Stories by Michael Kan

Microsoft's Chinese partner confident Xbox can compete against Android consoles

More low-end Android gaming consoles are coming to China. But Microsoft's local partner isn't worried, and expects the Xbox to sell well as a high-end gaming product.

Chinese Bitcoin exchange focuses on cash transactions to keep cryptocurrency in play

Chinese banks may be cutting ties to Bitcoin suppliers, but that isn't stopping a local Bitcoin exchange from making physical cash a way to buy the cryptocurrency.

Chinese Bitcoin exchange focuses on cash transactions to keep cryptocurrency in play

Chinese banks may be cutting ties to Bitcoin suppliers, but that isn't stopping a local Bitcoin exchange from making physical cash a way to buy the cryptocurrency.

LinkedIn tackles China with a startup approach

China has been a tough market for U.S. Internet companies to crack, but LinkedIn has high hopes it can buck the trend and increase its user base in the country to as high as 50 million over the next five years.

Chinese Bitcoin exchange readies fallback plans amid crackdown worries

Once the largest Bitcoin exchange in the country, BTC China has seen better days. Trading volume on the site is down over 80 percent from its peak, and customers are fleeing amid rumors China is preparing a crackdown on the virtual currency, said the exchange's CEO Bobby Lee.

China obtains patent concessions in return for approving Microsoft-Nokia deal

China is requiring Microsoft and Nokia to make promises on fair patent use, fearing that the proposed acquisition between the two companies could spell trouble for the nation's Android device makers.

Intel taps China's 'white box' makers to fuel tablet chip business

As big name vendors prepare Intel-powered tablets this year, the U.S. chip maker is also courting little-known "white box" vendors in Shenzhen, China, for its tablet chips.

Bitcoin crackdown in China halts bank transfers for two exchanges

China may be tightening the noose around Bitcoin: two exchanges dealing in the virtual currency have been forced to suspend bank transfers from customers depositing yuan to buy bitcoins.

Intel plans new 'Braswell' chip for PCs, over 20 Chromebooks

Intel is preparing a new "Braswell" chip to succeed its power-efficient Bay Trail processor found in PCs besides working on bringing over 20 Chromebook designs to the market this year.

Intel to bring exclusive content to devices powered by its chips

After falling behind ARM in the mobile processor market, Intel plans to go on the offensive by creating exclusive content for devices built around its chips.

Intel taps Chinese tech hub to fuel its mobile processor business

As devices powered by ARM chips flood the Chinese market, Intel is hoping to popularize its own mobile processors with a new center built in the heart of one of China's major technology hubs.

Activists to appeal US judge's ruling on Baidu's censorship

A group of activists are hoping to appeal a U.S. judge's ruling that treated the censorship on Chinese search engine Baidu as free speech.

US judge rules Baidu's censorship is protected as free speech

A U.S. judge has ruled that the Chinese search engine Baidu has the right to block pro-democracy works from its query results, dismissing a lawsuit that sought to punish the company for Internet censorship.

China calls US spying actions 'hypocrisy,' plans to beef up security

China's Ministry of National Defense blasted the U.S. over recent allegations that it has been spying on Huawei Technologies, and said it plans to shore up the nation's Internet security in response.

HTC to develop products for China with help of local retailer

HTC is hoping to expand its presence in China by partnering with one of the nation's largest retailers to sell its phones, and even help with product development, the Taiwanese handset maker said on Wednesday.

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