Business / Staff Gadgets

Xiaomi's latest smartphone gone in 86 seconds

[2013-10-16 07:05]

Xiaomi Corp has done it again - but this time even faster. All 100,000 units of its latest flagship smartphone, the Mi-3, sold out in 86 seconds.

UK advertising up almost 20% on mobile video

[2013-10-07 09:20]

Spending on Internet advertising in Britain jumped by nearly a fifth in the first half of 2013 to 3 billion pounds ($4.85 billion), lifted by mobile video ads and marketing on social media by brands cashing in on signs of economic recovery.

Leica seeks out younger customers

[2013-09-23 06:55]

Century-old German camera brand Leica, known for its 35-mm film camera and lenses, aims to attract younger customers by adding digital cameras into its product line.

Designing phones to suit older hands

[2013-09-22 09:27]

The Japanese electronics industry largely missed out on the smartphone revolution. Yet this summer, Fujitsu, announced plans for a new export push.

HTC eyes high-end market in China

[2013-09-18 09:29]

HTC Corp released its flagship Butterfly S smartphone on the Chinese mainland, hoping the high-end product will improve the company's brand image.

Folk artist makes pretty dough figurines

[2013-09-12 09:37]

Folk artist Song Chongxun makes dough figurines in Shantang Street, a scenic spot in Suzhou city, East China's Jiangsu province, Sept 10, 2013.

LG offers 1st curved TV to China market

[2013-09-13 21:19]

LG Corp introduced the world's first curved OLED televisions to the Chinese market on Friday, securing the company's position as a leading TV manufacturer in China.

Colorful iPhone, not attractive enough?

[2013-09-11 17:24]

After months of speculation and leaked information, Apple announced the release date and the pricing of two new iPhones, the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S.
Hands-on: impressions of iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C
Special: Apple unveils new iPhone 

China Unicom, Telecom to sell latest iPhone

[2013-09-06 15:19]

Chinese telecom carriers China Unicom and China Telecom will carry Apple Inc's newest iPhone models within days of their launch in Beijing next week.

China develops high-speed helicopters

[2013-09-05 16:17]

China is developing helicopters with the ability to fly at speeds twice the current average, the president of China's major aircraft maker said on Thursday.
China's chopper industry flying high
Chinese, US firms to co-produce helicopters

Courier tests delivery with robotic drones

[2013-09-03 16:37]

SF Express, one of the largest couriers in China, is testing delivering parcels with robotic drones, and it has been developed in house.

WeChat users under scrutiny

[2013-08-28 00:46]

China's crackdown on online rumors has reached WeChat, with police saying it is illegal to spread rumors on the popular mobile messaging service.

How good is 4G

[2013-08-30 15:10]

4G network will allow you to access social media, entertainment and information on the go faster and easier.

Smartphone boom a 'rose with thorns'

[2013-08-21 16:12]

The increasing popularity of smartphones in China has spurred new concerns about the potential impact of addiction.

Chinese WeChat goes abroad

[2013-07-30 09:32]

Competition in the text messaging market is heating up. One program, carving out a bigger share of the market, is WeChat owned by Tencent.

WeChat teams up with China Unicom

[2013-07-31 07:22]

Tencent on Tuesday joined hands with China Unicom to launch the nation's first subscriber identification module card customized for WeChat.

Panguso, Jike 'plan to merge'

[2013-08-02 07:51]

Two Chinese search engines, and, both backed by major national media organizations, will merge in the near future.

CEO Tim Cook in Beijing?

[2013-07-31 07:22]

Apple Inc's Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook was in Beijing again on Tuesday, according to some Chinese websites.

WeChat striving for global expansion

[2013-08-05 13:53]

WeChat's fun features coupled with Tencent's strong marketing skills have made the app popular across different markets and helped its popularity soar.

Tencent moves money online through WeChat

[2013-08-07 07:16]

The battle between China's Internet titans intensified as Tencent started allowing its WeChat users to make online payments on Monday.