Posted by Steven Millward

Alibaba to raise up to $24 billion in biggest ever US IPO

Alibaba to raise up to $24 billion in IPO, could soon be valued at more than Amazon

Remember when Facebook $16 billion raised in May 2012? Alibaba is about to blow that to pieces.

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  • September 6, 2014
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CatchChat: China's coolest new messaging app changes the game with selfies

Forget WeChat: China’s coolest new messaging app changes the game with selfies

The strength of China’s web giants and the diversity of its startups usually means that no one...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 6, 2014
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China begins clampdown on video sites showing foreign TV series

China begins clampdown on video sites showing foreign TV series

This will result in the effective banning of some foreign TV series in China, leaving viewers to go ...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 5, 2014
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Xiaomi Mi4 is a bombshell in the $300 smartphone war - REVIEW

Xiaomi Mi4 is a bombshell in the $300 smartphone war (REVIEW)

The Xiaomi Mi4 is undoubtedly a bombshell in the $300 smartphone war, though it doesn't get full mar...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 5, 2014
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Baidu’s smart chopsticks

Baidu’s smart chopsticks sample your meal for food safety scares

The smart chopsticks, called Kuaisou, can test food for safety issues. It’s limited to sampling th...

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  • September 4, 2014
  • at 11:48 am
Here's Baidu Eye, the Google Glass rival from China's top search engine

Here’s Baidu Eye, the Google Glass rival from China’s top search engine

Chinese search engine titan Baidu has just teased a working prototype of its upcoming Google Glass r...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 3, 2014
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China's media and tech giants show no restraint in publishing hacked Hollywood nude selfies

China’s media and tech giants show no restraint in posting hacked Hollywood nude selfies

A quick trawl through the biggest news portals on the Chinese web show the leaked photos posted in f...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 3, 2014
  • at 1:18 pm
Meizu MX4 specs and price

Meizu unveils new MX4 smartphone, drops the price to take on Xiaomi

After years of pricing its flagship phone at around the US$400 mark, Meizu is this time slashing the...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 2, 2014
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Razer picks ecommerce partner to sell Nabu smartband in China

Razer picks ecommerce partner to sell Nabu smartband in China

The gaming ninjas at Razer revealed today that its Nabu smartband will arrive in China in Q4 with an...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 2, 2014
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Tesla in China

Tesla to build 400 charging points in 120 cities across China thanks to major new partnership

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is set to build 400 electric car charging points in 120 cities across China. Thi...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 29, 2014
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Instagram appears to be blocked in Pakistan

Instagram appears to be blocked in Pakistan, uproar hits Twitter (UPDATE: it’s back)

People in Pakistan are waking up to find Instagram is blocked in the country.

By Steven Millward

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  • August 29, 2014
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Makers of Camera360 go for a fresh start with highly configurable Mix photo app

Makers of Camera360 go for a fresh start with highly configurable Mix photo app

Mix has lots of photo filters and several layers of special effects that can be applied on the same ...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 29, 2014
  • at 8:58 am
tumbleweed

Renren, once hailed as China’s Facebook, is dead in the water as active user numbers drop

Renren, the social network once lauded as “China’s Facebook”, is on a slow and agonizing path ...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 28, 2014
  • at 3:11 pm
ybrain

Ybrain gets $3.5M funding to make wearable tech that tackles Alzheimer’s disease

There's still no cure for Alzheimer's disease, but Ybrain claims its wearable tech is the most effec...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 28, 2014
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SXE Ventures from Hong Kong

SXE Ventures is a new VC with $10 million to spend, puts $1 million of it into 500 Durians

This new globally-minded VC has US$10 million for seed-stage investment as well as possible continua...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 21, 2014
  • at 9:29 am
Wearable tech made by women for women

Wearable tech made by women for women

“The only way to speak to women is to make sure their voice is integrated into the product, from c...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 20, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
Youku mobile

Youku reaches half billion visitors for first time, but share price tumbles on pessimism

Youku reached 500 million monthly unique visitors for the first time, the company said today in its ...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 20, 2014
  • at 11:19 am
China's hottest hardware startups in 2014

12 of China’s hottest hardware startups

We’ve all heard of Nest, Oculus Rift, Pebble, Dropcam, and SmartThings – but what are the hottes...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 20, 2014
  • at 10:58 am