Sprint and T-Mobile separately defended their smartphone and tablet unlocking policies on Wednesday <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2885532/researcher-faults-unlocking-policies-from-sprint-and-t-mobile.html">following criticism from independent researcher Sina Khanifar</a>.
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Sprint and T-Mobile don't fully comply with a series of voluntary smartphone and tablet unlocking policies, even though both companies were <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2883389/u-s-carriers-meet-voluntary-deadline-for-unlocking-mobile-phones.html">praised last week by the Federal Communications Commission</a> (FCC) for doing so, according to an independent analysis performed by a former developer of unlocking software.
Social networking sites in China that are modeled on Facebook are having a hard time holding on to users, with customers like Beijing resident Shi Yunfeng, drifting away to newer services.
Apple promised to investigate a report that a young Chinese woman was electrocuted when she answered her iPhone 5 while it was plugged into its charger.
Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group has acquired an 18 percent stake in the Twitter-like Weibo service from Sina, as part of a partnership focused on social commerce and giving merchants on Alibaba the opportunity to connect and build relationships with Weibo users.
Apple repeatedly bows to censorship demands in places like China.
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