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The New iPad Launches In China Without Incident

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Apple product launches in China traditionally draw big crowds. Thousands of prospective buyers (and scammers) usually amass outside Apple Stores, all hoping for a chance to buy the latest iDevice. This time around Apple turned to a reservation lottery system to curb some of the chaos. It seemed to work....
The New iPad Launches In China Without Incident

Google and China: What You Need to Know

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The ongoing battle between Google and China sometimes reads like a spy novel, featuring a giant technology company clashing with a cadre of totalitarian overlords, attacks by hackers apparently aimed at pinpointing citizen activists and dissidents, and grandstanding speeches by senators and congressmen about the Chinese threat. Guardian political...
Google and China: What You Need to Know

Apple's iPhone 4S arriving on China Telecom March 9

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China's third-largest wireless operator has announced that it will begin offering Apple's iPhone 4S in mainland China on March 9, breaking up rival China Unicom's exclusive claim to the iPhone in the country....
Apple's iPhone 4S arriving on China Telecom March 9
Cloud: Microsoft Cloud Floats to China (Without Microsoft)

Smuggled iPhones Reach Mainland China & More

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It took little more than five hours for the first Apple iPhone 5 to go on sale in the Chinese mainland after being smuggled across the border from Hong Kong, but supplies were short and prices high. That's the latest news from Taiwan this morning along with other tidbits about...
Smuggled iPhones Reach Mainland China & More

Even Apple Is Getting Hammered By The Europe Mess (Or Is This A Deeper, Darker Problem?) (AAPL)

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As analysts crawl through Apple's disappointing quarterly results to try to pinpoint the exact causes of the miss, several points leap out. One of them is Europe. Until recently, people in Europe seemed willing to go without food, water, and air for a while if it meant having enough money...
Even Apple Is Getting Hammered By The Europe Mess (Or Is This A Deeper, Darker Problem?) (AAPL)

iPhone scalpers in China on the decrease as Apple resumes online iPhone 4S sales shipping by March 2

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Last week we told you about a new online lottery system for reservations that Apple had setup for iPhone 4S sales through its Hong Kong stores to combat scalpers that lead Apple to suspend sales of the device in various locations through Mainland China. Unfortunately, until this week Apple’s...
iPhone scalpers in China on the decrease as Apple resumes online iPhone 4S sales shipping by March 2

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

Hon Hai Reports Boost in iPhone Shipments in April

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Mainland China's Central News Agency reports today that Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the world's largest contract electronics maker of products such as Apple's iPhone and iPad, reported more than a 12 percent monthly increase ......
Hon Hai Reports Boost in iPhone Shipments in April

Alibaba Group Launches Daily Deals Site Juhuasuan Overseas In Hong Kong & Taiwan

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Alibaba Group announced that it has launched Juhuasuan Overseas, a combination of C2C retail platform Taobao Marketplace and group shopping site Juhuasuan, in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Juhuasuan Overseas will offer merchandise and services from selected Taobao sellers in the same daily deals format as the original Juhuasuan, which is...
Alibaba Group Launches Daily Deals Site Juhuasuan Overseas In Hong Kong & Taiwan

Chinese Censors Turn Up The Heat On Google

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When Google shut down its Chinese search operations and moved them to Hong Kong, it placed its search results outside the so-called Great Chinese Firewall. China immediately started blocking politically sensitive search queries, just as it does for all Web content outside the firewall. That was a week ago....
Chinese Censors Turn Up The Heat On Google

China Mobile suspends registrations for its Skype competitor Jego, less than a month after its launch

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China Mobile has suspended account registrations for its Jego service, less than a month after it was quietly launched as a competitor to Skype. China Mobile International – a global-focused China Mobile subsidiary – announced the suspension of new account registrations for Jego over the weekend, and has also disabled Jego-to-Jego...
China Mobile suspends registrations for its Skype competitor Jego, less than a month after its launch
Blizzard and Netease.com renew deal for World of Warcraft in China
Chinese firm looks to block iPad sales across the globe

Apple to open retail store in Shenzhen, China on November 3rd

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Shenzhen made a name for itself as the city that manufactures the world’s electronics, including many of Apple’s devices, but residents will now have a chance to buy Apple’s goods directly from the source when the company opens its first retail store there on Saturday. Chinese media noticed on Monday...
Apple to open retail store in Shenzhen, China on November 3rd
HTC aiming to be within top two smartphone brands in China by 2015

iPhone Ranked Seventh in China's Smartphone Market -- Watch Out, ZTE

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Apple’s iPhone has been gaining a lot of traction in China recently. As Apple CEO Tim Cook said during the company’s third-quarter earnings call, greater China accounted for two-thirds of Apple’s revenue in the Asia-Pacific region during the period. “In terms of iPhones in general in mainland China, we were...
iPhone Ranked Seventh in China's Smartphone Market -- Watch Out, ZTE

