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People are in mourning that China pulled a cult Netflix show after just 3 episodes

Netflix has hit a snag, as it makes its first steps into China. The streaming giant’s hit original series Bojack Horseman got pulled from iQiyi, China’s biggest streaming service, a mere two days after it was first aired, reported Bloomberg. SEE ALSO: Netflix to ‘Girlboss’ after just one season: You’re fired Netflix was airing it in China via a licensing deal with iQiyi, which has over 500 million monthly users in the country. iQiyi had only aired three episodes of the show when it was pulled on June 21. A…

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China’s verdant ‘forest city’ will fight pollution with a million plants

If tree-covered skyscrapers act like enormous air filters, this cluster of buildings will be a clean air oasis. China has broken ground on a “forest city” in the southern city of Liuzhou. The development, which will span two-thirds of a mile along the Liujiang River, involves blanketing offices, apartments, hotels, and schools with more than a million plants and about 40,000 trees. SEE ALSO: How drones are helping to plant trees The verdant towers will help soak up urban air pollution, produce clean oxygen, and boost local biodiversity. The greenery…

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Netflix series ‘BoJack Horseman’ pulled from a Chinese streaming service

Netflix has been working hard at trying to penetrate the Chinese market, but this news is a setback for the company, which plans to release both Mindhunters and season 2 of Stranger Things on iQiyi as well. The post Netflix series ‘BoJack Horseman’ pulled from a Chinese streaming service appeared first on Digital Trends. Digital Trends – Read Full Article

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Foursquare is now working behind-the-scenes with Asia’s biggest social networks

You may be seeing Foursquare less and less as a consumer, but behind the scenes, the company is set to touch more aspects of your life than you’ll realise. This is especially the case in Asia, where Foursquare just announced a seriously impressive roster of partnerships with some of the region’s biggest companies. SEE ALSO: Reddit adds location tagging, which isn’t a very Reddit-like thing to do We’re talking Tencent, Samsung, LG, for starters, not to mention other companies like Momo, Travel Japan Wi-Fi, Path, and Carousell. Tencent owns China’s…

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Apple’s Tim Cook seeks deeper access to open retail stores in India

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Sunday highlighted the economic impact the company is having on India in a meeting with its prime minister as the iPhone maker seeks deeper access to the world’s third-largest smartphone market behind the United States and China. Cook met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a business summit in Washington at a time when Apple Inc is targeting the nascent Indian market as a revenue source after its sales in China slipped. Apple has asked Indian government officials for a range of tax and…

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OPPO R 11 Plus with 4,000 mAh battery, 6-inch AMOLED display to be available in China from 30 June

The OPPO R11 Plus which was announced earlier in June is going to be available for sale from 30 June in China as reported by GIZBOT. The phone has a Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz frequency and comes with 6 Gb of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. R 11 Plus is powered with a 4,000 mAh non-removable battery. The Phone has a 16+20 MP Dual-Cameras on the rear side of the phone and a 20 MP camera on the front of the device. It includes a 6-inch…

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China, Canada sign agreement to not conduct state-sponsored cyberattacks against each other

China and Canada have signed an agreement vowing not to conduct state-sponsored cyberattacks against each other aimed at stealing trade secrets or other confidential business information. The agreement was reached during talks between Canada’s national security and intelligence adviser, Daniel Jean, and senior communist party official Wang Yongqing, a statement dated June 22 on the Canadian government’s website showed. “This is something that three or four years ago (Beijing) would not even have entertained in the conversation,” an unnamed Canadian government official told the Globe and Mail, which first reported…

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Warriors star Klay Thompson now famous for the worst dunk fail in history

You just won your second NBA championship, so now it’s time to go pay respects to your shoe sponsor in China aaaand… embarrass yourself, the NBA, and said shoe sponsor, in epic fashion.  SEE ALSO: LeBron James and Draymond Green are in the best Instagram flame war On Saturday, a tragic video of Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson began making the rounds on social media and it will live in basketball infamy. At least one of the videos appear to be from China’s Weibo, and it shows Thompson, clad…

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Sick of censoring content, China bans livestreaming altogether

Chinese authorities have sent shockwaves through the social media sphere, with a blanket ban on livestreaming across three major online platforms. On Thursday, the government ordered Weibo, iFeng and ACFUN to stop all its video and audio streaming services, according to an FT report. SEE ALSO: China ironically decides to clamp down on online news outlets on World Press Freedom Day Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, and one of its largest social networks, acknowledged that it received the directive from the government, and that it’s working to figure out which…

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School in China literally cracks down on students’ phones

Many schools frown upon students bringing phones to school. And this one means business. A middle school in Guiyang, a city in southwest China, is going viral for actually destroying phones that it confiscates.  SEE ALSO: Your cracked iPhone screen might soon be easier and cheaper to repair And as if it couldn’t get any worse, the phones, which are first soaked in water, are then smashed with a hammer in front of the entire school.  WATCH: This middle school in China’s Guizhou province enforces its ban on cellphones with…

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