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  1. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Publisher Mathias Doepfner accuses Google of being a monopoly

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 09:30pm by GDN

    ... as a 'racket' The chief executive of Europe's largest newspaper publisher has accused Google of abusing a monopoly position in the digital economy to discriminate against competitors and build up ... of Germany's Axel Springer publishing house, said the US company was operating a business model that "in less reputable circles would be called a protection racket", discriminating against ...

  2. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Samsung offers freebies with Galaxy S5 to fend off rivals

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... S series of smartphones. Samsung is fighting to make its phones stand out in the market against new iPhones and up-and-comers such as China's Xiaomi and Coolpad. The strategy may force rivals ...

  3. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Regulator acts on claims Qualcomm overcharged Chinese customers

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 11:31am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... company of abusing its dominant market position, said Xu Kunlin, head of the price supervision and anti-monopoly bureau at the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). "Our ... against Qualcomm claim it has been charging higher prices in China than in other countries, Xu said at a press conference yesterday, as the NDRC spoke publicly about the probe for the first time. ...

  4. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Tech chiefs meet Obama over fears NSA spying row hurting business

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:53am by WASHPOST

    ... US laws- especially when compared with those in Europe and elsewhere- provide little protection for consumers against collection of data for commercial purposes, compounding concerns overseas ...

  5. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Tencent-JD.com alliance intensifies e-commerce challenge to Alibaba

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 09:38am by Bien Perez and Sophie Yu

    ... business-to-consumer platform, Tencent can more effectively compete against Alibaba in the e-commerce sector," said Ricky Lai, a research analyst at Guotai Junan International. Data from internet ... started offering payment services to merchants through the WeChat app. It charges a 0.6 per cent commission per transaction on WeChat. "I don't think Tencent cares about how big ...

  6. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Facebook extends global reach with WhatsApp purchase- but not in China

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 12:08am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... independently and autonomously," Koum said. Zuckerberg added: "We'll find that there are different ways for the [two] organisations to work together, accelerate each other's growth, ...

  7. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    California proposes kill switch for mobile phones in bid to cut robberies

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... the aftermarket abroad for these trafficked devices." Almost one in three US robberies involves phone theft, according to the Federal Communications Commission. Lost and stolen mobile devices- mostly ... said. "I can't imagine someone would vote against" the proposed kill switch law. Gascon said the industry made an estimated US$7.8 billion on theft and loss insurance on mobile ...

  8. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Chinese software pioneer Red Flag bites the dust

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 03:44pm by Adrian Wan

    ... nurtured by its own companies. The government has its own agenda to compete against the Western giants, but the market is ruled by different forces," Shen said. ...

  9. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Smartphones drive compact cameras off the shelves

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 02:26pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... on these cameras makes it easy to share pictures online, helping the camera makers fight their battle against the smartphones." The trend of people using smartphones to take pictures coincided ...

  10. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    China’s second-largest online retailer JD.com announces US IPO listing

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 02:46pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com The online retailer JD.com aims to raise US$1.5 billion (HK$1.9 billion) in an initial public offering in the US, according to a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, making it the largest IPO of a Chinese internet company in the US so far. The company is China’s second-largest online retailer after Alibaba. It has ...




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