Posts Tagged ‘microblog’

Beijing Subway Vulnerability Can Disrupt Normal Transportation Operation

Crushing masses of people, airborne viruses, and smelly air are not the only threats for travelers on Beijing’s subway system as a hacker has revealed a new technology exploit that can bring havoc to the capital city’s underground transportation maze.


Xiaomi’s Latest Google Android Hire Faces Uncertain Mobile Future

Hugo Barra, the vice president for Android product management at Google, has taken a new job at China-based smartphone maker Xiaomi. Foreign media have reported extensively over the past day that Barra’s departure from Google is a dark omen for the search engine, but a boon for the Chinese startup Xiaomi, which values itself at […]


Chinese Government Issues Strict Social Media Draft Regulations

China’s State Council Information Office today issued updated draft guidelines for further strengthening government oversight of the Internet. In today’s “Measures for the Administration of Internet Information Services”, the SCIO expands the need for company’s to register under a new regime to those websites offering microblogs, forums, and and other social media services. The rules […]


Chinese Internet Company Plans Unfair Competition Lawsuit Against Tencent

Chinese application service provider UC will sue Tencent, the Chinese Internet giant, for alleged unfair competitive practices. Chinese online media report that Yu Yongfu, chief executive officer of UC, said that if UC wins the lawsuit, it will require a face-losing apology directly from Ma Huateng, chairman and CEO of Tencent. At the same time, […]


360Buy.com Promises Chinese Writers Commissions On Book Sales

Chinese B2C e-commerce website 360buy.com has announced that it has launched a campaign starting from June 1, 2011, to return 3% of its sales of books to the original writers. 360buy.com plans to operate this subsidy scheme for three years. Writers who want to gain the subsidy need to register, and once approved by 360buy.com, […]


Apple Employees Accused Of Beating iPad Customers In Beijing

Chinese social media websites are ablaze today with rumors, photos, and innuendo that at least one non-Chinese employee working for Apple was responsible for hitting customers waiting on line to buy the iPad 2 in Beijing. Though the iPad was released in other countries a couple months ago, it only legally became available in China […]