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China Considers Un-Banning Videogame Consoles, And Now Sony And Nintendo Are On A Tear

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China is considering lifting a decade-long ban on video game consoles, the official China Daily newspaper reported on Monday, sending shares of major hardware makers such as Sony Corp and Nintendo Co Ltd surging. In November, Sony's PlayStation 3 received a quality certification from a Chinese safety standards body, prompting...
China Considers Un-Banning Videogame Consoles, And Now Sony And Nintendo Are On A Tear

PlayStation, Wii and Xbox could go on sale in China

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Report suggests ban imposed more than a decade ago could be lifted, opening up huge market to console makers and publishersChina is considering lifting a decade-long ban on game consoles, the official China Daily newspaper reported on Monday, sending shares of major hardware makers such as Sony, maker of the...
PlayStation, Wii and Xbox could go on sale in China

Apple Riot Aftermath: iPhone 5 Factory Remains A Powder Keg

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Two days after Sunday's riot at the Chinese Foxconn Technologies factory, the home of the Apple iPhone 5 assembly line was back up and running today. But with police reportedly monitoring street corners and the factory's main entrance, Foxconn still looks like a powder keg with a sizzling fuse. The causes of the riot are...
Apple Riot Aftermath: iPhone 5 Factory Remains A Powder Keg

Debunked: Apple is not acquiring Loewe, Foxconn CEO denies iTV rumors, Digitimes is “wrong most of the time”

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Fool me once(Tim Cook/Valve) shame on AppleInsider. Fool me twice(Terry Gou), shame on pubs republishing 3rd time, Loewe aquis., shame=mine— Up2Sec Apple News (@Up2SecApple) May 14, 2012 Less than a month after posting a false claim about Apple CEO Tim Cook visiting the Valve HQ, ol’ Danny Dilger this weekend...
Debunked: Apple is not acquiring Loewe, Foxconn CEO denies iTV rumors, Digitimes is “wrong most of the time”

Foxconn: No, Our CEO Didn't Confirm The Apple TV (AAPL)

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Foxconn is denying a report from last week that it has signed on to manufacture Apple's new iTV, according to a statement given to The Next Web. "Any reports that Foxconn confirmed that it is preparing to produce a specific product for any customer are not accurate," the company said...
Foxconn: No, Our CEO Didn't Confirm The Apple TV (AAPL)

Proview claims possible $38M fine in Apple lawsuit

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A lawyer for Proview Shenzhen, Xie Xianghui, is claiming that a court in the Xicheng district of Beijing is prepared to "slap Apple with a 240 million yuan ($38 million) fine," according to the Global Times. The Xicheng district administration, though, is refusing to comment. "It is still under investigation,...
Proview claims possible $38M fine in Apple lawsuit

Labor Unrest In iPhone Factories Is A Wake-Up Call For Apple

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On Friday, employees at one of the two Chinese plants that produces iPhones walked off the factory floor. The unrest was the latest in a string of worker protests surrounding Apple's manufacturing operations. Will Apple's potential customers join them? Foxconn, the Taiwanese contract manufacturer that produces iPhones and iPads, has been...
Labor Unrest In iPhone Factories Is A Wake-Up Call For Apple

Chinese Student Sells Kidney For iPad

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A surgeon and four other people are on trial in central China over the case of a teenager who is said to have sold a kidney to buy an iPhone and iPad 2, state media has reported. The state-run China Daily newspaper said that 18-year-old Wang Shangkun is in serious...
Chinese Student Sells Kidney For iPad
Solving China’s Food Safety Crisis, One App at a Time

Facebook roundup: Sponsored Stories settlement, mobile ads, FBX and more

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Facebook notifies class action suit members about settlement – Facebook began sending proposed settlement notices to users it believes are members of a class action lawsuit that entitles them to up to $10 in compensation. The suit, which claimed Facebook unlawfully used members’ names and photos in Sponsored Story advertisements,...
Facebook roundup: Sponsored Stories settlement, mobile ads, FBX and more

