Michael KanBeijing correspondent, IDG News Service, IDG News Service

Michael Kan covers IT, telecom and Internet in China for the IDG News Service.

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Yahoo closes its China portal after gradual phase-out

After seeing its popularity decline, Yahoo's Internet portal in China has formally closed down, in a sign that e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is transitioning away from the brand.

HTC investigates three employees for stealing company secrets

Three HTC employees are under investigation in Taiwan for allegedly leaking company secrets and embezzling money from the smartphone maker.

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Can China's Xiaomi make it globally?

In China, handset maker Xiaomi is regarded as the domestic answer to Apple. But breaking out beyond that market has been a challenge.

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Former Google executive to help Xiaomi to expand outside China

Up-and-coming Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has hired Hugo Barra, former Google vice president for Android product management, to lead its expansion worldwide.

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Canonical looking to tap Dell to promote Chinese version of Ubuntu OS

Canonical is in talks with Dell on making a version of Ubuntu supported by the Chinese government available as a pre-installed OS on the PC maker's upcoming products destined for the Chinese market.

Dell promises more Windows 8 business tablets

Windows 8 may be seeing sluggish demand, but Dell believes its the best OS for business tablets and plans to roll out more products built with the operating system later this year, a senior executive said Tuesday.

China suffers major DDoS attack on .cn domain

China's Internet on early Sunday morning suffered a major distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that briefly disrupted and slowed access to sites in the .cn domain.

China's Baidu buys majority stake in group buying site Nuomi

Chinese search giant Baidu plans to spend US$160 million to buy a majority stake in a leading group buying site in the country, part of a string of recent deals the company had made to bolster its Internet business.

China's Baidu calls app stores flawed, focuses on Web apps

The Chinese search giant unveiled a new app distribution model on Thursday.

In China, 'defaming cultural icons' online can land you in jail

Chinese police have detained two Internet users for allegedly starting online rumors that tried to defame government groups and a cultural icon in the nation.

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Apple iPad market share plummets in China as domestic vendors grow

The market share of Apple's iPad fell dramatically in China during the second quarter as a result of competition from Android tablets made by little-known "white box" vendors.

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China Telecom's YiChat takes aim at Tencent's WeChat

China Telecom is moving into the mobile instant messaging space with its own app that will compete against WeChat, the rival product from Internet giant Tencent that's become a hit in China.

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China to bring gigabit Internet speeds to key cities by 2020

China plans to bring gigabit Internet speeds to its major cities by 2020, part of its effort to expand broadband among households in the nation.

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Samsung combines 2003 and 2013 tech with dual-screen, quad-core flip-phone

Samsung has unveiled an Android flip-phone with dual-touchscreens in China, which will likely be positioned as a premium device.

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Smartphones and slates outsell computers for Lenovo, the world's top PC maker

Lenovo's sales of tablets and smartphones were higher than that of PCs in its fiscal first quarter, reflecting the company's efforts to reduce its dependence on the ailing PC business.