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China's Great Firewall Infects Other Countries

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angry tapir writes "A networking error has caused computers in Chile and the US to come under the control of the Great Firewall of China, redirecting Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube users to Chinese servers. Security experts are not sure exactly how this happened, but it appears that at least one...
China's Great Firewall Infects Other Countries

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"

As Siri comes to China, local companies court Apple to add their services

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With Apple’s release of iOS 6 on Wednesday, Chinese users received several new features, including the promised localized version of Siri, which now speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. The service, however, has only limited usefulness as it isn’t yet integrated with some of the country’s largest domestic Internet services. Reports suggest...
As Siri comes to China, local companies court Apple to add their services

Ni Hao Flipboard: Reading App Takes The Bilingual Approach In China To Attract Local Consumers

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Another step for Flipboard today as it continues to prove that it is the mobile reading app to beat: it has expanded its offerings for China, a fast-growing mobile market that this year is set to overtake the U.S. as the worldwide leader in smartphone sales. Flipboard is taking double-approach...
Ni Hao Flipboard: Reading App Takes The Bilingual Approach In China To Attract Local Consumers
Amazon Appstore Opens in China, Leaps Final Hurdle Before Kindle Fire Launch

Google Removes Chinese Censorship Warnings

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Chinese Google users will no longer receive warnings when their search queries are censored by China's government. Google has quietly removed a feature that notifies Chinese users of censored keywords. Chinese Internet freedom advocacy site Greatfire reports Google tweaked their Chinese search features in early December; both the notification...
Google Removes Chinese Censorship Warnings

Kinect for Windows SDK to add new features, markets

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Kinect for Windows will arrive in style to China and other new markets starting October 8th, sporting a brand new SDK. The new developer kit will add features like color camera settings and extended depth data, as well as more tools and samples like a UI demo based on...
Kinect for Windows SDK to add new features, markets

Google Alerts Users to China's Web Blocks

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Google Inc. has begun notifying Chinese users when they are using search terms that can trigger China’s Internet blocks, in its boldest challenge in two years to Beijing’s efforts to restrict online content. The Internet search giant unveiled on its Chinese search site this week a new mechanism that identifies...
Google Alerts Users to China's Web Blocks

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

Google Outage Shows Business Risks in China

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Disruptions to Google Inc.’s search and email services in China over the weekend underscore the uncertainty surrounding Beijing’s effort to control the flow of information into the country, as well as the risks that effort poses to the government’s efforts to draw global businesses. Chinese users of many of Google’s...
Google Outage Shows Business Risks in China

Apple Releases First Developer Preview of OS X Mountain Lion, Public Launch in Late Summer

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Apple today announced that it has released the first developer preview of the company's next-generation operating system, named OS X Mountain Lion. The release will bring over 100 new features, including a number of those familiar to iOS users such as Messages, Notes, Reminders, Game Center, Notification Center, Twitter integration,...
Apple Releases First Developer Preview of OS X Mountain Lion, Public Launch in Late Summer

[Infographic] How People Use iPhones and Androids in China

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Did you know that the majority of Android users in China are on a 2G network? That about 44% of Android users in China use HTC phones? That almost 14% of iPhone users in China have spent $10-$20 on paid apps, with 9% spending more than $50? China has the...
[Infographic] How People Use iPhones and Androids in China

Mandiant report on Chinese cyberespionage used as bait in spear-phishing attacks

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Attackers are using fake versions of a recently released report about a Chinese cyberespionage group as bait in new spear-phishing attacks that target Japanese and Chinese users....
Mandiant report on Chinese cyberespionage used as bait in spear-phishing attacks
China takes the lead worldwide in iOS and Android activations

China starts work on home-grown OS

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China is working with software firm Canonical on an open-source operating system built specifically for Chinese users....
China starts work on home-grown OS

Chinese Neo N003, 5-inch 1080p, just $145

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Chinese users are inline to get the cheapest 5-inch 1080p handset to date. The Neo N003 will be priced at the equivalent of just $145 (899 yuan) when it goes on sale in the next month. In addition, the Neo N003 will be packing a MediaTek MT6589 quad-core processor.......
Chinese Neo N003, 5-inch 1080p, just $145
Evernote: so useful, even malware loves it

Google launches China-only Boutique app for shoppers

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Google has rolled out a new local shopping app just for China called Google Boutique for iPhones, iPads and iPods. The app apparently lets shoppers find information on promotions, discounts and gifts and get local store information, according to a translation of its App Store page. The app will cover...
Google launches China-only Boutique app for shoppers

