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New web game in China lets you taser corrupt government officials

Tase him, bro! New game in China lets you zap corrupt government officials

A new web game has appeared in China that lets you taser corrupt government officials. Given how tou...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 7, 2014
  • at 12:12 pm
Former Google China boss, after quitting last year, reemerges at rival Qihoo

Former Google China boss, after quitting last year, re-emerges at rival Qihoo

Google China boss John Liu quit in July last year after nearly six torrid years in the role. But he&...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 6, 2014
  • at 9:11 pm
Saved app

Get your new year finances in shape with budgeting app Saved

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to manage your money better, you might turn to an app...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 6, 2014
  • at 5:05 pm
Weibo just released its first earnings report since IPO, racks up a $47.4 million loss

Sina Weibo takes the fight to WeChat, wants to be your mobile wallet

Sina Weibo, China’s top Twitter-like social network, has updated its iPhone and Android apps w...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 6, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
China's GFW unblocks Chinese versions of Reuters and WSJ sites

In a rare move, China unblocks Chinese versions of Reuters and WSJ sites

China’s Great Firewall blocks a number of big-name sites every year. Last year, news sites wer...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 6, 2014
  • at 10:45 am
India's Snapdeal launches Kilickpay

India’s online shoppers get another new e-payment option, this time from Snapdeal

Just a few weeks after India’s top e-store, Flipkart, rolled out its e-payment gateway to Indi...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 3, 2014
  • at 10:17 pm
daily deals in China

China’s top daily deals site doubles sales in 2013, now pulls in over $16 million each day

Meituan, China’s top daily deals startup, has managed to double its sales revenue during 2013....

By Steven Millward

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  • January 3, 2014
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Tencent hits the road (and goes off the beaten path) to create China's biggest 'street view'

Tencent hits the road (and goes off the beaten path) to create China’s biggest ‘street view’

Started with just three areas in late 2011, Tencent’s (HKG:0700) street view imagery is now th...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 3, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
ecommerce in India

Shop til you drop: India’s e-shoppers spent $16 billion in 2013

We know that India’s e-commerce industry is booming and lots of investment is flooding in, but...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 2, 2014
  • at 4:55 pm
Xiaomi sold 18.7 million phones in 2013, more than double its previous year's tally

Xiaomi sold 18.7 million phones in 2013, more than double its previous year’s tally

This morning, disruptive phone-maker Xiaomi revealed its sales statistics for 2013. The Chinese star...

By Steven Millward

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  • January 2, 2014
  • at 11:57 am
Xiaomi aims at 40 million phones sales 2014

Xiaomi aims to double smartphone sales to 40 million in 2014

We’re hours away from the start of 2014, but the founder and CEO of young Chinese phone-maker ...

By Steven Millward

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  • December 31, 2013
  • at 6:18 pm
Baidu has snapped up the rival e-book platform for RMB 191.5 million, which is $31.3 million.

Baidu boosts e-books offering with $31 million acquisition of rival site

Chinese search engine giant Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) is wrapping up a year of big acquisitions with yet a...

By Steven Millward

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  • December 30, 2013
  • at 10:56 am
China tech news this week

6 must-read tech stories in China this week

Lots of familiar names making the news this week: WeChat, Apple’s iPhone, Alibaba, and Xiaomi. Her...

By Steven Millward

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  • December 29, 2013
  • at 10:57 am
NOTW - Asia tech news this week

Staff picks: 7 top news stories this week on Tech in Asia

While most tech companies around the world were pretty dormant this week due to the Christmas holida...

By Steven Millward

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  • December 28, 2013
  • at 3:15 pm
Ticket startup Accupass plots expansion across Asia

Ticket startup Accupass gets nod for Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Beijing

When we last checked in with the Taiwanese events and ticketing site Accupass, it had secured fundin...

By Steven Millward

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  • December 27, 2013
  • at 7:05 pm
2k HD phone screens

Get ready for Oppo’s eye-shredding 2k HD phone screen in 2014

Chinese phone-maker Oppo is trying to stand out from the global smartphone crowd with some unusual h...

By Steven Millward

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  • December 27, 2013
  • at 5:33 pm
Asia’s richest man just invested in a startup that’s like PayPal for Bitcoin

Asia’s richest man just invested in a startup that’s like PayPal for Bitcoin

Asia’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, is worth about $29 billion. Though he’s not investing i...

By Steven Millward

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  • December 27, 2013
  • at 4:38 pm
Leaked photo of Xiaomi tablet

Leaked photo of a 7-inch Xiaomi tablet surfaces on Sina Weibo

When we interviewed Xiaomi founder Lei Jun in October 2012, he stated clearly that the startup phone...

By Steven Millward

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  • December 27, 2013
  • at 11:45 am