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Hollywood casts China's Taobao in antipiracy effort

The Chinese e-commerce giant has joined forces with the Motion Picture Association to curb the sale of counterfeit products.

By Sep. 7, 2012


At it again: Sellers in China offer iPhone 5 preorders

Opportunistic vendors on China's Taobao e-commerce service are selling preorders for Apple's iPhone 5 that range from a $160 deposit to a full, $1,100 payment for the device.

By Jul. 12, 2012


iPhone holds value better than do Samsung phones -- analyst

The current models of the iPhone have a better resale value than do various versions of Samsung's Galaxy phones, says analyst Gene Munster.

By Aug. 7, 2013


Alibaba to forbid Bitcoin sales on its Web site

China's e-commerce giant says selling the virtual currency will be banned on its site "in the interest of consumer protection."

By Jan. 8, 2014


Amazon in trouble with China over counterfeit book charges

The retail giant has been accused of offering counterfeit books through third-party sellers in China, says Chinese news site Sina Tech.

By Jun. 28, 2013


China chooses Ubuntu as state-endorsed operating system

Canonical, which runs Ubuntu, is working with the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on the project.

By Mar. 22, 2013


Hacked iTunes accounts on Chinese auction site

As many as 50,000 illegally obtained iTunes accounts were sold on Taobao, China's biggest consumer auction site, according to a Beijing-based newspaper.

By Jan. 10, 2011


iPhone 5 'already in production,' says Japan-based blog

If the next iPhone has entered production -- as a Japanese blog claims -- that would make a release in the coming months pretty likely.

By Jul. 15, 2012


Alibaba, Yahoo, Softbank settle Alipay rift

Yahoo and Softbank will remain Alibaba shareholders, but the Alipay settlement is designed so the three companies participate in future gains.

By Jul. 29, 2011


Is shopping site selling pirated iTunes gift cards?

iTunes gift cards have been pirated, and China's biggest C2C online shopping site, Taobao, is the platform used to sell the cards.

By Mar. 11, 2009