China’s Technology Ministry: Google has too much control over the country’s smartphone industry

According to a white paper, which has been authored by the research division of the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the smartphone industry in China is being excessively controlled by Google, via its popular Android mobile operating system; with the result that some domestic firms have been discriminated against by the Internet search giant.

First science and technology financial leasing firm approved in China

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce and State Administration of Taxation has recently given its approval to the first science and technology financial leasing firm, Zhongguancun Science and Technology Financial Leasing Co. Ltd.

African singer-activist Miriam Makeba honoured with a Google Doodle

On March 4, Internet search biggie Google honoured late African singer and prominent civil rights activist Miriam Makeba with a special Google Doodle to commemorate her 81st birthday.

German operator DT joins forces with Fon to expand its network coverage

In a partnership which will enable German operator Deutsche Telecom (DT) to expand its network coverage, the company has joined forces with crowdsourced Wi-Fi Hotspot provider Fon for building what it claims will be the biggest Wi-Fi hotspot network in Germany.