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Report: Xiaomi is developing its own mobile OS

Chinese mobile upstart Xiaomi has been making big waves this summer, beating Apple, grabbing Google&...

By C. Custer

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  • September 10, 2013
  • at 3:11 am

In China, tweeting rumors can now land you three years in jail…or worse

The latest barrage from the government in China’s ongoing war on rumors came yesterday, when C...

By C. Custer

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  • September 10, 2013
  • at 12:46 am

Hong Kong teen kills self over online game; why does this sort of thing keep happening?

It’s a shame that tragic stories related to gaming aren’t that difficult to find (you wo...

By C. Custer

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  • September 6, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Tech in Asia acquires SGE, welcomes Gwen and Terence to the team

You may have already heard this news, but if not, here you go: we here at Tech in Asia are announcin...

By C. Custer

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  • September 6, 2013
  • at 11:08 am

Report: Alibaba in talks to invest in Sina Video

Yesterday, China’s tech media began spreading a very interesting story: according to the First...

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  • 0
  • September 6, 2013
  • at 9:00 am

BREAKING: China Telecom reveals iPhone 5S and 5C are real, and they’re coming to China early

There has been a lot of speculation about Apple’s next iterations of the iPhone in the run-up ...

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  • September 5, 2013
  • at 11:33 pm

Netease accuses Tencent of copying music app

It seems to be a contentious time in China’s internet sector. Baidu is taking Qihoo to court a...

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  • September 5, 2013
  • at 11:30 am

Baidu sues Qihoo 360 for unfair competiton, asks for $100k in compensation

Baidu and Qihoo are not friends. The two competitors may have the most longstanding, bitter, and con...

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  • September 5, 2013
  • at 10:30 am

WeChat authentication, zombie followers for sale on Taobao

Verified accounts on Tencent’s chat app WeChat are supposed to be trustworthy. Tencent verifie...

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  • September 5, 2013
  • at 10:00 am

China’s web reacts to Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia

I think Nokia holds a special place in the hearts of a lot of Chinese mobile phone users. When I fir...

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  • September 4, 2013
  • at 10:30 am

Users discover Yixin’s voice messaging feature makes harassment easy

When China Telecom and Netease’s jointly-developed chat app Yixin launched late last month, it...

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  • September 4, 2013
  • at 10:00 am

China Unicom’s WeChat plans already have a million subscribers

About a month ago, China Unicom launched its special subscription plan for WeChat users: a dedicated...

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  • September 4, 2013
  • at 9:00 am

Sina Weibo to launch super-fast earthquake notification service

More good news in the vein of social media being used for disaster response: China’s state sei...

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  • September 3, 2013
  • at 9:00 am

Meizu’s MX3 unveiled, Xiaomi’s Mi3 coming later this week

At a press event yesterday in Beijing, Chinese smartphone startup Meizu unveiled its latest handset,...

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  • September 3, 2013
  • at 12:26 am

Jingdong invests in food delivery service Daojia

Chinese online food ordering platform Daojia announced today the completion of its series C financin...

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  • September 2, 2013
  • at 11:40 pm
CTW - China tech news this week

6 must-read tech stories in China this week

Let’s get straight into our top news out of China this week. 1. Sina Weibo appoints agent to set u...

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  • September 1, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
NOTW - Asia tech news this week

10 top news stories this week on Tech in Asia

This was definitely an interesting week for news. Here are our top picks! Paul’s pick: First impre...

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  • August 31, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm

Weekend nonsense: Chinese net users post weird pictures from their childhood

It’s the weekend, and we all deserve a break. What better way to enjoy than break than with a ...

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  • August 31, 2013
  • at 9:00 am