Michael KanBeijing correspondent, IDG News Service, IDG News Service

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

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Foxconn mulls building TVs, display panels in Arizona

Aiming to produce more electronics with the "Made in USA" label, Foxconn said Saturday it was considering setting up a factory in Arizona.

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Do-or-die time for Acer as it hunts for winning strategy

With consumers flocking to tablets and smartphones, Acer’s once-thriving PC business has been left in the dust.

Surging mobile sales help PC king Lenovo haul in cash

Chinese PC maker Lenovo posted a 36 percent year-over-year growth in its net profit in the third quarter, with demand for the company's smartphones and tablets continuing to outpace shipments for its PC products.

Dell faces scrutiny for alleged labor violations at factories in China

Workers at four Dell suppliers in China are allegedly enduring long overtime hours and facing exposure to toxic fumes, according to new reports from watchdog groups.

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iPhone 5s props up Apple's market share in China, but Samsung still leads

With the arrival of the iPhone 5s, Apple regained its spot among the top five smartphone makers in China during the third quarter.

Acer CEO resigns as company plans restructuring and layoffs

Acer CEO J.T. Wang is resigning from his post at the Taiwanese PC maker and will be replaced by president Jim Wong as part of a corporate restructuring that will try to revitalize the company's sagging fortunes.

Chinese professor builds Li-Fi system with retail parts

The equipment is big and expensive, with the research costs at almost US$500,000. But by just using retail components, Chinese professor Chi Nan has built her own Li-Fi wireless system that can use LED lights to send and receive Internet data.

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Microsoft uses Kinect to interpret sign language from deaf people

It can already read hand and body movements, but Microsoft's Kinect technology is incorporating sign language into its motion-sensing vocabulary, too.

Taiwan protests Apple maps that show island as a Chinese province

Taiwan is demanding Apple revise its mapping software and remove a label that describes the island as a province of China, rather than as a sovereign state.

Baidu's profit flat on growing investments in mobile

Chinese search giant Baidu's profit was flat in the third quarter because of expenses on marketing its mobile services and investing in research.

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Google isn't the only search giant creating a smartwatch, China's Baidu opens a wearable site

Chinese search giant Baidu is gearing up to break into the wearable devices market, with what appears to be software made to run on smartwatches, and even weighing scales.

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Samsung's profit up 26 percent on memory chip, smartphone sales

Despite the rise in quarterly profit, the world's largest smartphone maker said shipments of high-end smartphones was flat quarter-over-quarter.

In rerun of Apple debacle, Samsung apologizes in China after state media criticism

Like Apple, rival Samsung is apologizing to Chinese consumers after the country's state media criticized the vendor for failing to fix glitches in several of its phones.

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Taiwan fines Samsung for defaming HTC with fabricated reviews

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission said it was punishing Samsung with a $341,037 fine for deceiving consumers with its marketing activities.

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Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Round: few new features, but posh design

What different advantages can a curved screen bring to a smartphone? Well, not a whole lot. But Samsung's newest smartphone, the Galaxy Round, comes off as a posh device that may be the company's best looking handset yet.

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