Apple says iPhones remain on sale in China following court injunction

Apple has filed an appeal to overturn a court decision that could ban iPhone sales in China, the company said on Monday, adding that all of its models remain available in its third-largest market. The American giant is locked in a legal battle in the world’s biggest smartphone market. On Monday, Qualcomm announced that a … Read moreApple says iPhones remain on sale in China following court injunction

Walmart partners with Rakuten to open its first e-commerce store in Japan

Walmart is continuing its strategy of revamping its businesses in Asia after the U.S. retail giant opened its first e-commerce store in Japan, where it is working with local retail giant Rakuten. The companies first announced a collaboration in January when they agreed to team up on the launch of an online grocery service in Japan … Read moreWalmart partners with Rakuten to open its first e-commerce store in Japan

GoPro will move production of most U.S.-bound cameras out of China by next summer

China and the United States have been slapping each other with massive tariffs and more may come if the trade war continues to escalate, prompting some companies to move manufacturing out of China. One of the latest is GoPro, which announced it will move production of most U.S.-bound cameras out of China by summer 2019. … Read moreGoPro will move production of most U.S.-bound cameras out of China by next summer

GoPro will make ‘most’ of its US cameras outside of China

International production will stay in China, GoPro said. There’s an important omission, though: GoPro didn’t give a destination for its US-oriented production. It’s not necessarily going to the US, and history would suggest that you might not see stateside GoPro manufacturing. It’s not just that labor costs can be less expensive abroad — it’s that … Read moreGoPro will make ‘most’ of its US cameras outside of China

Tell Us Your Best Beijing Travel Tips

Hack Your CityEach Monday we ask you for your best tips on a city: driving tips, restaurant recs, things to do, and any other advice for visitors and locals. Then on Thursday, we present the best comments. We’re working our way around the U.S. and around the globe.   Hack Your City is back! One thing … Read moreTell Us Your Best Beijing Travel Tips

China forms video game ethics committee as part of crackdown

The committee has already reviewed 20 games, rejecting nine of them outright and demanding changes to the other 11. It didn’t name the titles or say what it found objectionable. China might not lift the pause on game approvals until February. The South China Morning Post claims the government is instituting a licensing system, and … Read moreChina forms video game ethics committee as part of crackdown

China’s Chang’e-4 lander and rover head to the far side of the moon

According to the study, the lander will target the large Von Kármán crater, and once it has landed, it and the rover on board will analyze the moon’s soil, study its subsurface structure and probe the solar wind. China’s state-run news agency Xinhua News also reported in April that Chang’e-4 will carry seeds and possibly … Read moreChina’s Chang’e-4 lander and rover head to the far side of the moon

Grab invests $100M into India’s OYO to expand its budget hotel service in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab has made its most ambitious investment to date after it backed India-headquartered budget hotel network OYO to the tune of $100 million. The investment was part of a $1 billion Series E round led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund that closed back in September. The deal was first made public via a … Read moreGrab invests $100M into India’s OYO to expand its budget hotel service in Southeast Asia

TikTok parent ByteDance said to raise $1.45 billion for AI and content

ByteDance, the Chinese company behind the immensely popular video app TikTok, is in talks to raise $1.45 billion for a new fund, The Information reported on Friday, citing sources. The fresh vehicle will help power artificial intelligence and media content for the $75 billion startup, which reportedly leapfrogged Uber’s valuation after raising $3 billion in October. ByteDance declined … Read moreTikTok parent ByteDance said to raise $1.45 billion for AI and content

Mogu’s long journey: From rejecting Alibaba’s advances to US IPO

Mogu, a Tencent-backed service that offers fashion content and products to young women, has joined a string of Chinese tech companies pressing ahead to sell their shares through initial public offerings in the US before the year-end. Mogu priced its sale at $14 per share on Wednesday, toward the lower end of a marketed range. … Read moreMogu’s long journey: From rejecting Alibaba’s advances to US IPO