Posts Tagged: Law



Now Sogou and Qihoo are suing each other

Well, that didn’t take long. Qihoo 360 was reportedly interested in buying Sogou, but no sooner had Sogou scored an investment from Te...

  • September 26, 2013
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Xiaomi beats “Little Pepper” in landmark Weibo defamation case

Around one year ago, as cheap smartphones were bursting onto the Chinese market right and left, a new phone called the “Little Pepper&...

  • September 11, 2013
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Baidu sues Qihoo 360 for unfair competiton, asks for $100k in compensation

Baidu and Qihoo are not friends. The two competitors may have the most longstanding, bitter, and contentious relationship on China’s i...

  • September 5, 2013
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China arrests Weibo users for “inciting public dissatisfaction with the government”

In the latest piece of proof that you’re just not allowed to say some things on China’s internet (especially if they’re ru...

  • August 21, 2013
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Former Alibaba Exec Sentenced to 7 Years for Corruption

It was almost exactly a year ago that former Alibaba GM Yan Limin was arrested by police on suspicion of accepting bribes. This morning, a H...

  • August 8, 2013
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Indonesian Telcom IM2’s Former Managing Director Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Indonesian Telcom IM2’s Former Managing Director Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

The former managing director of PT Indosat Mega Media (IM2) Indar Atmanto was sentenced to four years in prison and fined IDR 200 million ($...

  • July 9, 2013
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China’s Government is Stifling Tech Innovation and Prolonging Social Problems

China’s Government is Stifling Tech Innovation and Prolonging Social Problems

From a purely mercenary point of view, one of the wonderful things about solving a problem is that there’s often a way to make money f...

  • May 31, 2013
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Taiwan Web Users Protest SOPA-Like Censorship Legislation with Facebook Rally

When an official from Taiwan’s Intellectual Property Office announced last week that the office plans to amend Taiwan’s copyrigh...

  • May 28, 2013
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Who Owns Your WeChat Posts?

It’s an issue that seems to pop up for every developing social platform that doesn’t spell things out clearly at first: who owns...

  • May 21, 2013
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Gaming madness in China: 15-year-old gamer stabs mother to death, keeps playing

I’ll have to do an abbreviated version of Gaming Madness in China this week, as I’m currently caught up in some real-life gaming...

  • September 20, 2013
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In China, tweeting rumors can now land you three years in jail…or worse

The latest barrage from the government in China’s ongoing war on rumors came yesterday, when China’s Supreme Court announced in ...

  • September 10, 2013
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Beijing approves four taxi apps, sets prices for smartphone cab booking

After an extended kerfuffle that saw the Chinese capital Beijing banning monetized taxi apps outright and then releasing its own ludicrously...

  • August 22, 2013
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Chinese internet celebrities agree to self-censor

Between Sina Weibo and Tencent’s WeChat, Chinese social media has an absolutely massive number of users. And since the power users on ...

  • August 14, 2013
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Qihoo 360′s Spat With Newspaper Gets Uglier

Qihoo 360 is a company with more than a few enemies, but despite its ongoing feud with Baidu and Tencent, right now it seems to be a disagre...

  • July 11, 2013
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Chinese Virus Architects Set Up a Gambling Site, Get Caught, Now Heading Back to Prison

Chinese Virus Architects Set Up a Gambling Site, Get Caught, Now Heading Back to Prison

Zhang Shun and Li Jun just can’t seem to keep themselves out of trouble on the internet. Back in 2007, the pair were involved in the c...

  • June 17, 2013
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China: Startups Can’t Raise Funds By Selling Stock on Taobao

China: Startups Can’t Raise Funds By Selling Stock on Taobao

Several months ago, we wrote about a Beijing-based startup called Meiwei Media that raised more than 800,000 RMB ($126,000) by selling share...

  • May 29, 2013
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GREE China Shutdown Gets Uglier With Accusations of Denying Aid to Pregnant Employee

Last week, employees reported that Japanese social gaming giant GREE had just announced it was shutting down its entire China branch, and la...

  • May 23, 2013
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China Mobile’s Top Exec in Guangzhou Detained by Police

Report: China Mobile’s Top Exec in Guangzhou Detained by Police

China Mobile, it seems, is in trouble. Last week, China Business News reported that police had detained a high-level executive at the compan...

  • May 3, 2013
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