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Microsoft Opens Online Flagship Store On Tmall, The 'Amazon Of China'

Eyeing $4.5B In Sales This Year, Phone Maker Xiaomi Looks To Emulate A 340-Year-Old Chinese Medicine Company

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Who do the idols idolize? Lei Jun, the CEO of Android handset and OS maker Xiaomi, is arguably the face of tech entrepreneurship in China as a long-time angel investor and serial entrepreneur behind companies like Amazon-acquired Joyo.cn and the recently IPO-ed YY. He’s been called the “Steve Jobs of...
Eyeing $4.5B In Sales This Year, Phone Maker Xiaomi Looks To Emulate A 340-Year-Old Chinese Medicine Company

The new wave of globally dispersed disruption at F.ounders in NYC

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Today F.ounders, the highly prestigious event we called the Rolls Royce of technology events back in November, is back for its first non-Dublin event, bringing together 100s of highly noteworthy entrepreneurs and investors in NYC. On stage right now is a panel by the name of “The new wave of globally dispersed disruption,” with...
The new wave of globally dispersed disruption at F.ounders in NYC

Chinese AirBnb Clones Get Millions In Funding - From American Investors

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The cheap sleep bazaar in Asia keeps growing, even as AirBnb itself seeks to expand there. Domestic tourism in China hit a record high in 2012, with 3 billion trips. And as of yesterday the hipsters of Shanghai and Shenzen (aka "cultured youth") will have more lodging options similar...
Chinese AirBnb Clones Get Millions In Funding - From American Investors

Android dominates Chinese market as it reaches 50% benchmark in OS installations: Kantar Worldpanel

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Google’s Android OS is dominating the Chinese smartphone market and is now installed on more than half of all devices in the country, according to research from Kantar Worldpanel. Across all smartphones in China, the Android mobile operating system hit a 51.4 percent market share in the first quarter of 2013, marking...
Android dominates Chinese market as it reaches 50% benchmark in OS installations: Kantar Worldpanel

Apple Marketing SVP Phil Schiller seems to deny talk of cheap iPhone

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Headlines are whirling this week with talk of a cheaper iPhone, but Apple Senior Vice President of Marketing Phil Schiller is apparently balking at the rumors. Schiller allegedly admitted to the Shanghai Evening News (Google translation) in an interview that his company is not developing a cheaper smartphone to “grab...
Apple Marketing SVP Phil Schiller seems to deny talk of cheap iPhone
Samsung triples sales in China to claim top spot for the first time

Japan's DeNA partners YahooKimo to bring its mobile social gaming platform to Taiwan

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Japanese mobile social gaming firm DeNA is stepping up its focus on Taiwan after it partnered with YahooKimo to provide localized versions of its gaming titles via the popular local Web portal, which is owned by Yahoo Inc. and sees 13 million unique monthly visitors. Visitors to the YahooKimo mobile...
Japan's DeNA partners YahooKimo to bring its mobile social gaming platform to Taiwan

[Infographic] How People Use iPhones and Androids in China

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Did you know that the majority of Android users in China are on a 2G network? That about 44% of Android users in China use HTC phones? That almost 14% of iPhone users in China have spent $10-$20 on paid apps, with 9% spending more than $50? China has the...
[Infographic] How People Use iPhones and Androids in China

Hollywood Bending Over Backwards To Appease China

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For decades, we've been hearing complaints from the entertainment industry about just how evil China was, and how rampant "piracy" was in China and how the country needed to crack down... blah, blah, blah. But a funny thing happened on the way to the Great Wall, it seems that Hollywood...
Hollywood Bending Over Backwards To Appease China

Apple CFO says company sees 'no ceiling' to penetration of Chinese market

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Apple's financial chief Peter Oppenheimer, brimming with confidence over the company's near-term product plans, reportedly told a group of analysts on Thursday that China represents a seemingly limitless opportunity for future growth....
Apple CFO says company sees 'no ceiling' to penetration of Chinese market

Citing momentum in China, Windows Phone now supports Alipay as payment option in the country

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Today Microsoft announced that Windows Phone 8 will support Alipay in China, adding a key payment option to its mobile platform, potentially boosting developer revenues as the number of users in the country that can purchase apps has now risen greatly. According to Microsoft, Windows Phone 8 in China is “beginning to...
Citing momentum in China, Windows Phone now supports Alipay as payment option in the country

Apple: China's Proview Trying to Weasel Out of iPad Trademark Deal

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Proview Technology, the cash-strapped Chinese company scrapping with Apple over the iPad trademark, best steel itself for a long, grueling legal battle. Cupertino is adamant that it legally owns the iPad mark throughout Asia, and that Proview is doing nothing more than squeezing it for additional money to use the...
Apple: China's Proview Trying to Weasel Out of iPad Trademark Deal

Bing's China strategy: Go after the lucrative English-language queries originating in the country

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Bing has identified the area of Chinese search market that it will target to expand its presence there. Interestingly, the search engine intends to go after searches from the country that are executed in English. According to Microsoft, that segment is estimated to be roughly 5% of the total Chinese search market....
Bing's China strategy: Go after the lucrative English-language queries originating in the country

Baidu and Ford cooperate on hackathon to produce Baidu Cloud apps for Sync AppLink

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Chinese search giant Baidu has for the first time partnered up with another company on a hackathon. Ford was the lucky partner, as the two hosted an event over the weekend that used Baidu’s developer tools to build apps designed for the car maker’s Sync AppLink system. The 24-hour event featured individuals...
Baidu and Ford cooperate on hackathon to produce Baidu Cloud apps for Sync AppLink

GamesBeat weekly roundup: Supercell raises $130M, BioShock Infinite tops March sales, and more ...

