The prime minister had repeatedly ruled out a snap election but is now betting that her party can increase its majority.
 Xiaomi unveiled its newest flagship smartphone — the Mi 6 — today at an event in Beijing, having skipped Mobile World Congress, the telecom industry’s largest annual event where it announced the Mi5 last year.There’s plenty at stake with this new device, given that Xiaomi suffered a sales slump last year with CEO Lei Jun admitting that the company has entered a… Read More
Unscrupulous leaders can manipulate the political environment, making it more likely that they will win future contests and gain false legitimacy.
 80% of Instagram’s users 600 million users are outside the US, so it needed a way to provide a better experience for users with limited network connectivity or no data plan.Today at F8, Instagram announced it’s built support for using most of its features without Internet access. Much of this functionality is now available on Android, which is the preferred device type in the… Read More
A rare challenge by a well-known historian shows the renewed debate over China’s longstanding patronage of its unpredictable neighbor.
 You can’t be hanging around in the world of crowdfunding for as long as Kickstarter without spotting a few trends here and there. Taking a leaf out of Y Combinator’s Request for Startups, the crowdfunding site is highlighting what it thinks are opportunities in the coming year. It sends a signal to potential campaigns, hinting what Kickstarter will throw its not inconsiderable… Read More
The vice president’s message, delivered on a visit to South Korea, showed that the White House was giving China time to show whether it is ready to use its influence to curb its neighbor.
 Disrupt NY is right around the corner, and we are delighted to reveal the agenda for the conference, which returns to Manhattan. Tech luminaries, TechCrunch’s famed Startup Battlefield Competition, Disrupt after-parties and, for the first time ever, a live concert are on tap, and at the end of it all, one startup will take home $50,000 and the Disrupt Cup. Read More