAS'') and wireless media company in China, plans to release its 2008 second quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on August 14th, 2008. The Company will host a conference call at 8:30 pm (EST) to discuss the results. (Speakers) Yunfan Zhou, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer ... 
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05/15/2008KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited First Quarter 2008 Financial Results
BEIJING, May 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading wireless value-added services (WVAS) and wireless media company in China, today announced its unaudited first quarter 2008 financial results. First Quarter 2008 Financial Highlights: -- Total revenues increased 8% sequentially to $21.39 million, exceeding the Company's first-quarter revenue guidance of $20 million to $21 million. -- Total mobile advertising revenues we... 
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04/29/2008KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2008 First Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, April 29 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading wireless value-added services ("WVAS") and wireless media company in China, plans to release its 2008 first quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on May 15th, 2008. The Company will host a conference call at 8:30 pm (EST) to discuss the results. (Speakers) Yunfan Zhou, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer ... 
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03/04/2008KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2007 Financial Results
BEIJING, March 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading wireless value-added services ("WVAS") and wireless media company in China, today announced its unaudited fourth quarter and fiscal year 2007 financial results. Fourth Quarter 2007 Financial Highlights: -- Total revenues increased 16% sequentially to $19.81 million, exceeding the Company's fourth-quarter revenue guidance of $18.5 million to $19.5 million. -- Total mob... 
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02/21/2008KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2007 Fourth Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, Feb. 21 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), one of China's leading providers of wireless value-added services and a wireless media company providing news, content, community and mobile advertising services through its wireless Internet sites, plans to release its 2007 fourth quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on March 4th, 2008. The Company will host a conference call at 7:30 pm (EST) to discuss the results. ... 
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01/14/2008KongZhong Corporation Launches the Official Mobile Website for Chinese Basketball Association Men's Professional League
Kong.net Becomes One-stop Mobile Portal for Basketball Fans in Mainland China BEIJING, Jan 14, 2008 /Xinhua-PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG) and Infront, the exclusive commercial partner to the Chinese Basketball Association ("CBA"), jointly announced today a multi-year cooperation agreement and launched the official CBA mobile website. Nick Yang, KongZhong's President, attended the CBA All Star Weekend in Chengdu, China on January 12 and 13. ... 
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01/03/2008KongZhong Corporation Announces Strategic Alliance Agreement with China Sports Industry Group Co., Ltd.
China Sports to Go Wireless with KongZhong in 2008 Olympic Year BEIJING, Jan. 3 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), one of China's leading providers of wireless value-added services and a wireless media company providing news, content and mobile advertising services through its wireless Internet sites, announced today that it has signed a strategic alliance agreement with China Sports Industry Group Co., Ltd. ("CSIG"). Listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange o... 
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12/17/2007KongZhong Corporation Raises Fourth Quarter 2007 Revenue Guidance
BEIJING, Dec. 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), one of China's leading providers of wireless value-added services and a wireless media company providing news, content, community and mobile advertising services through its wireless Internet sites, today raised its revenue guidance for the fourth quarter of its 2007 fiscal year. KongZhong now expects its fourth quarter revenues to be between US$ 18.5 million and US$ 19.5 million, an increase of US$ 1 m... 
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12/14/2007KongZhong Corporation Announces Management Change
BEIJING, Dec. 14 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), one of China's leading providers of wireless value-added services and a wireless media company providing news, content, community and mobile advertising services through its wireless Internet sites, today announced that Senior Vice President, Hai Qi, will resign from the Company to pursue other interests, effective February 29, 2008. Mr. Qi has led KongZhong's sales function since 2004. Yunfan Zhou, Ko... 
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11/19/2007KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results
BEIJING, Nov. 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), one of China's leading providers of wireless value-added services and a wireless media company providing news, content, community and mobile advertising services through its wireless Internet sites, today announced its unaudited third quarter 2007 financial results. Third Quarter 2007 Financial Highlights: -- Total revenues were $17.12 million, in line with the Company's third- q... 
