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Mike Daisey returns with altered version of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

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Mike Daisey. Photo by Stan Barouh Mike Daisey’s fall from grace was well documented after This American Life retracted a story about the worker abuses that the playwright claimed he saw at Chinese consumer electronics factories. Daisey — after several days of painful rumblings in which he said, among other things, “What I...
Mike Daisey returns with altered version of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

Apple to Buy AuthenTec for $356 Million

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Reuters reports that Apple will be acquiring AuthenTec for $356 million.AuthenTec Inc (AUTH.O), which makes fingerprint sensor chips used in personal computers, said it agreed to be bought by Apple Inc (AAPL.O) for about $356 million.Reuters describes AuthenTec as a maker of fingerprint sensor chips. From their fact sheet, AuthenTec...
Apple to Buy AuthenTec for $356 Million

Another Likely Physical Mockup of Next iPhone Offers a Realistic Look

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Gizmodo points to a newly-discovered product page from case manufacturer Shenzhen Coolzone Technology displaying what appears to be a high-quality physical mockup matching up with rumors and leaked parts for the next-generation "iPhone 5". Case manufacturers have become increasingly sophisticated with their physical mockups created for design and testing of...
Another Likely Physical Mockup of Next iPhone Offers a Realistic Look

Alcatel One Touch Idol Smartphone: Nothing to Be Idolized

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How do you introduce the world to a new smartphone from a company that most people have never heard of? With a cameo in “Iron Man 3,” of course. Alcatel One Touch is a cellphone brand from Chinese consumer electronics company TCL Communications. Its first U.S. smartphone, the mid-range Idol,...
Alcatel One Touch Idol Smartphone: Nothing to Be Idolized

Haier introduces Zing, a waterproof smartphone with Alibaba's Aliyun OS

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Zing is right, because you probably didn't see this one coming. Haier, the Chinese consumer electronics company best known for air conditioners, refrigerators, and to a lesser extent, its home theater and mobile phone offerings, has just unleashed a durable phone for the home market with Alibaba's Aliyun OS....
Haier introduces Zing, a waterproof smartphone with Alibaba's Aliyun OS

Retailer Metro Exits China

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European retailer Metro is pulling out of the Chinese consumer-electronics business after two years of testing....
Retailer Metro Exits China

Photos of Complete Next-Generation iPhone Enclosure Leaked

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Chinese website iLab has posted a set of high-resolution photos (via CydiaBlog) of what is alleged to be the next-generation iPhone. CydiaBlog gives this assessment of the images: The leaked parts shows the bigger screen, different internals (such as a new flex cable holding the Home button in place), and...
Photos of Complete Next-Generation iPhone Enclosure Leaked

Apple's London Stores to Distribute iPhone and iPad Olympic Pins

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With the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics set for tomorrow in London, Apple is preparing to offer an extra bonus to some customers visiting its stores in the area during the roughly two-week event. The company has produced a series of four lapel pins commemorating the London Olympics,...
Apple's London Stores to Distribute iPhone and iPad Olympic Pins

iPhone 5 and iPad Mini to be Announced on September 12th with iPhone 5 Release September 21st

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iMore reports that they have heard that the next generation iPhone, new iPod nano, and all new 7.85" iPad mini will be announced on September 12th. They also pinpoint the actual launch date for the next iPhone as September 21, 2012.iMore has heard that Apple is planning to debut...
iPhone 5 and iPad Mini to be Announced on September 12th with iPhone 5 Release September 21st
Retail: Walmart's Master Plan to Sell China to Itself

OS X Mountain Lion Downloaded 3 Million Times in Four Days

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Apple has announced that OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) downloads have exceeded three million in four days, "making it the most successful OS X release in Apple's history"."Just a year after the incredibly successful introduction of Lion, customers have downloaded Mountain Lion over three million times in just four...
OS X Mountain Lion Downloaded 3 Million Times in Four Days

Early iPhone Prototype Resembles Latest iPhone 5 Part Leaks

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As we've noted, The Verge has come across a number of photos of iPhone prototypes in court documents. One of the early prototypes images seemed particularly familiar to us. The two-tone design with a central aluminum backing looks like an early version of the rumored next-generation iPhone. On the right...
Early iPhone Prototype Resembles Latest iPhone 5 Part Leaks

Chinese Tech Titans Eye Brazil

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Big Chinese consumer-technology companies are dominant at home, but they have struggled overseas. Now, in an attempt to change that, they are charging into Brazil and other emerging markets. The Chinese like emerging markets because, for a change, they don’t have to start way behind established American companies. By moving...
Chinese Tech Titans Eye Brazil

Docomo Closes $22.5M, 20% Investment In Baidu Mobile Content JV: DeNA Games Coming First

