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OnePlus to make its own Android ROM, ditch CyanogenMod: report

New Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus, which just released its first flagship phone in May, will move its software engineering team from Chin...

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 6:36 pm
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China’s popular WeChat messenger tests Facebook-esque “Like” button, and it looks strangely familiar

China's popular WeChat messenger introduced a "Like" button for articles that users read.

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 12:58 pm
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10 must-read tech stories in China this past week

Here are the most read stories about China's tech developments in the past week.

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 8:02 am
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China’s JD to take pre-orders for the country’s first official Xbox One shipments on WeChat

  This morning, Chinese e-retailer JD announced it has attained exclusive rights to accept China’s first pre-orders for the Xbox ...

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 11:33 am
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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 the web giant's total revenue.

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 4:14 pm
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Qualcomm launches $150 million fund to support startups based in China

More and more money is pouring into funds specifically for Asia-based startups. Today San Diego-based mobile chip manufacturer Qualcomm anno...

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 3:57 pm
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 Apple sees growing $5.94 billion revenue in China from April to June

China excites, Japan disappoints in Apple’s newest earnings

Apple’s newest financial earnings report (for fiscal 2014 Q3; or April to June in human time) shows stellar growth in China.

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 1:18 pm
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India has the world’s most upbeat consumers, followed by Indonesia and the Philippines

The consumer confidence level in India currently is the highest in the world, according to a survey conducted by research firm Nielsen in 60...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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Line launches ‘hidden chat’ to do what Facebook couldn’t – kill Snapchat

“Hidden Chat” allows the user to have private chats with friends which will be automatically deleted within one minute.

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 6:02 pm
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Japan’s most startup-focused mayor wants to turn his city into an entrepreneurial hub

Unless you live in Japan, finding Fukuoka on a map might be difficult. But the city's mayor wants to put it on the global startup map.

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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20 of our hottest tech stories on Asia in the past week

Missed out on the best Asia tech news from the past seven days? Worry not, here's our roundup of the week's hottest stories.

  • July 30, 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 months of the year, the company revealed t...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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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 that the program is “at a very early sta...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 6:55 pm
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Tomoko Namba believes Japan’s DeNA is far from done (#StartupAsia preview)

Business icon Tomoko Namba will be discussing Japan’s future and the state Japan’s startups during her much anticipated keynote speech.

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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China to require real-name registration for all app developers

The aim is to discourage developers from anonymously pushing apps containing pornographic content and viruses, both of which are illegal in ...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 4:49 pm
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China-based developer allegedly steals, publishes Indonesian games

On July 18, Kris Antoni, CEO of Toge Productions, an independent game development studio based in Indonesia, announced on Twitter that his s...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 1:06 pm
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New Xiaomi Mi 4 unveiled: here’s everything you need to know

Here are all the facts, stats, and specs - and a bunch of photos - on the Xiaomi Mi 4 that was unveiled today.

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 6:48 pm
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Xiaomi’s first batch of Mi 3 phones in India sells out in 38 minutes

Earlier this afternoon, China-based phonemaker Xiaomi announced the end of its first-ever flash sale in India. According to a Facebook post,...

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 4:52 pm
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