Posts Tagged: CCTV

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Rough week for Apple in China: court case tanks, media brands it a national security threat

Chinese authorities delivered a stiff one-two punch this week to their favorite foreign punching bag, Apple.

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 6:19 pm
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Sina Weibo users tweet a record 860,000 posts in first minute of Chinese New Year

Sina Weibo users tweeted 863,408 posts within the first minute of the year of the horse last night, breaking the previous record set on ...

  • January 31, 2014
  • at 1:13 pm
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Chinese high school students exposed to prostitution through WeChat

The latest scandal surrounding WeChat in China concerns one of the app’s defining features: ‘People Nearby’. Tapping this functi...

  • November 19, 2013
  • at 4:34 pm
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Chinese state TV smears Samsung for “design flaw” in Galaxy phones

UPDATE: Samsung has officially apologized to Chinese customers and agreed to fix the phones for free. Chinese state-run broadcaster CCTV ye...

  • October 22, 2013
  • at 1:09 pm
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Chinese State Media: 60% of Consumers Are Starting To Think Apple Sucks

China’s state media outlets — mostly CCTV and the People’s Daily — have been waging a sustained campaign against App...

  • April 18, 2013
  • at 11:10 am
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Xiaomi Box Finally Gets Regulatory Approval, Can Soon Go on Sale

Remember the set-top streaming device from Xiaomi which was seemingly killed off by China’s media regulators before it even hit the st...

  • January 25, 2013
  • at 10:49 pm
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Xiaomi TV Set-Top Box Service Suspended, Regulatory Kerfuffle Perhaps to Blame [UPDATED]

Just one week after the launch of Xiaomi’s set-top box for streaming media to TVs, the company has announced that it has been forced t...

  • November 23, 2012
  • at 10:30 am
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Dancing Robot Army Rings in Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! While I don’t get a chance to watch the annual CCTV gala (aka craptacular) since coming to Japan from...

  • January 23, 2012
  • at 10:45 am
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CCTV Anchor Zhang Quanling Accuses Baidu of Fraud, But Where’s the Proof?

In a high-profile Sina Weibo post that’s been retweeted nearly 15,000 times, CCTV anchor Zhang Quanling accuses Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) o...

  • October 10, 2011
  • at 5:21 pm
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Shooting the messenger: China’s state broadcaster rails against WeChat public accounts for rumors and false ads

"A hotbed of rumors and false advertising." That's how China's state-run CCTV described WeChat's public accounts in a recent episode of its ...

  • May 13, 2014
  • at 4:35 pm
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The Great Xiaomi Debate? Not exactly. CCTV pits Lei Jun against Gree CEO to the tune of RMB 1 billion.

Yesterday, when Chinese state broadcaster CCTV ran its annual “Academy Awards for business” ceremony (think Forbes 500 but on TV), the o...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Samsung apologizes to Chinese customers after criticism over defects and warranties

After CCTV aired a 30-minute story bashing Samsung (KRX:005935) for a firmware bug that caused hardware damage to phones and not coverin...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 11:28 am
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LewatMana helps Indonesian commuters dodge traffic with live CCTV feeds during travel season

The Ramadan holiday has passed, bringing people back to Jakarta. Jakarta during Ramadan is great because most areas are basically empty; no ...

  • August 22, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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New Partnership Means Xiaomi Box No Longer Banned, Sales in 3 Cities Starting Soon

On Friday evening we suggested that the Apple TV-esque Xiaomi Box had risen from the dead after being given regulatory approval. And that...

  • January 28, 2013
  • at 7:23 pm
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Chinese Mobile Ads are Stealing Your Location, Phone Number, and Contacts

Chinese smartphone users agree: mobile ads are annoying. But did you know there’s also a decent chance those same ads are recording yo...

  • November 29, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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Chinese World of Warcraft Players Protest CCTV Misrepresentation

China’s World of Warcraft players are not the luckiest gaming community in the world. They are generally passed off as gold farmers by...

  • October 3, 2012
  • at 4:00 am
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HTC, 360Buy Execs Honored on CCTV Award List

Each year, CCTV — China’s state-owned television conglomerate — announces awards honoring successful businessmen and econo...

  • December 13, 2011
  • at 11:35 am
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VODone: the Biggest Chinese Tech Company You’ve Never Heard Of

For a Chinese tech company of its size and clout, VODone – with its video portal, V1Tuan group buy site, mobile ad network, and ...

  • September 1, 2011
  • at 11:30 pm
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