Apple launches Special-Edition AirPods Pro for Year of the Tiger

January 15, 2022
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To celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year on February 1, Apple has launched a special-edition AirPods Pro with a cool custom-designed tiger emoji, and it is available throughout online and retail stores in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The company has also introduced a special Apple logo to celebrate the New Year, just as […]

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Apple Changsha opens September 4 in China

September 4, 2021
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Apple gave a sneak peek on Apple Changsha on Wednesday, the first ever Apple Store in in the Hunan province of China. Set in the heart of the provincial capital city, the location of Apple Changsha provides easy access for customers across central China. The brand new store is found in the popular Changsha IFS […]

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Apple grows Ad Biz in China with App Store Search Ads Launch

June 24, 2021
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Apple Store Search Ads began in 2016, around the time when Apple just announced a financial goal to double Services revenue by the year 2020, in which they have indeed reached that goal easily. At the time, the Search Ads were available and sold only in the United States. Afterwards, Apple had set its sights […]

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Considering Importing From China? Here Are 6 Quick Tips

June 28, 2018

Whether you are a retailer, a B2B enterprise, or any kind of operator in the world of eCommerce, it’s likely that you have considered importing products from China – or, already do so. However, whether your business is large or small (or, whether you are performing ‘once-off’, or regular and ongoing transactions) there are some […]

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How much money does Tim Cook make?

April 9, 2012

The answer is: 378 million dollars! How’s that? Well, first he gets his salary which is 900,000 dollars, then a bonus for 900,000 dollars – that was his 2011 salary. On top of that, he has shares worth 376.2 million dollars. This package is for the next 10 years, so he’s guaranteed a good amount […]

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Apple CEO, Tim Cook, visits China – to discuss iPhone 5?

March 27, 2012

Steve Jobs, Apple’s late co-founder, apparently never went to China, at least not on official Apple business. But the new CEO, Tim Cook, just went there and he visited the Apple Store in Joy City, a shopping mall in Xidan, Beijing. Local news posted a photo of Tim taking time to pose with a fan, […]

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Review: $10 iPad Case From eBay

July 12, 2010

Got your shiny new iPad and want to protect it just a little bit? That’s what I wanted, plus I felt that the back of the iPad was too slippery for me to feel comfortable when using it as an e-reader. Putting the iPad into some kind of leather’ish case not only protects it, but […]

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Chinese Hackers Obtained Google’s Password System

April 21, 2010

According to New York Times, the Chinese Hackers you might have read about, is said to have obtained access to one of the more important parts of Google – their password system which controls access for million of users, to all Google’s services, including Gmail and Google Apps. The system is called “Gaia” and has […]

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GoDaddy “Goes Google” And Disobeys China, Stops Selling .CN Domains

March 25, 2010

Google already pulled the plug when it comes to abide by the censorship rules set by the Chinese government. Initially Google just redirected traffic from censured to in Hong Kong, uncensured. It didn’t take many hours before the Chinese censorship authorities put their own censuring in place though, and so, Google remains censured […]

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Google China Redirect Now Also Censured

March 23, 2010

Yesterday I wrote how Google decided to redirect from censured Chinese to the Hong Kong version, It didn’t take many hours for the Chinese government before censored results were once again censored, but from How exactly they’re doing it, I don’t know, but New York Times reports that it’s only results that […]

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Google Did It – No More Censorship in Chinese Google

March 22, 2010

I’ve been writing about this several times already and last week Google was 99.9% certain to shut down in China – now it seems they finally made the decision to go ahead and stop the censorship of search results on Chinese For now, is being redirected to the Google based in Hong Kong, […]

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Google 99.9% Certain To Shut Down In China

March 16, 2010

Recently I wrote that Google apparently didn’t mean business when they threatened to pull out of China and close down their activities in the country. It seems I was wrong, well, 99.9% wrong, according to Financial Times. Due to a hardening in positions from both the Google side and the Chinese government, it now seems […]

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Google In Talks With China After Hacking Attempts

March 11, 2010

Google recently threatened to close down its activities in China, including their office, and pull out of the country, after they learned about the hacking that came from China. Apparently, it now seems that Google only mean business when they decide to stop supporting Internet Explorer 6 on YouTube and not when it comes to […]

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Chinese Military School Behind Google Hacking

February 22, 2010

About a month ago, Google was about to pull out of China because they no longer wanted to continue censoring results on as instructed by the Chinese Government. Long story short, Google got mad because somebody within China hacked some Gmail accounts and other major IT companies within the US. Now, New York Times […]

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Germany Warns Against MS Internet Explorer

January 18, 2010

After Microsoft admitted it’s Internet Explorer was the weak link in the recent attack on Google’s systems, Germany has responded by warning web users to use an alternative browser than Internet Explorer. Even though spokesman Thomas Baumsgaertner, Microsoft Germany, said that the attacks were by “highly motivated people with a very specific agenda” and that […]

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Google Giving Up on Censorship-China?

January 13, 2010

Google will no longer be cooperating with the Chinese censorship authorities, they said in a recent press release: We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate […]

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Get Paid To Find Porn – In China

December 8, 2009

I have nothing against the Chinese people or China for that matter – except for one little thing, that I tend to mock every now and then: The Great Firewall of China. Yeah, the one that makes a “tiananmen square protest” Google Image search look like this: According to news agency Xinhua, a hot line […]

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iPhone Goes To China Without Built-in WiFi

November 2, 2009

Everybody knows about the iPhone by now and all iPhone owners knows that it has built-in WiFi (wireless network). But when the iPhone arrived in China, it did so without the WiFi. The Chinese government banned WiFi back in March, in an attempt to give an advantage to a Chinese-produced alternative for wireless communication. The […]

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