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Journalists and activists report having their Skype calls tapped

Siri Support for Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and Russian Languages Coming Next Month?

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Tech in Asia reports on an article [Google translation] from Chinese information technology website DoNews claiming that Apple is preparing to bring support for the Chinese language to Siri on the iPhone 4S next month. According to the report, Apple is also preparing to launch support for Japanese and Russian,...
Siri Support for Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and Russian Languages Coming Next Month?

Windows Phone officially hits China with HTC Eternity

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Following an early tease, Microsoft as promised launched Windows Phone in China on Wednesday. The initial phone, the HTC Eternity, is an adaptation of the Titan, keeping its 4.7-inch screen, eight-megapixel back camera, and 1.3-megapixel front camera. The Chinese version is unlocked and comes with "popular" Chinese apps already loaded.......
Windows Phone officially hits China with HTC Eternity

Apple's App Store reportedly gets 10x speed boost in China

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Using Apple’s App Store from within mainland China has been a frustrating experience because of slow download speeds and sometimes unreliable connections. However, local media are reporting that upgrades on Apple’s part have resulted in speeds over 10 times as fast. Sina Tech (via MIC Gadget) has cited an unnamed...
Apple's App Store reportedly gets 10x speed boost in China
Windows 8 Release Preview leaks online (screenshots)

Microsoft debuts Chinese online store to push Surface preorders

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Microsoft has launched a Chinese version of its online store in order to begin taking preorders of its Surface RT tablet in the world’s most populous nation, WPDang reports. The 32GB Surface without the Touch Cover is selling for RMB 3688 ($590), while the 32GB and 64GB versions with the...
Microsoft debuts Chinese online store to push Surface preorders

WeChat beta hints Siri-like features and audio chatrooms are coming to the popular messaging app

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WeChat, the mobile messaging service from Chinese Internet giant Tencent, passed 300 million registered users yesterday, and a new beta version of the iOS app has hinted that Siri-like voice reminders and audio chatrooms are coming soon. The folks at Chinese blog 36kr got their hands on the test version which...
WeChat beta hints Siri-like features and audio chatrooms are coming to the popular messaging app

Trouble on day one: The New York Times China’s Sina Weibo account gets deleted

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Yesterday the New York Times announced a significant move when it announced plans to introduce a fully Chinese version of the prestigious newspaper’s website, with an accompanying account on Sina Weibo, a microblogging platform popularly heralded as ‘China’s Twitter’. The site went live just two hours or so ago, but...
Trouble on day one: The New York Times China’s Sina Weibo account gets deleted
EA and Tencent to take The Sims Social game to China
China's $265 billion e-commerce world (infographic)

Line Doubled Users Every Day In Hong Kong Last Week

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Japanese messaging app, Line, has just reported that new users in Hong Kong have been doubling each day for the past week since Jan 29. The app, which is the dominant messenger of choice in Japan, launched its Chinese version on Dec 12, and looks like it’s riding a huge...
Line Doubled Users Every Day In Hong Kong Last Week

London Olympics opening ceremony inspires 119 million tweets on China's Sina Weibo

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Chinese netizens have taken to the first “Social Olympics” with gusto, posting more than 100 million messages about the opening ceremony on microblogging service Sina Weibo on Saturday. An official infographic from Sina broke down the specifics on the 119 million Olympics-related tweets posted as of 12pm on July 28. The image...
London Olympics opening ceremony inspires 119 million tweets on China's Sina Weibo

Rumor: Next month, Siri should speak Russian, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese

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Siri, an AI-driven virtual assistant launched last October as an iPhone 4S exclusive, currently speaks English (United States, United Kingdom, Australia), French and German languages. The official Siri FAQ from the onset made it clear that “In 2012, Siri will support additional languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Italian, and Spanish”. Last December,...
Rumor: Next month, Siri should speak Russian, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese
Huawei's Emotion UI drops the app drawer, adds beginner-friendly features to Android 4.0
YouTube Founders Hurley And Chen Have Released An Asian Clone Of Vine

Huawei confirms the A199, a mid-range Android smartphone with a 5-inch 720p display set for China

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Huawei has unveiled a new mid-range Android smartphone today called the A199, which offers some technical specifications as uninspired as its branding and product number. The device, spotted by Engadget (via The Droid Guy), has a 5-inch, 720p touchscreen IPS display (1280×720) capable of producing 16 million colors, and weighs...
Huawei confirms the A199, a mid-range Android smartphone with a 5-inch 720p display set for China

