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Beijing’s Central Business District Gets Wi-fi

The Beijing News reports that the whole 3.99 square kilometers of the Beijing CBD (Central Business District) is to be covered with a wirele...

  • December 8, 2011
  • at 5:07 pm
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iphone-4s

China May Have to Wait for the iPhone 4S After All

Since the announcement of Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) newest phone, there has been speculation as to when, exactly, it will see the light of...

  • December 8, 2011
  • at 3:00 pm
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gaopeng-fake-watches

Gaopeng’s Fake Watch Scandal Just Won’t Go Away

Gaopeng, Groupon’s (NASDAQ:GRPN) official China JV with Tencent, has not been working out well. Recently, problems like personnel issu...

  • December 8, 2011
  • at 1:00 pm
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hongkiat

An Interview With The Founder of Hongkiat.com

If you’re into design, art, and/or tech, you’ve likely drawn inspiration from Hongkiat.com before. Hongkiat is a design-focused weblog b...

  • December 8, 2011
  • at 10:18 am
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laiwang

Is Alibaba Group Looking at Social e-Commerce?

Social networking site Laiwang.com has many observers all excited about Alibaba Group’s next move. As I said in my last article, Jack ...

  • December 7, 2011
  • at 9:58 pm
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Funky Photo-Filter App Vida Brings the Photo-Grunging to Android As Well As iPhone

The Chinese startup Vida has launched an Android version of its photo-sharing app, giving it a cross-platform cousin to its iPhone variant. ...

  • December 7, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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Dangdang to Launch E-Book Platform and Apps This Month, E-Reader Next Year

The Chinese e-commerce site Dangdang (NYSE:DANG) is set to follow in the footsteps of Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and its Kindle when it launches i...

  • December 7, 2011
  • at 3:08 pm
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Take Me Somewhere Nice: Wego Travel Search Engine Launches Indonesian Site

The travel search engine Wego, which opened an office in Jakarta recently, has finally launched its Indonesian site. With the huge potential...

  • December 7, 2011
  • at 1:00 pm
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With 4 Million Users, Is TuDing the Closest to Being China’s Instagram?

The inevitable rush to build an Instagram-like photo-sharing app that’s localized for China has resulted in a nice, wide variety of ap...

  • December 7, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
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AKB48 Now on Google

We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Circle: AKB48 Members Join Google+

Thanks to Asiajin for pointing out that Google+ has just been invaded by famous Japanese pop idols AKB48, as well as their lesser known (at ...

  • December 8, 2011
  • at 4:00 pm
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Better Late Than Never, Kaixin Gets Its Own Stylish Photo-Sharing App

Oh, great… another photo-sharing app with lots of filters. We haven’t reviewed one of those for, like, 24 hours. Yes, Kaixin001,...

  • December 8, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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map-all-the-things

Because Outdoors is for Suckas: Google, Baidu Now Feature Indoor Maps

I noticed a blog post today over on Baidu’s blog (NASDAQ:BIDU) , Baidu Beat, that the company had rolled out indoor maps. What a coinc...

  • December 8, 2011
  • at 11:30 am
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Product Search Engines a New Battleground in China, as Netease Ups Its Armory

The Chinese internet company Netease (NASDAQ:NTES) will launch its own separate product search engine next year, according to the company...

  • December 8, 2011
  • at 9:30 am
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duolingo

Duolingo Wants To Crowdsource Translation of the Web

Many of you may have seen Luis von Ahn’s recent TED Talk making the rounds on the interwebs. Luis was behind the creation of Captchas,...

  • December 7, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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toy-legion

MiniGames: A Review of Sina Weibo’s Toy Legion

In a bid to monetize its user-friendly but financially dragging giant, Sina recently imbued its Weibo microblogging platform with its own c...

  • December 7, 2011
  • at 4:00 pm
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lay-z-santa

If You Feel Like an LG Optimus, Go and Brush Your Shoulders Off

So I received an email announcement this morning about LG’s (SEO:003550) social Christmas promotion, which gives users a chance to win...

  • December 7, 2011
  • at 2:30 pm
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vancl

Blogger Suggests Vancl Has Lost Over $300 Million, Vancl CEO Says Not True

Another day, another he-said-she-said rumor fight between the nameless denizens of the internet and the CEOs that govern their favorite webs...

  • December 7, 2011
  • at 11:25 am
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samsung

Samsung’s Flexible Display [VIDEO]

I briefly read about Samsung’s flexible display over on PC World. The idea was fascinating but hard to grasp. Screens that are flexible? T...

  • December 7, 2011
  • at 9:08 am
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