U.S. Cloud Providers Face Backlash From China’s Censors

  U.S. tech companies are caught in the middle of an escalating battle between China’s increasingly active Internet censors and the free-speech activists determined to thwart them. Activists outside of China say they are disguising Internet traffic banned by Beijing—which includes anything from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, to Gmail and news websites—by […]

Hoping for growth, Apple takes a different tact in India

Apple is reportedly on the verge of changing up its iPhone sales strategy in India to bolster sales in the region. Citing a source familiar with Apple’s strategy there, The Wall Street Journal says Apple plans to open up distribution of its iPhone to a considerably larger network of sales partners, all with the aim […]

Apple iPhone 5 unveiled with taller screen and 4G

The device’s new size allows it to display an extra row of app icons on its home screen. The firm said it was 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S. However, it does not feature an NFC (near field communication) chip to allow it to make touchless payments. Apple said the handset would […]

Samsung overtakes Nokia in mobile phone shipments

Samsung Electronics has overtaken Nokia to become the world’s largest maker of mobile phones, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. Nokia took the top spot in 1998 from Motorola, but in the first quarter of 2012 Samsung shipped 93m phones compared to almost 83m by Nokia. Samsung also reported its highest quarterly profit since 2008. […]

How a private cloud goes beyond virtualization management

At first blush, personal clouds can glance a lot like virtualization. but first looks can be deceiving. at the same time as it’s certainly real that we see virtualization control merchandise prolonged–as an example, with self-carrier portals–in ways that lead them to look superficially like clouds, we’re in point of fact talking about other classes […]