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Facebook, Google and Twitter: Three distinctly different approaches to China

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As the social media space in Western markets edges closer to the point of saturation, the Internet’s top firms are tightening their focus on emerging markets where they can continue to grow their user bases, activity and revenues. With a population in excess of 1.3 billion, which makes it the...
Facebook, Google and Twitter: Three distinctly different approaches to China

Google seals deal with Motorola

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Google's $12.5bn purchase of US phone maker Motorola Mobility has been completed days after it received approval from the Chinese government....
Google seals deal with Motorola

Official: China now has more than 1 billion mobile phone users

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The Chinese government has revealed that the country now has more than 1 billion mobile phone users, confirming a fact that had been anticipated for some while, in response to the continued growth of mobile devices there. As Tech In Asia reveals – citing a Chinese language report from Sina Tech...
Official: China now has more than 1 billion mobile phone users

Chinese censors act to silence Tiananmen anniversary talk

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Authorities block internet access to terms such as 'six four' and 'never forget' on 23rd anniversary of bloody 4 June crackdownChina's censors have blocked internet access to the terms "six four", "23", "candle" and "never forget", broadening already extensive efforts to silence talk about the 23rd anniversary of the bloody...
Chinese censors act to silence Tiananmen anniversary talk

US wary of security threats as China Mobile waits on operator licensing decision

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China Mobile, the world’s largest operator with more than 665 million subscribers, is said to be causing concern to US authorities as it awaits on a decision on an application for a license to operate in America. The company’s international arm applied for the license last autumn — which would...
US wary of security threats as China Mobile waits on operator licensing decision

Can Facebook Get China Back?

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Facebook has been banned in China for about three years now but it will likely make an effort to take advantage of the half a billion Chinese Internet users this year. The social network will become a publicly traded company in May on its road to world domination, and...
Can Facebook Get China Back?

Anonymous hacks hundreds of Chinese government sites

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Anonymous has hacked hundreds of Chinese government websites. Some sites were just defaced, but others have had administrator accounts, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses leaked....
Anonymous hacks hundreds of Chinese government sites

Apple looks to expand China presence with new Apple Stores in Chengdu and Shenzhen

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Chinese government officials have revealed that Apple is making plans to increase its presence in China by opening two new Apple Stores in Chengdu and Shenzhen. The move would represent the first retail outlets that the Cupertino-based firm has opened outside of Beijing and Shanghai, and would take the total number...
Apple looks to expand China presence with new Apple Stores in Chengdu and Shenzhen

China’s Sina Weibo passes 300m registered users, reveals mobile usage is higher than PC

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Twitter is blocked in China but that hasn’t stopped microblogging flourishing in the country, and proof of that comes with the announcement that Sina Weibo broke 300 million registered users in the last quarter. News of the landmark, published on Sina’s tech site (and translated by Tech In Asia), also reveals that mobile-based usage...
China’s Sina Weibo passes 300m registered users, reveals mobile usage is higher than PC

Australian Regulators Targeting Apple Over '4G' Marketing Claims on New iPad

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The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australian regulators are taking action to address "misleading" marketing claims regarding the new iPad, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announcing that it will pursue injunctions, fines and other remedies in its case. The issue stems from Apple's use of "4G" in...
Australian Regulators Targeting Apple Over '4G' Marketing Claims on New iPad

Evernote aims to grow beyond 1.1 million users in China by introducing a local data center

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Evernote is waiting for approval from the Chinese government before it introduces a dedicated data center in the country, as it seeks to grow its user base and unlock the potential of ”the hardest” market on the planet. The company is waiting on the go ahead for the installation of the...
Evernote aims to grow beyond 1.1 million users in China by introducing a local data center

China critic Ai Weiwei on how the Web will bring freedom and why China can’t design an iPhone

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It’s easy to forget that Ai Weiwei is an artist, at times. The man who is so often (and rightly) described as ‘outspoken’ and a ‘dissident’ is one of the most vocal critics of the Chinese regime, particularly on the subject of Internet censorship, to the point that it tends to...
China critic Ai Weiwei on how the Web will bring freedom and why China can’t design an iPhone

China’s top Web firms pledge to fight “harmful information” online, following coup rumors

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Three of China’s most influential Internet companies — Baidu, Sina and Tencent — have vowed to better manage their online platforms more carefully against rumors in the wake of widespread political speculation, according to an AFP report. The heightened rumors saw the Chinese government take action last month, closing a...
China’s top Web firms pledge to fight “harmful information” online, following coup rumors

Anonymous hacks hundreds of Web sites in China

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The online hacktivist group defaces government and commercial sites with a message predicting the downfall of the Chinese government, although no central government sites appear to have been compromised. [Read more]...
Anonymous hacks hundreds of Web sites in China

Clearwire confirms China Mobile deal is unaffected by the country’s LTE license delay

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US wireless firm Clearwire has spoken out to confirm that the Chinese government’s decision to wait at least two years before issuing 4G licenses will not affect its deal to buildChina Mobile’s LTE network. Chinese authorities recently went public with a timeline that will mean LTE licenses are not issued before 2014,...
Clearwire confirms China Mobile deal is unaffected by the country’s LTE license delay
Google Now Warns You If It Suspects You’re The Target Of A “State-Sponsored Attack”

Apple Offers iPad Refunds to Australian Customers Misled about 4G

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Australian regulators had targeted Apple earlier today over the use of the term "4G" in advertising its new iPad. The issue stems from Apple's use of "4G" in its marketing terms for the cellular-capable models of the new iPad, while 4G LTE compatibility is actually only offered in the...
Apple Offers iPad Refunds to Australian Customers Misled about 4G

Apple ready to settle in 'iPad' trademark dispute?

