Stories by Michael Kan

ZTE's Nubia Z9 Max phablet packs a powerful camera

Not to be outdone by the iPhone 6 Plus, Chinese vendor ZTE has come out with its own high-end phablet, the Nubia Z9 Max -- an aluminum smartphone with a feature-packed camera.

Foxconn to enter information security realm with joint venture

Foxconn Technology Group isn't satisfied with just making iPhones, and plans to break into the information security market through an upcoming joint venture.

Blizzard is not so flattered with alleged Warcraft copycat from China

Blizzard Entertainment is taking legal action against a Chinese mobile game for allegedly copying characters and settings from its famed Warcraft franchise.

Foxconn partners with China's Tencent on smart electric cars

As rumors swirl that Apple might be developing an electric car one of its major suppliers, Foxconn Technology Group, is moving ahead with its own plans to bring an electric-powered vehicle to China.

HTC replaces CEO with company founder

HTC founder Cher Wang is taking over as company CEO, as the Taiwanese Android smartphone maker fights to revive its struggling business.

Anti-censorship group in China faces DDoS attack

An activist group working to end China's Internet censorship is facing an ongoing distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that threatens to cripples its activities.

Microsoft to release lowest-priced Lumia smartphone yet

Building on the launch earlier this year of two low-cost Lumia phones, Microsoft has taken the price down even further for its latest smartphone.

Microsoft's deal with Xiaomi over Windows 10 raises eyebrows

Microsoft could be trying to chip away at Android's dominance in its deal with Xiaomi to test the new Windows 10 operating system.

Qualcomm faces dispute in China over its local trademark

Qualcomm could face another regulatory headache in China, this time over a trademark dispute with a Chinese company that is asking the local government to intervene and fine the U.S. company US$100 billion for alleged infringement.

Xiaomi users to test Windows 10 ahead of summer launch

Windows 10 will arrive this summer, and Microsoft is tapping an unlikely partner to help test it: Chinese Android handset maker Xiaomi.

Xiaomi's fitness tech to help power smart shoes

After releasing a fitness smartband, China's Xiaomi is helping to bring the technology to smart shoes.

Alibaba uses facial recognition tech for online payments

E-commerce giant Alibaba Group and affiliated online payment service Alipay are aiming to use facial recognition technology to take the place of passwords.

Alibaba investing $200 million in photo-messaging app Snapchat

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is investing US$200 million in photo-messaging app Snapchat, following a string of prior investments in U.S. tech companies.

Baidu ends support for Android platform

Baidu's efforts to bring its own customized Android ROM to Chinese smartphones appears to be fizzling out as the company shifts resources away from the project.

China's wealthy expected to crave the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch's high price -- up to $17,000 -- probably won't stop Chinese users from buying it, according to analysts, who expect the country's rich to embrace the product.