China, the world's largest mobile phone market, has been seen for years by vendors as a place of seemingly unlimited demand for mobile technology. That time may be over.
The Asia-Pacific region continues to be a leader in adopting new mobile technology and devices.
IBM Research just announced it launched a broad 10-year initiative to "support China in delivering on its ambitious energy and environmental goals." Dubbed "Green Horizon" one of its first partners is the Beijing Municipal Government.
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With the U.S. Department of Justice indicting Chinese military officials for industrial espionage, the advanced persistent threat, a method favored by state-sponsored attackers, is top of mind for IT security pros.
The U.S. has seriously engaged in ending foreign cyber-espionage. China doesn't like that change in focus and appears to be engaged in tit-for-tat product banning and indictment tactics.
A U.S. grand jury has issued indictments against members of the Chinese military on charges of spying on U.S. companies.
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Spurred by the rapid ascension of Chinese mobile web use in recent years, Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba Group joined with mobile browser company UCWeb to launch a mobile search engine aimed at toppling entrenched competitors in the country, according to an article from the Financial Times.
Mobile e-commerce will be the focus of competition in the Chinese e-commerce market this year, predicts market research firm IDC.