YouTube, Digg and Skype founders talk technology at LeWeb London

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Chad Hurley, Kevin Rose and Niklas Zennström mull over the next big thingsBilled as "All-Star Entrepreneurs", Chad Hurley, Kevin Rose and Niklas Zennström shared the stage for a spot of technology futuregazing at the LeWeb London conference.Their credentials? Hurley was one of YouTube's co-founders, and is now CEO at AVOS...
YouTube, Digg and Skype founders talk technology at LeWeb London

Windows Phone “Tango” officially launches in China on March 21

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Microsoft China has recently sent out invitations to media outlets for their Windows Phone 7.5 launch event. This will mark the official entrance of Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system into the mainland Chinese market. The event is set to be held in Beijing on March 21st, check out the invitation...
Windows Phone “Tango” officially launches in China on March 21

YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley teases details of upcoming video content service

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Buried among a weekend of panel discussions, product launches and parties at SXSW is the news that YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley is on the brink of jumping back into the Web video space with a new service. Six and a half years after Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion in...
YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley teases details of upcoming video content service

Amazon reportedly postpones Cloud Drive launch in China, putting its Kindle plans on hold

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Amazon’s plans to launch the Kindle in China are reported to be on hold after local media claimed that the US giant has stalled on launching a Chinese version of its Cloud Drive service, a key requirement for the introduction of the devices. Amazon has not officially announced plans for...
Amazon reportedly postpones Cloud Drive launch in China, putting its Kindle plans on hold

Google Offers Satellite Images of Chinese Earthquake

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In the days after the Haiti earthquake last January, Google released high resolution satellite imagery of the destruction on the ground. Again, today the company is offering this same sort of imagery in the aftermath of a 6.9 earthquake in Qinghai, China. Sponsor The earthquake in Qinghai last Tuesday killed...
Google Offers Satellite Images of Chinese Earthquake

Evernote launches China-based note-taking service

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Evernote launched a Chinese version of its popular note-taking service on Thursday, marking the U.S. company's entrance into a key country....
Evernote launches China-based note-taking service

China's Sina Weibo tipped to partner phone-maker Xiaomi to rival hit Tencent messaging app

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Two of China’s brightest technology firms, microblogging champ Sina and smartphone marker Xiaomi, are being tipped to announce a partnership that will see the two combine their respective messaging apps to fight off the threat of mobile messaging, specifically rival Tencent‘s 200 million-user strong Weixin (know internationally as WeChat). Reports from...
China's Sina Weibo tipped to partner phone-maker Xiaomi to rival hit Tencent messaging app
Google’s millions at work: the YouTube founders are going on a hiring/acquiring spree
Publisher iDreamSky Grosses $5-7M Per Month By Bringing Western Indie Mobile Games To China
Sources confirm Windows 8 Release Preview coming May 31st, includes Flash in Metro browser

Microsoft launches special Chinese version of Surface Pro aimed at home users

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Microsoft is hoping to build momentum behind its Surface Pro tablet in China by launching a special edition including Office Home & Student 2013--but with Windows 8 Standard, rather than Windows 8 Pro. Microsoft's Surface Pro 128 GB version goes on sale in the country this Tuesday. But along...
Microsoft launches special Chinese version of Surface Pro aimed at home users

Food journal app Burpple now allows posting from Instagram and is served in Japanese

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Singapore-based food journal Burpple has announced a series of changes to its iPhone app which sees it add integration with Instagram, introduce a Japanese-language version and make a series of improvements to the user experience and social layer. The link-up with Instagram allows Burpple users to cross-publish photos from the...
Food journal app Burpple now allows posting from Instagram and is served in Japanese

Exclusive: Full-service Chinese publisher Yodo1 signs up Germany's HandyGames

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Bejing-based mobile publisher Yodo1’s latest partner is HandyGames. Yodo1 sets itself apart from other Chinese publishers by offering its partners a “full service” package, handling everything from localization to payment processing — i.e. negotiating China’s notoriously complicated and convoluted mobile app ecosystem. Germany’s HandyGames meanwhile has released more than 150...
Exclusive: Full-service Chinese publisher Yodo1 signs up Germany's HandyGames

Flipboard launches new Content Guides in the UK & Ireland, Australia and Canada

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Digital content delivery app Flipboard has today launched new Content Guides specifically for readers in Australia, Canada, and the UK & Ireland, delivering more relevant recommendations to Flipboard users in those countries. Flipboard has already rolled out Content Guides for readers in China, France, Taiwan and Hong Kong, automatically downloading...
Flipboard launches new Content Guides in the UK & Ireland, Australia and Canada
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