Posts Tagged: rumors



China’s Facebook ban to be removed in Shanghai’s free-trade zone

China will lift its ban on sensitive international websites like Facebook, Twitter, and the New York Times within the perimeters of Shanghai...

  • September 24, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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Report: LeTV and Tencent collaborating on smart TV, announcement coming later this month

Smart TVs seem to be the hot trend in China tech these days (this month alone we’ve seen both Baidu and Xiaomi get in on the smart TV ...

  • September 12, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Report: Alibaba in talks to invest in Sina Video

Yesterday, China’s tech media began spreading a very interesting story: according to the First Economic Daily, Chinese e-commerce gian...

  • September 6, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Is Xiaomi going to launch a 7-inch tablet?

Around one year ago, we asked Lei Jun if his company Xiaomi was going to make a tablet, and he said no. But as Xiaomi’s September 5 pr...

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Shanghai police have investigated 170 suspects for creating 380 online rumors

Just last week we ran a quick story about several Chinese black PR operatives getting arrested for starting online rumors about, among other...

  • August 27, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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PPTV acquisition rumors include Alibaba

Alibaba and Hunan TV to buy PPTV? PPTV says no

Here’s a rumor that’s simply too juicy not to pass along: Chinese tech blog 36kr is reporting that according to an unnamed Chine...

  • August 15, 2013
  • at 1:11 am
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Xiaomi 7-Inch Tablet Could Debut with New Mi-3 Smartphone in August

Xiaomi 7-Inch Tablet Could Debut with New Mi-3 Smartphone in August

Last year, Xiaomi founder Lei Jun told us in no uncertain terms that the company would not be making a tablet. But a year later, has the man...

  • July 9, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Report: Xiaomi Mi3 Coming August 16, Features New “Hi-Fi” Capability

The impending release of Xiaomi’s next-gen smartphone, the Mi3, isn’t exactly a secret. After all, Xiaomi has a released a new m...

  • May 22, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Huawei Founder Promises No Nepotism and No IPO

Huawei has been having a strange couple of weeks. Last week, there were the reports that Huawei was abandoning the US market, which proved t...

  • April 30, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Sina and Tencent investors unperturbed by crackdown on spreading rumors in China

In May, the Chinese government came down hard on Chinese web celebrities, launching a campaign to contain provocative news and rumors. Seve...

  • September 13, 2013
  • at 11:35 pm
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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
  • at 12:46 am
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Chinese “black PR” firm controlled hundreds of verified Weibo users, raked in millions

As China’s war on rumors continues, it seems black PR firms — firms that spread rumors and false reports about competitors for c...

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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China’s crackdown on rumors is making speech impossible

It should be fairly clear to everyone that China’s government is taking its crackdown on internet rumors quite seriously. Even talk on...

  • August 28, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Report: Baidu invests in Renren group buying site Nuomi

(UPDATE: The majority stake acquisition in Nuomi has now been confirmed by Baidu). A couple weeks ago, we heard that Baidu was poking around...

  • August 23, 2013
  • at 10:02 am
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Leaked photo of Xiaomi Mi3 and Xiaomi Red Rice

Leaked Photos Supposedly Show Xiaomi Mi3 and iPad Mini-Sized Xiaomi Tablet

Having sold over seven million Android-based smartphones in 2012, and planning to push that to 15 million this year, many people are watchin...

  • July 10, 2013
  • at 9:15 pm
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Rumor: Amazon China to Partner with Alibaba, Join Tmall?

Rumor: Amazon China to Partner with Alibaba, Join Tmall?

We try to avoid reporting rumors that rely solely on the testimony of completely anonymous sources, but this one is just to weird not to pas...

  • June 18, 2013
  • at 8:30 am
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Tech Execs Deflect, But Don’t Directly Deny, Rumors of Sogou Acquisition

Rumors have been swirling for several weeks now of an acquisition deal for Sohu search and input method subsidiary Sogou, with Baidu, Qihoo,...

  • May 17, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Foxconn Denies iPhone Return Rumors

Addressing the recent rumors that Apple had returned 5 million defective iPhones to Foxconn as the result of a manufacturing defect that cou...

  • April 24, 2013
  • at 5:38 am
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