BEIJING (AP) — The number of online microblog users in China dropped by more than 27.8 million last year, marking the first major decline in popularity of a social media genre that has offered a way to share unfiltered information in a country with strict controls....
WASHINGTON (AP) — American companies should avoid doing business with China’s two leading technology firms because they pose a national security threat to the United States, the House Intelligence Committee is warning in a report to be issued Monday. The panel says U.S. regulators should block mergers and acquisitions in this country by Huawei Technologies...
A large number of China-specific mobile industry news has been cropping up of late. When it comes to the players – wireless carriers, handset manufacturers, device makers — obviously both local and foreign parties will find the market tremendously attractive. We won’t be surprised reading major headlines telling that the executives of tech world’s biggest...
Two of the leading online video companies in China are coming together in a stock-for-stock transaction that will capture over a third of China’s burgeoning online video advertising market. Youku (“excellent and cool” in Mandarin), the number one company in terms of market share (21.8%) is buying out its bitter rival Tudou (“potato” — a...
The Chinese love to Weibo. This notwithstanding issues like real-name registration requirements, filtering and censorship. Weibo has become part of Chinese online culture, and even with challenges in the freedom of use and of information, this is a nation of Internet users who love to micro-blog. Vanity Fair calls Weibo services the “Twitter of the...
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