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10/23/2007KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2007 Third Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, Oct. 23 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), one of China's leading providers of wireless value-added services and a wireless media company providing news, contents, community and mobile advertising services through its wireless Internet sites, plans to release its 2007 third quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on November 19, 2007. The Company will host a conference call at 7:30 pm (EST) to discuss the results. ... 
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09/14/2007KongZhong Corporation and the NBA Launch the Official NBA Chinese Mobile Website
NBA Fans in China Can Stay Connected to the NBA Anywhere, Anytime BEIJING, Sept. 14 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG) and the National Basketball Association (''NBA'') jointly announced today a multi-year cooperation agreement and launched the official NBA Chinese mobile website, the first-ever official NBA site on mobile phones. Yunfan Zhou, Chairman and CEO of KongZhong Corporation, Mark Fischer, Managing Director of NBA China, and NBA All-Star Yao M... 
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09/13/2007KongZhong Corporation Announces Resolutions Adopted at the 2007 Annual General Meeting
BEIJING, Sept. 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), one of China's leading providers of wireless value-added services and a wireless media company providing news, content, community and mobile advertising services through its wireless Internet sites, today announced that at its annual general meeting held in Beijing on September 12, 2007, its shareholders have adopted several resolutions. Shareholders voted to re-elect Yunfan Zhou and Hui (Tom) Zhang as... 
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08/20/2007KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results
BEIJING, Aug. 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), one of China's leading providers of wireless value-added services and a wireless media company providing news, contents, community and mobile advertising services through its wireless Internet sites, today announced its unaudited second quarter 2007 financial results. Second Quarter 2007 Financial Highlights: -- Total revenues were $16.96 million, in line with the Company's second quarter ... 
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07/31/2007KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2007 Second Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, July 31, 2007 /Xinhua-PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value added services and also operates one of the leading wireless internet portals in China, plans to release its 2007 second quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on August 20, 2007. The Company will host a conference call at 8:30 pm (EST) to discuss the results. (Speakers) ... 
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07/19/2007KongZhong Corporation Announces Cooperation Agreement with Opera Software ASA to Develop and Launch "KongZhong Opera" Browser for Mobile Phone Users
BEIJING, July 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), one of China's leading providers of wireless value-added services and a wireless media company providing news, content and mobile advertising services through its wireless Internet sites, today announced the signing of a cooperation agreement with Opera Software ASA ("Opera"), the developer of the Opera Browser. Opera is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker s... 
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06/29/2007KongZhong Corporation Announces Cooperation Agreement with MSN China on Mobile Messenger 3.0
BEIJING, June 29 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), one of China's leading providers of wireless value-added services (WVAS) and a wireless media company providing news, content and mobile advertising services through its wireless Internet sites, today announced its agreement to cooperate with MSN Network Communications Technology Company Limited ("MSN China"), a Microsoft joint venture in China, on Mobile Messenger 3.0. Under the cooperation agreement w... 
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05/21/2007KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited First Quarter 2007 Financial Results
BEIJING, May 21 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value-added services and the operator of a leading wireless Internet portal in China, today announced its unaudited first quarter 2007 financial results. First Quarter 2007 Financial Highlights: -- Total revenues were $20.13 million, in line with the Company's first quarter revenue guidance of $20 million to $21 million. -- Total mobile advertising revenue... 
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05/08/2007KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2007 First Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, May 8 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -¨C KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value added services and also operator of one of the leading wireless internet portals in China, plans to release its 2007 first quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on May 21, 2007. The Company will host a conference call at 8:30 pm (EST) to discuss the results. (Speakers) Yunfan Zhou, Chairman & Chief Execu... 
