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Windows Phone “Tango” officially launches in China on March 21

Thursday, March 15, 2012 17:58 No Comments

Microsoft on Wednesday began sending out invitations to the press for the company’s Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh launch event in China. According to Liveside, the event will be held in Beijing on March 21st. While the invitation doesn’t mention any specific handsets, HTC recently launched the Titan — becoming the first manufacturer to release a Window Phone device in China. Nokia CEO and president Stephen Elop will also reportedly host a separate event on March 28th. The company is expected to launch three Lumia devices, most likely running the refreshed Windows Phone 7.5 operating system. As of the fourth quarter of 2011, Nokia controls 16.1% of the Chinese mobile market, second only to

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China to Launch GPS Alternative With Own Beidou navigation system

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 11:23 No Comments

China on Tuesday began offering its own satellite navigation system to users, as an effort to move away from the nation’s reliance on the U.S.-built NAVSTAR GPS network. Beidou now offered location, timing and navigation data to China and surrounding areasannounced the project’s spokesman Ran Cheng. China has been working on the system since 2000 to provide an alternative to the US government-run Global Positioning System (GPS). The move should make China’s military less dependent on foreign technology. A launch earlier this month delivered the tenth of Beidou’s satellites into orbit. Beijing plans to send a further six satellites into space by 2012 to extend the sy

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Apple admits its products poison China

Monday, November 21, 2011 12:28 No Comments

Apple has admitted that 15 of its Chinese suppliers are violating environmental regulations and poisoning the local population. Apparently Jobs mob has sent five employees to meet with five different Chinese environmental groups on November 15, only to learn about several troubling environmental issues at as many as 22 parts suppliers. Chinese environmentalist groups claimed the factories were releasing toxic gasses, heavy metal sludge and other pollutants. It is the first time that Apple has admitted wrongdoing in relation to environmental pollution from any of its Chinese supply chains. Jobs mob has always claimed it was committed to “the highest standards of social responsibility.&

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Facebook is going to launch China site with Baidu Search Engine: report

Monday, April 11, 2011 22:39 No Comments

Facebook has signed an agreement with Chinese search engine giant Baidu to set up a new social networking site in China, a leading web portal reported Monday. The new website will not be linked to Facebook’s global service, which is currently blocked in China, the report on Sohu.com said, citing unnamed Baidu employees. The agreement follows several meetings between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Baidu’s chief executive Robin Li, it added, and comes amid reports the US social networking giant is eyeing a move into mainland China. Baidu spokesman Kaiser Kuo refused to comment when contacted by AFP, and the Sohu report was later taken off the website. Facebook downplay

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