Linus Chung

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Cyber Sovereignty Must Rule Global Internet

China-U.S. relations in the field of the Internet is now an important component of the new model of major power relationship. To a great extent, the Internet will decide the future of both countries. As it is now, the relationship is generally positive and making progress in a steady manner in …

Why Chinese tech giants could surprise you at CES 2015

The spotlight doesn't often fall on the lesser-known Chinese-speaking (both mainland and Taiwanese) companies that set up booth space each January at CES. But if you do pay close attention to their yearly reveals, you'll often find some of the show's more interesting gadgets. Brands like ASUS and …

Forget photo-sharing — these 7 startups are solving real problems (without VC bucks)

A standing joke in Silicon Valley is that the smartest people go into online advertising, virtual currency, or dumb online games. And you surely have to wonder what has gone wrong when the industry’s heavy hitters and VCs provide $1.5 million to seed a useless app such as Yo.<p>Fortunately, there are …

Pinterest Will Open Promoted Pins To All Advertisers Following Success Of Beta Program

After years of questions about how it will make revenue, Pinterest’s roadmap to monetization is becoming more clear. The company announced today that its Promoted Pins program, which it made available in beta to certain brands eight months ago, has performed “just as good and sometimes better than …

What Just Happened?

I’m not much for the rear view mirror. I like to look forward, not back. I guess that’s why I’m in the line of work I’m in.<p>But I’m going to force …

中国进一步封锁 Gmail 服务

今年,中国已经使得 访问包括 Gmail 在内的谷歌服务变得越来越困难 。如今 Gmail 用户通过第三方服务访问邮箱的一种解决方案也遭到封锁。<p>此前,Gmail 用户仍然可以通过苹果邮箱或者微软 Outlook 等应用下载邮件信息,这些应用通过 POP、SMAP 及 IMAP 协议访问。现在 似乎这些服务器 也已经遭到了中国的长城防火墙的封锁。这意味着中国用户只有通过 VPN(虚拟专用网络)服务才能访问 Gmail。<p>谷歌自己的透明度报告(Transparency Report)显示,上周五起,来自中国的 Gmail 流量骤降。一位亚洲地区谷歌发言人表示“我们进行了检查,我们这边没有问题。”<p>虽然 …

Xiaomi Raises $1.1 Billion At $45 Billion Valuation

Xiaomi has already proven itself to be a major challenge to Apple and Samsung in China. Now it’s got a heftier war chest to ramp up that pressure even more. The price-cutting Chinese smartphone maker with razor thin margins has just confirmed it raised $1.1 billion in new funding at a remarkable …

Apple dominates top tech searches for 2014

Apple's iPhones, iPads and upcoming Apple Watch were among the most popular searches of the year made via Yahoo<p>Apple's iPhone 6 was the most searched technology term of 2014 through Yahoo Search, beating rivals Samsung and Nokia.<p><b>Apple's</b> products dominated the top 10 tech search terms with a notable …

Fab Is Close to a Fire Sale, but CEO Goldberg Gets Yet Another Chance

Somehow, some way, Fab CEO Jason Goldberg still has tens of millions in the bank and investor support to attempt another giant strategy shift.<p>One chapter in the bizarre story of e-commerce startup Fab.com is nearing its end. But somehow, some way, CEO Jason Goldberg still has tens of millions in …