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Alibaba Hits Huge $157 Billion Annual Sales Milestone Alibaba Hits Huge $157 Billion Annual Sales Milestone
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Alibaba announced today that its sites Tmall and Taobao Marketplace have combined to surpass RMB one trillion in annual sales, which is roughly equal to $157 billion. It’s not as much as Walmart, but for e-commerce, it’s pretty huge. The …

iPhone 5, iPad Mini, 4th-Gen iPad Get Release Dates For China iPhone 5, iPad Mini, 4th-Gen iPad Get Release Dates For China

Apple announced Chinese release dates for the iPhone 5, the iPad Mini, and the 4th-generation iPad today. The Wi-Fi versions of the new iPads will be available in China on Friday, December 7, and the iPhone 5 will be available …

People Are Selling Bootleg DVDs Of TED Talks

Clearly, TED Talks have become really popular. In fact, earlier this month, TED announced that it has surpassed a billion video views, and that likely doesn’t even take into account the talks watched on Netflix or television. In fact, they’ve …

YouTube Presents Hosts First Ever Chinese-Speaking Band, Mayday
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YouTube Presents, the site’s exclusive concert series, has been around for just under a year and half. In that time, they’ve hosted performances from Taylor Swift, Florence + The Machine, Common, The Shins, Justin bieber, and Blondie. Today, YouTube is …

Google Products Blocked In China As Communist Party Selects Leaders Google Products Blocked In China As Communist Party Selects Leaders
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Google saw its services blocked in China on Friday. GreatFire.org, which monitors Chinese Internet censorship, says it’s the first time since it started tracking it back in February of last year, that this has happened. The block reportedly includes google.com, …

Foxconn Is Bringing Manufacturing Plants To The US [Report] Foxconn Is Bringing Manufacturing Plants To The US [Report]
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A big sticking point during the presidential debates this year was the loss of jobs to overseas companies. Both candidates pointed fingers at China, a country that has taken on much of the world’s manufacturing. Now one of China’s most …

Baidu Acquires Majority Stake In Chinese Video Property iQiyi Baidu Acquires Majority Stake In Chinese Video Property iQiyi

In a move that should seal its spot as the Google of China, Baidu announced that it has acquired a stake in online video platform iQiyi from Providence Equity Partners though the property is closer to a Hulu than to …

White House Probe Reportedly Finds No Evidence Of Spying From Chinese Telecom White House Probe Reportedly Finds No Evidence Of Spying From Chinese Telecom

Earlier this month, the House Intelligence Committee accused Chinese tech companies Huawei and ZTE of spying on America. They feared that these two companies were investing in American telecoms only to gain access to critical American infrastructures. Turns out those …

Foxconn Confirms it Hired Underage Workers Foxconn Confirms it Hired Underage Workers

Foxconn, the Chinese manufacturing company famous for building Apple products such as the iPhone 5, today admitted that some of the workers at its facilities were under China’s minimum working age of 16. The company told CNET in an email …

Zombie Apocalypse: It’s Still Not Over
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Here’s one more insane zombie story to add to the growing pile: a 67-year old man got into an altercation with a 28-year old on a subway in China recently over the last seat on the train, and when the …

Chinese Company Reportedly Cracked Apple’s Proprietary Lightning Cable Chinese Company Reportedly Cracked Apple’s Proprietary Lightning Cable
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For years, Apple fans could rely on cheap Chinese accessories to take the place of the expensive cables Apple sold for their iOS devices. The 30-pin connector that was in use up until the new iPad has been replicated time …

New iPod Touch Pre-Orders Shipping Out Today New iPod Touch Pre-Orders Shipping Out Today
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Did you pre-order the new iPod Touch as soon as it was announced last month? If so, you’ve been waiting for the vague release date of October to roll around. We’re already a quarter through the month and there’s been …

House Intelligence Committee Says Chinese Telecoms Pose Security Threat House Intelligence Committee Says Chinese Telecoms Pose Security Threat
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China has two major telecom companies – Huawei and ZTE. Both companies create networking devices and Android phones. The latter are becoming more popular in the US as they make some of the smallest phones on the market. That popularity …

iPhone 5 Production Leads To Strike At Foxconn iPhone 5 Production Leads To Strike At Foxconn
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Last month, a riot broke out at Foxconn’s Tiayuan facility over the alleged beating of a worker. The riot ended with 40 injuries and several arrests. At a different factory, the workers have went on strike to protest the unfair …

White House Was Attacked By Hackers Over The Weekend White House Was Attacked By Hackers Over The Weekend

If you listen to the media, cyberattacks are scary events that can bring down an entire nation with a few strokes of a keyboard. In reality, some people have their passwords and usernames stolen. It’s really not that bad in …

Foxconn Riot Ends With Injuries and Arrests Foxconn Riot Ends With Injuries and Arrests

Workers at Foxconn’s Tiayuan plant in Northern China rioted Sunday evening, injuring 40 people and resulting in several arrests. The riot was made up of about 2,000 people and took place outside of the workers’ dormitories. The cause of the …

Chinese Journalist Goes Undercover To Find Out How The iPhone 5 Is Made Chinese Journalist Goes Undercover To Find Out How The iPhone 5 Is Made
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The Shanghai Evening Post deserves all kinds of journalistic awards after their latest undertaking. The newspaper sent one of their journalists to pose as a new employee at Foxconn. His job was to see what the conditions at Foxconn were …

GooPhone Claims To Have Patented The iPhone 5′s Design In China GooPhone Claims To Have Patented The iPhone 5′s Design In China
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You may remember the GooPhone i5 from last week. The phone featured a design that was similar to the rumored design of the iPhone 5. Most, including yours truly, dismissed it as another interesting Chinese knock off. It seems that …

iPhone 5 Soon To Be Available In Chinese Knockoff Form iPhone 5 Soon To Be Available In Chinese Knockoff Form
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The iPhone 5 is going to be the must have device this year. Once it’s announced on September 12, there will be millions of pre-orders ahead of the phone’s September 21 launch. What happens if you can’t wait though? What …

Foxconn Changes Its Working Conditions In Response To Audits Foxconn Changes Its Working Conditions In Response To Audits

Foxconn changes are coming. The largest electronics manufacturer in the world had the eye of the world on it after numerous employees committed suicide while others died of being overworked. Apple partnered with the Fair Labor Association to help improve …

Senkaku Islands Landing Highlights Japan-China Tensions

Japanese nationalists have highlighted tensions between Japan and China by landing on the disputed Senkaku Islands and raising the Japanese flag. According to Japan Times, members of the nationalist group called Gambare Nippon were protesting in response to a similar …