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Android gains with small phone makers in China

Google's Android is picking up steam in China among both big and small mobile phone makers, and the OS is set to move even further down the price chain.

Apple tweaks Wi-Fi in iPhone to use China protocol

Apple has tweaked its iPhone to support a Chinese security protocol for wireless networks, suggesting an iPhone with Wi-Fi could go on sale there.

Report: Google attack targeted 'Gaia' password system

Google property stolen in cyberattacks last year included a password system that gives access to multiple services after one login, The New York Times said.

Intel execs give lukewarm predictions for tablets

Netbooks have become a big business for Intel, but company executives gave lukewarm predictions for tablet PCs.

Intel says its Light Peak optical cables may succeed USB

Intel sees its Light Peak technology for linking devices by optical cable as potentially succeeding USB 3.0.

Intel puts Google's Android on Atom smartphones

Intel has ported Google's Android mobile operating system to smartphones based on its Atom microprocessors.

Report: FTC may try to block Google's AdMob deal

The Federal Trade Commission may be preparing to challenge Google's planned acquisition of AdMob on antitrust concerns, a news report said.

Not blocked in China, Google still faces risks

Ten days after Google snubbed Chinese government censors by moving its search engine there to Hong Kong, its Web search service remains unblocked in China. But the move could yet cost Google substantial business, and already offering services to Chinese users from outside of the country has proved an imperfect counter to government censorship.

Google says mobile services in China partly blocked

Google mobile services have been partly blocked in China, according to the company, after it snubbed the Chinese government over censorship last week.

Amazon Kindle hits China's gray market

The Amazon Kindle, like popular devices such as the iPhone before it, is being unofficially sold in bustling Chinese bazaars on the 'gray market.'

China defends censorship, plays down Google harm on US ties

China defended its Internet censorship rules and played down any effect on China-U.S. ties after Google stopped censoring search results for Chinese users.

Fake MacBook Air, 'big iPhone' tablet on show in China

A Chinese gadget maker showed off a knock-off MacBook Air running Windows and a tablet computer shaped exactly like an iPhone with a 10-inch screen.

Color and video coming to Kindle? Partner shows new screens

Color e-reader screens that can imitate video playback were on show Thursday from Taiwan's Prime View International, which makes the Kindle for Amazon.com.

China Mobile wants iPad, Chinese 3G for iPhone

China Mobile hopes to offer both Apple's iPad and a version of the iPhone that supports China's homegrown 3G standard, comments by its chairman showed.

Google's China ad partners wait in 'incomparable pain'

A group of ad resellers for Google in China asked the company to explain what will happen to them if Google.cn is shut down.