Stories by Michael Kan

Samsung faces lawsuit in China over bloatware on phones

A consumer protection group in China is suing Samsung Electronics and a Chinese vendor for placing too many preinstalled apps on phones, and is demanding that the whole smartphone industry eschew bloatware.

Xiaomi faces challenge to reach sales goal, amid slowing smartphone growth

Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi has hopes of selling at least 80 million smartphones this year, but that goal may harder to reach than originally thought.

Xbox One, PS4 sales in China could be disappointing

After China lifted its ban on video game consoles, both Microsoft and Sony moved fast to launch their products in the country. But at least for this year, the sales will be lackluster, according to a research firm.

China tightens grip over the Internet with new security law

China has adopted a new security law that gives the government control over its Internet infrastructure, along with any critical data.

Xiaomi break outs of Asia, introduces phones to Brazil

Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi will finally begin selling product in Brazil, marking the first time it has sold handsets outside of Asia.

Huawei's Honor brand strives to become global

Huawei isn't a name that's easy to pronounce. Nor has it been free of controversy. In 2012, U.S. politicians called the Chinese company a potential security threat.

Foxconn's CEO backpedals on robot takeover at factories

Foxconn Technology Group's plan for a "robot army" won't come as quickly as originally anticipated, according to its CEO.

Foxconn CEO defends labor practices in wake of protest

Apple supplier Foxconn Technology Group has been on the receiving end of continued criticism over its factories' labor conditions for years. But on Thursday, the company's CEO let loose his outrage over the complaints.

Qualcomm partners with large Chinese foundry on chips

China's largest chip foundry is entering into a joint venture with Qualcomm to develop chips, at a time when the country is looking for technology to emerge as a semiconductor producing powerhouse.

Alibaba sells off 11Main US e-commerce site to focus on China

Alibaba Group has decided to sell off its 11Main e-commerce site in the U.S., as part of its focus on attracting foreign brands to its China business.

China opens up its e-commerce market to 100 percent foreign ownership

China is opening up its e-commerce market to more foreign investment, removing restrictions that limited investors to joint ventures with Chinese firms.

Cisco to make US$10 billion investment in China

Cisco plans to invest US$10 billion in China, although its sales in the country are slumping due in part to persistent security concerns surrounding U.S. technology.

HTC move to test ads on BlinkFeed app angers users

As HTC faces shrinking revenue, the smartphone vendor is testing ads over its BlinkFeed media aggregation app, and some users aren't happy.

HTC will refuse any acquisition offer from Asus

Asustek Computer may be considering a bid for HTC, but HTC said Monday it wants nothing do with it.

Alibaba prepares to launch Netflix-like service in China

E-commerce giant Alibaba Group is preparing to launch a Netflix-like subscription video service in China, as the company expands into more entertainment ventures.

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