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A ban on US investment in the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has been lifted, with the US Defence Department apparently unwilling to defend a Trump era action that claimed the company had ties to the Chinese military.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Though the US social commerce market is growing at a rapid pace, China is not likely to lose its position of dominance in the near future, according to Italian financial analyst site Finaria.

Published in Market

An appeals court in the US has dismissed a request from the Department of Justice that it be allowed to institute an immediate ban on Apple and Google offering the WeChat app for download in their respective mobile app stores.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Mobile subscriptions will recover by 3.4% in 2021 from a drop of a little more than 2% in 2020, the Economist Intelligence Unit has predicted in a new report, adding that the strongest growth would be seen in Asia and the Middle East.

A judge in the US has blocked the government from implementing a decision to make it mandatory for Apple and Google to remove the WeChat application from their respective app stores.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The United States has banned the downloading of TikTok and WeChat by residents, claiming this would be a threat to the country's national security.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The top 20 Asia-Pacific technology companies may face a rough time this year due to the volatile global situation and the the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the data and analytics firm GlobalData says.

Published in Business Intelligence

If the US goes ahead and institutes a ban on the Chinese application WeChat, the company that will benefit the most will the one that Washington has had in its sights for nearly a decade: Huawei.

Published in Open Sauce

If Apple had to remove the WeChat app from its app store due to an executive order issued by US President Donald Trump, that would mean a loss of Chinese users who make up nearly a third of iPhone users around the globe, an influential Taiwanese stock analyst has warned.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Global instant messaging users are forecast to reach reach 4.3 billion in 2020, rising from 3.9 billion in 2019, according to a new research report.

Published in Market

The outbreak of coronavirus in China offers a unique opportunity for vendors offering communications and collaboration services, according to one global analyst firm which says that organisations, need to continue to collaborate to remain productive.

Published in Market

The use of artificial intelligence and the implementation of social credit are two key overarching trends identified as drivers in a new report on use of the Internet in China.

Published in Market
Friday, 26 October 2018 09:33

NetSuite drives growth, enters new markets

"NetSuite companies do grow faster," according to Oracle NetSuite executive vice-president Evan Goldberg.

Published in Business Software

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai has avoided answering pointed questions posed by six US senators about the company's plan to launch a censored search engine in China, instead resorting to broad generalities such as the claim that the move would have “broad benefits inside and outside of China".

Published in Technology Regulation

The head of an organisation that promotes business co-operation between small and medium enterprises in China and Australia has urged local businesses to include the Chinese app WeChat in their social media mix.

Published in Strategy

Medibank has launched a WeChat channel in a move which it says is designed to better connect with the growing Australian-Chinese population.

Published in VoIP
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 19:38

Global mobile money transfers on the rise: Juniper

Global registered mobile domestic money transfer users are expected to reach 2.5 billion this year, up from an estimated 1.7 billion in 2016.

Published in Mobility

Nine mobile dating apps analysed by Kaspersky Labs have been found to be leaking data of one kind or another, with some allowing the discovery of the identity of the users.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 11:38

China dwarfs the rest in the digital world

With 751 million Internet users — nearly 55% of the population — and 663 million smartphone users, China dwarfs every other country when it comes to digital metrics. Of those Internet users, 72.1% are between 10 and 39 years old.

Published in Market
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