Posted by Steven Millward

Meizu MX4 specs and price

Meizu unveils new MX4 smartphone, drops the price to take on Xiaomi

After years of pricing its flagship phone at around the US$400 mark, Meizu is this time slashing the...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 2, 2014
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Razer picks ecommerce partner to sell Nabu smartband in China

Razer picks ecommerce partner to sell Nabu smartband in China

The gaming ninjas at Razer revealed today that its Nabu smartband will arrive in China in Q4 with an...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 2, 2014
  • at 6:10 pm
Tesla in China

Tesla to build 400 charging points in 120 cities across China thanks to major new partnership

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is set to build 400 electric car charging points in 120 cities across China. Thi...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 29, 2014
  • at 4:57 pm
Instagram appears to be blocked in Pakistan

Instagram appears to be blocked in Pakistan, uproar hits Twitter (UPDATE: it’s back)

People in Pakistan are waking up to find Instagram is blocked in the country.

By Steven Millward

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  • August 29, 2014
  • at 12:50 pm
Makers of Camera360 go for a fresh start with highly configurable Mix photo app

Makers of Camera360 go for a fresh start with highly configurable Mix photo app

Mix has lots of photo filters and several layers of special effects that can be applied on the same ...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 29, 2014
  • at 8:58 am
tumbleweed

Renren, once hailed as China’s Facebook, is dead in the water as active user numbers drop

Renren, the social network once lauded as “China’s Facebook”, is on a slow and agonizing path ...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 28, 2014
  • at 3:11 pm
ybrain

Ybrain gets $3.5M funding to make wearable tech that tackles Alzheimer’s disease

There's still no cure for Alzheimer's disease, but Ybrain claims its wearable tech is the most effec...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 28, 2014
  • at 2:15 pm
SXE Ventures from Hong Kong

SXE Ventures is a new VC with $10 million to spend, puts $1 million of it into 500 Durians

This new globally-minded VC has US$10 million for seed-stage investment as well as possible continua...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 21, 2014
  • at 9:29 am
Wearable tech made by women for women

Wearable tech made by women for women

“The only way to speak to women is to make sure their voice is integrated into the product, from c...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 20, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
Youku mobile

Youku reaches half billion visitors for first time, but share price tumbles on pessimism

Youku reached 500 million monthly unique visitors for the first time, the company said today in its ...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 20, 2014
  • at 11:19 am
China's hottest hardware startups in 2014

12 of China’s hottest hardware startups

We’ve all heard of Nest, Oculus Rift, Pebble, Dropcam, and SmartThings – but what are the hottes...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 20, 2014
  • at 10:58 am
Samsung reveals plan for phone manufacturing in Indonesia

For real this time? Samsung reveals plan for phone manufacturing in Indonesia

Samsung (005930:KS) said today that it plans to set up a factory to produce mobile phones in Indones...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 18, 2014
  • at 6:28 pm
Phew app for learning Burmese alphabet

Startup aims at Myanmar’s youngest of early adopters with educational iPad app

Phew is designed to help kids learn how to write the mellifluously flowing characters of the Burmese...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 16, 2014
  • at 11:29 am
JD boosted by WeChat, sees $10 billion in consumer sales in Q2

JD gets online shopping boost from WeChat, sees $10 billion in consumer sales in Q2

JD, China’s second biggest ecommerce company, saw RMB63.0 billion (US$10.2 billion) in consumer sa...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 15, 2014
  • at 6:21 pm

You appear to be trying to get laid. Would you like to check out this noodle restaurant?

A new update to Momo’s app for iOS heralds the arrival of the startup’s mobile advertising platf...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 15, 2014
  • at 5:48 pm
China's new baby boom is a chance for ecommerce startups

2 kids estores in China get funding ahead of new baby boom

An estimated 16 million babies are born each year in China. Two million extra are on the way with Ch...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 15, 2014
  • at 4:20 pm
Weibo grows to 156.5 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2 2014

Weibo grows to 157 million monthly active users, but still losing money in Q2

The Twitter-esque Sina Weibo (NASDAQ:WB) is now up to 156.5 million monthly active users (MAUs), acc...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 15, 2014
  • at 11:24 am
UberTaxi hits the streets of Hong Kong

UberTaxi hits the streets of Hong Kong

This allows people to grab a conventional, licensed Hong Kong cab – and pay for it via a cash-less...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 14, 2014
  • at 11:28 am