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03/01/2007KongZhong Corporation Reports Unaudited Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2006 Financial Results
BEIJING, March 1 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value-added services and the operator of a leading wireless Internet portal in China, today announced its unaudited fourth quarter and fiscal year 2006 financial results. Fourth Quarter 2006 Financial Highlights: -- Total revenues grew 7% year-over-year to $23.71 million, exceeding the Company's fourth quarter revenue guidance of $20.5 million to $21.5 ... 
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02/07/2007KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2006 Fourth Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, Feb. 7 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value added services and operator of one of the leading wireless internet portals in China, plans to release its 2006 fourth quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on March 01, 2007. The Company will host a conference call at 7:30 pm (EST) to discuss the results. (Speakers) Yunfan Zhou, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Nick Yan... 
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01/16/2007KongZhong Corporation Appoints New Chief Financial Officer and New Director
BEIJING, Jan. 16 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value-added services (WVAS) and an operator of one of the leading wireless internet portals in China, announces that Hanhui (Sam) Sun, who has served as independent director of the Company since July 1, 2005, resigned from its Board of Directors, effective as of January 16, 2007, and has been appointed the Company's Chief Financial Officer, effective February 1, 2007. Mr. Sun j... 
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12/31/2006KongZhong Corporation Appoints Nick Yang as Acting Chief Financial Officer
BEIJING, Dec. 31 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value-added services (WVAS) and an operator of one of the leading wireless internet portals in China, announces that it has appointed Nick Yang, co-founder and president of the Company, to serve as Acting Chief Financial Officer effective January 1, 2007. As the Company announced on September 18, 2006, Chief Financial Officer JP Gan is resigning effective December 31, 2006. The... 
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11/08/2006KongZhong Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2006 Unaudited Financial Results
Revenue Up 24% Year-over-year BEIJING, Nov. 8 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value-added services and the operator of a leading wireless Internet portal in China, today announced its unaudited third quarter 2006 financial results. (Logo: http://211.154.41.99:9080/xprn/back/upload/story_attchment/20061108202413- 56.gif ) Third Quarter 2006 Financial Highlights: -- Total re... 
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10/19/2006KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2006 Third Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, Oct. 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value added services and also operates one of the leading wireless internet portals in China, plans to release its 2006 third quarter financial results after the US financial markets closed on November 08, 2006. The Company will host a conference call at 7:30 pm (EST) to discuss the results. Speakers: Yunfan Zhou, Chairman & C... 
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10/13/2006KongZhong Corporation Announces Resolutions Adopted at the 2006 Annual General Meeting
BEIJING, Oct. 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value-added services (WVAS) and an operator of one of the leading wireless internet portals in China, announces that at its annual general meeting held in Beijing on October 12, 2006, its shareholders have adopted several resolutions. Shareholders voted to re-elect Hanhui Sun as an independent director of a three-year term. Mr. Sun has been an independent director of KongZ... 
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09/24/2006KongZhong Corporation's Kong.net Named 'Media with the Highest Potential' at 2006 China Advertising Summit
BEIJING, Sept. 24 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value-added services (WVAS) and an operator of one of the leading wireless internet portals in China announces that its wireless internet portal Kong.net was named the ''Media with Highest Potential'' at the 2006 China Advertising Summit. China Advertising Summit was jointly sponsored by the Communication University of China, Market Observer magazine and China Central Tel... 
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09/18/2006KongZhong Corporation Announces Management Change
BEIJING, Sept. 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value-added services (WVAS) and an operator of one of the leading wireless internet portals in China announces that its Chief Financial Officer, JP Gan, has indicated his intention to resign from the Company to pursue a career in venture capital and investment. Mr. Gan plans to remain in his current position until December 31, 2006. Yunfan Zhou, KongZhong's Chairman and C... 
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08/14/2006KongZhong Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2006 Unaudited Financial Results
Revenue Up 64% and Net Income Up 15% Year-over-year BEIJING, Aug. 14 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value-added services and the operator of a leading wireless Internet portal in China, today announced its unaudited second quarter 2006 financial results. Second Quarter 2006 Financial Highlights: -- Total revenues in the second quarter of 2006 grew 64% year-over-year and 8% sequentially t... 
