Loretta Chao

Brazil Legislators Bear Down on Internet Bill

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Brazil, Brazil
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Brazilian lawmakers continue to focus on an Internet bill that could force US companies like Google to open costly data centers in the country amid fallout from allegations of cyberespionage by Washington.

Brazilians on Social Media at Fore of Free-Speech Battle

Location:
Brazil, Brazil
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Brazil is locked in a debate over freedom of expression, and at the center are its social-media users.

Brazil: The Social Media Capital of the Universe

Location:
Brazil, Brazil
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A look at the growth of social media in Latin America's biggest country.

Apple Settles iPad Suit

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China, China
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Apple will pay $60 million to settle a trademark dispute with a Chinese company over the iPad name, according to a Chinese court, potentially resolving a case that illustrated new intellectual-property challenges for foreign businesses in China.

Evernote App Has Eye on China

Location:
Evernote, 333 West Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View, CA, 94041, United States
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US-based Evernote plans to install Chinese servers for its app that allows users to create and access notes across devices -- a move that would improve service in the country but could increase the vulnerability of user content to government surveillance.

China Escalates Crackdown On Internet Amid Scandal

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Beijing, China
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China has stepped up its campaign to clamp down on the Internet, which has emerged as a virtual town square for exchanging information about the Bo Xilai scandal and the nation's biggest political upheaval in years.

US, China Tout Progress Over IP

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Beijing, China
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US and Chinese officials touted recent progress in intellectual-property protection in China and called for continued efforts, even as US and Chinese companies engage in high-profile battles over famous names such as iPad and Michael Jordan.

Apple Bolsters Ties With China's Leadership

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Zhongnanhai, Beijing, China
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Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook met with senior Chinese leader Li Keqiang this week, in the strongest signal yet that the company is strengthening ties in a market it long neglected.

Web Takes Star Turn in China

Location:
Beijing, China
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Government restrictions are driving young Chinese to turn off their TV sets and turn on their computers. Advertisers and Western studios are right there with them.

Google Softens Tone on China

Location:
Google Beijing, No. 1 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing, 100084, China
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Google, which pulled its Web-search engine out of mainland China two years ago after a confrontation with Chinese authorities over censorship, has renewed its push to expand there, in an acknowledgment that it can't afford to miss out on the world's biggest Internet market.

Beijing Tightens Cyber Controls

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Beijing, China
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China is launching its strongest official measure yet to quell electronic expressions of discontent, clamping down on its versions of Twitter that have increasingly fueled once-rare protests and threaten to undermine its leaders' firm hold on power.

China Telecom, China Unicom Face Monopoly Probe

Location:
Beijing, China
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Chinese officials unveiled an unusual investigation into two major state-controlled companies over alleged monopolistic activity in the market for broadband Internet service, in a big test for China's three-year-old antitrust law.

Huawei Aids Iran

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When Western companies pulled back from Iran after the government's bloody crackdown on its citizens two years ago, a Chinese telecom giant filled the vacuum.

China Looks at Baidu

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Baidu, Shangdi 10th Street, Beijing, 100085, China
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Chinese Internet-search company Baidu said Chief Executive Robin Li met recently with two senior Chinese officials, the latest in a series of high-level official visits with Web companies as the government tries to tighten control of the sector.

China's 'Twitter' Has Big Dreams

Location:
Sina Corp, Beijing, China
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Charles Chao has built Sina Corp. into a Chinese Twitter. Now he wants it to be a Chinese Facebook, too.

Official Chinese Media Lash Out at Google

Location:
Beijing, China
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A leading Chinese government newspaper lashed out at Google, saying the company's allegations of China-based hacking were a politically motivated attempt to spark new disputes between China and the US.

China Creates New Internet Overseer

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Beijing, China
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China announced a potentially powerful new agency to supervise the Internet, underscoring the evolving regulatory environment in the country just as interest in Chinese Web companies is soaring among global investors.

Internet Users Invent Ways to Outwit Beijing's Censors

Location:
Beijing, China
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Chinese Internet users are finding inventive ways to bypass Internet controls, as Beijing intensifies its efforts to stifle political dissent online, especially on popular microblogging sites.

Google Losing Ground in China

Location:
Google Beijing, No. 1 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing, 100084, China
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A year after Google moved its search services out of China, the Internet giant is struggling to maintain traction on a range of businesses in the country despite its executives' desire to keep growing in the wake of a feud with the Chinese government.

US Boosts Web Freedom Efforts in China, Iran

Location:
Beijing, China
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A day after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's pledge to promote Internet freedom, efforts by U.S. diplomats to generate debate on the issue on Twitter-like microblogs in China -- which has the world's most Internet users -- ran up against the country's sophisticated censorship system.

Google Seeks Beijing License

Location:
Google Beijing, No. 1 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing, 100084, China
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New Chinese licensing rules for online mapping services could provide the first measure of the government's attitude toward Google since the Internet giant stopped operating its Chinese Web-search site in March.

China Unicom to Raise iPhone Subsidy

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China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd. said it expects to provide hundreds of millions of dollars of subsidies to users who buy Apple's iPhone and other smartphones for use on the Chinese carrier's high-speed wireless network.

Top China Video Site Steps Up Its Piracy Fight

Location:
Beijing, China
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China's most popular online video site, Youku.com Inc., is trying to shed its reputation for abetting piracy by taking a page from YouTube's playbook: using technology to "fingerprint" videos, making it easier to find unlicensed copies.

Partner Defections, Ongoing Censorship Complicate Google's Plan to Keep Some Business in China

Location:
Google Beijing, No. 1 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing, 100084, China
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Google's plan to keep some of its China business while avoiding censorship is looking increasingly complicated as more Chinese partners turn away from the U.S. Internet giant and it becomes apparent that some remaining operations will continue to be censored.

Google Is Poised to Close China Site

Location:
Google Beijing, No. 1 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing, 100084, China
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Google appears increasingly likely to shutter its Chinese-language search engine, a step that would remove one of the last major foreign players from the world's most populous and fastest-growing Internet market.

Google Risks China Brain Drain

Location:
Google Beijing, No. 1 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing, 100084, China
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Technology companies in China have begun aggressively trying to poach talent from Google in the wake of its pledge to stop complying with Chinese government censorship rules.

Google's China Music Partner Faces Unsure Fate

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Hanging in the balance of Google Inc.'s possible withdrawal from China is the fate of the search giant's pioneering partnership with a Chinese company to distribute music free online.

Chinese Web Users Plan Tech Workarounds

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For Google users in China, the big question isn't whether the Internet giant retreats from China, but if Beijing retaliates by blocking Google's international search site.

Iran's Web Spying Aided By Western Technology

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The Iranian regime has developed, with the assistance of European telecommunications companies, one of the world's most sophisticated mechanisms for controlling and censoring the Internet, allowing it to examine the content of individual online communications on a massive scale.

Political Cues in China Web Filter

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Web-filtering software that the Chinese government will require on all new personal computers includes data files containing political keywords and Web addresses, suggesting it could block more than just pornography.