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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Acer goes 8-inch with new Iconia Android tablet

The Iconia Tab 8 uses a newer Intel processor code-named Bay Trail

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Acer pushes out new smartphones for Q3, targeting high to low end

The Taiwan company is focusing more on mobile devices as its PC business sputters

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Acer's "Build your own cloud" wants to turn your PC into personal data center

Acer is betting on its cloud strategy to turn its business around

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China to crack down on mobile instant messaging apps

China is launching the crackdown after a terrorist attack killed 43

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China accuses Cisco of supporting US cyberwar efforts

China responds harshly to last week's US government indictments of Chinese military personnel

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Sony follows Microsoft into Chinese game consoles market

China recently ended its ban on foreign-made gaming consoles, so Sony and Microsoft are hoping to reap the rewards of doing business in that country.

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US-China tech exchange strained over hacking accusations

China on Thursday announced it would vet major IT products for security threats

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China to block IT products that don't pass cybersecurity vetting

Tensions are rising between China and the U.S. over cyber security issues

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Lenovo's Q1 profit grows 25 percent on PC, smartphone gains

Lenovo's smartphone shipments continue to soar in China. Yes, smartphones.

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China bans government purchases of Windows 8, surprising Microsoft

Microsoft is still selling Windows 7 to Chinese government offices.

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China counters US claims with own charges of cyber-espionage

China said the U.S. accusations were based on "fabricated facts"

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Why are Xiaomi phones so cheap?

Xiaomi's unique business model is propelling the company outside its home base in China as an up-and-coming smartphone maker.

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Samsung's Galaxy S5 sales outpace S4's in first month

The Galaxy S5 smartphone has been getting strong sales despite some bad reviews

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China's Xiaomi breaks into tablet market, launches low-price 4K TV

Xiaomi has been gaining popularity for selling Android phones at just above cost

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IPhone helps boost earnings for Foxconn's Hon Hai

Foxconn assembles the iPhone and iPad in factories in Brazil and China