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It’s been a long time coming — plans for a mobile content partnership between NTT Docomo and China’s search giant Baidu were announced a year ago — but today it’s finally happened: the Japanese telco has announced the completion of their $22.5 million (¥1.78 billion) investment in a joint venture in...
Docomo Closes $22.5M, 20% Investment In Baidu Mobile Content JV: DeNA Games Coming First
Tim Cook reportedly visits China, a first for Apple CEOs

Alcatel One Touch Hopes "Iron Man" Tie-In Will Help It Make a Name for Itself

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Alcatel One Touch, one of several Chinese phone makers with aspirations to boost its U.S. brand, is hoping a tie-in with “Iron Man” will help that effort. The phone will be featured in the upcoming “Iron Man 3″ film, and Alcatel One Touch is also running several “Iron Man”-themed promotions,...
Alcatel One Touch Hopes "Iron Man" Tie-In Will Help It Make a Name for Itself

Apple Introduces Three New Mac Ads During Olympics Opening Ceremonies

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Apple debuted three new ads tonight during the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremonies featuring an "Apple Genius" helping a Mac owner on a plane, and another while his wife is giving birth. A third ad features a Genius telling a customer who thought he bought a Mac that he really...
Apple Introduces Three New Mac Ads During Olympics Opening Ceremonies

China’s hottest digital trends for fashion

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China is the second largest luxury market in the world, and with more than two million millionaires today, it’s on its way to become the world’s largest luxury market by 2020. Well-known fashion brands are launching dedicated Chinese e-commerce platforms, as the trade volume of online shopping in China has grown by 100% per year since 2007....
China’s hottest digital trends for fashion

OS X Mountain Lion Already Accounting for 3% of Mac Traffic

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AllThingsD reports that just over 48 hours after launch, OS X Mountain Lion is already accounting for over 3% of web traffic coming from the Mac platform. The data, which comes from analytics firm Chitika, shows that Mountain Lion's share has risen quickly from roughly 0.25% prior to the public...
OS X Mountain Lion Already Accounting for 3% of Mac Traffic

Chinese Theatrical Market Booms, But Real Action May Be In Video On Demand

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The Motion Picture Association of America released statistics today saying that the Chinese theatrical revenue grew 35 percent to nearly $2 billion last year, making China the U.S. film industry’s second-biggest foreign consumer behind Japan. More quietly, though, a U.S.-based upstart VOD distributor, YOU On Demand, might be emerging...
Chinese Theatrical Market Booms, But Real Action May Be In Video On Demand

VIDEO: Lenovo designer gets 'emotional'

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Rory Cellan-Jones interviews Yao Yingja, chief designer at Chinese consumer electronics giant Lenovo....
VIDEO: Lenovo designer gets 'emotional'

Chinese media delighted by Apple apology

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Was it really necessary for Apple CEO Tim Cook to publicly apologize to Chinese consumers for questionable customer service? Whether you think it was the right move or not, Monday's apology apparently resonated with the Chinese state media that originally criticized Apple. Reuters reports that Chinese newspapers were quick to change...
Chinese media delighted by Apple apology

Chinese Tech Titans Eye Brazil

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Chinese consumer-technology firms are dominant at home but have struggled overseas. Now, in a bid to change that, they're charging into Brazil and other emerging markets....
Chinese Tech Titans Eye Brazil
Some Apple factories still 'sweatshops,' says Chinese watchdog group
Ebay gets cultural help in China with new local partner

Samsung v. Apple Trial Documents Reveal Early iPhone and iPad Prototypes

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The plethora of court cases between Apple and other companies over trademarks, design decisions, and patents have only occasionally offered anything of interest to the average observer. Today, however, The Verge has dug up a treasure trove of images of early iPhone and iPad prototypes. Early designs include an eight-sided...
Samsung v. Apple Trial Documents Reveal Early iPhone and iPad Prototypes

Photos of Apple's New Passeig de Gràcia Retail Store in Barcelona

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Last week, we highlighted the unique construction barrier art in place at Apple's forthcoming Passeig de Gràcia retail store in Barcelona, Spain. The art, which consisted of tile mosaics using images of Apple iOS app icons and honoring the style of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, surrounded the store during the...
Photos of Apple's New Passeig de Gràcia Retail Store in Barcelona
Red Droid rising: the Android game market will eclipse iOS in China

Apple and Google Lead Separate Groups in Bidding for Kodak Patents

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Google and Apple are once again going head to head in bidding for a major collection of patents owned by a bankrupt corporation. According to The Wall Street Journal, two consortiums have formed to bid for the patents owned by camera giant Kodak, which is currently in bankruptcy. Apple, Microsoft,...
Apple and Google Lead Separate Groups in Bidding for Kodak Patents
Shenzhen's Huaqiangbei Sellers Are Struggling As Phones Get Cheaper
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