All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘China’

Alibaba Launches Search Engine Aliyun

Alibaba has launched a new search engine called Aliyun, which makes use of the same brand as its mobile operating system. Both are actually operated by an Alibaba subsidiary, AliCloud. Google and Alibaba had a bit of a beef last year, regarding the OS. Acer was set to unveil a smartphone utilizing the OS, which (according to Google) is based …

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China Will Beat Out U.S. To Become Top Smart Device Market This Month

Over the past few years, China has quickly become one of the largest consumers of smart devices. The iPhone is incredibly popular in the country, and cheap Android devices are obviously very popular as well. Despite that, the U.S. still held the lead as having the most activated smart devices. Flurry, a mobile analytics company, released new numbers today which …

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Apple Has Three iPhones Currently In Development [Rumor]

The iPhone 5 was a pretty big success at first, but demand for the device is starting to slow down. What can Apple do to increase demand? How about release two iPhones this year? Digitimes is reporting Apple is currently developing two phones for release in 2013, with a third phone already being tested for a tentative 2014 release. The …

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Cellular iPad Mini, 4th-Gen iPad Coming to China on Friday

Apple has just announced that the Cellular + Wi-Fi versions of their two newest tablet offerings will become available in Chain by the end of the week. The Cellular + Wi-Fi iPad Mini and 4th-gen iPad with Retina display will launch in China this Friday, January 18th. The iPad Mini and the 4th-gen iPad will be available through Apple Stores, …

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Phil Schiller Says That Rumored Cheap iPhone Isn’t Happening

Earlier this week, a rumor emerged saying that Apple was planning on introducing a cheaper iPhone into emerging markets. How cheap? Another rumor speculated that it could be as cheap as $99. The phone would obviously be intended for emerging markets where cheap smartphones are much more popular, but would Apple really go against years of creating expensive, luxury devices? …

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iPhone 5S Rumor: Apple Planning Low Cost iPhone For Emerging Markets

Just like the iPhone 5 before it, details on the iPhone 5S are already being leaked months ahead of its expected reveal later this year. The latest rumors concern the theory that Apple may be planning to release two iPhone models this year. A report from Digitimes on Tuesday says that Apple will release a low-cost version of the iPhone …

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Facebook Slowly Conquering the World, Still Trails in Russia, China

It’s Facebook’s world – every other social network is just living in it. Big blue’s virus-like spread has been well-documented, as the company has spent the past three years making up ground in countries like Brazil, Mexico, India, and more to become the most-popular social network in the world (and in a majority of countries). Social media analyst Vincenzo Cosenza …

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Sharks Escape Into Mall After Tank Breaks

Sharks Escape Into Mall – that sounds like the perfect B-movie title, doesn’t it? Too bad Hollywood can never be as creative as reality when it comes to the kind of stories that exemplify the phrase “Truth is stranger than fiction.” RT reports that 15 people were injured when a tank containing three lemon sharks, dozens of other fish species …

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Google Shopping Service Will No Longer Be Available In China

Google is shutting down its shopping search offering in China, effective today. The announcement came in a blog post from the company. Here’s the post (via TechCrunch) from Google vice president of product Sameer Samat (as translated by Google Translate): We are committed to developing excellent products to help businesses make better use of Internet technology to grow and be …

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Open Internet Scores A Win At ITU, China And Russia Withdraw Bids For Internet Control

The world has been watching and waiting for the past week as nations from around the world are meeting in Dubai to discuss the future of the ITU. The conference could have significant implications for the open Web as some nations are asking for more control over the Internet. Thankfully, it appears that some nations are beginning to back off …

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Growing veggies on Mars a Goal For Chinese Biodome

One of the major hurdles to sending humans to Mars is their pesky predilection for eating. The amount of food needed for astronauts during a months-long trip to Mars and back would weight too much to make such a mission feasible. The solution is for astronauts to take a sustainable habitat with them. That or keep sending rover emissaries that …

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Tallest Woman Dies At 7’7″ In China

The world’s tallest woman, 39-year old Yao Defen, has died of undisclosed causes in China. Yao suffered from gigantism and had a tumor growing on her pituitary gland, which disrupted her growth pattern from a young age; at 15, she was already 6’7″. She spoke once about her infamous height, saying it caused her grief and unhappiness every day. “I …

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