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"Terry" Gou Tai-Ming, chairman and president of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd., speaks in his office building at the Foxconn City complex in Shenzhen, China, in 2010.

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"Terry" Gou Tai-Ming, chairman and president of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd., speaks in his office building at the Foxconn City complex in Shenzhen, China, in 2010.

Foxconn Doesn’t Want to Be Confused With Foxconn, So It’s Changing Its Name

For years, the world has had trouble wrapping its head around that behemoth known to us all as Foxconn. Not helping matters has been the fact that Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group is actually a name given to a collection of...

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died today, championed a mobile phone called the Vergatario.

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died today, championed a mobile phone called the Vergatario.

Hugo Chavez: Known for Mobilizing Country, But Not His Mobile Phone

Hugo Chavez, who died today, will be remembered as the socialist who transformed Venezuelan politics and helped mobilize his country with anti-American rhetoric. However, his bizarre misadventures in the mobile-phone industry will probably not make it into the history books. In...

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In China, more shoppers are buying from established retailers instead of individual consumers selling goods.

Source: iResearch, MRG as of 2012

In China, more shoppers are buying from established retailers instead of individual consumers selling goods.

What the Big Shift in China’s Online Buying Habits Means for Alibaba

(Updates comment from Alibaba in the 5th paragraph.) Right now, China’s e-commerce industry looks like a bazaar where shoppers roam around for independent sellers who have the items they’re looking for. However, trends in the nation’s online buying habits show that...

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China has been the top source of cyber-attack traffic since the last quarter of 2011, according to a study by Akamai.

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China has been the top source of cyber-attack traffic since the last quarter of 2011, according to a study by Akamai.

One-Third of Cyber Attack Traffic Originates in China, Akamai Says

About one-third of the world’s cyber attack traffic was traced back to China, according to a report by Akamai Technologies to be published today. Between July and September of last year, about 33 percent of the attacks originated in China, double...

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An air hockey app is demonstrated on Lenovo’s Horizon touchscreen PC at CES in Las Vegas.

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An air hockey app is demonstrated on Lenovo’s Horizon touchscreen PC at CES in Las Vegas.

Lenovo to Kids: Stop Texting at the Dinner Table

Turns out, there’s a reason why Lenovo released its hit-or-miss tabletop PC, the Horizon. According to CEO Yang Yuanqing, family patriarchs are increasingly frustrated with their kids constantly playing on their smartphones and tablets at the dinner table. Individual devices are making individual...

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Huawei Technologies, China's largest phone-equipment maker, forecasts significant growth in Africa.

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Huawei Technologies, China's largest phone-equipment maker, forecasts significant growth in Africa.

Mobile Industry Makes a Long-Distance Call to Africa

With wireless service and equipment sales growth in the developed world slowing, some companies in the mobile-phone industry are setting their sights on Africa. Demand for smartphones and mobile services is poised to grow significantly for Huawei Technologies, Li Dafeng,...

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In the first quarter of this year, China became the world’s first country to have 1 billion mobile subscribers.

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In the first quarter of this year, China became the world’s first country to have 1 billion mobile subscribers.

China’s Potential Smartphone Base Could Double By 2017, Study Says

China, a country where 40 percent of households can afford a smartphone, is expected to double that number in five years as disposable incomes continue to grow, a new study said. By 2017, 80 percent of China’s households will be...

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Omar Khan, a former executive at Samsung Mobile and Citigroup, was hired to help lead NQ Mobile’s international expansion.

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Omar Khan, a former executive at Samsung Mobile and Citigroup, was hired to help lead NQ Mobile’s international expansion.

Will China Connection Help or Hurt NQ Mobile’s Security Pitch in U.S.?

NQ Mobile, China’s biggest mobile-phone security company, wants to expand in the U.S. But its success will hinge on a delicate question: Will American businesses and consumers be comfortable using security software designed in one of the world’s hacking hot...

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A group of protesters from SACOM (Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour) demonstrate outside the Foxconn annual general meeting in Hong Kong.

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A group of protesters from SACOM (Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour) demonstrate outside the Foxconn annual general meeting in Hong Kong.

Apple’s Labor Report Card, Not Yet Released, Already Doomed to Fail

Apple's latest round of inspections at Foxconn and other partners won't make anyone happy. We can predict the conclusion: things are better than some claim, yet more can be done. All sides involved will use this for their own ends.

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