Mobile e-commerce will be the focus of competition in the Chinese e-commerce market this year, predicts market research firm IDC.
Mobile Internet users in China totaled around 500 million, or 81 percent of all Internet users in the country, in 2013, according to a report by the China Internet Network Information Center.
Following nine quarters of strong growth, the Chinese smartphone market declined 4.3 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the latest stats from market research firm IDC.
China is forging ahead with mobility, both on the consumer and enterprise fronts.
Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 1/15 including: Microsoft's latest efforts to pair Surface tablets and retailers for enhanced customer experience, why customer-facing apps are gaining popularity in the enterprise, more on China's multi-billion dollar mobility market, Mercedes' stance as top in an advanced assistance systems assessment and the clear text compromise of mobile payment info for Starbucks stores.
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is calling for U.S. government action against China for its large-scale theft of U.S. intellectual property through its cyberesponiage campaign.
The number of distributed denial of service attacks against Akamai customers jumped to 318 in the second quarter of 2013, up from 208 in the first quarter, according to Akamai's quarterly State of the Internet report.
Despite being the alleged source of many cyberattacks, China was on the receiving end this weekend.
One might think that very Western of them, given the recent revelations of everything from the NSA's PRISM and Project XKeyscore projects to the FBI's hacking of cell phones to listen in on ambient conversations. One might think so, but one would be wrong. Here is what's different between what the two governments are up too.
The market for fake iPhones will continue to grow until next year, as "consumers" in emerging markets look to get "iPhones" at a cut rate price, predicts research firm IHS.