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If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best video game stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed. This week, Clash of Clans developer Supercell is now valued at $770 million and raised $130 million in...
GamesBeat weekly roundup: Supercell raises $130M, BioShock Infinite tops March sales, and more ...

Apple's Chinese iPhone sales explode

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Bottom line: Roughly 2 million units sold in greater China in the space of 6 months Analysts scratching their heads about how they could have so badly underestimated Apple's (AAPL) iPhones sales — and as a result, its revenue and earnings — in the quarter that ended March 27 need...
Apple's Chinese iPhone sales explode
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Apple back on China's good side after Tim Cook's apology

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A little humility can go a long way — and result in better PR. In the face of an incessant media campaign against its customer service policies in the China and a week or so of being called “arrogant,” Apple chose a response that included a small change to iPhone...
Apple back on China's good side after Tim Cook's apology

China's Largest Search Engine Baidu Launches English Site For Developers

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Baidu, the search behemoth often referred to as “China’s Google,” launched its new English-language Web site for developers today. While the site is still in its infancy–right now there are just a few intros up and no documentation–it promises to grow into a valuable resource for developers who want to...
China's Largest Search Engine Baidu Launches English Site For Developers

Google Is Leaving China

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Google’s talks with China over censorship have stalled and it now appears that Google will leave the Chinese market entirely.After Friday’s announcement that China would not cave on censorship regulations for Google, which came after Google announced that they would not censor their searches, this showdown seemed imminent. With neither...
Google Is Leaving China

Apple regains fifth spot in Chinese smartphone market, shipments soar

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Apple retook its spot as China's fifth largest smartphone vendor in the first quarter, as the country's market grew to triple the size of the U.S.'s.Apple had an 8 percent share of the smartphone market, while Samsung continued to lead all vendors with a 20 percent share, according to...
Apple regains fifth spot in Chinese smartphone market, shipments soar
The Mighty Eagle Himself, Peter Vesterbacka, Offers First In-Depth Demo Of Angry Birds Space

Chinese Users Get Nokia Music Service Sans DRM

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angry tapir writes "Nokia has launched a version of its Comes With Music download service without digital rights management (DRM) for the Chinese market. Currently, the service is available in about 30 countries, but in those countries the music, unlike in China, is copy-protected." Read more of this story at...
Chinese Users Get Nokia Music Service Sans DRM

1Q Global PC Shipments Will Be Even Worse Than Expected, Thanks To Slowness In China, Says IDC

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Global PC shipments are expected to decline even more due to slower-than-expected growth in China, the world’s top PC market, during the first quarter of 2013, according to new data released by IDC. 1Q shipments will decline by 7.7 percent, two percentage points more than what IDC had expected as...
1Q Global PC Shipments Will Be Even Worse Than Expected, Thanks To Slowness In China, Says IDC

Chinese mobile ad platform Adwo grabs $12m in series B funding, led by Translink and Japan’s Vangoo

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Adwo, one of China’s most widespread mobile-based advertising platforms, has just announced it has closed $12 million in series B funding, led by Silicon Valley-based Translink Capital and Japan’s Vangoo Investment Partners. The company says that the new investment will be used to expand its operations and, according to Technode,...
Chinese mobile ad platform Adwo grabs $12m in series B funding, led by Translink and Japan’s Vangoo
Xfire Hires Former Groupon/Tencent Exec As CEO, Now Supports Chinese Language In-Game Chat

RealLifeConnect adds Sina Weibo support to its NFC-based event platform

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RealLifeConnect has developed a platform for using Near Field Communication tokens to drive social media engagement at real world events, and it is now jumping into the Chinese market by adding support for Sina Weibo’s API. The startup works with companies to provide event goers with NFC cards that are...
RealLifeConnect adds Sina Weibo support to its NFC-based event platform

Thinnest Motorola Droid Razr to be China exclusive

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Motorola has announced a new addition to its Droid Razr line, though the new device will only be released in the Chinese market. The Razr V XT998 will pack specs and features similar to existing models, including a 4.3-inch display with 540x960 resolution, but with the thinnest build in the...
Thinnest Motorola Droid Razr to be China exclusive

Microsoft's Surface RT tablet could be headed to the Chinese market via local retail partner

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Microsoft’s Surface line of tablets is no small bet by the company. Indeed, we are seeing stirrings that indicate that the company has a broadly global vision for selling the devices, hoping to become an OEM for its software in a meaningful way, on a market share basis. Today, rumor...
Microsoft's Surface RT tablet could be headed to the Chinese market via local retail partner
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