Stories by Steven Schwankert

China defines Internet addiction

Internet addiction is on the rise in the world's largest Net market, and now Chinese doctors have officially defined it as an ailment.

Intel invests $170M in China, Dalian fab on track

Saying Intel will invest its way through the current economic crisis, President and CEO Paul Otellini put the company's money where his mouth is Tuesday, announcing US$170 million to be spent on new projects in China.

WSJ: Microsoft hires Seinfeld to bite Apple

Apple keeps pummeling Microsoft in its ads, and yadda yadda yadda, the world's largest software maker plans to hire comedian Jerry Seinfeld for its new marketing campaign, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Samsung releases 'green' handsets

Samsung Electronics has released three environmentally friendly handsets, using "green" materials for their exteriors and recycled ones inside.

Olympics: so far, so good, so what?

My editor's unhappy with me because I just filed this column rather late. I'm guilty as charged -- I had a chance to watch Roger Federer, Venus Williams, and Rafael Nadal, who is so the best tennis player in the world it's not even funny. All three played on the same night, on the same ticket and it was close enough to where I live that I took Beijing's new subway Line 10 home when it was over. So, sorry I'm late.

China hits back at US senator's spying claims

China's Foreign Ministry brushed off but did not specifically deny accusations that Chinese authorities are forcing foreign hotel chains operating here to install Internet eavesdropping devices ahead of the Olympics.

IOC caves to China Internet censorship

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) admitted Wednesday that it made a deal with Chinese officials to accept censorship of the Internet during the Beijing Olympic Games, which begin August 8.

Some Web sites blocked at China Olympic press center

Journalists connecting to the Internet at the Beijing International Media Center (BIMC) are discovering that despite promises of an open reporting environment, China is still blocking access to some Web sites.

Beijing prepares for 'High-tech Olympics'

All over Beijing, Olympic countdown clocks tick off the seconds that China has awaited for seven years: the moments until Aug. 8, 2008, at 8:00 pm, when the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics begin.

Sound the alarm, IPv6 execs say

The sky is falling on the number of global IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, and IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) is the solution, executives from major technology companies said Wednesday.

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