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The Japanese messaging app Line may be blocked in China, but it's still raking in cash from merchandise based on its cartoon characters at a huge mall in Beijing.
Tmall is a major shopping Web site in China with more than 70,000 merchants, and now Apple is getting in on the mix.
The company is reportedly hiring more than 200 people across security, environmental affairs, and retail positions.
As we mark the anniversary of Jobs' death, the popularity of Apple's products serves as living testament to his talent, and the nearly 400 Apple retail stores are a kind of monument to his accomplishments.
In 2011, Apple stores took in more revenue per square foot than any other retailer. For comparison, Apple had more than five times the revenue per square foot of Best Buy.
The company is pushing for a settlement in the "IPAD" trademark dispute with China-based Proview, according to a Chinese government newswire.
A Chinese court said it is pushing for settlement talks between Proview and Apple in the ongoing "IPAD" trademark dispute. But Apple is not likely to bow down to such demands.
CEO Tim Cook acknowledges that "we didn't bet high enough" in launching the new phone in China. Apple probably didn't expect the barrage of eggs, either.
A Chinese Apple store didn't open on time to let buyers pick up the iPhone 4S on its launch day... so customers egged it.
iPhone 4S sales are halted in China after one store was pelted with eggs when it told waiting customers that it would not be selling the new phone as scheduled, according to reports.