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07/31/2006KongZhong Corporation Announces Headcount Reduction
BEIJING, July 31 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value-added services (WVAS) and an operator of one of the leading wireless internet portals in China, today, announced a headcount reduction program to layoff approximately 15% of its workforce. In response to new policies issued by the telecommunication operators in China, KongZhong Corporation lowered its 2006 revenue guidance on July 7, 2006. To reduce cost and improve... 
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07/24/2006KongZhong Corporation to Report Second Quarter 2006 Financial Results on August 14, 2006
BEIJING, July 24 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value added services and an operator of one of the leading wireless internet portals in China, plans to release its Second Quarter 2006 financial results after the US financial markets close on August 14, 2006. The Company will host a conference call at 8:30 pm (EST) to discuss the results. (Speakers) Yunfan Zhou, Chairman &... 
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07/07/2006KongZhong Corporation Reiterates Second Quarter 2006 Guidance and Revises Fiscal Year 2006 Revenue Projection Based on New China Mobile Measures
BEIJING, China, July 7 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value-added services (WVAS) and an operator of one of the leading wireless internet portals in China, today, reiterated its second quarter 2006 guidance and revised downward its fiscal year 2006 revenue projection. Based on information available on July 7, 2006, KongZhong Corporation (''KongZhong'' or the ''Company'') reiterated its revenue and US GAAP earnings per ... 
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05/23/2006KongZhong Corporation Establishes Strategic Partnerships with China's Leading E-Commerce Provider and Internet Vertical
BEIJING, May 23 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value-added services (WVAS) and the operator of one of the leading wireless internet portals in China, today, announced that it has established strategic wireless value added service (WVAS) and wireless internet partnerships with DangDang ( http://www.dangdang.com ) and SouFun ( http://www.soufun.com ) DangDang is one of the largest e-commerce websites specializing in books... 
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05/18/2006KongZhong Corporation Reports First Quarter 2006 Unaudited Financial Results -- Net Income up 46% Year-Over-Year and 37% Sequentially
BEIJING, May 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value-added services and the operator of a leading wireless internet portal in China, today announced its unaudited first quarter 2006 financial results. First Quarter 2006 Financial Highlights: -- Total revenues in the first quarter of 2006 grew 64% year-over-year and 26% sequentially to a new record of $27.91 million, exceeding the high end of the Com... 
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05/16/2006KongZhong Corporation Appoints Qingyuan (Mike) Fang to be Vice President of Marketing
BEIJING, May 16, 2006 /Xinhua-PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value-added services (WVAS) and an operator of one of the leading wireless internet portals in China, today, announces the appointment of Mr. Qingyuan (Mike) Fang as Vice President of Marketing, effective immediately. Mr. Fang has over 12 years of experience in marketing and branding. Prior to joining KongZhong, Mr. Fang was a marketing director at Moto... 
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05/12/2006KongZhong Corporation Establishes Strategic Partnerships With China's Leading Internet Vertical Portals
BEIJING, China, May 12 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value-added services(WVAS) and an operator of one of the leading wireless internet portals in China, today, announced that it has established strategic WVAS and wireless internet partnerships with He Xun ( http://www.hexun.com ) and eNet ( http://www.eNet.com.cn ). He Xun is one of the most popular financial portals and eNet is one of the most influential online IT ... 
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04/24/2006KongZhong Corporation Announces Court Approval of Settlement of Class-Action Lawsuit
BEIJING, April 24 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- On April 14, 2006, Judge Shira A. Scheindlin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York approved the settlement agreement reached by KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value-added services and one of leading wireless internet portals in China, to resolve a securities class action arising out of the Company's 2004 initial public offering. Under the settlement, the Company will pay ... 
