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Chinese mainland misses out on Apple Music launch

Chinese mainland misses out on Apple Music launch

The initial launch of Apple Music has skipped the Chinese mainland, but in future faces stiff competition from local music-streaming services Tencent and Baidu, which shoulder high-cost royalties in order to provide low-cost services to consumers.

July 2, 2015 by in Apple

WeChat faces shutdown in Taiwan

WeChat faces shutdown in Taiwan

Chinese technology giant Tencent may face penalties, including ceasing its business on the island, if Taiwanese authorities deem that it failed to properly register its popular messaging app WeChat.

June 18, 2015 by in Mobility

Installing Web plug-ins as a Vista non-administrative user

Installing Web plug-ins as a Vista non-administrative user

On a fresh installation of Windows Vista, we took screen shots when it came time to install Adobe's Flash plug-in into Internet Explorer for the first time. The sequence is especially interesting given Microsoft's emphasis on using Windows Vista as a non-administrative or "Lesser Privileged User" (LPU). Why? Because our first couple of attempt's failed. As it turns out, though, as best as we could tell, the failure had nothing to do with Vista, being an LPU, or Adobe's Flash. It has more to do the Web site that's calling for the Flash plug and how it responds when the Flash plug-in isn't there. In other words, depending on what site you go to, mileage may vary.

March 6, 2007 by in Windows

Chevy Tahoe's online ad contest

Chevrolet's contest to get consumers to create ad content for its Tahoe SUV has attracted a lot of satire ads. The rules say any attempt to "undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws." Here are some Tahoe clips from the contest you won't see on TV.

March 31, 2006 by in Legal

VMware takes on Microsoft competition

VMware's software allows Intel-based architecture to be partitioned into several independent virtual machines. In an exclusive Face to Face interview with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber, Diane Greene discusses the benefits of her company's technology, the competitive challenge Microsoft poses and her hopes for an IPO.

August 12, 2003 by in Microsoft

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