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Youku Tudou Launches Interactive Entertainment Platform

Youku Tudou, China’s largest online video site with more than 450 million users, is seeking to step up engagement with its audience by letting fans directly connect with celebrities who appear on the site’s original programming.<p>It announced today the beta launch of an interactive entertainment …

Apple might finally sell a cheap iPhone—at least in India

Apple is planning to sell the iPhone 4—an older, discontinued version of its flagship smartphone—for around RS 15,000 (about $250) in India, according to a report by the Times of India, citing four unnamed Indian firms that work with Apple. The price, among the cheapest in the world for an …

Uber Will Focus On Southeast Asia Launches Over The Next Two Months

Uber is preparing to launch in several Southeast Asian cities over the next few weeks, said its head of Asian expansion in an interview last week. The well-funded startup’s decision to focus there is a sign of the many opportunities for consumer mobile startups in Southeast Asia. Not only are there …

BlackBerry, Foxconn partnership comes with back story

Over the past five years, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. has developed two very divergent reputations.<p>Better known to most of the world as Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer is perhaps the most famous and successful member of its industry – the company responsible for assembling …

Apple kicks off 'made in USA' push with Mac Pro

Apple will take orders Thursday for the new Mac Pro personal computer, which is being built in Texas with components made domestically as part of Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook's $100 million "made in the USA" push.<p>"We have begun manufacturing the Mac Pro in Austin," Cook wrote in a posting …

Apple's Supplier Labor Practices In China Scrutinized After Foxconn, Pegatron Reviews

Nearly two years after Apple called on the Fair Labor Association to assess working conditions and labor practices at its partners’ facilities in China, the FLA said it’s completed its inspections of the company’s largest supplier, Foxconn, which assembles the iPhone and iPad.<p>And while working …