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.
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Based in Beijing, ZDNet bloggers report on ICT industry developments from the Chinese perspective.
The ZDNet China editorial team, based in Beijing, reports on IT industry developments from the Chinese perspective.
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.
Among the nine markets included in the launch of new iPhones, none showed less interest in the lower-cost model than China and Australia, where 91 percent of consumers chose iPhone 5s over 5c.
Armed workers at a Foxconn factory in China fight with counterparts from another province, resulting in dozens hospitalized and three reportedly killed, according to media reports. But the hardware manufacturer denies the deaths.
Retail prices of the gold-colored iPhone 5s have almost doubled in China's grey market, but the rest of new iPhones, especially 5c, have received very lukewarm responses.
China's Sina Weibo is still struggling to clock significant profit amid rising cost, five months after securing millions in investment dollar from Alibaba Group. Does it need more advertisement revenue or better user experience?
Sales potential of Apple's new iPhone 5c in China is expected to be bleak, with disappointment among Chinese netizens primarily focused on its high price tag.
Chinese smartphone maker unveils two high-performance devices at competitive prices to combat domestic and foreign rivals.
Jabil Circuit's Wuxi factory, which manufactures the reportedly upcoming new cheap iPhone, violated multiple labor laws including excessively long work and poor working conditions, states report by local labor watchdog.