Chinese trio carve up a quarter of global smartphone sales in Q1: Gartner

The global smartphone market grew 9.1 per cent in the first quarter of this year, according to Gartner’s latest stats, and growth is being driven by...

LeEco founder Jia Yueting resigns as CEO of its publicly listed unit Leshi

Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco is reshuffling the executive roster of its publicly traded unit, Leshi Internet Information and Technology Corp., as it continues to struggles...

Restaurant guide Zomato got off lightly after a hacker grabbed 6.6M user passwords

Restaurant guide and food delivery service Zomato looks like it is getting off lightly after it suffered a hack that compromised personal information belonging to 6.6...

Hong Kong’s Qupital raises $2M led by Alibaba to finance invoice loans for SMES

Qupital, a one-year-old Hong Kong-based startup that addresses cash flow issues for SMEs, has closed a $2 million seed funding round. The is certainly a notable...

Xiaomi puts the focus on India with plans to open 100 retail stores

Xiaomi is increasing its office retail presence in China as bids to gain ground stolen by rivals in its homeland, and now it is making that very...

Tencent doubles down on game studio Pocket Gems with $90M investment

Chinese internet Tencent has continued its recent investment spree after it backed U.S.-based game studio Pocket Gems to the tune of $90 million. Tencent invested in...

Uber enters Myanmar with a licensed taxi service

Uber has launched its service in Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country formerly known as Burma, over a month after going public with its expansion plan. With...

SoftBank confirms it’s putting $5BN into Didi Chuxing, the ‘Uber of China’

Japanese telco giant SoftBank has confirmed the size of its investment into Didi Chuxing, aka the Uber of China, and the figure is $5 billion (~¥550,000M). The...

Xiaomi sneaks into North America with Mexico launch

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is preparing to enter North America, but it isn’t quite the launch you may be waiting on. The company, which was last valued at $45...

China’s bike rental startups are learning a lot about how people spend their free...

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. China’s bike rental startups have hogged the startup limelight and...