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MSN Messenger to end after 15 years
Microsoft's MSN Messenger will be switched off in China in October, bringing a final end to the 15-year-old service.
[BBC]

6 dead, 21 missing in landslide in southwest China
BEIJING (AP) Six people died and 21 remained missing Thursday after a landslide hit a village in southwestern China, according to Chinese state media.The official Xinhua News Agency reported that 77 houses collapsed or were buried...
[nzherald.co.nz - world]

Investments in Zimbabwe 'plunging'
Investment in Zimbabwe more than halved in the first six months of 2014, the country's central bank chief announces as President Mugabe visits China.
[BBC News Africa]

China ditching Windows and Android
China is developing its own operating system, which will compete with Microsoft Windows and Google Android.
[CNN Money]

China plans new PC operating system
The Chinese Academy of Engineering discloses plans to launch a new operating system for desktop computers in October.
[BBC News]

China: smartphone subsidy cuts to lift local firms
China should end smartphone subsidies to overseas vendors and give more support to local brands, industry insiders said on Tuesday, as telecom carriers pledged to cut operating expenses and Apple Inc gets ready to debut its next-generation iPhone. Xiang Ligang, a telecom researcher in Beijing, (...)
[OSNews]

Amazon in Shanghai e-commerce pact
US online retail giant Amazon steps up its presence in China with a strategic partnership with the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
[BBC]

Amazon in Shanghai e-commerce pact
US online retail giant Amazon steps up its presence in China with a strategic partnership with the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
[BBC News]

Xiaomi fixes privacy leak on Redmi 1s
A recent article in Taiwan and a related report by F-Secure raised privacy concerns by stating that Xiaomi devices are sending phone numbers to Xiaomi's servers. These concerns refer to the MIUI Cloud Messaging service described above. As we believe it is our top priority to protect user data (...)
[OSNews]

China refutes claim of government ban on Apple purchases
Apple Inc products such as laptops and tablets are not banned from Chinese government procurement lists, according to the country's chief procurement center, refuting a report claiming Apple was blacklisted on national security concerns. According to a Bloomberg News report published on (...)
[OSNews]

China bans iPads, MacBooks from government use
China's government excluded Apple Inc. iPads and MacBook laptops from the list of products that can be bought with public money because of security concerns, according to government officials familiar with the matter. Windows 8 was already banned from Chinese government computers. I can't (...)
[OSNews]

Xiaomi just took over China - is the U.S. next?
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has international ambitions, but gaining traction in the United States will be difficult.
[CNN Money]

Samsung loses grip on China, India
Samsung in China: Xiaomi, a smartphone maker based in China, sold more devices in its home market during the second quarter than Samsung, the world's No. 1 supplier of devices. Samsung owned the Chinese smartphone market for more than two years, but data from Canalys says its reign has come to (...)
[OSNews]

Forget Samsung, Xiaomi is China's new smartphone king
Xiaomi has knocked Samsung off its throne in China, shipping more units than its South Korea-based rival for the first time in the second quarter.
[CNN Money]

The Chinese firm taking on Hollywood
China's answer to Pixar and Dreamworks
[BBC]

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