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HP-Cisco battle spreads to China with 3Com deal

Hewlett-Packard's acquisition of networking gear vendor 3Com will unlock a major new market for the company, taking its growing rivalry with Cisco Systems to China, analysts said Thursday.

Written by Owen Fletcher12 Nov. 09 20:46

China bans solitary confinement for Internet addicts

China on Wednesday banned the use of physical punishment to treat Internet addiction after reports of beatings and at least one death in recent months at clinics for the condition around the country.

Written by Owen Fletcher06 Nov. 09 09:32

Lenovo profits return as restructuring pays off

Top Chinese PC maker Lenovo posted its first quarterly net profit in a year on Thursday, marking gains from a restructuring and strong sales in emerging markets.

Written by Owen Fletcher06 Nov. 09 09:31

Lenovo profits return as restructuring pays off

Top Chinese PC maker Lenovo posted its first quarterly net profit in a year on Thursday, marking gains from a restructuring and strong sales in emerging markets.

Written by Owen Fletcher05 Nov. 09 22:09

China to clean up online games amid addiction woes

Chinese authorities have promised to clean the country's online gaming industry of "unhealthy" content such as violence and pornography, asserting more control over use of the Internet in the country.

Written by Owen Fletcher12 Oct. 09 19:43

China clamps down on Internet ahead of 60th anniversary

Security forces with black masks and machine guns on the streets of China's capital are just the more visible side of a security clampdown in the country this month: there is also its secretive battle to control the Internet.

Written by Owen Fletcher28 Sept. 09 14:00

Microsoft acquisition adds to parallel computing focus

Microsoft has purchased assets in a company that specializes in parallel computing, a function used mainly in supercomputing that Microsoft aims to develop for a broader audience, the company said Tuesday.

Written by Owen Fletcher23 Sept. 09 17:47

Chinese government sells Lenovo parent stake

A privately owned Chinese group will buy a stake in Lenovo's parent company being sold by a Chinese government academy, the companies said Friday.

Written by Owen Fletcher04 Sept. 09 19:56

Google porn filter gained China's thumbs-up

China approved of Google's efforts to filter porn from search results on its China portal following state-led criticism of the links, the former head of Google China said Sunday.

Written by Owen Fletcher07 Sept. 09 14:28

Google's departing China boss opens $US115M investment fund

Kai-Fu Lee, who left his job as Google's China head last week, launched an angel investment fund on Monday that aims to cultivate three to five new high-tech companies per year in China.

Written by Owen Fletcher08 Sept. 09 05:25

China's national 3G standard lags despite promotion

Nearly one half billion people subscribed to China Mobile cellular services last month, but the giant’s efforts to promote a Chinese 3G standard have made little headway.

Written by Owen Fletcher20 Aug. 09 18:12

Microsoft reaches out at China hacker conference

Microsoft shared the stage with Chinese security researchers at a Beijing hacker conference on Wednesday, aiming to build ties in a country that produces a growing number of threats to Microsoft products.

Written by Owen Fletcher20 Aug. 09 00:02

Infosys looks to China outsourcing market for growth

When India's second-largest outsourcer, Infosys Technologies, opened a China office six years ago, it followed the offshoring industry into a country seen as a rising alternative to India. Since then, China has mainly served as an added base from which Infosys can serve global customers, but now the company is now looking to China's domestic market for continued growth.

Written by Owen Fletcher14 Aug. 09 13:16
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