Posted by C. Custer

Why Apple Isn’t Making a Low-Cost Smartphone for China

We all know that China is important to Apple (even if you didn’t know it already, Tim CookR...

By C. Custer

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  • January 18, 2013
  • at 10:30 am

China Railway Ministry Asks Kingsoft to Shut Down Browser Add-On

As we approach the Spring Festival heavy travel season, China’s 12306 train ticket e-commerce ...

By C. Custer

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  • January 18, 2013
  • at 8:00 am

Was Your Phone Made By a Forced Student Intern?

Readers may recall last fall’s kerfuffle over student interns who were forced to work at Foxco...

By C. Custer

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  • January 18, 2013
  • at 12:17 am

Weak Demand for Apple’s iPhone 5? Chinese Economic Data May Hint at Truth

There has been a lot of discussion in the tech media recently following a Wall Street Journal story ...

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  • January 17, 2013
  • at 9:00 am

Getting Weird Server Hits from China? It May Not Be Hackers…

Today’s Register brings us an amusing story that also has a bit of a moral to it: although it ...

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  • January 17, 2013
  • at 8:00 am

360Buy Founds Major Cloud Research Center in Beijing

Chinese e-commerce giant 360Buy is taking to the cloud, or so it appears with the company’s an...

By C. Custer

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  • January 17, 2013
  • at 1:46 am

Chinese Gamers Ponder How Public Opinion Should Shape Game Development

Should you make games based on what the public wants, or based on something inside yourself or your ...

By C. Custer

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  • January 16, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Alipay Says Wireless Payments Up 546% in 2012

Online payment is a lucrative market sector, and like almost other aspect of China’s tech sect...

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  • January 16, 2013
  • at 9:00 am

Beijing ‘Airpocalypse’ Sparks Spike in Air Quality App Downloads

Beijing had a pretty bad weekend for air quality. In fact, it was so bad that people have taken to c...

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  • January 16, 2013
  • at 12:26 am

Rumor: Jack Ma to Retire from Alibaba This Year

Could 2013 be the year when a Chinese tech legend rides off into the sunset of retirement and (one a...

By C. Custer

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  • January 15, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm

17Startup’s 2012 Report Reveals Trends in Chinese Startup Scene

2012 is over, and it was quite an interesting year for startups. Chinese-language startup database 1...

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  • January 15, 2013
  • at 9:00 am

Baidu Invests in Kingsoft, Moves Into Web Security, Qihoo’s CEO Calls it a “Big Joke”

If anyone had any doubt there was bad blood between Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) and Qihoo 360, here’s ...

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  • January 15, 2013
  • at 12:38 am
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Phucking Phablets: Huawei’s New Giant Phone is the Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Seen

Chinese mobile handset maker Huawei announced some new products at this year’s CES that have b...

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  • January 13, 2013
  • at 11:00 am

Angel Investor Xu Xiaoping Calls for a Freer Chinese Internet

Like most of China’s big tech investment gurus, Xu Xiaoping is on Sina Weibo. And although fel...

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  • January 12, 2013
  • at 11:00 am

Chinese Internet Companies Should Stop Overseas Censorship

A few days ago, I wrote about a rant posted to Sina Weibo and spotted by Global Voices Online in whi...

By C. Custer

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  • January 11, 2013
  • at 11:00 am

24Quan Closes For Good

Chinese group buying site 24Quan, once in the country’s top five deals sites, has been in the ...

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  • 0
  • January 11, 2013
  • at 8:00 am

Rumor: Weibo Celebrities Like Kaifu Lee Questioned by Chinese Police

As the Southern Weekend incident continues to boil in the Chinese media, weibo celebrities like Inno...

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  • January 11, 2013
  • at 12:06 am
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Sina Weibo Launched an English Web Interface, But Why So Little So Late?

Yesterday we discovered that Sina Weibo appeared to have rolled out a partial English-language inter...

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  • January 10, 2013
  • at 9:00 am