Apple’s Greater China business now has its own managing director for the first time

Apple has appointed Isabel Ge Mahe as its first vice president and managing director of its business in Greater China. China-born Ge Mahe is tasked with managing Apple’s China...

We went gaming at a VR arcade in Hong Kong

TechCrunch was in Hong Kong last week for tech conference Rise — where we watched two robots talking together on stage, among other things. The event...

Samsung plans to recover 157 tonnes of rare metals, including gold, from Galaxy Note...

Samsung Electronics announced today that it will recycle parts from Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, which gained notoriety last year after a battery defect caused several...

Telegram agrees to delete terrorist content in Indonesia following partial block

Messaging app Telegram has agreed to block terrorist-related content in Indonesia after the government threatened to block the service over fears it was enabling terrorist...

Uber rides into more trouble in Asia as it halts its service in Macau

Uber has bowed to regulators in Asia once again after the U.S. ride-sharing giant halted its service in Macau, the gambling mecca that is a special...

Meet Mobike, a billion-dollar bike-sharing startup from China

Bike-sharing is the year’s hottest tech trend in China. The two biggest startups in the space have pulled in more than $1 billion cumulatively from...

Ticwatch is back with two new alternatives to the Apple Watch

The Ticwatch, a worthy (and more affordable) alternative to the Apple Watch, is back with two new models. You may remember the second-generation Ticwatch from last...

CompareAsiaGroup scores $50M from investors including IFC, Alibaba and Goldman Sachs

CompareAsiaGroup, which runs online financial marketplaces in seven Asian countries, has closed a $50 million Series B. The round was led by the International Finance...

Stripe adds support for Alipay and WeChat Pay, China’s top digital payment services

Payment enabler Stripe just announced two significant tie-ins that could help its pool of merchants make money from consumers in China. U.S. firm Stripe said today...

Four volunteers will live in a sealed lab for 200 days as China preps...

Four volunteers at China’s top aeronautics university will live in a sealed laboratory for 200 days without any outside interaction as the country prepares to...

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