As trading in the virtual currency gains momentum, the Chinese Bitcoin trading platform claims to be the world's biggest, and is newly flush with cash following a US$5m investment
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Cisco Systems, IBM, and Microsoft are expected to encounter problems touting their products in China over revelations concerning the U.S. government's surveillance programs. Cisco is hardest hit.
Sales for the online shopping festival in China hit more than doubled to RMB 19.1 billion (US$3.1 billion), more than last year's Cyber Monday figure.
As much as 30 million yuan (US$5 million) of investment could be lost in limbo as a Hong Kong-based Bitcoin trading platform vanishes.
Apple leapfrogs Xiaomi and ZTE on the back of new iPhones sales for the third quarter, while major rival Samsung extends its lead in China.
The tech giant has tightened up the iPad Air supply in Hong Kong while relaxing sales in China, targeting the latter's billion-dollar market.
Chinese technology conglomerate Tencent said it has invested over US$2 billion in overseas markets, particularly focusing on growing in the mobile space and investing in startups.
In China, Samsung's Galaxy S3 and Note 2 smartphones were found to have faulty data storage chips. State-owned TV pushed the company to provide a solution.
It is a common practice for operators in China to remove unused monthly data traffic and talk-time at the end of the month, rather than transfer this to the next month. However, a Chinese law student doesn't think this is justifiable.
Chinese phone maker sells 100,000 pieces in just 86 seconds following the launch of its latest Tegra 4 smartphone, which is priced at US$327.
Apple in China will not support warranty repairs for iPhone 5c and 5s bought in Hong Kong, according to staff working in the company's Shanghai store.
The massive open online course site forms partnership with China's open.163.com, social media site Guokr, and online translator community Yeeyan, to extend its online courses to the Chinese market.
Amid a boom in smartphones, the unwillingness to pay for apps makes it a challenging opportunity but locking in these users now may pay off in the long run.
China has initiated a crackdown on mobile apps that offer news services but failed to obtain the necessary regulatory approval, which are notoriously difficult to obtain.
Seen a push toward its goal to offer Internet of Things services, the Chinese microblogging service teams up with home appliance maker, Hisense, to launch an air-conditioner which can be controlled via the Internet.