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  1. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Is the end near for text messages in mainland China?

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:06am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Is death knell ringing for mobile phone texts? The mobile phone text message may soon become a thing of past on the mainland, government figures suggest. In the first five months of this year, mainland mobile users each sent an average of 39.8 texts per month, according to the latest statistics released by the Ministry of Industry and Information ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538550/end-near-text-messages-mainland-china
  2. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple may be open to a deal on patent row over Siri

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:55am by Sophie Yu, BIEN PEREZ

    ... could be open to a settlement to end a case brought by a mainland software company for alleged patent infringement in Siri, the digital personal assistant application used on the iPhone ... discussions with Zhizhen." The last time Apple settled a big dispute on the mainland was in July 2012, when it ended a long and acrimonious legal battle over the domestic use of the iPad name ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1550672/apple-may-be-open-deal-patent-row-over-siri
  3. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Hong Kong's 'hands off' regulations prompt growth in drone flying by amateurs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com As airborne drones become affordable to amateurs, a lack of regulation encourages enthusiasts- and raises privacy fears for others Our skies are within reach... of everyone As the out-of-breath tourists gazed from the top of the steps to the Tian Tan Buddha, a drone flew overhead, offering its operator an even greater view, without the exertion. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548079/hong-kongs-hands-regulations-prompt-growth-drone-flying-amateurs
  4. News - China Insider - TECHNOLOGY

    Xiaomi teases its next smartphone, due for release July 22

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 05:27pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... on the mainland and an entrepreneur frequently dubbed the “Steve Jobs of China”. According to the image in Lei’s Weibo post, the successor to the Mi3 – possibly named the Mi4 – will be a phone crafted via ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1551138/xiaomi-teases-its-next-smartphone-due-release-july-22
  5. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    China 4G market to heat up as new network trials start

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Bien Perez and Sophie Yu

    ... in the mainland's nascent 4G mobile services market is expected to intensify this quarter after China Unicom and China Telecom start their so-called hybrid network trials in 16 cities. The regulator, ... is the mainland-developed standard called time-division long-term evolution (TD-LTE), while the other is the more mature frequency-division duplex long-term evolution (FDD-LTE). Ricky Lai, an analyst at Guotai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1543910/china-4g-market-heat-new-network-trials-start
  6. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    China's world-beating supercomputer fails to impress some potential clients

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:25am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com The Tianhe-2 has again topped the global rankings, but a lack of investment on software limits its use, researchers say World's top computer leaves some clients wanting The mainland's billion-yuan supercomputer might be the most powerful in the world, but some researchers say its benefit to them is limited by its high operating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1543226/chinas-world-beating-supercomputer-fails-impress-some-potential-clients
  7. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple suppliers to start making larger iPhones in China next month

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:54pm by Reuters

    ... popular in Asia and elsewhere. Hon Hai Precision Industry will recruit over 100,000 people in mainland China to produce the newest iPhone from Apple, Taiwan’s Economic Daily News reported on Monday, in what the report called the firm’s largest single hiring spree in China. Fellow Taiwanese contract manufacturer Pegatron will also expand its workforce in one mainland factory by 30 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1539618/apple-suppliers-start-making-larger-iphones-china-next-month
  8. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Hong Kong data centre investments pick up after Google's abandoned project

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:07am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... subsidiary of the mainland's No2 mobile network operator, announced last week a US$3 billion investment on an integrated telecommunications facility, including an internet data centre, in Tseung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1540549/hong-kong-data-centre-investments-pick-after-googles-abandoned
  9. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple's new programming tool opens door to more Hong Kong developers

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:08am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... and on the mainland, which is Apple's second-largest market after the United States. It was designed to help developers write safer and more reliable code by eliminating entire categories of common ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1538516/apples-new-programming-tool-opens-door-more-hk-developers
  10. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    After IPO success, JD.com chief seeks to oust Alibaba as No 1 online retailer

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 12:53am by Reuters

    ... a logistics-focused e-commerce business. The company, whose delivery staff outnumber Alibaba's 22,000 employees, promises same-day delivery in 43 of the mainland's biggest cities. That sets it apart from Alibaba, which accounts for about 80 per cent of all e-commerce on the mainland but still depends on an often unreliable postal infrastructure to get goods to its customers' doors. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1537237/after-ipo-success-jdcom-chief-seeks-oust-alibaba-no-1-online

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