Posted by C. Custer

Gaming madness in China: 15-year-old gamer stabs mother to death, keeps playing

I’ll have to do an abbreviated version of Gaming Madness in China this week, as I’m curr...

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  • September 20, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Apple stops taking iPhone 5s preorders in China

So much for the new iPhone being available in China early! It looks like many Chinese Apple fans wil...

By C. Custer

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  • September 19, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm

TGS hands-on: Xpec’s upcoming mobile fantasy card battle game Fantasy Lore

There are an awful lot of games at TGS about fantasy battles. After all, the Asian market loves them...

By C. Custer

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  • September 19, 2013
  • at 11:31 am
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Charles Xue’s confession is a disaster for China’s web

Reading the news about Charles Xue’s taped confession over the weekend, it’s hard not to...

By C. Custer

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  • September 17, 2013
  • at 11:00 am

Weekend nonsense: compare the handwriting of ten top Chinese tech CEOs

The Chinese believe that a person’s handwriting says a lot about them. As someone with terribl...

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  • September 14, 2013
  • at 9:00 am

Sogou launches browser that beats government blocks on train ticket website

Yesterday, I wrote about how 12306, China’s government-run train ticket e-commerce platform, h...

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  • September 14, 2013
  • at 2:56 am

Baidu launches dongle package to break down the walls between devices

Following in the apparent trend of web companies doing dongles, Baidu has quietly launched a trifect...

By C. Custer

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  • September 13, 2013
  • at 10:00 am

Chinese social critic and microblogger detained on economic charges

Most Chinese internet users probably wouldn’t recognize the name Dong Rubin, but many know the...

By C. Custer

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  • September 13, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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China’s official train ticket site makes travel harder during the holidays. Again.

China’s official website for train ticket sales, 12306, is bad in ways that it’s tough t...

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  • September 13, 2013
  • at 9:00 am

Netease’s MOBA game launches open beta in China, but faces uphill battle in e-sports scene

Netease’s Heroes of the Three Kingdoms, a MOBA-style game based on DoTA and League of Legends,...

By C. Custer

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  • September 12, 2013
  • at 10:00 am

Report: LeTV and Tencent collaborating on smart TV, announcement coming later this month

Smart TVs seem to be the hot trend in China tech these days (this month alone we’ve seen both ...

By C. Custer

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  • September 12, 2013
  • at 9:30 am

The iPhone 5C was never meant for China; it was meant to make the iPhone 5 obsolete

So here we are, a day after the announcement of Apple’s new iPhones, and as usual the entire w...

By C. Custer

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  • September 12, 2013
  • at 2:57 am

Xiaomi beats “Little Pepper” in landmark Weibo defamation case

Around one year ago, as cheap smartphones were bursting onto the Chinese market right and left, a ne...

By C. Custer

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  • September 11, 2013
  • at 9:30 am

Apple’s new iPhones support TD-LTE: another sign the phones are coming to China Mobile?

We’ll probably know within a few hours whether Apple’s new phones are coming to China Mo...

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  • September 11, 2013
  • at 4:13 am

Apple’s “cheap” iPhone 5C will cost $735 in China

So much for all the talk of Apple offering an inexpensive smartphone to compete with cheap smartphon...

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  • September 11, 2013
  • at 2:51 am
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Apple iPhone 5S and 5C coming to China, Japan, and Singapore Sept. 20

At Apple’s press event in California, the company has confirmed what China Telecom already lea...

By C. Custer

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  • September 11, 2013
  • at 2:27 am
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Breaking down Pakistan’s mobile Facebook users (INFOGRAPHIC)

Facebook is big in Pakistan. And as a the smartphone revolution continues, more and more of the coun...

By C. Custer

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  • September 10, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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How the iPhone is losing China to Xiaomi, and why tomorrow’s new phone won’t help

In a few hours, Apple’s going to release some new phones. Since China Telecom spoiled the surp...

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  • September 10, 2013
  • at 10:00 am