Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is working with five Chinese handset makers to use its operating system as the nation’s biggest e-commerce company competes with Google Inc. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. for mobile device users.
A former Nokia Oyj engineer is building a private social network in China where children share art projects online with parents or grandparents. Japan’s phone and Internet giant Softbank Corp. is betting he’ll succeed.
Instagram, the photo-sharing app bought by Facebook Inc. last year, offers special effects that can give pictures a weathered black-and-white cast or retro tints. In Beijing, Xu Chaojun’s PaPa app does that, too. In addition, it lets users attach voice messages that can sound like robots or cats.
Huawei Technologies Co., China’s largest maker of phone equipment, got word out about its new MediaPad tablet computer by creating a page on a site where Web users in the Asian nation are forbidden to go: www.facebook.com.
Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd.’s billionaire founder Jack Ma will step down as chief executive officer, stoking speculation that China’s largest e-commerce company is preparing for an initial public offering.
Youku.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Victor Koo says he’s tired of being asked whether his company, China’s biggest online-video provider, is the nation’s version of YouTube or Hulu. It’s both and better, he says.
A ban on Internet users commenting on posts to China’s two largest microblogging sites enters its third day after the government closed 16 websites and detained six people for spreading rumors of a coup attempt in Beijing.