Stories by Michael Kan

China's Xiaomi targets ten markets in international expansion

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi plans to enter ten foreign markets later this year, including Brazil, Mexico and Russia, in a bid to expand globally with its low-cost but cutting-edge phones.

NSA spying revelations have tired out China's Huawei

Revelations about U.S. secret surveillance programs have left China's Huawei Technologies exhausted on the public relations front, a top company executive said Wednesday.

With "Baidu Inside," the Chinese firm takes aim at hardware market

Printers, air quality monitors, and weighing scales aren't exactly in the realm of Baidu, China's largest search engine. But that's starting to change under a new company initiative that seeks to bring Baidu technology to smart devices, including household appliances.

Fire at Samsung facility affects website, media portal

A fire at a Samsung facility in South Korea on Sunday resulted in a temporary outage that shut down its website and caused the company's Smart TV products to report error messages.

China's Alibaba to offer mobile phone services in June

Alibaba's Tmall and Taobao sites already sell everything from clothes and furniture to car tires and medicines. But soon they'll also be offering 3G data and voice call plans as well, the Chinese e-commerce giant said Thursday.

TSMC benefits from demand for high-tech smartphone chips

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said its net profit in the first quarter increased by 21 percent year-over-year on better than expected demand for smartphone chips.

Windows XP's retirement turns into major security project for Chinese firm

Microsoft may have retired Windows XP, but one of China's leading security vendors is trying to keep the OS threat-free, and rolling out protection software to hundreds of millions of users in the nation.

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.

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