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Episode 124: The IMC Conference Durban

Date: 27 Feb 2015
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CHINA

Segway goes Sino: China 'Segway copycat' buys Segway company
Segway goes Sino: China 'Segway copycat' buys Segway company

BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese firm, which makes self-balancing two-wheeled scooter-like vehicles, has bought its US rival, Segway, it said on Wednesday, only months after being accused of copying its designs...

16 Apr 2015 10:59

CHINA

'Great Cannon' expands China web blocking: researchers
'Great Cannon' expands China web blocking: researchers

WASHINGTON DC, US: China has expanded its Internet censorship efforts beyond its borders with a new strategy that attacks websites across the globe, researchers said on Friday...

13 Apr 2015 12:19

CHINA

Mocking Mao miffs mouthpiece
Mocking Mao miffs mouthpiece

BEIJING, CHINA: One of China's most famous television hosts has had his shows taken off air and was condemned by a paper affiliated to the party mouthpiece after allegedly insulting Communist China's founding father Mao Zedong, according to reports...(Video)

10 Apr 2015 08:54

CHINA

China blasts Google security move as 'unacceptable'
China blasts Google security move as 'unacceptable'

BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese cyberspace bureau on Thursday denounced Google for deciding not to recognise the agency's authority after a Beijing-linked security breach...

7 Apr 2015 11:41

CHINA

Factory worker turned Apple supplier now China's richest woman

BEIJING, CHINA: A former factory worker who founded a company supplying Apple, Samsung and other technological giants with touchscreen glass is China's richest woman...

2 Apr 2015 10:12

CHINA

The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess
The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess

Inspired by the global mindset of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs while at Stanford, Burgess explains what Gojimo means for the industry, and why SA...

By Jessica Taylor 2 Apr 2015 07:00

CHINA

Reuters websites blocked in China
Reuters websites blocked in China

BEIJING, CHINA: Reuters news websites were inaccessible in China on Friday, the latest Western news organisation to be blocked in a country where censors keep a tight grip over information...

23 Mar 2015 12:10

CHINA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015 09:17

CHINA

New media, New China: Xinhua relaunch on barred networks
New media, New China: Xinhua relaunch on barred networks

BEIJING, CHINA: China's official news agency Xinhua has re-launched its English-language presence on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, it announced - all of which are blocked in China...

5 Mar 2015 08:16

CHINA

Asian firms challenge Apple with snazzy new smartphones
Asian firms challenge Apple with snazzy new smartphones

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Several big Asian phone companies launched new high-end smartphones and other wireless gizmos on Sunday, hoping to challenge US giant Apple in a big year for wireless gadgets...

3 Mar 2015 10:31

CHINA

China says Anthem hacking accusations 'groundless'
China says Anthem hacking accusations 'groundless'

BEIJING, CHINA: China has rejected accusations it was behind a hacking attack that saw data on up to 80 million customers stolen from US health insurance giant Anthem as 'groundless'...

10 Feb 2015 11:03

CHINA

Five paradoxes that luxury brands should not forget
Five paradoxes that luxury brands should not forget

CHINA: We live in a world of unpredictability, one in a constant state of flux, and which has conditioned its inhabitants to expect change even in brands they have always loved...

2 Feb 2015 09:26

CHINA

China government agency 'bombs' Alibaba over management
China government agency 'bombs' Alibaba over management

SHANGHAI, CHINA: A powerful Chinese regulator on Wednesday blasted e-commerce giant Alibaba for allowing "illegal" actions on its multi-billion-dollar online shopping platform...

30 Jan 2015 12:07

CHINA

Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI
Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI

WASHINGTON, US: An email scam, which targets businesses with bogus invoices, has netted more than $214m from victims in 45 countries in just over one year...

23 Jan 2015 10:33

CHINA

China mocks hapless - and hopeless - 'iPhone armour' smuggler
China mocks hapless - and hopeless - 'iPhone armour' smuggler

BEIJING, CHINA: A man nabbed for attempting to smuggle 94 smartphones into China by strapping them to his body was mocked by amused netizens on Tuesday after pictures of his 'iPhone armour' went viral...

14 Jan 2015 12:02

CHINA

China smartphone maker Xiaomi wants slice of Apple pie
China smartphone maker Xiaomi wants slice of Apple pie

SHANGHAI, CHINA: When the charismatic founder of upstart Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi took the stage at an Internet conference, he was open about his ambition: world domination...

