Michael KanBeijing correspondent, IDG News Service, IDG News Service

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

We're not saying Glass is coming soon, but Google is making all the right production moves

Google appears to be preparing to ramp up production of its Google Glass product with an investment in a Taiwanese chip maker that manufactures components used in the wearable device.

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UK to probe Huawei's cybersecurity evaluation center

The U.K. government is launching a review of a vetting process for products from Huawei Technologies, reflecting continuing security concerns about the Chinese company.

TSMC

Chipmaker TSMC reports Q2 profit up 24 percent

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said its net profit in the second quarter grew 23.8 percent year over year, driven by demand for faster and power-efficient chips for mobile phones built with its new 28-nanometer manufacturing process.

China's Internet users grow to 591 million

China's Internet populace grew to 591 million by the end of June, as more new users in the country relied on handsets to go online, according to a non-profit research group.

Baidu

China's Baidu to acquire local app stores for $1.9 billion

China's largest search engine Baidu is planning to acquire two leading app stores in the country for $1.9 billion, as the company seeks to expand its presence in the mobile Internet space.

Google China

Head of Google China leaves post, to be replaced by executive from Europe

Google's leader for its China operations, John Liu, is leaving his position as the company continues to maintain a low-key presence in the nation following heated disputes over online censorship.

htc

HTC Q2 profit down 83 percent

HTC's second quarter net profit plummeted 83 percent year on year as sales of the company's latest flagship handset failed to meet expectations.

trojan horse

China sees rise in international Trojan and botnet attacks

China saw an increase in Trojan and botnet attacks coming from other countries in 2012, as the amount of mobile malware in the country also surged, according to a local security group.

WeChat marketing campaign

China's Tencent seeks to accelerate growth of WeChat outside China

Chinese Internet giant Tencent is rolling out a global marketing campaign for its WeChat messaging app in a bid to expand the product's reach across 15 different markets, and boost its popularity among users outside China.

Apple's iWatch trademark filings spotted in Taiwan, Mexico

Apple has filed for the "iWatch" trademark in two more countries - Mexico and Taiwan, signaling that the company could be preparing to launch a smart watch.

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Foxconn wearable tech

Foxconn eyes smartwatches with new wristband technology

Manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group also wants to ride the upcoming wave of wearable tech, and has unveiled a wristband that can monitor a user's health and sync with a smartphone.

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Foxconn to speed up 'robot army' deployment

Manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group is on track with its goal to a create a "million robot army", and already has 20,000 robotic machines in its factories, said the company's CEO Terry Gou on Wednesday.

HP's Slate 21 all-in-one PC rocks Android, not Windows

Hewlett-Packard is also bringing Android to the PC, and has unveiled a 21.5-inch all-in-one desktop installed with Google's operating system.

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HTC One

HTC One, Droid DNA and more face possible U.S. ban in Nokia patent spat

The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to investigate HTC for patent infringement based on a complaint Nokia filed in May that targets several phones from the Taiwanese handset maker, including the HTC One.

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Lenovo Miix

Lenovo outs a new $500 Windows 8 tablet and 5 touch-based laptops

Lenovo is bringing another Windows 8 tablet to market -- this one made with keyboard cover in mind -- along with five new touch-based laptops that are slated to arrive globally in July and August.