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Ask the economist | China and the internet | The Economist

THE Chinese internet is booming. Twice as many Chinese use the internet than Americans. Chinese internet firms like Tencent, Baidu and Alibaba are …

Communist Party

China’s B2C E-commmerce Giant 360Buy Rebrands

One of the largest B2C e-commerce sites in China has rebranded to JD.com from 360buy.com. The old domain, 360buy.com, remains and will be redirected …

Customers

Voices in the wilderness

FOR THE country that invented paper it is no small irony that China's most innovative writing happens off the page. A number of authors, stifled by …

How the internet is making us poor

Everyone knows the story of how robots replaced humans on the factory floor. But in the broader sweep of automation versus labor, a trend with far greater significance for the middle class—in rich countries, at any rate—has been relatively overlooked: the replacement of knowledge workers with …

Income Inequality

Can Minuum Kill The QWERTY Keyboard?

The QWERTY keyboard is a technological cockroach, an 1880s invention that’s resisted the evolution of PCs, laptops, smartphones and even touch-screen smartphones. It’s not the fastest or most efficient way to type–that designation belongs to Dvorak or Colemak–but almost every sophisticated …

Touchscreens

Pocket aims to get on publishers’ good sides with a new read-it-later stats package

See how your stories are performing — and whether you have bragging rights over your newsroom cubicle-mate.<p>Pocket, one of the three biggest players in the read-it-later space (with Instapaper and Readability), just announced Pocket for Publishers, a suite of tools to track how your content is …