Webwire: Chinese blog sites restored; Samsung plans China chip site
April 03, 2012
Chinese micro blogging sites Tencent and Sina plan to restore the ability to comment on news stories this morning. The government has faced widespread criticism after freezing the services over the weekend.
Samsung is constructing a semiconductor manufacturing plant in China to meet growing demand for smartphone silicon. The first phase will account for $2.3 billion out of a total budget of $7 billion.
Mobile operators in India have been given five more months to comply with the radiation norms as telecom minister Kapil Sibal has directed regulator DoT to postpone the April deadline to September 1.
Dell is boosting its cloud credentials by acquiring device-maker Wyse Technology. The firm has shipped 20 million units to-date, and will reportedly have a positive impact on Dell’s balance sheet in the back half of its 2013 fiscal year.
Microsoft is moving its European software distribution headquarters from Germany to the Netherlands, to avoid potential disruption in a patent dispute with Motorola.
More scrutiny is needed on UK government plans to require ISPs and telcos to store details of consumer’s phone calls, emails and web site visits for a year, the Information Commissioner’s Office claims.
First revenue drop in 13 years signals that smartphones and tablets are reaching market maturity