Posted by Steven Millward

Sina Weibo read censored posts

Here’s how to read a post that’s been censored by Sina Weibo

The anti-censorship ninjas at FreeWeibo have come up with a decrypting tool that allows anyone to re...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 2, 2013
  • at 5:10 pm
Uber Between Korea

Uber teams up with messaging app to get more Korean couples in its cars

Uber launched in South Korea this summer, and this week the fancy car booking service is trying out ...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 1, 2013
  • at 4:18 pm
BlackBerry

BlackBerry was close to a joint venture in China, but the plan came to nothing

The Globe and Mail’s chronology of BlackBerry’s crumbling empire includes a fascinating – ...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 1, 2013
  • at 3:30 pm
Baidu Qunar funding

Baidu’s travel site Qunar aims to raise $125 million in US IPO

Baidu’s (NASDAQ:BIDU) online travel site Qunar has filed for its much-anticipated US IPO. The ...

By Steven Millward

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  • October 1, 2013
  • at 10:15 am
Petcube launch

I can haz Petcube? Haxlr8r-incubated project exceeds $100,000 Kickstarter goal

Petcube is a sinister-looking little black box that actually does something adorable – it lets...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 30, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
Xiaomi vs Qihoo battle

In a battle over pre-installed apps, Qihoo makes a new enemy in Xiaomi

China’s most combative web company, Qihoo (NYSE:QIHU), has yet another enemy. The web portal a...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 30, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
WeChat shakes up shopping in China

How WeChat is shaking up the shopping experience in China

We’ve written a lot about WeChat’s stickers and gaming and other social features; but on...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 30, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
Government document says China is ready to lift ban on game consoles

Government document says China is ready to lift ban on game consoles

Could this be the real thing? After many false alarms, a document issued by China’s State offi...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 27, 2013
  • at 11:32 pm
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Alibaba’s Jack Ma joins Silicon Valley luminaries as sponsor of major science prize

As we saw at Jack Ma’s final speech as Alibaba CEO, the e-commerce magnate has a passion for s...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 27, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
Tmall International for global merchants

China’s top e-commerce marketplace to open up to overseas merchants

China’s top e-commerce marketplace, Tmall, is preparing to open up to overseas brands and merc...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 27, 2013
  • at 10:59 am
In an absurd move, the ‘unlocked’ Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is region-locked

In an absurd move, the ‘unlocked’ Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is region-locked (UPDATED)

In a flashback to the bad old days of region-locked DVDs and games, the newly launched Samsung Galax...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 26, 2013
  • at 9:10 pm
Malaysia's Axiata boosts Indonesia business with $865 million acquisition of AXIS

Malaysia’s Axiata boosts Indonesia business with $865 million acquisition of AXIS

Malaysian telco Axiata (MYX:6888) is expanding its business in Indonesia today with the acquisition ...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 26, 2013
  • at 2:54 pm
new Xiaomi store in Beijing

Xiaomi opens biggest ever service center in Beijing, looks like a store (Updated)

Startup phone-maker Xiaomi sold seven million phones in the first half of this year, thanks to a mix...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 25, 2013
  • at 5:20 pm
Tripthirsty takes you off the beaten track, spices up your holiday in India

Tripthirsty takes you off the beaten track, spices up your holiday in India

If you want to do more on your holiday than just sit by a pool, there are a growing number of sites ...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 25, 2013
  • at 3:45 pm
Chat apps are destroying SMS in India: Indians now only send 2 SMS per day

Chat apps are destroying SMS in India: Indians now only send 2 SMS per day

We’ve seen it happen in the US and Europe, and then in China. Now it’s happening in Indi...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 25, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
Check out China's 8 richest tech entrepreneurs in 2013

Check out China’s 8 richest tech entrepreneurs right now

The annual Hurun rich list weighs up the bank balances of China’s leading businesspeople. The ...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 24, 2013
  • at 10:09 pm
IDC: China to ship 360 million smartphones this year, 450 million in 2014

IDC: China to ship 360 million smartphones this year, 450 million in 2014

Research group IDC believes that China will ship in more than 450 million smartphones in 2014. That&...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 24, 2013
  • at 9:22 pm
Mogujie merchant stores

China’s top Pinterest clone tries to lure in e-merchants

Mogujie, China’s money-spinning Pinterest clone, is venturing even further into e-commerce these d...

By Steven Millward

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  • September 24, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm