Stories by Michael Kan

ZTE brings affordable 5.7-inch phablet to T-Mobile

Chinese smartphone maker ZTE is hoping to drum up smartphone sales in the U.S., with a new 5.7-inch phablet that'll be available exclusively on T-Mobile from Sept. 24.

No old iPhone is left behind in this Shenzhen market

Some iPhones never die: they go to a four-story electronics mall in Shenzen, where stacks of them are sold every day.

China's Baidu partners with BMW on driverless car research

Chinese search giant Baidu has entered into a partnership with BMW to jointly research driverless car technologies, with the goal of developing a semi-autonomous vehicle in three years.

Microsoft bringing more mobile, cloud products to China with new subsidiary

Microsoft is eying China with plans to develop more mobile and cloud-based technologies for the country at a new subsidiary in Shanghai, despite the regulatory hurdles the U.S. company has been facing in the country.

Chinese regulator urges Qualcomm to help local companies make money

Qualcomm is being urged by a top Chinese regulator to make money in the country in tandem with its local partners.

iPhone 6's delayed launch in China could stoke more demand

Apple's iPhone 6 announcement drew some disappointment in mainland China, when consumers learned that the country wouldn't be among the first markets to receive the product.

China's toxic e-waste capital is cleaning up its act

If you want to see where your old electronics go to die, take a trip to Guiyu. For two decades, PCs, phones and other electronics have been shipped to this town on the southeast coast of China, where locals in thousands of small workshops pull them apart with buzz saws and pliers to extract the valuable components inside.

A look inside China's most notorious e-waste town

Guiyu is the town in China where your old electronics go to die. For years, it's been one of the main locations in the world where PCs, phone and other discarded products are shipped in to be pulled apart and recycled. The work is dirty and even hazardous, but lately Guiyu has been trying to clean up its act. Following is a slideshow to give you an idea what it's like.

Chinese man sues state telecom firm for blocking Google

A 26-year-old in China is suing one of the country's state telecommunication firms for disrupting access to Google after the government started blocking the company's services in May.

Disk storage market shows anemic growth

The total disk storage systems market barely grew in the second quarter at a 0.3 percent year-over-year increase, with a continued drop in high-end storage sales, according to research firm IDC.

Samsung, Xiaomi drive phablet growth, but Apple likely waits in the wings

The popularity of large screen smartphones, known as phablets, isn't abating, and demand for the devices is expected to outstrip that for portable PCs, according to research firm IDC.

Foxconn invests in building electric cars in China

Foxconn Technology Group, the maker of Apple's iPhone, is investing at least 5 billion yuan (US$811 million) to develop electric car manufacturing in a Chinese province.

China's Baidu shows off alternative to Google Glass, without optical display

Chinese search engine Baidu is offering its own answer to Google Glass, but the headmounted device, which can visually scan and identify objects, comes without an optical display to extend battery life.

China gives Microsoft 20 days to answer questions in anti-monopoly probe

Chinese authorities have issued a 20-day deadline for Microsoft to explain "compatibility problems" with its Windows and Office software, after previously warning the company not to obstruct an anti-monopoly investigation.

Baidu, Tencent help Chinese shopping malls take on Alibaba

Baidu and Tencent are teaming up with a Chinese shopping mall operator in a joint venture that could steal business away from local e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.

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