Uber hits the gas, gives its 2 billionth ride just 6 months after reaching 1 billion

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick took to Facebook to announce that his ridesharing service recently reached 2 billion rides. It took nearly six years to reach 1 billion, and only six months to get to 2 billion.

Korean electronics giant Samsung seeks stake in Chinese carmaker BYD

Samsung wants to buy a stake in Chinese carmaker BYD. The Korean electronics company is seeking additional outlets for its products, and already has some notable automotive experience.
Movies & TV

'Ghostbusters' reportedly denied a theatrical release in China

China's aversion to films with supernatural elements has reportedly prevented Sony Pictures' remake of 'Ghostbusters' from getting a theatrical release in the country, the second-largest market in the world.

Alibaba claims to have created the world’s first ‘internet car’

Alibaba's "internet car" is a Chinese Roewe RX5 SUV equipped with a version of the YunOS operating system. It's essentially a smartphone on wheels, and a part of the Internet of Things.

It’s hideous, but this 3D-printed villa in China can withstand a major quake

Designed and built by the architecture firm HuaShang Tengda, this two-story, 3D-printed mansion can withstand a magnitude 8.0 earthquake and took just 45 total days for the company to build.

Amazon made it easier for Chinese counterfeiters to sell you fake products

Chinese sellers now have access to Amazon's Fulfillment by Amazon program, and that means it is easier for them to create and distribute counterfeit products to consumers.

The ZTE Nubia N1's 5,000mAh monster of a battery laughs at other phones

ZTE quietly announced the Nubia N1, the latest in the company's Nubia line of phones that includes a gigantic 5,000mAh battery. The phone will be available in China soon, with no word of international availability.
Virtual Reality

VR treadmill maker Virtuix partners with Hero for Chinese VR rollout

Virtuix has partnered up with game publisher Hero Entertainment to begin spread its Omni treadmill into VR-centric arcades and installations around the country, eventually leading to new, physical esports based in virtual reality.

Samsung’s electronics sales decline in China, Europe for third consecutive year

For the third straight year, Samsung's revenues from phone sales in China decreased. Because of the likes of Huawei and Xiaomi now controlling the Chinese market, Samsung might have to rethink its strategy in the country.

Vivo unveils its X7 and X7 Plus flagship phones

Chinese phone manufacturer Vivo has unveiled its latest flagships, the X7 and X7 Plus. Both phones will be available later in July, starting at $376, which should help them compete in the Chinese market.
Social Media

If you’re reporting news in China, you can no longer cite social media

We may have been banned from citing Wikipedia articles in our high school papers, but according to new Chinese laws, it's social media that is the truly illegitimate source for journalism.

Forget phablets, Huawei’s upcoming phone might as well be a small tablet

Huawei's rumored Honor 8 Max might have popped up on China's TENAA regulatory agency. Based on the specifications, the phone looks to be a behemoth of a handset that eclipses the likes of the Xiaomi Mi Max and more.