Webwire: China internet base tops 500m; Huawei invests $150m in India

Staff writer
12 Jan 2012

China's internet userbase passes 500m

The number of Chinese internet users grew to around 505 million as of the end of November, representing an internet penetration of 37.7%, data from the China Internet Network Information Center shows.


Huawei kicks extra $150m into India

Chinese vendor Huawei has commenced manufacturing in Chennai, India, and allocated an extra $150 million investment in its Indian operations to set up an R&D facility in Bangalore.

Economic Times

Apple buys memory maker Anobit for $390m

Apple has purchased Israeli flash memory developer Anobit, which produces a part used in the iPhone, for around $390 million – significantly below Anobit's asking price.


Motorola Mobility to use Intel Atom chips

Motorola Mobility has partnered with Intel to use the chipmaker's Atom low-power processors in its smartphones and tablets.

RTT News

Twitter attacks Google's search tweaks

Twitter has slammed recent tweaks to Google search results, which will prioritize search results from users' Google Plus circles, as “bad for people, publishers, news organisations and Twitter users.”
Sydney Morning Herald

Dutch court demands Pirate Bay block

A pair of Dutch ISPs have ten days to block access to file-sharing site Pirate Bay, a court ruled yesterday. The firms face fines of €10,000 ($12,500) a day if they fail to comply.

Wall Street Journal

IBM still top US patentee

Asia Pacific based firms are moving up US patent registration charts, however IBM remained the company that registered the most new patents in the country in 2011 – the 19th time in a row it has topped the table.


Dell plots consumer tab

PC maker Dell is gearing up to launch its first consumer tablet PC by end-2012.


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