Apple Grabbed Record 25% Share Of Smartphone Sales In China: Kantar

apple-1-infinite-loop Apple’s continued progress in China saw the company claim one-quarter of smartphone sales in urban areas in the country for the first time, according to a new report from Kantar. Read More

Antivirus Maker Avast Is Latest Overseas Tech Firm Blocked In China

Screenshot 2015-03-02 18.54.07 Popular security software company Avast is the latest overseas technology company to get caught in China’s censorship net after users began reporting that its service and website were blocked inside the country. Read More

Beauty By Design: The Intersection Of Data And Digital Art

_P2_6859 It’s only through parallel creative exploration that the broader ramifications of open data can be clarified and communicated, both in terms of the value of the art itself and also what it can reveal about our increasingly complex lives. Read More

Smart Thermometer Wishbone Makes Taking Your Baby’s Temperature Easier

Wishbone Created by a dad and baby product store owner, Wishbone is a smart thermometer designed to make the fiddly process of taking a baby’s temperature easier. With about a week left to go in its Kickstarter campaign, Wishbone has raised more than $140,000, blowing past its $20,000 goal. Read More

China’s Two Biggest Taxi Apps Reportedly Considering A Merger

taxi china Uber‘s China aspirations may hit a huge roadblock soon. Kuaidi Dache and Didi Dache, the country’s two biggest taxi-calling apps, are reportedly considering a merger. The Wall Street Journal reports that discussions are “advanced,” but still need the approval of each company’s main investors. One of Kuaidi Dache’s lead investors is e-commerce leader… Read More

Liveblog: Xiaomi Explains Itself To Silicon Valley

Hugo Barra I’m at the W Hotel in San Francisco to hear Xiaomi President Lin Bin and VP Hugo Barra give their pitch to Silicon Valley. We’ve been told we shouldn’t expect an announcement of the company bringing its products to the US, so the impression is that this is about explaining what Xiaomi really does. Why does it need that, you ask? Well, most people see headlines describing… Read More

Qualcomm Hit With $975M Fine In China Following Antitrust Investigation

Alibaba Invests $590 Million In Chinese Smartphone Maker Meizu

 Alibaba is stumping up more than half a billion dollars to kick its mobile phone division, which has yet to make any headway, into gear. The NYSE-listed e-commerce giant today announced a $590 million investment in Chinese phone-maker Meizu. Read…