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WeChat brings new weapon to mobile pay war

[2014-03-06 07:17]

WeChat, part-social networking, part-payment platform, allows merchants to accept customers' money via Tenpay, the third-party payment tool run by Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Top 10 wearable products at MWC 2014

[2014-03-01 15:48]

Top 10 wearable products at MWC 2014

Top 10 products minting most from smog

[2014-02-27 08:49]

Not everything is that grim. There are some businesses that are seeing brisk sales thanks to the pollution. Let's take a look at some of them.

Shanghai limits use of taxi apps

[2014-02-28 00:08]

Shanghai will ban the use of taxi-hailing apps during rush hours after controversies over the software pointed to it disturbing market order and impeding social justice.

New mobile policy? WeChat insurance app rolls out

[2014-02-27 07:30]

Chinese insurance companies are looking to mobile apps as a new means for business expansion. Some insurers are embracing mobile chat app WeChat as a way to capture customer attention.

Sina Weibo mulls IPO 'relatively soon'

[2014-02-25 21:33]

Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, is planning a stock market listing in New York "relatively soon", a source told Xinhua on Tuesday.

Kindle expands into China with new tablets

[2014-02-24 22:24] Inc launched its high-end Kindle tablets in China on Tuesday in a bid to win over young buyers and compete with Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in the world's top mobile electronics market.

Chinese Internet firms dig big data gold

[2014-02-19 17:06]

Baidu launched a real-time migration map during the Spring Festival travel rush, which the Ministry of Transport estimates will witness 3.62 billion trips before it ends on Feb 24.

Alibaba site offers channel to foreign products

[2014-02-20 07:38]

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, China's e-commerce giant, officially launched an independent website to allow overseas brands and merchants to sell directly to Chinese online shoppers.

Tencent invests in Dianping for better O2O

[2014-02-19 17:23]

The tie-up is aimed at fostering the "leading online-to-offline ecosystem in China", leveraging Dianping's high quality offline merchants' network and Tencent's social communications platforms.

Google acquires Israeli security start-up SlickLogin

[2014-02-17 11:20]

The global internet giant Google is acquiring SlickLogin, an Israeli developer of sound-based password alternative, in an "acqui-hiring deal" .

Beijing airport clears taxi-apps

[2014-02-18 21:21]

Cabbies can pick up passengers who use taxi-booking apps in a designated area at Beijing Capital International Airport.

Intel bets on cloud companies in China

[2014-02-19 07:27]

Intel Capital, the mergers and acquisitions arm of US-based chip manufacturer Intel Corp, announced investments on Tuesday in three Chinese companies in a move to further extend its chain of cloud services in China.

Korean culture rides in on mobile technology

[2014-02-18 07:47]

As people make trips to South Korea and see the latest line-ups or make big purchases, they are eager to 'share' instantly via Weibo or WeChat.

Alibaba taps into language-learning biz

[2014-02-18 08:56]

Chinese online shopping business Alibaba on Monday announced it has invested in TutorGroup, a leading online education platform and largest English-language learning institution in the world.

Photos: first glimpse of iPhone 6

[2014-02-13 11:35]

A series of pictures reportedly of iPhone 6, the upcoming version of Apple's smartphone device, was released on Thursday morning by Australian blogger Sonny Dickson on

Alibaba to launch US e-commerce website

[2014-02-12 09:23]

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is set to launch a US e-commerce website through its subsidiaries Vendio and Auctiva, which are in turn part of the business group.

Taxi over app

[2014-02-12 10:02]

Getting a taxi in a metropolitan can often be quite challenging. Standing on the sidewalk in the cold winter night, waving your hand in vain, not knowing when or if you will get one.

Alipay claims to be world's No 1 mobile payment company

[2014-02-10 10:43]

Alipay, a leading Chinese third-party payment platform, announced Saturday it has become the largest mobile payment provider in the world.

Sony steps up restructuring with PCs pullout

[2014-02-06 16:43]

The Japanese company said on Thursday the restructuring will cut 5,000 jobs and trim 100 billion yen ($988 million) a year.