Michael KanBeijing Correspondent, IDG News Service

Michael Kan covers IT, telecommunications, and the Internet in China for the IDG News Service.

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China intensifies Internet censorship ahead of military parade

As China prepares to celebrate a new national holiday, the country has been tightening its grip over the Internet by squelching online rumors, and cracking down on tools that can circumvent its censorship.

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Lenovo hands Motorola the smartphone creation reins

Lenovo's Motorola Mobility division will take over the company's smartphone development and manufacturing, as part of a reorganization that it hopes will cut costs and revitalize its handset business

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TSMC wins case in trade secret battle with Samsung

Taiwan's Supreme Court ruled in favor of TSMC in its lawsuit against Liang Mong-song, an executive who left the company back in 2009, and allegedly gave trade secrets to Samsung.

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Server growth remains healthy in Q2, despite fall in midrange systems

During the period, vendors together saw their server revenue grow by 6.1 percent year over year, to US$13.5 billion. Meanwhile, server shipments increased 3.2 percent from a year ago.

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Alibaba adds artificial intelligence capability to its cloud offerings

On Tuesday, the Chinese e-commerce giant announced DT PAI, a platform designed to comb through a client's data and analyze it for useful information.

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Lenovo's ZUK smartphone brand to use Cyanogen OS

Android OS developer Cyanogen is bringing its operating system to another Chinese smartphone, this time from a company founded by Lenovo.

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Huawei's new smartphone has a 180-degree rotating camera

On Thursday in Beijing, the Chinese company unveiled the Honor 7i product, which comes with a Sony 13-megapixel camera attached by a hinge.

Alibaba to open data center in Singapore, amid $1 billion cloud push

Alibaba Group's cloud business is targeting the Southeast Asian market with a new data center that will go online in Singapore this September.

China arrests 15,000 for Internet-related crimes

China's efforts to clean up the Internet have resulted in 15,000 arrests related to cybercrimes, authorities revealed on Tuesday.

Lenovo looks to India for smartphone boost

Lenovo announced on Tuesday it will start local smartphone manufacturing in India

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Tianjin explosion shuts down Chinese supercomputer

The Tianhe-1A was still running following the explosion

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HTC to cut work force by 15 percent, amid struggling smartphone sales

HTC is forming new business groups to focus on virtual reality and connected lifestyle products

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Lenovo's Motorola business to produce phones at quicker pace, less cost

Lenovo announced it would cut 3,200 jobs in its businesses

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Struggling Lenovo to cut 3,200 jobs, streamline handset business

Lenovo reported weak second quarter earnings

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Alibaba's cloud and mobile businesses soar, but total revenue disappoints

The company's revenue missed Wall Street's expectations