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04/21/2006KongZhong to Announce First Quarter 2006 Financial Results on May 18, 2006
BEIJING, April 21 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of wireless value-added services and a leading wireless internet portal in China, plans to release its 2006 first quarter financial results before the US financial markets open on May 18, 2006. The Company will host a conference call at 8:30 am (EST) to discuss the results. (Speakers) Yunfan Zhou, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer ... 
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02/28/2006KongZhong to Present at Investor Conferences
BEIJING, Feb 28, 2006 /Xinhua-PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading wireless media and entertainment company in China, will present at several investor conferences in the coming weeks. Nick Yang, President of KongZhong Corporation, will present on February 28, 2006 at Piper Jaffray China Internet and Technology Conference in Beijing. Mr. Yang will also present at Thomas Weisel Partners Internet and Telecom Conference on March 9 in San Franc... 
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02/27/2006KongZhong Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter 2005 and Fiscal Year 2005 Unaudited Financial Results
Company Reports Record Quarterly and Annual Revenue And 14th Straight Quarter of Revenue Growth BEIJING, Feb. 27 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, today announced its unaudited fourth quarter 2005 and fiscal year 2005 financial results. Fourth Quarter 2005 Financial Highlights: -- Total revenues in the fourth ... 
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02/07/2006KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2005 Forth Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, Feb. 7 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, plans to release its 2005 forth quarter financial results after the US financial markets close on February 27, 2006. The Company will host a conference call at 8:00 pm (EST) to discuss the results. (Speakers) Yunfan Zhou, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Nick Yang, President JP Gan, ... 
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01/27/2006KongZhong Corporation to Acquire Sharp Edge Group Limited
BEIJING, Jan. 27 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second-generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services (WVAS) in China, announces that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of Sharp Edge Group Limited (''Sharp Edge''), a Beijing-based WVAS provider. A cash consideration of $7 million is expected to be paid within the next fifteen working days, and the closing is expected to take place by the end of February. ... 
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01/19/2006KongZhong Corporation Sells its Shares in eFriendsNet Entertainment Corp.
BEIJING, Jan. 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second-generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, announces that it has sold its shares in eFriendsNet Entertainment Corp. (''EFN''), a leading social networking and dating Mobile Community Network in China. MEETIC, a leading European online dating services provider, has acquired 70% of EFN including KongZhong's stake in EFN. KongZhong received cash consid... 
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12/30/2005KongZhong Corporation Elects Mr. Hui (Tom) Zhang to the Board of Directors
BEIJING, Dec 30, 2005 /Xinhua-PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second-generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, announces that the Board of Directors of KongZhong Corporation has elected Dr. Hui (Tom) Zhang to the Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2006. Dr. Zhang will be an independent director and serve on the Board's Audit, Compensation, and Nomination Committees. He replaces Yongqiang Qi... 
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12/20/2005KongZhong Receives Five Awards at the '2005 China Annual Game Industry Conference'
BEIJING, Dec 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second-generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, today announces that it has received five awards at the "2005 China Annual Game Industry Conference". On December 15, 2005, KongZhong Corporation and KongZhong Mammoth, KongZhong's wireless game subsidiary, received the following awards at the "2005 China Annual Game Industry Conference": Outstand... 
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12/09/2005KongZhong Corporation Ranked No. 2 by 'Deloitte Technology Fast 500' In Asia Pacific
BEIJING, China, Dec. 9 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second-generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, today announces that it has been ranked No. 2 in Asia Pacific on the ''Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific'' list. The Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (Deloitte) Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific program ranks the region's technology companies according to their rate of gross revenue growth over the thre... 
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11/24/2005KongZhong Corporation Ranked No. 1 by ''Deloitte Technology Fast 50'' in China
BEIJING, Nov. 24 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second-generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, today announces that it has been ranked No. 1 by ''Deloitte Technology Fast 50'' in China. ''Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Worldwide'' was established in 1995 to rank the 50 fastest growing technology companies by geographic region. The program operates independently in 10 countries outside of the United State... 
