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Mesh networks can help Asia avoid censorship and recover from disasters

Imagine accessing a new internet; an internet that is controlled and maintained by your neighbors in...

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  • August 30, 2013
  • at 11:00 am

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Chinese localization nearly done, beta coming soon?

Blizzard’s Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft seems destined to be a money machine. Based in the ...

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  • August 30, 2013
  • at 10:30 am

Is Xiaomi going to launch a 7-inch tablet?

Around one year ago, we asked Lei Jun if his company Xiaomi was going to make a tablet, and he said ...

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  • August 30, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Jingdong stops accepting Tenpay, rift growing with Tencent?

China’s Jingdong is the nation’s second-biggest B2C e-commerce platform, and it’s ...

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  • August 29, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm

HTC is developing a smartphone OS for China, and it’s probably going to fail

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported that HTC is working on a mobile OS that’s targeted...

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  • August 29, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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What Chinese consumers want in a mobile phone, and what worries them about domestic brands

Are you trying to sell a mobile phone to the Chinese market? If you make mobile phones, you probably...

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  • August 29, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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China’s crackdown on rumors is making speech impossible

It should be fairly clear to everyone that China’s government is taking its crackdown on inter...

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  • August 28, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm

Spreading rumors on WeChat is a crime, say Chinese internet police

Recently we’ve seen a couple stories about police cracking down on Sina Weibo rumor-spreaders....

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  • August 28, 2013
  • at 9:30 am

Beijing gets serious about real-name registration, old numbers no longer exempt

China has required real-name registration when users buy phones for years now, but nobody seemed to ...

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  • August 28, 2013
  • at 9:00 am

Shanghai police have investigated 170 suspects for creating 380 online rumors

Just last week we ran a quick story about several Chinese black PR operatives getting arrested for s...

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  • August 27, 2013
  • at 9:30 am

Sina’s WeChat competitor WeMeet might have a fatal flaw

Everyone in China seems in a hurry to rush after WeChat now for some reason. Why they waited until t...

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  • August 27, 2013
  • at 9:00 am

Nuomi will split from Renren and do an IPO following Baidu’s big investment last week

Boy, the folks at Nuomi have been busy lately. After quietly losing buckets of money for a few years...

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  • August 27, 2013
  • at 12:29 am

Pakistan’s year-long Youtube ban might finally be ending (but offensive videos will be blocked)

If you are a Pakistani Youtube fan, this has been a tough year. The Google service has been blocked ...

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  • August 26, 2013
  • at 10:00 am

Why did Baidu buy a controlling stake in Nuomi?

After rumors had been cropping up for some time, Chinese search giant Baidu finally confirmed its in...

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  • August 26, 2013
  • at 9:00 am

Why Tesla’s electric car could really work in China

Yesterday, we reported that electric car maker Tesla has started taking preorders in China and set u...

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  • August 23, 2013
  • at 10:30 am

Report: Baidu invests in Renren group buying site Nuomi

(UPDATE: The majority stake acquisition in Nuomi has now been confirmed by Baidu). A couple weeks ag...

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  • August 23, 2013
  • at 10:02 am

‘Xiaomi is now worth $10 billion,’ confirms CEO Lei Jun after new funding round

Last June, Chinese mobile startup Xiaomi had netted an additional $216 million in series C funding t...

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  • August 23, 2013
  • at 1:16 am
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Silicon Valley startup Kamcord snags $1 million in funding from Tencent, Innovation Works

As Silicon Valley investors are getting more interested in (and aware of) startups in Asia, it seems...

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  • August 22, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm