GLOBAL

New report offers solutions to gaping digital gap between Commonwealth countries

A recently released report has revealed the broad digital gap between high and low income Commonwealth countries...

24 Feb 2020

GLOBAL

Mobile app uses AR to locate friends in a crowd
Mobile app uses AR to locate friends in a crowd

In a crowded music festival setting, losing sight of friends is a common problem - but now there's a solution...

10 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Multilingual broadcast journalist-turned-real estate entrepreneur, Rokelle Sun.
#AfricaMonth: Encouraging female African business leaders from the other side of the world

US-based real estate entrepreneur Rokelle Sun's philanthropic mission is to encourage young girls to pursue careers and success in the underrepresented fields, particularly in Africa, where she spent part of her childhood. She explains this, as well...

Leigh AndrewsBy Leigh Andrews 21 May 2019

CHINA

China tech firms shake up world's biggest car market
China tech firms shake up world's biggest car market

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Chinese technology giants Alibaba and Tencent are promising to build the cars of the future, vehicles linked seamlessly to the Internet and offering shopping and navigation help while on the road...

24 Apr 2015

CHINA

'Great Cannon' expands China web blocking: researchers
'Great Cannon' expands China web blocking: researchers

WASHINGTON DC, US: China has expanded its Internet censorship efforts beyond its borders with a new strategy that attacks websites across the globe, researchers said on Friday...

13 Apr 2015

CHINA

China blasts Google security move as 'unacceptable'
China blasts Google security move as 'unacceptable'

BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese cyberspace bureau on Thursday denounced Google for deciding not to recognise the agency's authority after a Beijing-linked security breach...

7 Apr 2015

CHINA

New media, New China: Xinhua relaunch on barred networks
New media, New China: Xinhua relaunch on barred networks

BEIJING, CHINA: China's official news agency Xinhua has re-launched its English-language presence on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, it announced - all of which are blocked in China...

5 Mar 2015

CHINA

China smartphone maker Xiaomi wants slice of Apple pie
China smartphone maker Xiaomi wants slice of Apple pie

SHANGHAI, CHINA: When the charismatic founder of upstart Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi took the stage at an Internet conference, he was open about his ambition: world domination...

9 Jan 2015

CHINA

Chinese paper blames Google over Gmail blocking
Chinese paper blames Google over Gmail blocking

BEIJING, CHINA: Internet giant Google's unwillingness to obey Chinese law is to blame for the shutdown of its hugely popular email service, state-run media said on Tuesday...

31 Dec 2014

CHINA

To VPN or not to VPN - the case for, as Gmail's blocked in China - again
To VPN or not to VPN - the case for, as Gmail's blocked in China - again

NEWSWATCH: What do people do when you block their access to a service online? They find a loophole, of course. That's what's happening in China, where...

29 Dec 2014

CHINA

Li Shaohua announces the creation of China's new travel platform Alitrip, that takes over the Taobao Travel, also part of the Alibaba empire. Image:
Alibaba creates Alitrip for online travel arrangements

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, which completed the world's biggest stock offering last month, is tapping into the country's growing online travel business with an independent platform, know as Alitrip....

29 Oct 2014

CHINA

Thousands of students protesting in Hong Kong were tear-gassed by police last week. Then hacking group Anonymous threatened to sabotage "all government websites" and now five hackers have been arrested and detained. Image:
Five alleged hackers arrested in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, CHINA: Hong Kong police said they had arrested five people over hacking allegations, days after the online "hacktivist" group Anonymous declared a cyber-war against the southern Chinese city.

7 Oct 2014

CHINA

Microsoft's Xbox One is the first gaming console allowed to be sold in China but users say the games on offer are dull and uninspiring and the prices for the consoles are too high. Image: Xbox
Xbox now available in China

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Microsoft has finally launched its Xbox One game console in China, the first foreign company to enter the potentially massive market after the government lifted a 14-year ban against foreign companies.

30 Sep 2014

CHINA

Adobe says it will close its offices in Beijing and shut down the research and development division there, putting 350 people out of work. Image: http://chinhdangvu.blogspot.com Chinhdangvu]]
Adobe to shut research arm in Beijing

SHANGHAI, CHINA: US software company Adobe will shut its research arm in Beijing by the end of the year, laying off 350 people, according to a statement, as foreign technology firms face a worsening business climate in China.

26 Sep 2014



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