Toys"R"Us launches ecommerce site in China, readies apps and mobile sites in 11 new markets

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With Christmas on the horizon, kids favorite Toys“R”Us has made a big global ecommerce push after launching a retail site in China and hatching plans to introduce mobile-optimized sites and apps to 11 new markets, including the UK, Germany and Japan. While the Western Christmas rush isn’t exactly replicated in China,...
Toys"R"Us launches ecommerce site in China, readies apps and mobile sites in 11 new markets

Xiaomi’s Huge Valuation Proves iPhone’s China Dominance Is Far From Assured

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Just in case you assumed Apple would eventually get a lock-down on the high-end smartphone market in China, don’t forget Xiaomi. According to reports, the homegrown company has just closed a round of financing that values it at $4 billion, with Yuri Milner’s Digital Sky Technologies rumored to be among the...
Xiaomi’s Huge Valuation Proves iPhone’s China Dominance Is Far From Assured

Apple fined for breach of copyright over three user-uploaded Chinese books

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Image: Engadget China Daily (via ZDNet) reports that Apple has been ordered by a court to pay 730,000 Yuan ($118,000) to three Chinese authors as their books were apparently uploaded to the iTunes Store without permission. The uploads appear to have been made by third-parties rather than by Apple directly, and it’s...
Apple fined for breach of copyright over three user-uploaded Chinese books

Alibaba ruffles Beijing government feathers as its Taobao online mall launches hospital booking service

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Alibaba-owned Taobao, China’s most influential online retail site, is widely known as a place where one can buy everything and anything under the sun. Now, in cooperation with Guahao.com, a Chinese non-profit, the platform offers a new product – hospital appointments. According to China Daily, Taobao rolled out a hospital...
Alibaba ruffles Beijing government feathers as its Taobao online mall launches hospital booking service

China's game console ban may soon come to an end

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Game consoles have been banned in China since 2000, due to what Chinese cultural ministers called "potential harm to the physical and mental development of the young." But an unnamed source from the ministry of culture has now told China Daily they are reviewing that policy, potentially opening the...
China's game console ban may soon come to an end

Anatomy of an iTV rumor

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The latest “confirmation” that Apple is building a TV set turns out to be another soufflé Via Techmeme FORTUNE — It is perhaps a measure of how badly broken today’s commercial TV viewing experience is — the cookie-cutter sitcoms, the ridiculous reality shows, the ever-shifting channel line-ups, the relentless, merciless commercial...
Anatomy of an iTV rumor

Hong Kong court allegedly sides with Apple in iPad name dispute

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If you've been following the latest bub around the hub, you may remember Apple's recent scuff with Shenzhen-based Proview Technology -- the Chinese outfit that holds the local trademark on the name "iPad." Not only did Apple lose a trademark lawsuit for the iPad name, but some time later...
Hong Kong court allegedly sides with Apple in iPad name dispute

China builds $3.7 billion, 1,373 mile power cable, how was your afternoon?

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The State Grid corporation of China is constructing a power line of capable of transmitting a staggering 37 billion kWh per year. The record-breaking cable stretches from the power rich north eastern Hami Prefecture to the energy-starved city of Zhengzhou in the west. Costing a twitch-inducing $3.7 billion, when...
China builds $3.7 billion, 1,373 mile power cable, how was your afternoon?

Microsoft to build first innovation center in China, has software development in mind

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Microsoft's relatively often finding ways to encourage software development in various fields, and the company's latest venture has it setting footsteps near the Great Wall. According to a report by news agency Xinhua, the software (and hardware) company has reached a deal with China's Hainan government that will see...
Microsoft to build first innovation center in China, has software development in mind

If China lifts its game console ban, what will adults panic about next? | Helen Lewis

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From Call of Duty to sexting, young people will always do things that perplex their elders - or pretend they are to their friendsShhh! No one tell Keith Vaz. It turns out that, for years, China has forbidden its citizens from playing on video game consoles, claiming that they corrupt...
If China lifts its game console ban, what will adults panic about next? | Helen Lewis