9 Jan 2015 12:37

CHINA

Chinese paper blames Google over Gmail blocking
Chinese paper blames Google over Gmail blocking

BEIJING, CHINA: Internet giant Google's unwillingness to obey Chinese law is to blame for the shutdown of its hugely popular email service, state-run media said on Tuesday...

31 Dec 2014 09:54

CHINA

To VPN or not to VPN - the case for, as Gmail's blocked in China - again
To VPN or not to VPN - the case for, as Gmail's blocked in China - again

NEWSWATCH: What do people do when you block their access to a service online? They find a loophole, of course. That's what's happening in China, where Reuters reports much of Google's services have been blocked - and not for the first time...

29 Dec 2014 11:50

CHINA

Microsoft says it pays Chinese taxes after cryptic media report
Microsoft says it pays Chinese taxes after cryptic media report

BEIJING, CHINA: Software giant Microsoft said Wednesday that it pays Chinese taxes "consistent" with a China-US bilateral agreement, following a cryptic media report that a foreign company with similarities to it agreed to settle a multi-million dollar bill for back taxes...

28 Nov 2014 09:28

CHINA

Alibaba creates Alitrip for online travel arrangements
Alibaba creates Alitrip for online travel arrangements

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, which completed the world's biggest stock offering last month, is tapping into the country's growing online travel business with an independent platform, know as Alitrip.

29 Oct 2014 08:29

CHINA

China blocks BBC website amid Hong Kong protests
China blocks BBC website amid Hong Kong protests

BEIJING: The BBC's website was blocked in China Wednesday, hours after a video of Hong Kong police beating and kicking a pro-democracy protester began circulating online.

16 Oct 2014 12:42

CHINA

Xbox now available in China
Xbox now available in China

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Microsoft has finally launched its Xbox One game console in China, the first foreign company to enter the potentially massive market after the government lifted a 14-year ban against foreign companies.

30 Sep 2014 11:42

CHINA

Adobe to shut research arm in Beijing
Adobe to shut research arm in Beijing

SHANGHAI, CHINA: US software company Adobe will shut its research arm in Beijing by the end of the year, laying off 350 people, according to a statement, as foreign technology firms face a worsening business climate in China.

26 Sep 2014 10:24

CHINA

Saatchi & Saatchi appointed Sands China account
Saatchi & Saatchi appointed Sands China account

SHANGHAI: After a competitive pitching process, Saatchi & Saatchi was appointed by Sands China, a US casino and resort, as creative agency to serve its properties in Macao Cotai Strip for mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao.

19 Sep 2014 07:43

CHINA

Microsoft's music player and browser scrutinised by China
Microsoft's music player and browser scrutinised by China

SHANGHAI, CHINA: The head of the Chinese government agency investigating Microsoft for alleged monopoly actions said the probe includes the way the US technology company distributes its media player and browser.

26 Aug 2014 12:15

CHINA

Saatchi & Saatchi Shanghai creates campaign for Nippon Paint
Saatchi & Saatchi Shanghai creates campaign for Nippon Paint

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Nippon Paint, changing its role as a paint supplier, to an ambassador providing complete painting systems, iColor Design and refresh service, has a new TVC campaign from Saatchi & Saatchi Shanghai and a reality show, 'Home Transformer'. (video)

25 Aug 2014 07:40

CHINA

PlayStation, Xbox butt heads at Hong Kong games fair
PlayStation, Xbox butt heads at Hong Kong games fair

HONG KONG, CHINA: Fans dressed as Transformers, Iron Man and Jedi knights were among thousands at the first day of Hong Kong's comic and games expo, where Xbox and Playstation went head-to-head with their new consoles.

28 Jul 2014 07:51

CHINA

Media claim iPhone is a threat to national security
Media claim iPhone is a threat to national security

BEIJING, CHINA: Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has accused US technology company Apple of threatening national security through its iPhone's ability to track and time-stamp a user's location.

14 Jul 2014 08:06

CHINA

Chinese hackers accessed US govt computers: report
Chinese hackers accessed US govt computers: report

BEIJING, CHINA: Chinese hackers accessed US government computers containing personal information on all federal employees, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

11 Jul 2014 12:49

CHINA

Henry Buell
Redefining direct sales to reach Generation C

RIXEYVILLE, US: The direct sales industry has changed very little over the last few decades, incorporating new technologies as they have developed, rather than evolving their business practices to capitalise further on existing markets.

By Henry Buell 20 Jun 2014 14:53

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