BEIJING, CHINA: The winners of the 2013 Digital Asia Festival Awards, honouring the best in Asia Pacific's digital marketing, have been announced.
18 Nov 2013 15:05
BEIJING, CHINA: Chinese shoppers spent a record 35bn yuan (US$5.7bn) at the country's biggest online marketplaces on Singles Day, their operator said on Tuesday (12 November), after the festival created by e-retailers to persuade the loveless to console themselves with some retail therapy.
13 Nov 2013 20:28
BEIJING, CHINA: China's state-run broadcaster launched a broadside against South Korean electronics company Samsung, the latest foreign brand to be castigated by authorities in the world's second-largest economy.
23 Oct 2013 07:47
SHANGHAI, CHINA: A young Chinese couple are facing criminal charges for "selling" their daughter and using part of the proceeds to buy an Apple iPhone, state media said.
21 Oct 2013 08:22
SINGAPORE: The hotly anticipated Spikes Asia Awards Ceremony has taken place at the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Over 1,000 delegates attended to be the first to hear this year's winners and celebrate the best of creativity in communications from across Asia Pacific.
19 Sep 2013 05:49
XIAMEN, CHINA: The annual China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) got underway on Sunday, 8 September, with South African exhibitors showing off their wares.
9 Sep 2013 07:26
BEIJING, CHINA: The secretive anti-graft department of China's ruling Communist Party has launched a website, as part of Beijing's attempts to promote its anti-corruption campaign with a fanfare of publicity.
5 Sep 2013 07:40
TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwanese prosecutors are investigating allegations that three employees at leading smartphone maker HTC stole trade secrets to sell to Chinese firms, reports said on Saturday.
2 Sep 2013 09:33
HONG KONG - Consumers in Asia are fed up with poor service and are willing to pay more for a good customer experience, according to a survey which punctures the received wisdom that "price is king" in the region.
29 Aug 2013 08:16
BEIJING, CHINA: China has been hit by the "largest ever" attack on its Internet structure, crashing the country's .cn servers, according to a government-linked agency.
28 Aug 2013 05:50
HONG KONG, CHINA: The founder of a dating service promoting adultery is setting his sights on China's cheating hearts after a controversial launch in Hong Kong.
27 Aug 2013 06:30
BEIJING, CHINA: People with a poor aim are to be fined if they miss their mark when using public toilets in a Chinese city, officials said, provoking online derision over how the rule will be enforced.
21 Aug 2013 11:42
HONG KONG, CHINA: China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile operator by subscribers, said on Thursday (15 August) its net profit for the first six months of the year grew by 1.5%, beating analysts' predictions.
16 Aug 2013 07:36
SHANGHAI, CHINA: A military-backed Chinese video game released on Thursday (1 August) allows players to satisfy their patriotism by fighting enemy forces in islands disputed with Japan, reflecting enduring tensions.
2 Aug 2013 10:48
BEIJING, CHINA: China's leading Internet search engine is to buy a smartphone app distribution firm for US$1.9bn, it said yesterday, in what is said to be the largest takeover deal in the country's internet industry.
17 Jul 2013 16:45
BEIJING, CHINA: Apple said Monday it would investigate claims that an iPhone electrocuted a Chinese woman who was making a call while charging the device.
16 Jul 2013 11:43
BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese tourist who defaced an ancient Egyptian monument was hunted down by angry Chinese Internet users who prompted his parents to apologise, state media reported yesterday.
28 May 2013 12:06
BEIJING, CHINA: It took dozens of volunteers half a year searching old Chinese maps and villages, but finally the online-organised group helped Luo Gang find where he was kidnapped 23 years ago - and his birth family.
27 May 2013 12:25
SAN FRANCISCO, US: The 4th edition of The Bees Awards - 1st international social media marketing awards - has announced their 2013 nominations.
21 May 2013 09:07
BEIJING, CHINA: China has warned the European Union against escalating bilateral trade disputes, urging Brussels to drop plans to probe Chinese telecom products and impose hefty taxes on its solar panels.
20 May 2013 09:48
BEIJING, CHINA: Apple chief executive Tim Cook has apologised to Chinese consumers after the US technology giant was subjected to a barrage of criticism in state-run media over alleged "arrogance" and double standards.
3 Apr 2013 08:41
BEIJING, CHINA: Chinese Internet users have deluged the microblog of the Russian embassy in Beijing with thousands of abusive comments within days of its opening, just ahead of a visit to Moscow by China's new president Xi Jinping.
25 Mar 2013 10:10
NEW YORK, US / JOHANNESBURG, SA: McCann "Truth about Wellness" global research study reveals multiple contradictions & cultural upsets around the world. More than half of respondents (54%) think that technology is making us healthier while 46% think it is making us sicker; globally 94% of consumers agree brands have a role in supporting their wellness needs.
16 Jan 2013 08:49
LONDON, UK: According to the latest research from Informa Telecoms & Media, almost two-thirds of the handsets sold in China this year are powered by the Android OS: China is its largest single market, a third of the Android devices sold in 2012 were sold in China.
27 Dec 2012 06:51
NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.
21 Dec 2012 08:23
BEIJING, CHINA: Author Jin Song is relishing the challenge of beating China's army of censors and posting comments online about the country's impending leadership change, the first in the social media era.
6 Nov 2012 07:45
BEIJING, CHINA: The Digital Asia Festival, taking place in Beijing 7-8 November 2012, will offer 17 seminars given by 26 speakers in an exciting two-day programme delivering unrivalled learning and inspiration to Asia Pacific's digital industry.
6 Nov 2012 07:27
BEIJING, CHINA: With just over four weeks until the Digital Asia Festival kicks off, the organisers have announced that over 600 entries from 14 countries have been received into the 2012 awards.
9 Oct 2012 11:09
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Worldwide, the trend is moving towards high-quality cameras. New products with smartphone features are being offered and are winning an entirely new customer base. Japan, Russia, the Ukraine and Kazakhstan are posting double-digit growth on photo-products, while markets in Western Europe are characterised by increasing value creation.
25 Sep 2012 12:10
BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese dissident convicted based on evidence provided by US Internet giant Yahoo was released from prison on Friday after serving a 10-year term for subversion, his wife said.
3 Sep 2012 12:27
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