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TECH 21 Aug 2013 | 1:38 PM

Now Vietnam wants to "manage" chat apps, and media says ban possible

Vietnam's government is to decide policy in managing free Internet-based telecom tools like Viber, Line and WhatsApp, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said on Friday, a move bound to increase concerns about Communist Party censorship.

TECH 15 Aug 2013 | 1:11 PM

With balloons and Fiber, Google experiments in Web access

From sending solar-powered balloons into the stratosphere to offering free WiFi in parks, Google is quietly spending hundreds of millions of dollars on nascent Internet services that may one day challenge the telecom and cable companies.

TECH 15 Aug 2013 | 11:29 AM

New iPhone, 4G technology may mean Apple, China Mobile tie-up closer

The stars may finally be aligning for a long-awaited deal between Apple Inc and China Mobile Ltd, the world's biggest mobile carrier, that could help the iPhone maker claw back lost ground in its most important growth market.

TECH 13 Aug 2013 | 11:29 AM

China's ZTE launches Firefox phones in US, Britain

Chinese telecom giant ZTE announced plans Monday to sell a low-cost smartphone using the open source Firefox operating system in the United States and Britain.

TECH 02 Aug 2013 | 1:58 PM

Starbucks turns to Google for free WiFi in US cafes

Google says it has been signed on to provide free high-speed wireless Internet service at all Starbucks cafes in the United States.

TECH 31 Jul 2013 | 5:43 PM

Apple CEO met China Mobile head, discussed cooperation

Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook has met with the head of China Mobile Ltd, the world's largest mobile carrier by subscribers and the only Chinese carrier that doesn't offer iPhones and iPads.

Samsung 30 Jul 2013 | 4:16 PM

Insight: How Samsung is beating Apple in China

Apple chief executive Tim Cook believes that "over the arc of time" China is a huge opportunity for his pathbreaking company. But time looks to be on the side of rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, which has been around far longer and penetrated much deeper into the world's most populous country.

TECH 24 Jul 2013 | 4:54 PM

Apple wobbles in China as rivals offer more, for less

A sharp drop in Apple Inc's China revenue in April-June underscores the challenges it faces in its second-largest market as the technology gap with cheaper local rivals narrows and as Samsung Electronics keeps up a steady stream of new models across all price ranges.

TECH 24 Jul 2013 | 11:07 AM

For the mobile Internet, tomorrow belongs to Asia

The next growth chapter will be in emerging markets where cost-conscious users demand cheaper gadgets and cheaper access to cheaper services.

TECH 23 Jul 2013 | 4:57 PM

Staying connected

Internet connectivity is something that many of us may easily take for granted these days because it’s available almost everywhere and getting online is just so effortless. But it hasn’t always been this simple.