Michael KanBeijing Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Cisco to make $10 billion investment in China

The pledge comes despite the fact that Cisco's sales are weakening in China, amid cybersecurity concerns over U.S. tech

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HTC's decision to slap ads on BlinkFeed app angers users

HTC will incorporate ads in its media aggregation app in select markets

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HTC will refuse any acquisition offer from Asus

Asus hasn't made a bid for HTC, but on Friday its chairman said it wouldn't rule out such an offer.

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Alibaba prepares to launch Netflix-like service in China

The service would be offered through smart TVs and set-top boxes running Alibaba software

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Asus Chairman Jonney Shih leaves the door open to HTC acquisition

Asus has been focusing on selling more smartphones, and is targeting markets worldwide. HTC might make for a nice addition.

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Baidu fires researcher involved in AI contest flap

Baidu's own investigation found that the researcher had deliberately broken the rules

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Microsoft predicts China's air pollution with data analysis

The company has launched an air quality mobile app for users in China

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Microsoft exec worries new China regulations will hurt Azure

Azure launched in beta in 2013 in China, where it now has 50,000 customers

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As PC interest wanes, Computex loses its luster

Computex struggles to find its focus in the midst of the PC's decline.

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Acer shifts to IoT with enterprise focus

Acer has been focusing less on PCs, and more on enterprise and cloud products

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Taiwan innovates in niche areas like cat feeders, sperm analyzers

At Taiwan's Computex trade show a number of smart devices targeting niche markets are on display

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USB 3.1 cable prices will drop as manufacturers prepare for demand

Vendors could be slower to adopt USB 3.1 due to its cost

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ChipSiP's smart headphones include Google Glass-like display

The company plans on launching the product in October.

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Aptly named Asus Zenfone Selfie packs a 13-megapixel front camera

Look for the Asus Zenfone Selfie to launch in the third quarter.

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This virtual mouse uses lasers to meld trackpad and touchscreen functions

The Odin laser mouse projects a virtual trackpad over a table.