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Hong Kong's student-led protests generate over 1.3 million tweets

Hong Kong’s #OccupyCentral protests generate over 1.3 million tweets

According to Twitter, Hong Kong's protests have so far generated over 1.3 million tweets from partic...

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  • September 30, 2014
  • at 9:41 pm
WeChat gets v6.0 update, adds in Vine-like videos and Passbook-style wallet

WeChat gets v6.0 update, adds in Vine-like videos and Passbook-style wallet

WeChat gets a v6.0 update today – only on iOS so far – that adds in two useful new features. But...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 30, 2014
  • at 3:41 pm
China's regulators give final approval to Apple's iPhone 6 after giving it unusual security check

China’s regulators give final approval to iPhone 6, set for launch October 17

Weeks after the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus first went on sale, Apple’s newest phones finally have ful...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 30, 2014
  • at 10:59 am
Yuemei - Cosmetic surgery marketplace in China gets series A funding

A pretty penny: plastic surgery marketplace in China gets funding

Yuemei has over 1,100 registered practitioners in its marketplace, scattered across mainland China.

By Steven Millward

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  • September 29, 2014
  • at 7:11 pm
Chinese startup goes global with crowdfunding campaign for smart home security system

Chinese startup goes global with crowdfunding campaign for smart home security system

A new Chinese startup is looking to make an impact around the world with its smart home security sys...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 29, 2014
  • at 4:38 pm
Tencent pays $736 million to take 20% stake in 58.com, China's answer to Craigslist

Tencent now has 24% stake in 58.com, China’s answer to Craigslist

Tencent has paid over US$830 million to accumulate this stake in 58.com, which is China’s answer t...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 29, 2014
  • at 11:02 am
Instagram blocked in China amid Hong Kong protests

Instagram blocked in China as democracy reform protests sweep Hong Kong

Instagram’s block in China is likely due to the democracy reform protests in Hong Kong. Yesterday ...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 29, 2014
  • at 10:14 am
Intel spends $1.5 billion to take 20% stake in Chinese chip-maker

Intel partners with China’s Spreadtrum to make new chips in $1.5 billion deal

Intel confirmed today that it’s paying RMB 9 billion (US$1.47 billion) to take a 20 percent stake ...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 26, 2014
  • at 12:58 pm
you won’t believe how many sites are now blocked in China

Oh, Big Brother: you won’t believe how many sites are now blocked in China

China got the internet in 1994. But soon after, the government started working on ways to restrict i...

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  • September 26, 2014
  • at 11:05 am
Evernote users in Asia

Evernote now has more than 30 million users across Asia

Note-syncing app Evernote now has more than 30 million users in Asia, reveals the US startup’s CEO...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 25, 2014
  • at 5:20 pm
Chinese video app gets $50 million funding to  become China’s answer to Vine

Chinese video app gets $50 million funding to become China’s answer to Vine

10-second video app Miaopai has secured US$50 million in series C funding.

By Steven Millward

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  • September 25, 2014
  • at 12:59 pm
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launches in 140 countries at end of October 2014.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 beats iPhone 6 to stores in China and South Korea, launching September 26

Samsung today confirmed that its newest flagship, the Galaxy Note 4, will launch in China and South ...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 24, 2014
  • at 6:27 pm
Chinese schoolkids are hiding their smartphones inside fake dictionaries - 02

Chinese schoolkids are hiding their smartphones inside fake dictionaries

Hey, that's sneaky! Chinese schoolkids can buy a phone case that looks like a dictionary. It's alrea...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 24, 2014
  • at 3:36 pm
India's maiden Mars mission a success as Mangalyaan enters orbit

India’s maiden Mars mission a success as Mangalyaan enters orbit

India’s first mission to Mars, which blasted off in November, today successfully entered orbit aro...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 24, 2014
  • at 11:22 am
Pakistani ecommerce startup Kickstarter campaign for handcrafted shoes

Artisanal shoes, anyone? Pakistani startup takes to Kickstarter

A group of Pakistani entrepreneurs is taking to Kickstarter today to turn their startup idea into a ...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 23, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
Xiaomi pushes your buttons with new game controller

Xiaomi pushes your buttons with new game controller

Phone-maker Xiaomi unveiled a new game controller today that’s designed to work with the company...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 22, 2014
  • at 7:03 pm
NewsHunt, India

NewsHunt, India’s answer to Flipboard, gets $16 million funding

India’s top homegrown news reader app, NewsHunt, has secured INR 1 billion (US$16.5 million) in se...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 22, 2014
  • at 12:33 pm
DuckDuckGo blocked in China

DuckDuckGo joins Google in being blocked in China

Privacy-oriented search engine DuckDuckGo is now blocked in China, confirms founder and CEO Gabriel ...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 22, 2014
  • at 10:16 am