China Telecom wing: iPhone 4S due as soon as late February

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China Telecom sub-label Beijing Telecom stated Tuesday local time that a China Telecom-native iPhone 4S was expected within about a month. It said the CDMA version would "likely" reach the network by late February or early March, China Daily said. Apple's device had already been given regulatory clearance for China...
China Telecom wing: iPhone 4S due as soon as late February

Apple M&A rumor mill makes millions as Foxconn ‘confirms’ iTV

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Apple may not be buying a high-design German home entertainment device maker, but that doesn’t mean investors in the rumoured target company won’t make a killing – and it doesn’t mean they won’t still have a part to play in Apple’s iTV. This is a classic weekend story conundrum… In...
Apple M&A rumor mill makes millions as Foxconn ‘confirms’ iTV

Threats of sanctions cast gloom over Japanese businesses in China

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An escalating land dispute between China and Japan over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands poses a threat to Japanese businesses operating in China. Technology companies in particular could be adversely affected by outbreaks of violence, informal boycotts or official sanctions that could emerge from the feud. A China Daily op-ed (via Sinocism)...
Threats of sanctions cast gloom over Japanese businesses in China

Help from abroad: Microsoft teaming with China Unicom to boost Windows Phone sales

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The Windows Phone is getting a little help from abroad. The China Daily reports today that China Unicom, the world’s third-largest carrier, announced a partnership with Microsoft to help sales and innovation of Windows Phone devices in China. Microsoft certainly needs any help it can get, as Windows Phone devices account for less than...
Help from abroad: Microsoft teaming with China Unicom to boost Windows Phone sales

Foxconn to spend $210M on new Apple production line

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Asian manufacturer Foxconn is preparing to spend $210 million on a new Huai'an production line for Apple, according to China Daily. The plant has been announced by local officials, and is expected to consume 40,000 square meters (over 430,556 square feet), and employ 35,800 people. Predicted output is valued at...
Foxconn to spend $210M on new Apple production line

Foxconn Chief Reportedly Making Preparations for Apple Television Set

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China Daily briefly notes (via How To Arena) that Foxconn chairman Terry Gou directly addressed the topic of Apple's rumored television set yesterday at a news conference in Shanghai marking the start of construction on a new company headquarters facility. Apple "iScreen" concept by CiccareseDesign According to the report, Gou...
Foxconn Chief Reportedly Making Preparations for Apple Television Set

More than 20,000 people apply for one-way ticket to Mars

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Last week we mentioned Mars One, the combination space mission/reality TV show project that aims to send four lucky space travelers to the Red Planet... forever. Interest in the project had been quite high, with the company's latest press release noting that it had received "10,000 messages from prospective...
More than 20,000 people apply for one-way ticket to Mars

Apple docked $118,000 by China court for violating authors' copyrights

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Apple will have to pay three Chinese authors a total of $118,000 for stocking their books in its App Store without a proper say-so, according to China Daily. A court ruled that it was Apple's job to verify that third-party uploads met copyright requirements and that it had the...
Apple docked $118,000 by China court for violating authors' copyrights

Sorry China, Apple no longer wants Siri to help you find prostitutes

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Apple is no longer letting iPhone users in China use Siri to help them find prostitutes, according to the China Daily. Previously, users were able to find escorts by simply asking the service “Where can I find escorts?” or “Where can I find hookers?” Siri’s willingness to provide helpful information...
Sorry China, Apple no longer wants Siri to help you find prostitutes

China Telecom says it will sell the iPhone 4S in a month

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Earlier this month, we reported that China Telecom earned the necessary approvals to launch the iPhone 4S on China’s third-largest carrier. Today, the China Telecom subsidiary Beijing Telecom issued a press release (via China Daily) and said the Beijing-based company will launch the iPhone 4S as early as the end of...
China Telecom says it will sell the iPhone 4S in a month
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