News from China
Telegram faced a severe distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack today; although it appeared to have stabilised after beginning around midday GMT. The major cyber-attack appeared to originate from China, the company’s CEO said Thursday, linking it to the ongoing political unrest in Hong Kong.
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Chinese officials have warned US Tech giants, as well as major tech companies from other countries, about consequences for cooperating with Washington’s ban on trading with Chinese firms.
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Huawei has filed a lawsuit against the United States government over a provision (Section 889) to the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that effectively bans all US government agencies from using products manufactured by the company (as well as ZTE), over spying concerns.
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Apple has launched the Apple HomePod in mainland China and Hong Kong markets. The promotional material highlighted regional tweaks to Siri including recognition of queries for music genres "Mandopop" and "Cantopop," which will trigger playback of custom radio stations in Apple Music.
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Apple will push software updates to users in a bid to resolve potential issues in China. Apple will carry out the software updates at the start of next week "to address any possible concern about our compliance with the order", the firm said in a statement.
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Earlier today, we reported how Qualcomm won a preliminary order from a Chinese court banning imports and sales of several Apple iPhone's in the region. Unsurprisingly, Apple has since responded with its own statement and is now getting ready to appeal Qualcomm's attempted ban on the sale of its older iPhone models in China.
Qualcomm wins preliminary order from Chinese court banning imports and sales of several Apple iPhones
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Qualcomm has won a preliminary order from a Chinese court banning imports and sales of several Apple iPhones in the region.
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Back in August, TCL unveiled the BlackBerry KEY2 LE and the company today announced that the BlackBerry KEY2 LE, will be available in Hong Kong from Thursday November 15 at 1O1O outlets and retailers.
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Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 last week, which is Samsung's most powerful phone yet. 128GB models come with 6GB RAM while the 512GB models have a healthy 8GB RAM. The company has now officially launched the Galaxy Note 9 in China.
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Google has announced a new strategic partnership with chinese company JD.com, one of the world’s leading ecommerce companies. As part of this partnership, Google will invest $550 million in JD.com.
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TCL launched the BlackBerry KEY2 last week, packing a number of features that are firsts for any BlackBerry smartphone. While the 64Gb models were quickly available for pre-ordering, the 128Gb model is now available to pre-order in China.
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The BlackBerry KEY² will launch in China on June 8, the same day that the device is officially unveiled on June 7 in New York. The event will take place at the Damai Center, Hall 1, Beijing.
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BlackBerry Mobile has opened two BlackBerry star shops in Shanghai and Nanjing. Both BlackBerry Star Shops will be offering brand display, offline sales, product experience and after-sales service.