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Apple May Soon Sell the New iPad in China Apple May Soon Sell the New iPad in China

Chinese regulators have approved the iPad 3, pointing to the possibility of it hitting the market in China. China is the second largest morket for Apple products in the world. The New iPad has sold well in America, but Apple …

China Begins Censoring Weibo Microblogging Service China Begins Censoring Weibo Microblogging Service

Weibo is China’s version of Twitter, and the microblogging service shares much in common with its Western counterpart. Weibo users anonymously report news and have been known to discuss topics often forbidden on the Chinese web. They even spread false …

Foxconn May Increase Wages Foxconn May Increase Wages

It was recently reported that Apple Inc. has teamed up with Foxconn, the Chinese supplier of iPhone and iPad devices, to improve the labor conditions in its manufacturing facilities. Foxconn is also investing $210 million into building a new production …

Wanda Buys AMC Entertainment for $2.6 Billion Wanda Buys AMC Entertainment for $2.6 Billion
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AMC Entertainment, the second largest movie theater chain in North America, is being acquired by Beijing-based Dalian Wanda Group Co. Ltd. for $2.6 billion, which will create the world’s largest cinema company. AMC Theaters (American Multi-Cinema) currently has about 5,325 …

Angry Birds Land Coming To A China Near You Angry Birds Land Coming To A China Near You

Rovio is not happy with the amount of world domination that it has enjoyed so far. It scoffs at the billion downloads of its various Angry birds games. It guffaws at the studios it has purchased. They crow at their …

Google, Motorola Deal Cleared By Chinese Regulators Google, Motorola Deal Cleared By Chinese Regulators
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Last week we brought you news that Google’s purchase of Motorola Mobility had hit a snag with China’s Ministry of Commerce. While regulatory approval for the purchase had been granted in every other country where it was required – including …

Google’s Motorola Purchase Hits Major Snag In China Google’s Motorola Purchase Hits Major Snag In China
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By now you’re probably aware of Google’s attempts to purchase troubled mobile phone maker Motorola Mobility. If not, here’s the gist: in August of 2011, Google and Motorola reached an agreement whereby Google paid $12.5 billion for Motorola Mobility, effectively …

Gas Prices Worldwide [Infographic] Gas Prices Worldwide [Infographic]
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Financial planning firm Credit Sesame has just released a new infographic which describes gasoline prices and usage rates around the world. First off, a gallon of gas is 6 cents in oil-rich Venezuela. The lowest price I can recall in …

Most Computer Users Are Pirates (of Software, not Booty) Most Computer Users Are Pirates (of Software, not Booty)
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Be honest: how much of that software on your home computer did you really pay for? All of it? Most of it? Maybe just a little? Did you feel the need to hide that disc containing Adobe Photoshop CS6 that …

Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter, Attempts to Censor Its Users Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter, Attempts to Censor Its Users

Sina Weibo, the micro-blogging Chinese equivalent of Twitter, is preparing to issue new rules which dictate what its users can and cannot post to the site. Under what they’re calling a “user contract”, Sina Weibo will restrict individuals from posting …

Volkswagon Concept Hover Car Flys Through China Volkswagon Concept Hover Car Flys Through China

Volkswagon has been at the forefront of automotive technology for years. Most recently it was the introduction of the fastest production car of all time Bugatti Veyron. Now they have the beginnings of a flying concept car. Not in the …

Apple Sales Growth May Plateau in China Apple Sales Growth May Plateau in China

Even though Apple sales in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan skyrocketed by 300% to $7.9 billion in Q1, a trajectory which would double last year’s total sales of $13.3 billion, some analysts think that this expansion will soon begin …

China Censors Weibo Amid Rise of Political Rumors China Censors Weibo Amid Rise of Political Rumors

Rumors of a coup and a scandal linking a top Chinese official to corruption and murder have prompted China’s government to shut down several accounts on the country’s ultra-popular Twitter-like site, Sina Weibo. Authorities are said to have shut down …

Beijing Regards ProView as Owner of iPad Name Beijing Regards ProView as Owner of iPad Name

Proview, the Shenzhen, China-based manufacturer of computer monitors and other devices, has long asserted that it owns the ‘iPad’ name in that country, and has sued Apple Inc. for roughly $2 billion in copyright infringement damages. Here is Proview’s basic …

Girl Falls Into Sidewalk Sinkhole, Learns Dangers Of Distracted Walking Girl Falls Into Sidewalk Sinkhole, Learns Dangers Of Distracted Walking

Those of us who text and walk, or walk and talk, or Facebook and walk have plenty of dangers to worry about. While we’re looking down at our smartphones and traversing the city, we could get flattened by a car, …

Should Apple Take Responsibility For Concerns Over Its Chinese Labor Practices? Should Apple Take Responsibility For Concerns Over Its Chinese Labor Practices?
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Apple, the company that’s considered to be many consumers’ favorite gadget maker, is under fire for what’s happening at its Foxconn factories in China. Aside from numerous reports of suicide and suicide attempts, in January, The New York Times revealed specific details about the working conditions in the factories, which sparked a lot of controversy over the tech company.

China’s Computer Market is Still # 1 China’s Computer Market is Still # 1

China is the leading manufacturer and consumer of PCs. According to iSuppli, “China has become the most important PC market worldwide, representing 22 percent of global demand and contributing more than 90 percent of total production. As a result of …

Apple Does 17 Times Better Than the Average Retailer Apple Does 17 Times Better Than the Average Retailer

Retail industry analysts Retail Sails have complied some data which reveals that Apple Stores generally do roughly 17 times better performance-wise than the average retailer in a mall environment in the U.S. Here is some information on the top 20 …

Apple To Participate In Environmental Audit Of Suppliers Apple To Participate In Environmental Audit Of Suppliers

Apple has agreed to participate in an environmental audit of one of the Chinese factories in its supply chain. The inspection would be the beginning of a pilot program designed to gauge the environmental impact of manufacturers. According to a …

Does China Have An Internet Kill Switch? Does China Have An Internet Kill Switch?
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Anonymous has been battling China’s Great Firewall for the past two weeks after an initial attack that left many government Web sites defaced with instructions on how to get around said firewall. It’s going to take Anonymous a while to …

Tech Corruption in China [Infographic] Tech Corruption in China [Infographic]

A new chart illustrates the love/hate relationship China has with technology. Having the largest internet user base in the world, along with a country-wide firewall, China has been at odds with the internet, as well as all sorts of corruption …