Another step ahead for Amazon in its bid to become the world's biggest cloud computing platform for businesses, and to specifically take aim at a big regional competitor in Asia, Alibaba. Today it announced that it would extend its Amazon Web Services suite of products to China beginning with a limited preview in early 2014. You can apply for early access on the AWS China homepage here. Read More
Chinese Ministry Critical Of Android’s Dominance — But How Much Power Does Google Really Have In China?
China's technology Ministry has criticised the dominance of Google's Android platform, according to Reuters. "Our country's mobile operating system research and development is too dependent on Android. While the Android system is open source, the core technology and technology roadmap is strictly controlled by Google," a Ministry whitepaper states. Read More
Chinese web and eCommerce giant Alibaba plans to spin off the team developing its first mobile OS -- Aliyun -- Reuters is reporting, you know, the OS Google claims is an inappropriate fork of Android. Let's call it a fork too far. Read More
While Marissa Mayer is busy trying to figure out what to do with Yahoo's new $4.5 billion in cash -- recently gained from selling 20 percent of its holdings in Alibaba back to, well, Alibaba -- the Chinese web and eCommerce giant has recently been in a heated exchange with Yahoo's old pal, Google. The fun apparently began after Taiwanese PC maker Acer cancelled the launch of its new phone in… Read More