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IPRN survey reveals how online influencers are leveraged around the world
IPRN survey reveals how online influencers are leveraged around the world

The International Public Relations Network (IPRN) surveyed its members to uncover ways brands can leverage their relationships with bloggers and influencers all around the world...

10 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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China tightens rules for online news providers

BEIJING - China has issued new internet regulations increasing Communist party control over online news providers, the latest step in the country's push to tighten its policing of the web...

3 May 2017

GLOBAL

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Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

21 Apr 2017

CHINA

Apple digital wallet heads to China
Apple digital wallet heads to China

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Apple announced a major partnership with China UnionPay on Thursday to put is digital wallet to work in the world's most populous country...

21 Dec 2015

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

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

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

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

UNITED STATES

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

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

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

CHINA

Five alleged hackers arrested in Hong Kong
Five alleged hackers arrested in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, CHINA: Hong Kong police said they had arrested five people over hacking allegations, days after the online "hacktivist" group Anonymous declared a cyber-war against the southern Chinese city.

7 Oct 2014

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

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

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

CHINA

Lenovo's profits rise by 23% to $214m
Lenovo's profits rise by 23% to $214m

HONG KONG - Lenovo has posted a 23% jump in quarterly net profit, beating market estimates as the Chinese technology company logged strong sales of personal computers and smartphones.

15 Aug 2014

CHINA

Microsoft probed for 'monopolising' China
Microsoft probed for 'monopolising' China

SHANGHAI, CHINA: China is investigating Microsoft for allegedly operating a monopoly in its market, the government said, as it took aim at the US software company's over business practices.

30 Jul 2014

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

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

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

CHINA

PlayStations to be sold legally in China
PlayStations to be sold legally in China

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Sony will sell its PlayStation consoles in China through two joint ventures, the Japanese gaming company and its Chinese partner, as they seek to tap into the estimated 500m people who play video games in China.

27 May 2014

CHINA

China's Huawei vows security after alleged US hacks
China's Huawei vows security after alleged US hacks

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer Huawei pledged to protect cyber security, following reports this month that a US government agency had been secretly tapping the company's networks.

1 Apr 2014

CHINA

China's Huawei condemns NSA spying
China's Huawei condemns NSA spying

BEIJING, CHINA: Chinese telecommunications and Internet company Huawei condemned the US National Security Agency after reports revealed the organisation had been secretly tapping the company's networks for years.

25 Mar 2014

CHINA

WeChat revolution speaks to the masses
WeChat revolution speaks to the masses

SHANGHAI, CHINA: When condom maker Durex wants to send an intimate message to customers in China, it uses a homegrown instant messaging platform called WeChat, which has taken the country by storm in just three years.

13 Mar 2014

CHINA

Apple asks Chinese court to overturn patent ruling
Apple asks Chinese court to overturn patent ruling

BEIJING - US technology company Apple has asked a Beijing court to strike down a patent ruling by state authorities, as it fights an intellectual property battle with a Chinese firm.

28 Feb 2014

CHINA

Bing accused of Chinese-language censorship
Bing accused of Chinese-language censorship

BEIJING, CHINA: Microsoft's search engine Bing appears to be heavily censoring its Chinese-language search results across the globe as well as inside China, a cyber-monitoring group said on Wednesday, 12 February.

13 Feb 2014

CHINA

Lenovo signals 'global ambitions' with Motorola deal
Lenovo signals 'global ambitions' with Motorola deal

BEIJING, CHINA: In 1984, with only US$25,000 in Chinese government funding and a dusty 20-square-metre bungalow as their headquarters, a small group of scientists in Beijing founded a firm called New Technology Developer Inc.

3 Feb 2014

UNITED STATES

New York Festivals: Third round, Executive Jury appointments
New York Festivals: Third round, Executive Jury appointments

NEW YORK CITY, US: New York Festivals World's Best Advertising competition has announced five additional appointments to the 2014 Executive Jury.

27 Jan 2014

CHINA

Apple monitors plant after 15-year-old worker dies in China
Apple monitors plant after 15-year-old worker dies in China

BEIJING, CHINA: Apple sent inspectors to one of its contractor factories in China after the death of an underage worker, it said, vowing to ensure "high standards" were maintained.

17 Dec 2013

CHINA

China issues 4G mobile licences
China issues 4G mobile licences

BEIJING, CHINA: China has issued licences for "fourth generation", or 4G, mobile phone services in a move to boost economic growth and job creation.

10 Dec 2013

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