IBM must help China build its IT industry rather than viewing the country solely as a sales destination or manufacturing base, IBM CEO Virginia  Rometty said. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

IBM will share technology with Chinese firms and will actively help build China’s industry, CEO Virginia Rometty said in Beijing as she set out a stra(...)

Microsoft’s plans to upgrade Windows users in China is a unprecedented attempt to get legitimate versions of its software onto machines.  Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Microsoft is making its biggest push into the heavily pirated Chinese consumer computing market this summer by offering free upgrades to Windows 10 to(...)

Phil Gilbert (centre), general manager IBM Design, at an IBM Design studio gathering

You might not be able to herd software programmers – the old joke is that this is like herding cats.But computing giant IBM is proving that you can ce(...)

An employee waves her arm to demonstrate command of a 5G Mission Critical IoT wireless robotic device manufactured by SK Telecom Co at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Did you hear the one about the consultancy firm and the credit card company that developed a connected car? It turns out that it is not just the car-m(...)

Lenovo  Group Ltd said it will no longer pre-install software that cybersecurity experts say was malicious and made devices vulnerable to hacking. File photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

China’s Lenovo Group Ltd, the world’s largest PC maker, said it will no longer pre-install software that cybersecurity experts say was malicious and m(...)

Models pose for photographs next to Samsung Electronics’ S’UHD smart television sets during its launch event in Seoul. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

As Samsung Electronics sells fewer of its own smartphones, the South Korean group’s components businesses are under pressure to pick up the slack and (...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook celebrates the launch of the iPhone on China’s Mobile’s network in Beijing. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/ Reuters

Apple is famous for setting trends. In China, though, Apple has found success by following one.For years, Apple rivals like Samsung offered large-sc(...)

The new Blackberry Classic smartphone. Samsung recently offered to buy BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion, seeking its valuable patents as it battles Apple in the corporate market.

Samsung recently offered to buy BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion, seeking its valuable patents as it battles Apple in the corporate market, acco(...)

Xiaomi has used a viral marketing campaign to sell its high-spec, low-cost smartphones. Photograph: Reuters

China’s top-selling smartphone maker Xiaomi has raised $1.1 billion in a venture capital funding round which values it at $45 billion, a decisive vote(...)

Checking out Xiaomi phones in Beijing. photograph: gilles sabrie/the new york times

In China, the smartphone battle used to be Samsung versus Apple. But not anymore.Over the summer, a Chinese company, Xiaomi, took the No. 1 position i(...)