No time to waste! Here’s this week’s top news from China.
Xiaomi had a big week after its annual press conference on Thursday. The company unveiled its new flagship phone as well as a smart TV.
2. Apple to hold twin press event in China for new iPhones, rumored simultaneous release of iPhone 5C
Apple will host dual press events in Beijing and California for the first time ever on September 10. We’re hearing a lot of rumors about a possible early release of the budget model iPhone 5C in China. Spirits were dampened ahead of the conference when the factory that supposedly makes the 5C was accused of labor rights violations.
One of China’s most forward-thinking and outspoken tech and startup pioneers announced he was diagnosed with cancer this week. We wish him a speedy recovery.
It was the acquisition heard ’round the world, and China was no exception.
If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. We’re starting to see more of these plans that allow users to use messaging apps without an actual data plan across Asia, and they’re catching on fast.
It’s always good to see social media do something philanthropic in the world. Sina Weibo’s earthquake notification service could help curb the harmful effects of natural disaster.
It might not be blocked like Google, but that’s not enough to keep Yahoo! in the game.
Here’s something a little sexy to end the week with: a clothing brand lets users post pics of themselves as models on its website.
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