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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...

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  • April 1, 2014
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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...

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  • March 31, 2014
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Alibaba invests $692 million in Chinese department store chain to fuse offline and online shopping

Alibaba invests $692 million in Chinese department store chain to fuse offline and online shopping

China’s biggest ecommerce company is fusing online shopping with good, old-fashioned brick-and-mor...

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  • March 31, 2014
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Chinese travel sites boycott Malaysia Airlines ticket sales

As outrage grows over missing flight, Chinese websites ban Malaysia Airlines ticket sales

Two of China’s largest online travel booking sites have decided to banish Malaysia Airlines as...

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  • March 28, 2014
  • at 3:39 pm
Urbanite Pakistan online food delivery

European online food delivery company makes first move into Asia with Pakistan deal

The online food ordering and delivery market in Pakistan is getting really hot and spicy. Today, Den...

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  • March 28, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
China pollution vs blue skies

Remember blue skies? A new photo app comes with an environmental message in China

Earth Hour is on March 29. It’s an annual awareness-raising event in which people turn off the...

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  • March 28, 2014
  • at 8:59 am
Xiaomi to build new campus in Beijing's Haidian district

Looking to future growth, Xiaomi will build its own campus

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi revealed today that it’ll build its own campus in Beijing’s t...

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  • March 27, 2014
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Shanghai skyline

12 tech entrepreneurs under 30 making awesome stuff in China

Inspired by a Forbes list of 30 entrepreneurs in China, we decided to pick out the most exciting-sou...

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  • March 27, 2014
  • at 4:03 pm
Tencent takes stake in Korea's CJ Games

Tencent pays $500 million for big stake in Korean mobile gaming company

Chinese web and game company Tencent is boosting its mobile gaming prowess today by paying US$500 mi...

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  • March 26, 2014
  • at 9:31 pm
Shaolin kung-fu monks visit Google, try on Google Glass

Shaolin kung-fu monks visit Google, try on Glass, manage not to kick anybody’s ass

The martial arts experts at China’s Shaolin Temple have been around for centuries, but they...

By Steven Millward

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  • March 25, 2014
  • at 7:45 pm
6 awesomely disruptive companies you’ll meet at Startup Asia Singapore

6 awesomely bold companies you’ll meet at Startup Asia Singapore (PREVIEW)

For every Samsung, Amazon, or YouTube, there are dozens of scrappy startups trying to trip up the we...

By Steven Millward

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  • March 25, 2014
  • at 7:27 pm
Alibaba’s Jack Ma slams monopoly power as banks introduce new curbs on mobile payments

Alibaba’s Jack Ma slams monopoly power as banks introduce new curbs on online payments

Mobile commerce, online savings funds, and QR code-based m-payments are all under threat in China ri...

By Steven Millward

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  • March 24, 2014
  • at 9:41 pm
Meiaoju - New startup joins China's overseas property gold rush, nabs series A funding just weeks after launch

New startup joins China’s overseas property gold rush, nabs series A funding just weeks after launch

Earlier this month, a new site launched in China that helps eager buyers find overseas property. Tha...

By Steven Millward

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  • March 24, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
China property

Tencent boosts ecommerce business yet again with $180 million stake in property portal

Chinese web giant Tencent has paid US$180 million to take a 15 percent stake in a major real estate ...

By Steven Millward

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  • March 21, 2014
  • at 10:20 pm

New crowdsourced jobs site helps Japanese mothers get some income without joining the rat race

Japan is the worst developed country for working mothers as horrendous working hours combine with a ...

By Steven Millward

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  • March 21, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
Mt. Gox finds 200,000 bitcoins

Mt. Gox finds 200,000 bitcoins down the back of the couch

The ongoing Mt. Gox controversy got even weirder today as the Bitcoin exchange announced it has foun...

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  • March 21, 2014
  • at 12:47 pm
Shanghai 4G

China Mobile says most of its 4G subscribers are using iPhones

“Most of our 1.34 million 4G users are using an iPhone,” said China Mobile chairman Xi G...

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  • March 20, 2014
  • at 7:16 pm
China Mobile's telco in Pakistan reaches new milestone with 25 million subscribers

China Mobile’s telco in Pakistan reaches 25 million subscribers, but still an also-ran

Zong is Pakistan’s fourth biggest mobile telco. While that’s not remarkable in itself, i...

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  • March 20, 2014
  • at 5:53 pm