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WiFi Hotspot Sharing: The Key for Failing Shanda?

Always asking for WiFi passwords when you’re out and about? WiFi Master Key (our translation) is an application that automatically connects your devices to WiFi networks when in range. The company claims it has collected about 700 million WiFi hotspots across China. The hotspots are not voluntarily shared by WiFi network owners, but WiFi Master […]

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LeTV: From Online Video to Electric Vehicle

LeTV isn’t well-known in the West though it is one of the most famous tech companies in China in terms of business strategy and publicity. It was one of China’s first online video streaming services, online video rights resellers, original video content producers, independent smart TV/set-top box makers, and, most recently, electric vehicle manufacturer wannabes. […]

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Chinese Tech Companies are Flocking into Public WiFi Solution Sector to Seize the High Ground in Online-to-Offline

Alipay, the Internet payments service provider of Alibaba Group, announced today it has reached partnership with WiTown, a Chinese business-facing WiFi hotspot solution provider, to offer free products and services to bricks-and-mortar stores to enable Chinese consumers to enjoy free Internet connection over WiFi anywhere. WiTown provides, by partnering with Chinese carriers such as China […]

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Qihoo 360 Invests in Chinese Pressy Clone Quick Button, Is Giving Away Free Android Buttons

Qihoo 360, the Chinese online security and Internet service provider, announced yesterday to merge 360 Smart Button, the Pressy-like Android button developed by the company, and Quick Button, another Android button Qihoo reportedly has invested in, and give them away for free. Some one million buttons have been given away to college students since mid-August, according […]

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WiFi Dongle: The Best-selling Gadget in China Since The Hardware Revolution Began

The new hardware revolution has started for a while. Makers have encountered problems in industrial design or software development, and experienced electronics manufacturers, incubators, venture capitalists and everyone else have stepped in to help them out. And, they have begun shipping products! But, we don’t know many fitness trackers, smart scales, or smart watches that […]

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Digital Publisher ChineseAll Files for IPO

Beijing ChineseAll Digital Publishing Co.,Ltd has filed for IPO on the Enterprise Growth Market of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Established in 2000 as one of the first digital publishing companies in China, ChineseAll would be the first of its category to go public if successful. ChineseAll acquires digital reading content rights from authors and copyright licensing agencies, and offers content redesigned for […]

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China, Obesity and the Wearable Tech Market: Part 1

[Editor: this article is by guest editor Blair Sugarman. Highly passionate about Chinese technology, Blair’s forages into China tech all started with a single Weibo account in 2010. Now Blair is an avid tech blogger writing on all areas of China digital.] “I shouldn’t really be eating this.” I chirped to my friend sitting opposite me […]

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Chinese Smartphone Brands Take 64% of Domestic Market by Q2 2014: Baidu Report

Android’s near-monopoly in China continues with daily active users of the system advanced by 16% quarter-on-quarter in 2014 Q1 and 10% quarter-on-quarter growth in Q2, according to the Baidu Mobile Distribution Report. The slowdown in the growth rate may however mean that the demographic dividend which triggered Android’s great expansion in recent years is tailing off. […]

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Cursed? China’s Smart Hardware Shipping Strife

One headache haunting smart hardware manufacturers able to convince customers to pre-order their products is to meet the shipping schedule as promised. Unfortunately, the problem often affects most Chinese smart device makers, both big companies developing products with their own capital and small hardware makers raising money from crowdfunding sites. T-watch, a smartwatch developed by Tomoon […]

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