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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Foxconn turns sights to robots, electrics cars, wearables

The manufacturing giant, a major contractor for Apple, is trying to capture new opportunities

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China sets out to become global leader in chip manufacturing

China wants to encourage more investment in its local chip-making industry

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Chinese users forgo SMS texting for messaging apps

The trend is putting pressure on China's mobile carriers, which rely on the revenue from SMS messaging

China cuts access to Dropbox

The move follows the country's blocking of Google services in late May

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Acer names new chairman as business struggles

Acer co-founder George Huang is succeeding Stan Shih

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Top online pirated video provider in China slapped with fine

QVOD has been accussed of pirating online videos through its peer-to-peer software.

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Chinese server vendors rise on demand from local Internet giants

China's "hyperscale" server segment is fast-growing, and adding to the demand, according to IDC

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UCWeb to accelerate international expansion after Alibaba merger

Alibaba announced it had acquired UCWeb, a mobile browser company in China, on Wednesday

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Behind the Great Firewall: What it's really like to log on from China

Censorship in China affects many popular Internet services and websites, but there are ways to make do.

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Alibaba makes new e-commerce foray in the U.S. with 11Main.com

11Main will sell specialty goods on an invitation-only basis with customers

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Alibaba buys mobile browser firm UCWeb, gains 500 million users

UCWeb has over 500 million users, and has partnered with Alibaba to launch a mobile search engine

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China Mobile seeks growth via stake in Thai operator

China Mobile is expanding internationally as it struggles in its own home market

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Toshiba's '7-in-1' PC convertible is more cumbersome than cool

The Dynabook Kira L93 goes on sale in Japan this month.

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Taiwan's tech industry tests the waters in wearables, Internet of Things

Acer and MediaTek, for example, have entered into a partnership to create more wearable technologies

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From gesture controls to full Android, smartglass UI ideas come into view at Computex

The smartglasses are still prototypes, but hope to gain support and enter the market