China Now Has 300 Million 3G Subscribers

All three of China’s mobile telcos have just released their May figures, and the huge mobile market has hit another significant milestone: It has surpassed 300 million 3G users. China Mobile now has 129.40 million on its TD-SCDMA network despite it not supporting Apple’s iPhone or iPad for full 3G functionality, China Unicom is now…

Yelp Now Identifies Bitcoin-Friendly Businesses

Image: Flickr, Antana Yelp is going after the cryptocurrency-users-who-lunch demographic. The online reviewing service works as a guide for users looking for local restaurants, bars, services, and attractions. Users submit reviews and information and read what other people post, and businesses supply information to help people find them more easily. People use Yelp as a…

Arizona Considers Anti-Gay Bill and Other News You Need to Know

Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you updated on what’s happening in the world. Here are the stories we’re reading today. After Arizona’s legislature passed a bill allowing business owners to deny service to LGBT customers on the grounds of religious beliefs, the decision rests in…

Chinese Scammers Turn Fake iPhones Into Real Ones

Apple has gotten a lot of flack over the last month for its after-sales service practices in China, and perhaps rightfully so. But instead of being exploited by Apple, police have discovered that some Chinese criminals used Apple’s return system to turn more than 100 fake iPhones into real ones. In December, a Wenzhou Apple…

75 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

The holiday season is just around the corner — the “season of giving.” Well, let’s call this the “season of buying” because before all that giving happens, you’ll have to find gifts for all those special someones in your life. At Mashable, we’re constantly writing about the newest and coolest knickknacks from the tech world,…

China’s Sina Weibo Targeted 100,000 Accounts for Violating Government Rules

Authorities in China issued new rules this summer in order to tidy up online discourse in the country. These new guidelines are called the Seven Bottom Lines. Today, state news agency Xinhua reports that more than 100,000 accounts on Sina Weibo have been closed or in some way punished for flouting these rules. As outlined…

Ouya Raises More Than $2.4 Million and Two Other Stories You Need to Know

Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories. Ouya Raises More Than $2.4 Million on Kickstarter Ouya has raised more than$2.4 million, far surpassing its initial goal of $950,000,…