According to a number of reports out this morning, the latest service to become blocked in China is Viber, the free service that lets users make calls, text and share photos with friends, family and others. When reached for comment, the company told TechCrunch that it’s looking into the matter and doesn’t have an additional comment at this time. The news was reported earlier today… Read More
The past year has been an eventful one for Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi. The company’s devices are now sold in seven countries in Asia, that’s a big step up from Xiaomi’s inception — when it retailed in China only — and, with big plans to be global, the company is finally migrating international user data to servers outside of China, as International VP Hugo… Read More
Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai on Wednesday, and on the agenda was discussing the protection of user information. The meeting took place in Zhongnanhai in central Beijing, which is the central seat of power for the ruling Communist Party of China. Xinhua, China’s official news authority, reported the meeting in brief, saying it was also a forum for Cook and Ma Kai… Read More
Uber has expanded People’s Uber, its ridesharing pilot program, to more cities in China today, following its August launch in Beijing. People’s Uber is now available in Hangzhou, Chengdu, Wuhan, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou. Read More
The composer Chou Wen-chung, 91, who will be honored with a Composer Portrait at the Miller Theater on Thursday, has devoted his career to bridging East and West.
Apple has announced the official launch date for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China. On October 10, customers will be able to pre-order the devices from Apple’s site. On October 14, they’ll be able to put earlier orders in at Apple’s retail locations, and devices will become available for pickup on October 17. Read More
As Web security startup CloudFlare grows internationally, it plans to take a slow and steady approach to dealing with the challenges of expanding in key markets like China and Brazil. In a discussion with TechCrunch senior editor Jonathan Shieber…
Xiaomi’s name may mean “little rice” in Chinese, but it’s not so little anymore. According to a report from Canalys, Xiaomi has surpassed Samsung as China’s top smartphone maker, thanks to massive growth over the past year. The report says that in the second quarter, Xiaomi shipped 15 million smartphones in China, up from 4.4 million devices, or 240%, in the… Read More