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SKorea targets Internet addicts; 2 million hooked

April 22, 2010 8:52 am | News | Comments

Day and night, Lee Mi-hwa's son stays on his computer, slaying dragons in his online fantasy world while his dinner and homework sit untouched. Lee says the 15-year-old fights her attempts to get him to log off, screaming and physically lashing out at her entreaties.

Microsoft MSN China top exec to leave

March 18, 2010 11:42 am | News | Comments

A top executive for Microsoft Corp's MSN China will leave the joint venture, Microsoft said on Thursday, in a setback as the firm struggles to compete in China's hotly contested social networking space. Xiao Chen, MSN China's Vice-President of sales who has been with the company since its inception, will leave at the end of March to pursue his own start-up, a Microsoft spokeswoman told Reuters.

Microsoft to stay its China course despite Google spat

March 5, 2010 9:50 am | News | Comments

Microsoft said it will stick to its development strategy for the China Internet search market regardless of the outcome of Google's high-profile spat with Beijing. Microsoft has kept a relatively low profile in China since Google announced its decision to potentially withdraw from the market over censorship issues and following an attack on its systems that it believes originated in China.


Losing Google would hit Chinese science hard

February 24, 2010 9:09 am | News | Comments

More than three-quarters of scientists in China use the search engine Google as a primary research tool and say their work would be significantly hampered if they were to lose it, a survey showed on Wednesday. Google's future in the country is uncertain following a row with Beijing, but Chinese scientists asked by the Nature journal how much they rely on Google said it was vital for finding academic papers...

Intel says hackers attacked around time Google hit

February 23, 2010 8:51 am | News | Comments

Intel Corp said it faced a "sophisticated" hacker attack in January about the same time as the recently publicized Chinese hacker attacks on Google Inc but said there was no clear link between the two events. "The only connection is timing," Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said, declining to elaborate.

China microbloggers ask: Where has president gone?

February 23, 2010 8:20 am | News | Comments

Where is President Hu Jintao? That's the question online supporters were asking Tuesday after a user account for the stiff and formal politician disappeared from a Twitter-like microblogging site two days after it was discovered.

Palm suspends production due to Chinese New Year: source

February 12, 2010 4:15 am | News | Comments

Palm Inc is suspending production of its smartphones for the Chinese New Year, as all of them are made in China, but it will resume operations by the end of the month, a source told Reuters on Thursday. The source confirmed parts of a report from industry tracker OTR Global that Palm has suspended production of its namesake smartphone, although not for the entire month of February as the OTR report said.

Google warns Chinese knock-off to stop using logo

February 9, 2010 7:24 am | News | Comments

Google Inc has sent a cease and desist letter to the operators of a Chinese search website whose logo bears a close resemblance to its own. Goojje's home page is adorned with a Google-styled logo and the familiar paw print logo of China's top home-grown search engine, Baidu Inc.


NetEase suspends new user registration for hit game

February 8, 2010 9:58 am | News | Comments

China's third-largest online game operator said it has suspended new user registration for World of Warcraft (WoW) in China and will reapply for a license to operate the expansion pack of Activision Blizzard's hit game. New user registrations would be halted for a week from Monday in the run-up to the Lunar New Year holiday, the company said in a statement posted on its WoW China website, on Sunday.

Paypal halts certain transactions in India

February 8, 2010 8:23 am | News | Comments

The online payments service PayPal has taken the unusual step of suspending many transactions in India for more than a week. A spokesman for the service said Saturday that "personal payments" to and from India are being blocked. Transfers to banks in India are being suspended as well.

China Shuts Down Hacker Training Site

February 8, 2010 8:17 am | News | Comments

Police in central China have shut down a hacker training operation that openly recruited thousands of members online and provided them with cyberattack lessons and malicious software, state media said Monday. The crackdown comes amid growing concern that China is a center for Internet crime and industrial espionage. Search giant Google said last month its e-mail accounts were hacked from China in an assault that also hit at least 20 other companies.

