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Microsoft Opens Online Flagship Store On Tmall, The 'Amazon Of China'
China gives the iPhone 5 a chilly reception

Meet Codoon, Jawbone UP's Chinese Knock-Off

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Codoon is one of the first wearable tech gadgets produced by a Chinese company. It’s also an almost exact copy of the Jawbone UP. Sina Tech reports Chinese consumers will be able to get a Codoon on their wrists by the beginning of June. Like the Jawbone UP, the Codoon...
Meet Codoon, Jawbone UP's Chinese Knock-Off
CHART OF THE DAY: Android Completely Owns The Chinese Smartphone Market (GOOG, AAPL)

Newly partnered in China, eBay says it isn't returning to the country since it "never left"

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With the recent announcement of the eBay Style partnership between the US-based ecommerce giant and Chinese fashion site Xiu.com, a number of media reported that the company was ‘returning’ to China, a market that it withdrew its focus on 5 years ago. However, eBay itself has a different take on...
Newly partnered in China, eBay says it isn't returning to the country since it "never left"

Chinese Oreos are totally tubular

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When Kraft introduced Oreos to China in 1996, it was only moderately successful. They revisited the cookie with a lot of market research and came up with a bunch of different chapes, fillings, colors and recipes, eventually choosing several, providing that they preserved the "Oreo experience" of twisting the...
Chinese Oreos are totally tubular

Apple Owns China's Tablet Market

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The iPad first debuted in China on September 17, 2010. Now, not two years later, it is has captured nearly three-quarters of the country’s tablet market. According to a new survey from market research firm Analysys International, Chinese consumers purchased 2.34 million tablets during the second quarter of 2012, a...
Apple Owns China's Tablet Market

ANALYST: Apple Is Doing Amazing In China, And The Stock Is Still Going To $1,111

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Brian J. White, the famous Apple bull at Topeka securities is sticking with his $1,111 price target, which would be more than a double from here. He says China is going to be huge, based on this weekend's news that Apple sold 2 million iPhone 5s in its first weekend...
ANALYST: Apple Is Doing Amazing In China, And The Stock Is Still Going To $1,111

Android is failing by succeeding in China

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By all accounts Google is riding high on the success of Android. More than three-quarters of all new phones shipped are running Google’s mobile operating system, and that gives Mountain View access to a ton of user data, and avenues to promote its services. However, Google’s business decisions over the...
Android is failing by succeeding in China

Demand for iPhones in China could skyrocket, analyst says

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What do tenacious chief executives dream about during their four nightly hours of fitful sleep? How about a world in which hundreds of millions of people desperately want to buy your product -- so much so that riots break out in long lines while they wait in front of...
Demand for iPhones in China could skyrocket, analyst says

Some Wonder If This Is The Next Big Smartphone Platform (GOOG, NOK, MSFT, AAPL)

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Early this morning, Jolla, a company founded by former Nokia employees, showed off early previews of a new mobile operating system under development. It's called Sailfish OS and it's based on MeeGo, which Nokia open-sourced after it adopted Microsoft's mobile OS for its own phones. GigaOm's David Meyer, who covered the announcement from...
Some Wonder If This Is The Next Big Smartphone Platform (GOOG, NOK, MSFT, AAPL)

China accounted for a record 15% of Apple's revenue in fiscal 2012

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The importance of China for Apple’s bottom line continues to grow, as its portion of the company’s revenue has risen from 12 percent last fiscal year to a total of 15 percent this year. With CEO Tim Cook’s confirmation that the iPhone 5 will arrive in the country sometime during the...
China accounted for a record 15% of Apple's revenue in fiscal 2012

Apple is reportedly beating scalpers in China, thanks to increased supply to the country

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Apple’s continued expansion of supply chain and new partners in China is leaving unofficial iPhone ‘scalper’ sellers struggling in the country, according to a Chicago Tribune report, that claims increased product availability is squeezing the once successful black market there. A series of moves to open up supply to China,...
Apple is reportedly beating scalpers in China, thanks to increased supply to the country

Apple Leaps to #6 in Latest Fortune 500 Rankings

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Fortune today released its annual "Fortune 500" list, a high-profile ranking of the largest companies in the United States ranked by revenue. In the new rankings, Apple has risen to #6 from its #17 spot in last year's rankings.Apple is bigger than ever -- the company cracked the Fortune 10...
Apple Leaps to #6 in Latest Fortune 500 Rankings

Legal organization claims Apple is dodging tax and selling pornography in China

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The China Association of Consumer Protection Law, a subsidiary China Law Society, has accused Apple of tax evasion, intellectual property violations, and distribution of pornographic content in China. According to a piece published in China’s The Mirror (hat tip Bill Bishop), the government-affiliated research group held a meeting yesterday that revealed...
Legal organization claims Apple is dodging tax and selling pornography in China