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11/15/2005KongZhong Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2005 Financial Results
Company Reports Record Revenue and 13th Straight Quarter of Revenue Growth BEIJING, Nov. 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value- added services in China, today announced its unaudited third quarter 2005 financial results. Financial Highlights: -- Total revenues in the third quarter of 2005 grew 64% year-over-year and 10% sequentially to a new record of $20.25 million, e... 
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10/26/2005KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2005 Third Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, Oct. 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, plans to release its 2005 third quarter financial results before the US financial markets open on November 15, 2005. The Company will host a conference call at 8:00 am (EST) to discuss the results. (Speakers) Yunfan Zhou, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer ... 
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09/13/2005KongZhong Corporation Enters Settlement in Class-Action Lawsuit
BEIJING, Sept. 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second-generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, has reached an agreement in principle to settle a securities class action pending against it, certain of its officers and other co-defendants in the United Stated District Court for the Southern District of New York and arising out of the Company's 2004 initial public offering. The tentative settlement, which is subj... 
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09/09/2005KongZhong Corporation Signs Agreement with ESPNSTAR Multimedia
BEIJING, Sept. 9 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second-generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, announced today that it has signed an exclusive strategic partnership agreement with ESPNSTAR Multimedia, China (''MMV China''), a joint venture set up by ESPN STAR Sports ("ESS"). ESS is Asia's definitive and complete sports provider. ESS has the largest TV network in Asia and has exclusive rights to many popular sp... 
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09/06/2005KongZhong Corporation Announces Resolutions Adopted at the 2005 Annual General Meeting
BEIJING, Sept. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second-generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, announces that at its annual general meeting held in Beijing on September 6, 2005, its shareholders have adopted several resolutions. Shareholders voted to create a board with three classes of directors, and re-elected the Company's Chief Executive Officer Yunfan Zhou, President Nick Yang, and independent direct... 
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09/06/2005KongZhong Corporation Signs Agreements with the Movie 'Myth' and NetVillage
BEIJING, Sept. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second-generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, announces agreements with upcoming movie ''Myth'' and NetVillage, a leading wireless content provider in Japan. KongZhong signed an exclusive agreement with the upcoming film ''Myth'' featuring Jackie Chan, one of the world's best known action stars. The film is due for release later this month. KongZhong will ... 
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08/16/2005KongZhong Corporation Second Quarter 2005 Financial Results: Company Reports Record Revenue and Net Income and 12th Straight Quarter of Revenue Growth
BEIJING, Aug. 16 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, today announced its unaudited second quarter 2005 financial results. Financial Highlights: -- Total revenue in the second quarter of 2005 grew 53% year-over-year and 8% sequentially to a new record $18.36 million, exceeding the high-end of the second quarter revenue guidance of $17 to $17.5 m... 
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07/28/2005KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2005 Second Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, July 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, plans to release its 2005 second quarter financial results before the US financial markets open on August 16, 2005. The Company will host a conference call at 8:30 am (EST) to discuss the results. (Speakers) Yunfan Zhou, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer ... 
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07/28/2005KongZhong Corporation Appoints JP Gan Chief Financial Officer
BEIJING, July 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second-generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, announces the appointment of Mr. JP Gan as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Gan succeeds Nick Yang, the acting Chief Financial Officer, who continues to serve as the Company's President and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Gan joined KongZhong Corporation in May 2005. Prior to joining KongZhong... 
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06/21/2005KongZhong Corporation Elects Mr. Hanhui Sun to the Board of Directors
BEIJING, June 21, 2005 /Xinhua-PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second-generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, announces that Mr. Fan Zhang has resigned from the Company's Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2005. Commenting on Mr. Zhang's resignation, KongZhong's Chairman, Yunfan Zhou, said: ''Fan has been a Director since 2002. He has made tremendous contributions to the Company's growth and success. ... 
