Posted by Steven Millward

CNY 2014

Celebrate Chinese New Year by putting your face into a seasonal GIF

Chinese New Year is just one week away. If you’re celebrating it, you’re probably prepar...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 24, 2014
  • at 4:43 pm
Baidu acquires Nuomi

Baidu acquires remaining stake in Renren’s daily deals site

Back in August last year, Chinese search engine Baidu acquired the majority stake in Renren’s (NYS...

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  • January 24, 2014
  • at 11:25 am
JD acquires HotelVP

Chinese e-commerce giant JD boosts travel offerings with acquisition of hotel booking app

Chinese e-commerce company JD – the closest rival to Alibaba’s Tmall in China – ha...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 23, 2014
  • at 5:29 pm
messaging app users

It’s time for messaging apps to quit the bullshit numbers and tell us how many users are active

One of the biggest trends of the last few years is messaging apps. Dozens of startups and major web ...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 23, 2014
  • at 2:58 pm
QFPay funding

Square-like Chinese startup QFPay swipes $16.5 million in series B funding

QFPay, maker of a Square-like gadget for taking e-payments via a smartphone, has secured series B fu...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 22, 2014
  • at 9:40 pm
Guardian blocked in China again

Bombshell story gets the Guardian blocked in China – AGAIN

UK-based newspaper The Guardian seems to be really pushing someone’s button in China as its we...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 22, 2014
  • at 5:42 pm
Rocket Internet entering Nepal

New job postings show Rocket Internet is set to drive into Nepal

German startup dynamo Rocket Internet likes to get into emerging markets early, as we’ve seen ...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 22, 2014
  • at 12:33 pm
IDC says Asia-Pacific PC shipments see first ever double-digit drop in 2013

IDC: Asia-Pacific PC shipments see first ever double-digit drop

Research firm IDC has done some number crunching on PC shipments in 2013, and the resultant numbers ...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 21, 2014
  • at 1:59 pm
Pakistan's i2i Accelerator

6 civic-minded startups from Pakistan’s i2i Accelerator are looking to solve real problems

Pakistani startup incubator Invest2Innovate – also known as the i2i Accelerator – gradua...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 21, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
China's gaming industry stats, 2013 and 2014

Let’s take a look at China’s $13.5 billion online gaming industry (INFOGRAPHIC)

China’s gaming industry is massive, as you’d expect, yet it’s also a lot more comp...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 21, 2014
  • at 11:17 am
Qihoo search engine

Watch out, Baidu: Qihoo aims at 35% share of China’s search engine market by end of year

Chinese software maker Qihoo (NYSE:QIHU) exploded into the search engine market in the summer of 201...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 20, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
CommonFloor $10 million funding

Indian property listings site CommonFloor gets $10 million in fresh funds

About six months after Indian property portal CommonFloor raised $7.5 million in funding from Accel ...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 20, 2014
  • at 1:29 pm
InstaB, an Instagram for baby photos app

This ‘Instagram for babies’ app helps parents make the ultimate child photo album

Lots of new parents want to share images of their bundle of joy, but Facebook can feel unsafe, and p...

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  • January 20, 2014
  • at 12:57 pm
Wii U sales 2013

NintenD’OH! Struggling company admits only 2.8 million Wii U consoles sold in 2013

Nintendo (TYO:7974) has finally faced up to the facts and admitted that its flagship Wii U console i...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 17, 2014
  • at 7:59 pm
COS is China’s own mobile and smart TV OS that’s designed to oust Android

China’s own mobile OS has been revealed, and it looks a lot like Android

There are about 270 million active Android users in China right now, and Google’s mobile OS ha...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 17, 2014
  • at 5:16 pm
ugly dog

Sina Weibo, you’re getting ugly and annoying and I’m starting to hate you

Sina Weibo, it’s not me, it’s you. My friends agree. You’re getting kinda erratic ...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 17, 2014
  • at 3:10 pm
China Mobile launch day, with Apple CEO Tim Cook

Tim Cook appears in Beijing store for today’s iPhone launch on China Mobile

Today is the day that Apple-hungry China Mobile (NYSE:CHL; HKG:0941) subscribers have been waiting f...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 17, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
Chinese phone-maker Meizu has a plan to win over Android fans in Europe and the US

Chinese phone-maker Meizu has a plan to win over Android fans in Europe and the US

Chinese phone-maker Meizu made it clear at CES 2014 a few days back that it intends to launch in Ame...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 16, 2014
  • at 9:28 pm