Four months in, Evernote's dedicated China service is doing 'better than expected'

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When it launched in May, Evernote’s separate Yinxiang Biji service for China attracted a flood of interest from domestic users. Since then, user adoption has continued to be”better than expected”, says the company’s China GM Amy Gu. The Next Web stopped by the Yinxiang Biji offices recently to see how the...
Four months in, Evernote's dedicated China service is doing 'better than expected'
Beijing Startup Goes Full Crazy on Web Design... By Keeping It Simple

Bing's China strategy: Go after the lucrative English-language queries originating in the country

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Bing has identified the area of Chinese search market that it will target to expand its presence there. Interestingly, the search engine intends to go after searches from the country that are executed in English. According to Microsoft, that segment is estimated to be roughly 5% of the total Chinese search market....
Bing's China strategy: Go after the lucrative English-language queries originating in the country

Why Koreans Love Tumblr, And Other Social Network Surprises

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URL shortening service Bit.ly has released a breakdown of social network service usage worldwide--and there are some surprises. Bitly, the popular URL-shortening service, released a graphic visualization of the world's social networking site usage this week. The interactive graphic, which includes international favorites such as Weibo and Renren (China),...
Why Koreans Love Tumblr, And Other Social Network Surprises

IsoHunt Stuck Behind China’s Great Firewall

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China is no stranger to Internet censorship. The country’s Great Firewall includes many well known sites, but up until now BitTorrent sites have never been blocked. There was a short blocking incident two years ago when Mininova, isoHunt and The Pirate Bay were hijacked and redirected to the leading Chinese...
IsoHunt Stuck Behind China’s Great Firewall

Apple Releases Safari 6 Update for OS X Lion

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Alongside OS X Mountain Lion 10.8, Apple has released the updated version of Safari to OS X Lion (10.7). It is available in OS X Lion's Software Update. According to Apple, the new Safari contains new features, including: - Smart Search Field. Safari now has one field for typing both...
Apple Releases Safari 6 Update for OS X Lion

Chinese Social Media CEOs Insist Facebook Has Been Vanquished

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may have been spotted vacationing in China this week, but as far as the chief executives of his Chinese competitors are concerned, he's no threat. Those CEOs routinely tell the state-controlled Chinese press that they're beating Facebook, Twitter and Google+ in growth among Chinese users -...
Chinese Social Media CEOs Insist Facebook Has Been Vanquished

Cracking the China code: Microsoft vs. Apple

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In 2011 Microsoft’s CEO bemoaned that revenue in China was about 5% of what it obtained in the US. Yesterday Apple’s CEO suggested that revenue from China will overtake the US in the near future. The contrast is even more stark when one considers the time and effort each company has...
Cracking the China code: Microsoft vs. Apple

NPD: 18% Of Consumers Watch Online Video Daily On TVs; China's Urbanites Watch The Most Of All

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Online video — helped along by the rise of tablets, better broadband and a flood of content from YouTube, Netflix, Amazon and many others — has seen a huge rise in usage in the last few years; and while PCs remain the most common way to consume it, thanks to...
NPD: 18% Of Consumers Watch Online Video Daily On TVs; China's Urbanites Watch The Most Of All

Chinese Users Get Nokia Music Service Sans DRM

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angry tapir writes "Nokia has launched a version of its Comes With Music download service without digital rights management (DRM) for the Chinese market. Currently, the service is available in about 30 countries, but in those countries the music, unlike in China, is copy-protected." Read more of this story at...
Chinese Users Get Nokia Music Service Sans DRM

Last week in Asia: Google fights China censors, Samsung Galaxy S3 launches, Thai webmaster guilty & more

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Welcome to the latest Last Week in Asia round-up, our selection of the key stories and developments from across Asia’s growing technology and Internet spaces. China Top story: Google now warns Chinese users if their search terms will trigger connection interruption Last week US search giant Google launched an initiative which warns users based...
Last week in Asia: Google fights China censors, Samsung Galaxy S3 launches, Thai webmaster guilty & more

It's done. China makes it mandatory for all Internet users to register with their real names

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The Chinese legislature has approved a proposal that includes stipulations for real-name registration requirements for Internet users, state media reported on Friday. Xinhua noted on Twitter that the new rules meant to “enhance protection of personal info online and safeguard public interests” had been approved: News of the upcoming vote emerged...
It's done. China makes it mandatory for all Internet users to register with their real names
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