Hootsuite adds Sina Weibo support, launches Traditional Chinese version

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Social media dashboard Hootsuite has added support for China’s Sina Weibo microblogging service and is also pushing out a Traditional Chinese version of its service. The new features are the first steps in Hootsuite turning its focus on the Chinese market. While Traditional Chinese mostly targets users from Taiwan and...
Hootsuite adds Sina Weibo support, launches Traditional Chinese version

China Mobile Starting to Need an iPhone Deal

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More than six years after beginning talks with Apple, China Mobile, China’s largest wireless phone operator, has yet to add the iPhone to its handset portfolio. Negotiations between the two companies proceeded slowly, hamstrung by disagreements over subsidies and China Mobile’s demands for a cut of App Store app sales...
China Mobile Starting to Need an iPhone Deal

VC Interest in China Drops Due to Political and Economic Uncertainty

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The narrative that international venture capitalists were looking to the Far East for the next big thing appears to have changed, as investments in China are down, both in terms of dollars and deals, as noted by the San Jose Mercury News. 2012 saw $3.7 billion dollars invested and 202 deals...
VC Interest in China Drops Due to Political and Economic Uncertainty

Politics on Apple's Side as It Faces Trademark Dispute in China

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Politics could tip the scales in Apple's favor for a high-stakes legal battle that will decide ownership of the iPad trademark in mainland China. But some legal......
Politics on Apple's Side as It Faces Trademark Dispute in China

Why Is Tim Cook in China Again?

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China's Ministry of Industry and Information TechnologyApple CEO Tim Cook returned to China this week for his second visit to the country in less than a year. The purpose of Cook’s trip wasn’t immediately clear, and Apple offered no explanation for it. What is known is that he met with...
Why Is Tim Cook in China Again?

No Egg-Throwing Crowds at Mainland China iPad Launch

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Apple’s new iPad finally arrived at market in mainland China today, remarkably without incident. Gone were the unruly crowds and egg-throwing scalpers that so disrupted the iPhone 4s launch at Apple’s Sanlitun store in Beijing that the company was forced to postpone it. Evidently the pre-sale reservation system Apple instituted...
No Egg-Throwing Crowds at Mainland China iPad Launch
Apple bringing new iPad to China on July 20th

Microsoft retiring Messenger on March 15th, wants you to use Skype instead

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While we knew Microsoft Messenger was due to retire sometime in the first quarter of this year, we now have a confirmed date. According to The Next Web, Redmond has informed users via email that they have until March 15th to use the IM platform, after which they will...
Microsoft retiring Messenger on March 15th, wants you to use Skype instead
Google warning users in China of censor-prone searches

Proview fights for iPad trademark all the way to bankruptcy

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It’s a lot harder to pursue a trademark case when you’re bankrupt. And that could soon be the scenario faced by Proview, the Taiwanese company that is asserting it — and not Apple — owns the iPad trademark in China. The Associated Press reports Monday that Fubon Insurance, a Proview...
Proview fights for iPad trademark all the way to bankruptcy

Politics on Apple's Side as It Faces Trademark Dispute in China

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Politics could tip the scales in Apple's favor for a high-stakes legal battle that will decide ownership of the iPad trademark in mainland China....
Politics on Apple's Side as It Faces Trademark Dispute in China

Hootsuite widens its service in China with support for Tencent Weibo

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HootSuite, the popular social media management platform, continues to reach out to the Greater China market, as it announced this morning that its roster of Chinese social networks now includes Tencent Weibo, the main competitor to Sina Weibo. Last autumn, the company integrated functionality for RenRen, commonly understood as China’s Facebook,...
Hootsuite widens its service in China with support for Tencent Weibo

Apple profits in Greater China jump 66% year-over-year to $6.8B, 26% quarter-over-quarter in Q1 2013

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Apple continues to show growth in China, reporting $6.8 billion in revenue in Q1 2013, a 66 percent growth year-over-year and 26 percent growth quarter-over-quarter. “It’s clear that China is our second largest region from data that we’ve given you, and it’s clear that there’s potential there,” CEO Tim Cook...
Apple profits in Greater China jump 66% year-over-year to $6.8B, 26% quarter-over-quarter in Q1 2013
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