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Tesla sales in China

Tesla expands sales across China, now shipping to customers in 38 cities

Today Tesla revealed that it’s opening up sales across China by taking orders from people in a gra...

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  • August 6, 2014
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Tapjoy acquires 5Rocks, a Korean startup, to boost mobile analytics know-how

5Rocks, a mobile game analytics startup that launched in April this year, has been acquired by US-ba...

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  • August 6, 2014
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Social media in China beyond WeChat and Weibo

Life beyond WeChat and Weibo: 15 niche social networks in China

They’re not meant to replace WeChat or Weibo – indeed, many of these specialist social apps inte...

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  • August 6, 2014
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Uber tries something new in Beijing with launch of not-for-profit ridesharing

Uber tries something new in Beijing with launch of not-for-profit ridesharing

Uber, which first launched its app-connected limo service in Beijing in April, is now trying somethi...

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  • August 5, 2014
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Xiaomi leaps over Samsung, is now China’s biggest smartphone brand

Xiaomi leaps over Samsung, is now China’s biggest smartphone brand

In new numbers for Q2 2014 from Canalys, Xiaomi has leap-frogged Samsung to become China biggest sm...

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  • August 5, 2014
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Luxury estore gets $100M funding to attack China’s big-bucks couture fashion market

Luxury estore gets $100M funding to attack China’s big-bucks couture fashion market

Consumers in China will account for about 20 percent of global luxury sales in 2015 - that's worth U...

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  • August 5, 2014
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Candy Crush Saga launches on WeChat

WeChat gets first foreign game with launch of special edition of Candy Crush Saga

The hotly anticipated WeChat edition of Candy Crush Saga is now out on Android.

By Steven Millward

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  • August 4, 2014
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WearYouWant funding

WearYouWant gets $1.5M funding to expand fashion estore from Thailand to Southeast Asia

Fashion estore WearYouWant has secured US$1.5 million in funding to help the startup grow and expand...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 4, 2014
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Oi versus Yo

“Oi! Remove your app from the store,” says Apple following takedown order from Yo

“We think it’s a ridiculous accusation,” says one of the guys behind Oi, which is made by an A...

By Steven Millward

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  • August 1, 2014
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Viber claims an early lead in Myanmar with 5 million registered users

Wassup WhatsApp? Viber claims an early lead in Myanmar with 5 million registered users

Viber is claiming an early lead ahead of all its messaging app rivals in the newly opened up country...

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  • August 1, 2014
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Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Chinese ecommerce titan Alibaba is making yet another investment in an American company by pouring $...

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  • August 1, 2014
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In just 2 weeks, 5,000 Singapore cab rides on EasyTaxi booked using WeChat

In just 2 weeks, WeChat users book 5,000 Singapore cab rides on EasyTaxi

5,000 EasyTaxi rides have so far been taken by people who booked in WeChat. The tie-up currently onl...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 31, 2014
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Jetbay wants to open up more of China to foreign tourists

500 Startups-backed travel startup wants to open up more of China to foreign tourists

“Very cheap, very cheap. Special price for you.” With those words of false promise, many a touri...

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  • July 31, 2014
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Noticed this yet? Facebook looks to Asia and Africa with new notification icon

Facebook is now showing a different notification icon to users in the eastern hemisphere. Facebooker...

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  • July 31, 2014
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China 3G and 4G numbers 2014

China now has 486.5 million 3G subscribers, but only 14 million on new 4G network

China now has close to half a billion 3G subscribers, according to the newest data from the country...

By Steven Millward

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  • July 29, 2014
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Huawei shipped over 34 million smartphones so far this year thanks to big screens and emerging markets - H1 2014

Huawei shipped over 34 million smartphones so far this year thanks to big screens and emerging markets

Chinese gadget maker and telecoms giant Huawei shipped 34.27 million smartphones in the first six mo...

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  • July 29, 2014
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Baidu working on self-driving car tech

Baidu confirms it’s working on a driverless car

Chinese web giant Baidu said this afternoon that it’s working on a self-driving car, but stated th...

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  • July 25, 2014
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Baidu's search engine reaches 500 million active users on mobile

Baidu’s search engine reaches 500 million active users on mobile

Baidu CEO Robin Li hails the fact that the company’s mobile revenue now accounts for 30 percent of...

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  • July 25, 2014
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