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Gionee headquarter to lay off half of its employees

Gionee, once one of China largest smartphone manufacturers, said it has begun laying off employees at its headquarter, according to NetEase reports (in Chinese). The Shenzhen-based company is reportedly cutting as much as 50% of jobs at its headquarter. The job cut is merely a continuation of bad news from Gionee. Just last week, Gionee released […]

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Beijing to set up standard organ for blockchain and distributed ledger technologies

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced Monday its plans to set up a national committee for the standardization of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. The move comes against the backdrop of an increasingly standardized industry. International standardization entities, including the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and World Wide Web Consortium […]

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Analyse Asia 243: From Huawei’s US entry to Wechat’s future with Juro Osawa

Editor’s note: This originally appeared on Analyse Asia, a weekly podcast hosted by Bernard Leong, dedicated to dissecting the pulse of business, technology, and media in Asia. The podcast features guests from Asia’s vibrant tech community. Juro Osawa, a reporter at The Information joined us in a conversation to discuss the recent challenges faced by China’s […]

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OnePlus denies sending users’ clipboard data to China

A Twitter post claims that an app on Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus’s phones is identifying and uploading bank account numbers to a Chinese server, but the company has told TechNode that this is incorrect. The @OnePlus #clipboard app contains a strange file called badword.txt 🤔 In these words, we can find: Chairman, Vice President, Deputy […]

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The company most known for its Android lock screen just revealed a bevy of robots

Cheetah Mobile—known to international audiences through apps such as Clean Master and live streaming product Live.me—is riding China’s AI wave. Their latest initiative: replacing your favorite barista with a robot. Fu Sheng, Chairman and CEO of Cheetah Mobile, showcased his resolve to dive into the new area by taking a swim (literally) during the AI-themed […]

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Planet, Force, and Black Diamonds: NetEase tests gamified blockchain platform

Blockchain technology is the new buzzword, luring Chinese tech giants to jump on the bandwagon. Several blockchain technology-based products have emerged such as Xiaomi’s cryptorabbits, Baidu’s cryptodoggies, and NetEase’s Lucky Cat. NetEase released a blockchain sharing platform dubbed “Planet” (星球基地), where users can store and trade their data. NetEase expects Planet to “engage individual value […]

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