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The company is pushing for a settlement in the "IPAD" trademark dispute with China-based Proview, according to a Chinese government newswire. [Read more]...
Apple ready to settle in 'iPad' trademark dispute?

Apple Is About To Ramp Up Its Presence In China With Two New Stores (AAPL)

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Apple is planning to expand its presence in China by opening up two more flagship stores, according to a new report. Chinese government officials told Reuters that Apple has been approved to open up a new store in the city of Chengdu and is in the "final stages" of the...
Apple Is About To Ramp Up Its Presence In China With Two New Stores (AAPL)

China gives Google approval to buy Motorola Mobility

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China approves search giant's £7.9bn bid for MMI but says the Android OS must remain stay free for at least the next five yearsAuthorities in China have put a surprising condition on their approval of Google's $12.5bn (£7.9bn) bid to buy the US phone and set-top box maker Motorola Mobility...
China gives Google approval to buy Motorola Mobility

Watch out Cisco. Huawei’s coming!

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Huawei, six months after creating its enterprise networking division here in the U.S., is ready to make a big splash at Interop this year. The Chinese networking gear maker is the one thing Cisco’s CEO John Chambers has said he’s worried about, even as the networking world embraces software-defined networks,...
Watch out Cisco. Huawei’s coming!

87% of iPhone 4S Owners Use Siri Each Month

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Apple has been prominently featuring Siri, the voice recognition feature, in its iPhone 4S advertising. And, for a good reason: it's apparently very popular amongst iPhone 4S owners. 87 percent of iPhone 4S users use at least one Siri feature each month, according to a new study. However, they aren't...
87% of iPhone 4S Owners Use Siri Each Month

LinkedIn-owned SlideShare is the latest Western service to get blocked in China

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Tech savvy Internet users in China already know better than to use the regular Chinese Web to go online, but those that do surf without VPN technology in the Middle Kingdom are likely to experience issues accessing SlideSlide – which is reportedly suffering issues at the hands of the Great Firewall....
LinkedIn-owned SlideShare is the latest Western service to get blocked in China

Chinese Web giant Sina’s new citizen reporting platform pulled amid rumor of government interference

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We’ve seen plenty of efforts aimed at creating citizen news channels — the last few days alone saw Dabble and Signal launch — but Chinese Web giant Sina‘s effort to join the grouping cluster of news-gathering services has been the most curious yet. Earlier today Sina, which runs popular Twitter-like Sina...
Chinese Web giant Sina’s new citizen reporting platform pulled amid rumor of government interference

Apple Explains New iPad's Continued Charging Beyond 100% Battery Level

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Among the many topics related to charging, battery, and heat issues with the new iPad, observers have noted that the device continues to charge for up to an hour after the point at which the iPad reports a charge level of 100%. AllThingsD has now spoken with Apple's Michael Tchao...
Apple Explains New iPad's Continued Charging Beyond 100% Battery Level

Photos: Apple CEO Tim Cook tours Foxconn plant during his trip to China

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has been in China the past few days meeting with senior officials from both companies and the Chinese government. He has already been spotted at an Apple Store in China, and now Apple has confirmed that Cook went on a personal tour inside of a...
Photos: Apple CEO Tim Cook tours Foxconn plant during his trip to China

China is fourth entity to carry astronauts to an orbital space station

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Credit: Chinese Radio International Early this morning at 2:07 am EST the Chinese crew of Shenzhou-9, China's 3-person orbital spacecraft, achieved China's first-ever space dock with their Tiangong-1 space station. In doing so, China became the fourth entity to carry astronauts (or taikonauts) to an orbital space station, and...
China is fourth entity to carry astronauts to an orbital space station

Apple boss Tim Cook visits China to meet officials and visit stores

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Apple currently has only five stores in mainland China and one in Hong Kong, and analysts reckon Tim Cook is likely to pump more money into opening new storesTim Cook, the new chief executive of Apple, has made his first visit to China since taking over from the late Steve...
Apple boss Tim Cook visits China to meet officials and visit stores

Expert: Huawei routers are riddled with vulnerabilities

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German security researcher says the Chinese government doesn't need to demand back doors on Huawei routers because there are already major holes in their firmware. [Read more]...
Expert: Huawei routers are riddled with vulnerabilities

SEC investigating movie studios' dealings with China

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Reuters is reporting that regulators have begun a probe of American movie studios and their dealings with Chinese officials. The Security and Exchange Commission has sent letters to at least five companies, including 20th Century Fox, Disney and DreamWorks Animation requesting information about "potential[ly] inappropriate payments" made to members...
SEC investigating movie studios' dealings with China
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