Apple products continue to be made by workers in shocking conditions, despite promises from Jobs’ Mob to the contrary, according to an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
Panorama found standards on workers’ hours, ID cards, dormitories, work meetings and juvenile workers were being breached at the Pegatron factories. more»
Intel’s recently announced plans to invest shedloads into its Chengdu plant might be revealing much about its cunning plan for the future.
The move was a little unusual, as it did not come with the huge tax breaks and other sweeteners that Intel has required from Israeli governments and the US. more»
The CEO of Cheetah Mobile, a Chinese mobile software company that went public earlier this year is telling the world+dog that he thinks free is about the right price for software.
In the west few have heard of Cheetah Mobile, it has several Android utility products that are consistently among the top downloads in the Google Play store. more»
The head of Samsung’s beleaguered mobile division has hung on to his job – as we reported earlier this week.
But there will be blood on the carpet, according to sources who told Reuters that JK Shin’s three chief underlings will get their marching orders soon. more»
Intel has said that it will write a $1.6 billion cheque to upgrade its factory in the city of Chengdu in western China.
The surprise move shows how Chipzilla is deepening ties in a market that is proving increasingly troublesome for rivals like Qualcomm. more»
The Chinese government is to levy fines on 11 internet companies for promoting violence and pornography, according to government owned news agency Xinhua.
Baidu, Tencent and nine more companies will be fined for breaking Chinese government rules on gambling, violence and pornography. more»
Chinese mandarins have the pip at Microsoft and fined the software giant more than $140 million in back taxes.
The case is being seen as the first major case concerning cross-border tax evasion in the country, as regulators ramp up pressure on US corporations doing business there. more»
The head of the NSA told politicians at the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on cyber threats that China could invade and close down vital American computer systems.
Admiral Michael Rogers,who runs the NSA, told the committee that China and one or two other countries could attack power utilities, aviation and financial firms. more»
China has expanded its Great Firewall of China to include a major hosting and cloud services company.
According to internet freedom watchdog GreatFire.org, the EdgeCast content delivery network (CDN), which “provides cloud services to thousands of websites and apps in China”, has been partially blocked. more»
While Android Open Source Project (AOSP) smartphone growth was a staggering 211 percent in 2013, things are slowing right down, and a projection is growth will fall to 18 percent in 2015.
ABI Research said the previous growth figures were driven by the rise of Indian and Chinese handset vendors targeted at the domestic market, growth in the Chinese market is slowing. more»
The US is going to spend $325 million on two new supercomputers, one of which may eventually be built to support speeds of up to 300 petaflops.
Deeply embarrassed by the fact that China has been ruling the super computer league tables for a while now, the US government is taking steps to unseat them from the top. more»
Intel boss Brian Krzanich has been consulting his i Ching and expects ARM to be a spent force in China within a few years.
He claims that new semiconductor partners in China will migrate to Intel and give up on ARM technology more widely used in smartphones and tablets. more»
Chinese government hackers are suspected of breaching the computer networks of the United States Postal Service, compromising the data of more than 800,000 employees — including the postmaster general.
According to the FBI, the intrusion was discovered in mid-September, said officials, who declined to comment on who was thought to be responsible. more»
Qualcomm is facing a little trouble in Big China as it is starting to look like its antitrust investigation is going pear shaped. Meanwhile problems collecting royalties could harm its business in China next year.
To make matters worse it is facing similar investigations in the United States and Europe. more»
China’s Xiaomi, the world’s third-largest smartphone manufacturer, is stepping sideways and getting into television.
Writing in its official Weibo microblog the company said it will invest $1 billion in building television content.
The big idea is that providing TV content will help enrich the company’s content and becoming a ‘leading bellwether for the industry.’
Details of the move are sketchy at the moment, but Xiaomi is entering a rocky sea where many leading bellwethers, including Microsoft, Intel and Apple have run aground. more»