Google, NSA may team up over cyberattacks

February 4, 2010 4:08 am | News | Comments

Internet search firm Google is finalizing a deal that would let the National Security Agency help it investigate a corporate espionage attack that may have originated in China, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

Many wired Chinese unfazed at possible Google exit

February 3, 2010 9:26 am | News | Comments

A world without Google? They can imagine it just fine in China. After all, it's not like losing "World of Warcraft." The online giant's threat to pull out of China over censorship has drawn little reaction among the country's 384 million Internet users.


Senator seeks information on tech firms in China

February 3, 2010 9:15 am | News | Comments

A top Senate Democrat is asking 30 leading technology, Internet and communications companies to provide detailed descriptions of their operations and human rights practices in China. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois sent letters on Tuesday to technology companies including Apple Inc., Facebook and Twitter...

Imitation Google, YouTube sites emerge in China

January 28, 2010 6:05 am | Articles | Comments

Imitation Web sites of both Google and YouTube have emerged in China as the country faces off against the real Google over its local operations. offers videos from the real YouTube, which is blocked in China.

Google says launch of its mobile phone in China postponed amid dispute over censorship

January 19, 2010 8:52 am | News | Comments

Google on Tuesday postponed the launch of its mobile phone in China, adding to the potential commercial fallout of its dispute with Beijing over Internet censorship and e-mail hacking. One person briefed on Google's decision said it was linked to the company's threat that it will shut its Chinese-based search engine if restrictions aren't eased.

Microsoft's Browser Flaw Exposed Google to Hackers

January 19, 2010 8:19 am | News | Comments

Microsoft says a security flaw in its Internet Explorer browser played a role in the recent computer attacks against Google and at least 20 other companies.

Google may sever ties with China

January 13, 2010 9:41 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Google has shocked the world by ending its Chinese censorship operation. Due to numerous factors (including cyber attacks emanating from China), Google declared that it’d no longer censor search results on Since launching in 2006, Google has reluctantly accommodated China’s despotic online censorship.

China purportedly discovers tomb of famed general Cao Cao

December 29, 2009 9:12 am | News | Comments

Chinese archeologists have unearthed a large third-century tomb, which they say could be that of Cao Cao, the legendary politician and general famous throughout East Asia for his Machiavellian tactics. The tomb, discovered in Xigaoxue village near the ancient Chinese city of Anyang, Henan Province, has an epitaph and inscription that appear to refer to Cao Cao, Central China Television said on Sunday.

China expands Internet controls

December 22, 2009 9:32 am | News | Comments

China has issued new regulations that expand its Internet controls by tightening procedures for domain name registration. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology posted the new rules over the weekend, part of a three-phase plan to target what it called pornography accessible through cell phones.

Deutsche Messe Stages Industrial Fairs in Mumbai

December 8, 2009 3:50 am | News | Comments

From 10 to 13 December the quartet of industrial trade fairs comprising CeMAT INDIA, MDA INDIA, ENERGY INDIA and Industrial Automation INDIA will be staged in Mumbai for the first time.

LDRA Wins Contract in China’s Manned Spacecraft Program

December 7, 2009 5:33 am | News | Comments

The China Manned Spacecraft Program (CMSP) selected LDRA, the leading provider of automated software verification tools, and the LDRA tool suite to analyze complex safety-critical applications related to the Tiangong 1 spacecraft, experiments that support the overall mission of CMSP.

RIM announces Blackberry China distribution deal

December 7, 2009 5:22 am | News | Comments

Digital China, a Hong Kong-listed information technology company, is to distribute Research In Motion's Blackberry handsets, accelerating RIM's effort to expand into mainland China. The agreement will "help RIM further expand its business in China" by giving it access to Digital China's national distribution network, the two companies said on Monday.

China wants content, values censored in online games

November 19, 2009 11:39 am | News | Comments

(Reuters) - China said it will tighten regulations in its rapidly growing online games sector, requiring game operators to enhance socialist values in their games and hire specialized staff to monitor content. China's Ministry of Culture said in a circular that game operators must re-examine their game offerings for obscene and violent content and limit the number of virtual marriages and player-versus-player combat.

Internet censorship seen liable to WTO challenge

November 6, 2009 5:19 am | News | Comments

Censorship of the Internet is open to challenge at the World Trade Organization as it can restrict trade in services delivered online, a forthcoming study says. A censorship case at the WTO could raise sovereignty issues, given the clear right of member states to restrict trade on moral grounds...

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