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China builds world’s most powerful computer

June 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A new supercomputer from China has topped the latest list of the world’s most powerful machines. The 93 petaflop Sunway TaihuLight is installed at the National Supercomputing Centre in Wuxi. At its peak, the computer can perform around 93,000 trillion calculations per second. It is twice as fast and three times as efficient as the […]

China ‘flooding’ social media with fake posts

May 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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China is “flooding” social media with comments by paid supporters in a bid to sway public opinion, a report has said. The research by Harvard academics draws on leaked documents to paint a picture of the way China polices social media. The government and its army of helpers write 488 million fake posts a year, […]

Facebook wins China trademark case

May 9th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A Beijing court has ruled in favour of Facebook and against a Chinese company which had registered “face book” as a separate trademark. The court said the firm had “violated moral principles” with “obvious intention to duplicate and copy from another high-profile trademark”. The Zhongshan Pearl River company had registered the name in 2014. Facebook […]

China shuts Apple’s film and book services

April 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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China has shut down Apple’s online book and movie services as it imposes strict rules governing what can be published on the net. Regulations were unveiled in March that outlawed foreign ownership of online publishing services. The rules also required that all content shown to Chinese people must be stored on servers based on the […]

Social media cries foul over Twitter’s new China boss

April 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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So Twitter now has a managing director in China – a Chinese woman who used to be in the military – and online activists on the open side of the Great Firewall are freaking out. Yet it really is hard to see how concerning the appointment of Kathy Chen should actually be. Twitter is blocked […]

Data breach in China: 100 million records used to hack 20 million Taobao users

February 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Taobao.com is a Chinese buying-and-selling site, like eBay in the US. Taobao is owned by China’s online giant, Alibaba, and offers what’s known as C2C, or consumer-to-consumer, retail. In the online C2C world, where you’re not buying from a website, but rather through it, regular sellers succeed or fail on their history and reputation. Creating […]

Microsoft Unveils Plans for China Joint Venture

December 18th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Microsoft Corp. disclosed new details of a plan to work with a Chinese partner to accelerate adoption of the Windows 10 operating system introduced last summer. The company late Wednesday said it will set up a jointly owned entity with China Electronics Technology Group Corp., or CETC, a state-owned company that provides technology for Chinese […]

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