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05/23/2005KongZhong Corporation Announces Unaudited First Quarter 2005 Financial Results
The Company Reports Record Revenue of $17 Million BEIJING, May 23, 2005 /Xinhua-PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value added services in China, today announced its first quarter 2005 financial results. Financial Highlights: -- Revenue for the quarter grew 138% year-over-year and 3% sequentially to a record $17 million. -- 2.5G revenue grew 161% year-over-year but declined 7%... 
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05/13/2005KongZhong Corporation to Acquire Tianjin Mammoth
BEIJING, May 13, 2005 /Xinhua-PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with the shareholders of Tianjin Mammoth Technology Company (''Mammoth'') to acquire 100% of the equity interest in Mammoth. Subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions precedent, the transaction is expected to close in early June. Fou... 
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04/20/2005KongZhong Schedules Conference Call for 2005 First Quarter Earnings
BEIJING, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, plans to release its 2005 first quarter financial results before the US financial markets open on May 23, 2005. The Company will host a conference call at 11:00 am (EDT) to discuss the results. (Speakers) Yunfan Zhou, Chairman & CEO ... 
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04/19/2005KongZhong Corporation Appoints Senior Vice President of Finance
BEIJING, April 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second-generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, announces that Mr. JP Gan has accepted an offer from the Company to be the Senior Vice President of Finance, effective May 16, 2005. Mr. Gan will report to Nick Yang, the Company's Co-founder and President, who will continue to oversee the financial department's day-to-day operations as the Company's acting Chief Fin... 
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04/14/2005KongZhong Corporation Obtains Exclusive Right to Use Mr. Ge You's Voice in its Color Ring Back Tone and Ring Tone Products
BEIJING, April 14, 2005 /Xinhua-PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, today announced that it has signed a 2-year agreement with Mr. Ge You, one of the most popular actors/comedians in China, whose films include ''To Live'' and most recently ''A World Without Thieves,'' to cooperate in the production and promotion of certain color ring back tone and ring tone products o... 
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03/28/2005KongZhong Corporation Announces Change in Finance Personnel
BEIJING, March 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, today announced that its chief financial officer, Richard Wei, plans to leave the Company on April 22, 2005. He will move back to Taiwan to be with his family and pursue other personal interests. The Company's Co-founder and President, Nick Yang, will be acting CFO and will temporarily assume responsibility for the f... 
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03/01/2005KongZhong Corporation To Present at Piper Jaffray & Co and Jefferies & Co Conferences
BEIJING, March 1, 2005 /Xinhua-PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, plans to meet with investors at the Piper Jaffray China Internet and Technology Conference in Beijing and the Jefferies Internet Conference in New York City. Nick Yang, President and Chief Technology Officer, will present at the Piper Jaffray conference on March 2nd, and Richard Wei, Chief Financial O... 
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02/15/2005KongZhong Corporation Acquires Wireless Value Added Service Provider
BEIJING, Feb. 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a wireless value added service provider for a purchase price of RMB13.84 million (approximately US$1.67 million). The deal is expected to close in February. Commenting on the occasion, KongZhong's Chairman and CEO, Yunfan Zhou, said, "Th... 
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02/03/2005KongZhong Corporation Announces Unaudited Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results For the Period Ended December 31, 2004
Company Posts Record for Both Quarterly and Annual Revenue and Earnings 4Q04 Financial Highlights: * Revenue grew 329% year-over-year and 33% sequentially to a record $16.49 million * 2.5G revenue grew 378% year-over-year and 40% sequentially to $14.77 million * 2G revenue grew 127% year-over-year but declined 6% sequentially to $1.72 million * Net income increased 323% year-over-year and 24% sequentially to $6.60 million * Dilut... 
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01/21/2005KongZhong Corporation Signs Agreement with Greatdreams
BEIJING, Jan 21, 2005 /Xinhua-PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, today announced that it has entered into a three-year agreement with Hong Meng Cartoon Broadcasting Ltd (a.k.a. Greatdreams), a producer of children's cartoon programs in China. Under the terms of the agreement, KongZhong will have the exclusive right to use content from Greatdreams' programs in a n... 
