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OUYA rumored to be looking for buyers to save it

OUYA rumored to be looking for buyers to save it

Remember the new partnership between OUYA and Chinese OEM Xiaomi reported last month? Apparently, that isn't the only thing the two have been talking about. Sources are now claiming that the gaming startup is currently engaged in acquisition talks with big Chinese companies, painting a rather dreary picture for the former darling of Android gaming.

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Huawei Ascend Mate7 certified and revealed in TENAA

Huawei Ascend Mate7 certified and revealed in TENAA

Huawei has just teased its September 4 IFA 2014 press event but China's TENAA agency is already revealing what is believed to be the Ascend Mate7 well ahead of time. The details laid out for everyone to see closely matches the rumors, save that of the variant that is believed to have a higher resolution screen.

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Amazon’s latest business move: Shanghai’s free-trade zone

Amazon’s latest business move: Shanghai’s free-trade zone

Amazon announced today that it will be coming to the Shanghai free-trade zone soon, something that will potentially boost its sales in China. According to the Internet retailer, a deal has been penned with the related authorities, and it is slated to launch a logistics warehouse to "experiment with financial innovation," among other things.

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Sony’s upcoming Cyber-shot looks like a perfume bottle

Sony’s upcoming Cyber-shot looks like a perfume bottle

Sony, who makes cameras and smartphones among other things, seems to be bent on appealing to the nascent selfie generation. This time, however, it might just be taking things a bit too far. Leaked photos coming from China betray the fact that the OEM is working on yet another selfie-centric device, but with a rather ridiculous looking design.

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iPhone 6 photo “leak” aims to fool even you

iPhone 6 photo “leak” aims to fool even you

The iPhone 6 device, the box, even the cord (mostly) looks like it could have been made by Apple. Until you look closely. This is a Shenzhen iPhone 6 knockoff, one made by a group that makes cash off of two groups: those that are fooled themselves, and those that know what they’re buying and aim to fool you.

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Apple begins use of China-based iCloud storage

Apple begins use of China-based iCloud storage

This week its become official: Apple is using China Telecom data centers to extend iCloud storage of user data. China’s Telecom platform began being utilized by Apple on August 8th, this after 15 months of "stringent tests and evaluation" according to China Telecom.

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China’s government banned from using Apple products

China’s government banned from using Apple products

A source that spoke to Bloomberg has revealed that the iPad and the MacBook have not been included on the Chinese government's procurement list that was distributed back in July. A total of ten Apple devices were left off, and as a result they cannot be used by government agencies or otherwise purchased with public money.

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Samsung beaten by Xiaomi in China for smartphone shipments

Samsung beaten by Xiaomi in China for smartphone shipments

This quarter appears to have been the haymaker for Xiaomi in China as, according to analysts at Canalys, the vendor tripled shipments in three months. What’s more, it would appear that Xiaomi has done what Apple - thus far - has been unable to do: they’ve out-shipped Samsung. Samsung’s shipments fell this quarter as well while Xiaomi, Lenovo, Yulong, and Huawei all grew.

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Xiaomi Mi 4 debuts: 5-inch screen, top specs, steel body

Xiaomi Mi 4 debuts: 5-inch screen, top specs, steel body

At its annual conference in Beijing, Xiaomi has unveiled the Xiaomi Mi 4, naturally called its fastest phone ever. Sporting some of the best hardware in the mobile market today, all crammed in a 5-inch smartphone with a stainless steel frame, Xiaomi's latest and greatest is poised to yet be another fast seller in China. And yes, it does look a tad like the iPhone, which is something that Xiaomi might have been consciously going for.

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iPhone 6 clones appear way ahead of actual device

iPhone 6 clones appear way ahead of actual device

Of course, iPhone clones are almost a fact of life by now, no matter how much authorities try to crack down on them. That said, it is quite amusing, if not ridiculous, that an iPhone 6 clone would start getting distributed around the Chinese market, when the iPhone 6 itself is months away from being revealed. Talk about efficiency!

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Apple to China: We don’t store or spy on your location

Apple to China: We don’t store or spy on your location

China's state-run broadcaster has called the iPhone a "national security concern" because of its location tracking features, basically the same GPS-based features you can find on any modern smartphone and mobile platform. Apple has now released a statement via it's China office claiming that it does not participate nor does it condone any act of spying using its products. However, the Chinese government might have been looking not for an explanation but for a scapegoat instead.

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Will China’s politicized Apple slam hurt iPhone 6 sales?

Will China’s politicized Apple slam hurt iPhone 6 sales?

Apple has found itself at the heart of a fresh national security storm in China, with the iPhone branded a danger not only to individual users but to state secrets as a tool of the NSA. The accusations, made by state broadcaster China Central TV (CCTV) this week, are being described as the latest example of "post-Snowden" fallout, with the US surveillance activities exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden raising tensions between the two nations.

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