The uphill battle that open-source programs face to steal ground from proprietary software comes with added pitfalls in China, where problems like software piracy take away strengths that open source has elsewhere.
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Beijing's Internet clampdown appears to have succeeded in shutting out dissenting views over deadly riots in western China that claimed at least 156 lives.
China may be rising as an offshoring destination, but many companies are outsourcing to multiple countries rather than just choosing between China and India.
The Internet has brought new hope to reformists in China since the country crushed pro-democracy protests in the capital 20 years ago. But as dissidents have gone high-tech, the government in turn has worked to restrict free speech on the Internet, stifling threats to its rule that could grow online.
Relations between Yahoo and Alibaba Group, which controls Yahoo's China operations, have soured since Carol Bartz took the helm of the online search giant, a source close to the relationship between the companies said Tuesday.
Microsoft researchers in Beijing are developing applications that mine online data to track human relationships and help with translation, lab managers said Monday.
Dell and Hewlett-Packard announced netbooks that support China's 3G standard Thursday as China Mobile, which is promoting the next-generation mobile technology, seeks new ways to attract scarce users.
Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing detailed his firm's strategy to break into rising economies with low-price products before moving its focus to mature markets, at a press event Thursday.
China on Tuesday denied suggestions it could be involved in a cyberespionage ring that attacked computers worldwide from servers mostly based in the country.
Lenovo will create developed and emerging market units in the place of its regional business divisions as it moves its focus back to emerging economies, the company said Thursday.
IBM on Thursday unveiled an application that guides users toward strong privacy settings in Facebook's online marketplace and could be developed into a management tool for companies or across Web sites for users.
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