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01/19/2005KongZhong Announces 2004 Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call
BEIJING, Jan. 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, plans to release its fourth quarter, 2004, results on February 3. Afterwards, the Company will host a conference call at 10 am, EST, to discuss its results. (Speakers) Yunfan Zhou, Chairman & CEO Nick Yang, President ... 
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12/28/2004KongZhong Corporation Invests in eFriendsNet
BEIJING, Dec. 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to invest $0.5 million in eFriendsNet Entertainment Corp. ("EFN"), a leading social networking community in China. EFN is a privately-held company based in Beijing. With approximately 1 million registered users as of December 2004, EFN is one of the... 
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12/01/2004KongZhong Corporation Signs Licensing Agreements With Five Leading Record Companies
BEIJING, Dec. 1 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq: KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, today announced that it has signed agreements to license music from EMI Group Hong Kong Ltd, Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Hong Kong), Warner/Chappell H.K. Ltd, BMG Music Publishing Ltd, and Universal Music Publishing Ltd for use in various wireless value-added services. With these agreements KongZhong will be able ... 
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11/12/2004KongZhong Corporation Announces Unaudited Third Quarter Results for the Period Ended September 30, 2004
3Q04 Financial Highlights: * Revenue grew 509% year-over-year and 3% sequentially to a record $12.36 million. * The Company¡¯s 2.5G revenue grew 556% year-over-year and 10% sequentially to $10.53 million. * The Company¡¯s 2G revenue grew 330% year-ov... 
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11/10/2004KongZhong Corporation to Have Exclusive Use of Material from Film “Kung Fu Hustle”
Beijing, China, November 10, 2004 ¨C KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq : KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, today announced that it has signed an agreement with the China Film Group to be the exclusive wireless value-a... 
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10/27/2004KongZhong Corporation Revises Expectations for its Third Quarter 2004 Results
KongZhong Corporation Revises Expectations for its Third Quarter 2004 Results Beijing, China, October 27, 2004 ¨C KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq : KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, today announced revised guidance for its financial results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2004. The Company expects third-quarter revenues to be approximately US$12.0 - 12.3 million. This compares to the previously provided guidance... 
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10/04/2004KongZhong Corporation Appoints New Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Beijing, China, October 4, 2004 ¨C KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq : KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value-added services in China, today announced the appointment of Mr. Hai Qi as the ompany¡¯s new senior vice president of sales and marketing. Ms. Xianghong Chen, the Company¡¯s marketing director, has left the Company to pursue other interests. Commenting on the transition, Mr. Yunfan Zhou said, ¡°We appreciate the work that Xianghong has done for the Co... 
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08/25/2004Class-Action Lawsuits Have Been Filed against KongZhong Corporation
Class-Action Lawsuits Have Been Filed against KongZhong Corporation Beijing, China, August 25, 2004 ¨C KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq : KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value added services in China, wishes to advise investors that it is aware that several lawsuits brought on behalf of a putative class of KongZhong shareholders under U.S. securities laws apparently have been filed against the Company and certain of its officers recently in federal court in t... 
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08/18/2004KongZhong Corporation Announces Notice of Sanction from China Mobile Communications Corporation
KongZhong Corporation Announces Notice of Sanction from China Mobile Communications Corporation Beijing, China, August 18, 2004 ¨C KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq : KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value added services in China, announced that it has been notified by China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC) of a sanction imposed on the Company. The notice alleged that in recent periods 22 wireless value added service providers had violated CMCC rule... 
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08/10/2004KongZhong Corporation Announces Unaudited Second Quarter Results for the Period Ended June 30, 2004
KongZhong Corporation Announces Unaudited Second Quarter Results for the Period Ended June 30, 2004 Beijing, China, August 10, 2004 ¨C KongZhong Corporation (Nasdaq : KONG), a leading provider of advanced second generation (2.5G) wireless value added services in China, ... 
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