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September 24, 2010 at 10:58 AM

After yuan’s fixed, give China Xbox and Halo:Reach

Here’s another way to level the playing field with China, besides getting the country to stop manipulating its currency: Get Microsoft to start selling Xbox 360 consoles in the country, pre-loaded with “Halo: Reach.” In the six days after “Reach” launched last week, players spent 5,901 man years playing the game online, according to “Halo” creator Bungie. That…


Comments | Topics: Asia, bungie, Bungie

April 15, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Microsoft sends team to allegedly harsh Chinese factory

To investigate allegations of harsh working conditions at a vendor’s factory in China, Microsoft dispatched a team of independent auditors to investigate first-hand. Pittsburgh-based National Labor Committee alleged sweatshop-like conditions at the KYE factory in a report issued Tuesday. Microsoft’s response was disclosed in a 2 a.m. blog post by Brian Tobey, vice president…


Comments | Topics: Asia, china, Gadgets & products

March 25, 2010 at 5:02 PM

With China concerns high, India courts Dell’s $25B hardware biz

India may see an opportunity to boost manufacturing of PCs and other electronics if Google’s pullout is followed by more tech companies repelled by China’s policies. After meeting this week with Michael Dell, India’s prime minister said the Texas PC giant may be looking for a “safer environment” than China for its manufacturing, according to…


Comments | Topics: Asia, china, Dell

March 22, 2010 at 3:06 PM

Google’s China move: A compromise?

Google’s bold move in China seems like a carefully negotiated compromise more than the grand statement pulling completely out of China would have been. Apparently the decision to partly pull out — moving Google’s search service to China’s least restrictive territory, Hong Kong, while keeping some business operations in the mainland — resulted from some…


Comments | Topics: Asia, Billionaire techies, china

January 21, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Microsoft’s “China” IE browser emergency patch: Get it now

Here’s a link to the emergency patch for Internet Explorer that Microsoft issued today. It fixes the vulnerability that China apparently used to sneak into the networks of Google and other U.S. companies, prompting the brouhaha that Secretary of State Clinton addressed today. Now that word’s out about the Explorer flaw it’s critical to update…


Comments | Topics: Asia, china, Google