Posted by Steven Millward

It turns out that North Korea's homegrown smartphone is made in China

It turns out that North Korea’s ‘homegrown’ smartphone is made in China

What a surprise! The North Korean Arirang AS1201 that was shown off last summer is actually, it now ...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 8, 2014
  • at 11:35 am
As India's election starts, the BBC turns to messaging apps as a news channel

As India’s election starts, the BBC turns to messaging apps as a news channel

When India last held a general election in 2009, the country had fewer than 50 million internet user...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 7, 2014
  • at 6:54 pm
Moglue closes

Despite early promise, ebook creation tool Moglue shuts and sells out

Moglue's clever tech has been acquired by two companies, but the ebook creation tool and service no ...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 7, 2014
  • at 12:28 pm
China tech news this week

8 must-read tech stories in China this week

Here are eight top news stories – plus a bonus article – of the most-read China tech development...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 6, 2014
  • at 9:59 am
Sina Weibo IPO

Sina Weibo sets price range for shares, aims to raise $437 million in IPO

Sina Weibo will price its shares in the US$17 to $19 range. If it debuts at the top of that range, W...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 5, 2014
  • at 11:27 pm
NOTW - Asia tech news this week

Staff picks: 8 top news stories this week on Tech in Asia

Check out the hottest tech news stories this week - about Xiaomi, Firechat, Line, LivingSocial, and ...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 5, 2014
  • at 11:56 am
Xiaomi MiTV

Xiaomi makes a play for video content, leads $310 million investment in Xunlei

Xunlei, a Chinese video streaming site and media portal, revealed today that it has wrapped up US$31...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 4, 2014
  • at 9:59 pm
sina weibo quarantine

The omen: the sad decline of “China’s Facebook” shows why you should avoid the IPO of “China’s Twitter”

Sina Weibo, often heralded as China’s answer to Twitter, will soon IPO in the US. It’s a good ch...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 4, 2014
  • at 2:45 pm
Chinese wine estore Jiuxian uncorks $70 million in funding

Chinese wine estore cracks open a bottle of bubbly to celebrate nearly $70 million in funding

Jiuxian, arguably China’s top wine-specialist ecommerce site, has revealed it has secured RMB ...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 4, 2014
  • at 8:57 am
Chinese app Mimi is like Secret

Ssshhh! Secret and Whisper get cloned in China

After months of hype and strong growth for Secret and Whisper, it’s no surprise that the confessio...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 3, 2014
  • at 1:57 pm
China's mobile commerce spending to surpass $50 billion in 2014, nearly double last year's total

China’s mobile commerce spending to surpass $50 billion in 2014, nearly double last year’s total (INFOGRAPHIC)

We know that China’s ecommerce market is set to see $274.5 billion in spending in 2014, but ho...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 3, 2014
  • at 11:34 am
China startup China startup Bihang makes Bibao bitcoin wallet app

China’s bitcoin users get a slick new trading and wallet app

Bitcoin enthusiasts in China now have a slick and good-looking bitcoin trading and wallet app. The n...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 2, 2014
  • at 2:35 pm
Line now has 400 million registered users

Line hits two new highs – 400 million registered users, 10 billion messages sent per day

Japan-made messaging app Line revealed today that it now has 400 million registered users. While the...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 2, 2014
  • at 12:01 pm
Sina Weibo IPO - NASDAQ $WB

Sina Weibo picks NASDAQ for upcoming IPO, expects to make a loss this quarter

Sina Weibo’s US IPO – in which the Chinese social network is seeking to raise US$500 mil...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 1, 2014
  • at 10:13 pm
Metaps Spike epayments

Metaps challenges PayPal with new zero-commission epayment service

One Japanese startup is looking to challenge PayPal by attracting ecommerce merchants and businesses...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 1, 2014
  • at 5:42 pm
Apple brings 4G-enabled iPad Air and iPad Mini to China

Apple brings 4G-enabled iPad Air and iPad Mini to China

China’s shoppers got the newest iPhone and iPad models on their global launch day – for ...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 1, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
new Xiaomi MiKey extra button for smartphones

Xiaomi rips off a Kickstarter project to give your smartphone an extra, configurable button

Over the weekend, Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi added to its growing repertoire of accessories with the...

By Steven Millward

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  • April 1, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
After a stellar start to new year, Xiaomi ups 2014 sales target to 60 million

After stellar start to new year, Xiaomi ups 2014 sales target to 60 million

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun is spewing out more numbers than the Count in Sesame Street today. After sayi...

By Steven Millward

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  • March 31, 2014
  • at 3:42 pm