|App stores must register with state: China - |
App stores in China must register with the state from Monday, a government statement said, as China tightens its control over the internet. App stores are "not strict" when they examine and approve apps, the China Cyberspace Administration, the country's internet watchdog, said in a statement. China's ruling Communist party oversees a vast censorship apparatus designed to censor online content deemed politically sensitive, while blocking some Western websites and the services of internet giants including Facebook, Twitter and Google.
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|Baidu hires Microsoft expert in artificial intelligence push - BEIJING (AP) — Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular Internet search engine, said Tuesday it has hired a former Microsoft executive and artificial intelligence specialist to improve its competitiveness in the field. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:21:07 -0500|
|Apple’s UK App Store prices will rise 25 percent following Brexit currency fluctuations - |
Prices in the UK’s App Store are set to rise 25 percent as the pound continues to lose value after Brexit. According to a letter sent to Apple developers reported by 9to5Mac and confirmed by The Verge, the cost of the former cheapest apps will rise from £0.79 to £0.99, while the next tier of prices will be bumped from £1.49 to £1.99, and games like Super Mario Run which previously cost £7.99 will now set UK customers back £9.99. This latest round of price changes doesn’t just affect the UK (customers in India and Turkey are also going to see increases), but the extra cost is certainly a side-effect of currency fluctuations following Brexit.
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