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In Wake of Reported Email Hack, Netease Promises Facial Recognition Login

In response to a worrying wave of online account hacking in China in the past week, the web giant Netease (NASDAQ:NTES) has said that itR...

  • December 30, 2011
  • at 4:45 pm
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China’s 10 Most Wanted Smartphones – Great News for Android, Not So Much for iPhone

Smartphone growth and usage continued to accelerate in China in 2011 – but which phones do Chinese consumers most want to buy? QQ Tech...

  • December 30, 2011
  • at 2:30 pm
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Mobile Phones Are Killing Beijing’s Public Phones and Info Kiosks

The rise of mobile phones — smartphones especially — has meant that people now walk around China’s capital with informatio...

  • December 30, 2011
  • at 11:42 am
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HappySNS Builds Social Games On Facebook, Tencent, Kaixin. Has 30 Million Monthly Active Users

HappySNS is a social gaming company that build games for Tencent, Facebook, and Chinese social network Kaixin001. According to the company...

  • December 30, 2011
  • at 9:08 am
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Our 10 Most Popular Posts from 2011

I confess I was never really one for watching analytics, but the numbers are a good indication of what kind of stories people seem to enjoy....

  • December 29, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Snap It, Tag It, Share It With China’s First Travel Journal App, Coming Soon

A Beijing-based startup is about to roll-out its travel journal-style service and an accompanying iPhone app – called AoYouJi – which’...

  • December 29, 2011
  • at 4:00 pm
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Railway Ministry Website Slow, Broken on First Day of Spring Festival Ticket Sales

This week China’s Railway Ministry is in the news for much graver sins, but yesterday was also the first day in which the MinistryR...

  • December 29, 2011
  • at 11:42 am
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Startup Next-5 Makes Virtual Overseas Interviews Simple

Interviewing people is a pain, especially overseas folks, speaking from experience. It’s hard to get the right people; and over here at ou...

  • December 29, 2011
  • at 9:18 am
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Japanese Voice App Hits 10 Million Users in First 6 Months, Claims Faster Start than Facebook

Back in October we told you about how Naver Japan’s mobile messenger app ‘Line’ had hit two million downloads in its first...

  • December 28, 2011
  • at 8:30 pm
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Chinese Startup Crowd-Sources Solutions to Issues Big and Small

There are lots of startups out there focused on making money. Aiju is not one of them. Instead, it’s an online problem-solving platfor...

  • December 30, 2011
  • at 3:30 pm
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Datawind: The Company Behind India’s $35 Tablet

As I mentioned yesterday, our readers have shown great interest in India’s much-anticipated $35 tablet, the Aakash. But thus far there...

  • December 30, 2011
  • at 1:10 pm
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Amid Widespread Data Breaches in China, E-Commerce Companies Reassure Users

This week has been absolutely filled with hacking news from China as CSDN, Tianya, Netease, and 360Buy were among the major internet entitie...

  • December 30, 2011
  • at 10:08 am
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Netease’s Luxury E-Commerce Mall Falls Out of Fashion, Closes This Week

E-commerce in China is such a boom industry that virtually every story on the subject on our site this year has been about growth, profits, ...

  • December 29, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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Find Out What’s Happening Around You With LBS News App ‘News 2km’

News 2km is a terrible name for an app, but it does manage to communicate the basic premise of this interesting app, which provides local ne...

  • December 29, 2011
  • at 5:00 pm
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360Buy Hiring Over 25,000 New Staffers in 2012, Not Planning to Acquire Vancl

The CEO of 360Buy, China’s second-biggest e-commerce site, has announced that his company will create “over 25,000” new jo...

  • December 29, 2011
  • at 1:00 pm
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Hacktivism Spreads to China? Mengniu Hacked in Protest of 2nd Milk Scandal

2011 was the year that we saw ‘hacktivism’ make headline after headline in the west, with organizations like Anonymous and Lolse...

  • December 29, 2011
  • at 10:24 am
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Read Us On Google Currents

So Google Currents launched a few weeks back. It’s a Flipboard-style news reading app that lets you consume content on your mobile or ...

  • December 28, 2011
  • at 11:00 pm
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Wenzhou Accident Investigation Results: Lots of Mistakes, But No One’s Fault

This afternoon, China’s State Council held an open meeting, during which it heard a report from the committee assigned to investigate ...

  • December 28, 2011
  • at 7:44 pm
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