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Baidu Names Lenovo Chairman, Former Uber CFO as Board Directors — Baidu Inc. named the chairman of the world's largest personal-computer maker to its board of directors as China's largest search-engine provider looks offline for future growth. Yang Yuanqing, chairman of Lenovo Group Ltd., and former Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Financial Officer Brent Callinicos will join Baidu's board effective Thursday.

Taiwan Issues Land Warning, Cancels Work as Typhoon Dujuan Nears — Taiwan issued a land warning and canceled work and classes in northern regions as Typhoon Dujuan approached from the east. Taipei City, New Taipei City, Keelung City and Taoyuan City met the criteria for shutdowns on Monday, which is already a public holiday for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Foxconn Nears Deal to Control Sharp's LCD Business — Foxconn Technology Group has signed a letter of intent to buy a stake in Sharp Corp.'s liquid-crystal display business in a deal that would give Foxconn management control as the Japanese electronics maker spins off the unit, according to people familiar with the plan.
Sep 25, 2015

The man who was "fooled" may pull off a long-awaited deal Foxconn Near Deal to Control Sharp's LCD Business @business

Sep 25, 2015

RT @tculpan: The man who was "fooled" may pull off a long-awaited deal Foxconn Near Deal to Control Sharp's LCD Business @business

TSMC's Fourth-Quarter Guidance Misses Estimates on Weak Demand — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. gave revenue guidance below analysts' estimates, putting the chipmaker on track for its first quarterly sales drop in four years amid a weak smartphone market. Fourth-quarter sales will be NT$198 billion to NT$204 billion, the world's largest customer chipmaker said, compared with estimates for NT$213 billion.

Chip Packager ASE Wins Battle for $1.1 Billion Stake in Rival — Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Co. won its battle to buy a $1.1 billion stake in Silicon Precision Industry Co. in a rare hostile Taiwan offer. Investors tendered almost 1.15 billion shares in SPIL after ASE offered NT$45 per share for 779 million shares of its local competitor, ASE said.

Kickstarter Makes Itself Legally Bound to Pursue Public Benefit — Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has reincorporated as a Public Benefit Corporation, joining U.S. companies like Patagonia Inc. in legally enshrining the pursuit of social values in their business. The service known for pooling funds from individual investors for electronic gadgets and movies has changed its name to Kickstarter PBC from Kickstarter Inc., the company said on its blog.
Sep 21, 2015

RT @business: Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has reincorporated as a Public Benefit Corporation

China’s Google Tries to Move Offline — Baidu runs China's primary search engine, but with the PC search business maturing and the economy slowing, Chairman Robin Li has been looking to diversify. In the past two years, he's pushed Baidu deeper into the kinds of e-commerce businesses dominated by China's other two big Internet companies, Alibaba and Tencent.
Sep 17, 2015

China's Google, Baidu, plans to spend $US2.5b on e-commerce plays - already dabbling in deliveries, taxis & karaoke…

Baidu Ready for More Deals, Seeks Companies With Good Stories — Baidu Inc.'s spending spree on investments ranging from group-buying sites to online travel agents isn't over, with Chairman Robin Li keen on adding to the company's cash-cow search business. "I actually prefer buy to build in almost any case," Li said during an interview in Beijing last week. "Timing is everything.
Sep 15, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: More from my chat with Baidu's Robin Li. "I prefer to buy than build."…

Baidu’s Li Says Investors Don’t Get China’s Coming Internet Boom — For more than a decade, Baidu Inc.'s Robin Li has been the top provider of search services for China's Internet population. Now he wants to help them get laundry delivered, book a doctor's appointment or hire a chef to cook in their homes.
Sep 13, 2015

Baidu’s Robin Li Says U.S. Investors Don’t Get China’s Coming Internet Boom via @business nice story from @tculpan

Sep 13, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: My interview with Baidu's Robin Li. Future of China, the Internet, and What Investors Don't See…

Sep 14, 2015

RT @davemcclure: Bloomberg: Baidu's Li Says Investors Don't Get China O2O Internet Boom via @nuzzel

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Alibaba’s Ma to Attend U.S. Meeting With China Internet Minister — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. founder Jack Ma will attend a technology summit being organized by China's Internet regulator during President Xi Jinping's visit to the U.S. later this month. Ma's attendance was confirmed by the company in an e-mail Wednesday. The New York Times, citing people it didn't identify, reported earlier that the meeting was set to take place Sept.
Sep 09, 2015

Alibaba’s Ma to Attend U.S. Meeting With China Internet Minister

Sep 09, 2015

RT @business: Alibaba's founder Jack Ma will attend a tech summit during President Xi's visit to the U.S. next month

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Oct 13, 2015

RT @Alizila: Jack Ma : GMV this year is as big as Wal-Mart, globally. It took them more than 60 years to reach that. We're only 16!

Oct 12, 2015

Tsinghua IS talking with Micron, but how about talk of buying Toshiba, Hynix or SanDisk? Chairman Zhao explains

Oct 12, 2015

My spidey senses go on high alert when I hear a tech exec say "it's going to work perfectly with.."

Oct 12, 2015

At Acer presser we learn once again the "dangers" of live demos. oops.

Oct 12, 2015

It's official! Kau stays Micron chair, moves to Tsinghua "as one of 3 global EVP, responsible for memory biz"…

Oct 12, 2015

RT @harribellthomas: "Your password contains invalid characters." No, your startup contains incompetent engineers.

Oct 11, 2015

RT @technology: Dell will announce Monday that it’s acquiring data storage company EMC by @sherman4949

Oct 08, 2015

The Man Who Makes Your IPhone is donating $200m. Terry Gou giving his Hon Hai 2014 dividends to healthcare foundation

Oct 08, 2015

Bad news for Baidu Dianping and Meituan Announce Strategic Cooperation

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