Hollywood Bending Over Backwards To Appease China

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For decades, we've been hearing complaints from the entertainment industry about just how evil China was, and how rampant "piracy" was in China and how the country needed to crack down... blah, blah, blah. But a funny thing happened on the way to the Great Wall, it seems that Hollywood...
Hollywood Bending Over Backwards To Appease China

Apple accused of kowtowing to China as it follows recent apology by banning app for 'illegal' content

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After a high-profile apology in the face of widespread media criticism, Apple is being accused of kowtowing to the Chinese government after it barred local access to an app that includes content that authorities deemed to be ‘illegal’ in the country. The Financial Times reports [paywalled] that bookstore app ‘jingdian shucheng’...
Apple accused of kowtowing to China as it follows recent apology by banning app for 'illegal' content
The iPad is too big to ban in China, authorities tell Proview

Apple Attack Backfires for Chinese State Broadcaster

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A report by China Central Television questioning the integrity of Apple Inc. has instead ended up shining an unkind spotlight on the state broadcaster’s own reputation thanks to what appears to be a poorly edited post on the country’s most popular Twitter-like microblogging service. The post, published Friday night on...
Apple Attack Backfires for Chinese State Broadcaster

Ahead of Windows 8 launch, Microsoft sets up basic Chinese Xbox Live site

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Despite the fact that Xbox Live has yet to officially arrive in mainland China, Microsoft has set up a stripped-down promotional page for the service to tease the upcoming launch of Windows 8, as noted by Joystiq. China is not currently listed as an available country for Xbox Live. Microsoft does operate the...
Ahead of Windows 8 launch, Microsoft sets up basic Chinese Xbox Live site

The hottest trend in games? Free

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The business model formulated to attracted Chinese consumers is taking over around the world. By John Gaudiosi, contributor FORTUNE -- With the Electronic Entertainment Expo just around the corner, the gaming world will soon be focusing on the next generation of gaming from Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One consoles....
The hottest trend in games? Free
Vizio shows off 10-inch and 7-inch Android tablets, as well as two Android smartphones for China

Sony confirms receiving PS3 certification in China, but remains quiet on plans to launch there

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Sony has confirmed that its PlayStation 3 gaming console has received an important quality certification in China, but it stopped short of declaring that it will officially enter the market, Reuters reports. Though the certification does bring Sony, which recently released a slimmed-down version of the PS3, one step closer...
Sony confirms receiving PS3 certification in China, but remains quiet on plans to launch there
Why Every Analyst Is In Love With The Siren Song Of The Low-Cost iPhone

Chinese authorities to keep close watch on Apple despite apology

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Apple may have apologized to Chinese consumers over its warranty policies, but regulators in the country signaled they would keep a close eye on the U.S. tech giant and its approach to customer service.The company's apology showed "initial achievement" in reforming its policies, China's State Administration for Industry and...
Chinese authorities to keep close watch on Apple despite apology

Apple's China challenge: Cheap Androids own 90.1% of market

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Apple has repeatedly noted that China is an area of focus for the company, and why not? It’s the most populous nation on the planet with more than a billion mobile phone subscribers. Based on recent data reported by Chinese research firm, Analysis International, which has tracked smartphone sales for...
Apple's China challenge: Cheap Androids own 90.1% of market

Apple sold over two million iPhone 5s in China in first weekend

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Even though there were no insanely long lines to rave about, Apple's now showing some big numbers merely three days after its iPhone 5 launch in China. According to the short press release fresh out of the oven, Cupertino's Chinese division has so far managed to sell over two...
Apple sold over two million iPhone 5s in China in first weekend

Docomo and Baidu complete investment in mobile content platform, DeNA benefits

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Japanese mobile phone operator Docomo announced today it has completed its investment in Baidu Yi Xin Network Technology, its joint venture with Chinese search engine Baidu. Originally spotted by TechCrunch, Docomo’s $22.5 million investment gives it a 20 percent ownership stake in the new mobile content distribution platform. According to...
Docomo and Baidu complete investment in mobile content platform, DeNA benefits

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (MSFT, AAPL, T, AMZN, SSNLF)

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Good morning. We survived April Fools' Day. Hooray! No more "hilarious" "jokes." Now for some news: Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen is opening an investment office in Silicon Valley. Chinese consumers are outraged that mobile carriers might charge a small fee for access to WeChat, a hugely popular messaging service with...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (MSFT, AAPL, T, AMZN, SSNLF)

Ex-Microsofties raise cash for Chinese mobile ad startup Redloop

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China not only has the most people in the world, it also has the most smartphone users. The country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued a report in March showing that China now has more than one billion mobile phone subscribers and a fast-growing percentage of those people are getting smartphones....
Ex-Microsofties raise cash for Chinese mobile ad startup Redloop
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