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Inside China’s Version of Silicon Valley

On the outside, China’s answer to Silicon Valley doesn’t look the part: It’s a crowded mass of electronics malls, fast-food joints and office buildings in northwest Beijing, bisected by congested highways.

ATD Week in Review: The Inside Story of Microkia, Apple in China and Yahoo’s Fashion Model Logo

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!
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Apple Will Hold Satellite iPhone Events in Beijing, Berlin and Tokyo

Apple has held events like these before, but never in China — home to China Mobile, the world’s largest wireless carrier.
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After Zynga Confirms 18 Percent Layoffs, It Lowers Guidance in All-In Mobile Move

More tough choices for the troubled gaming company.
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Zynga to Lay Off 520 Employees — 18 Percent of Staff — and Shutter New York and LA Offices in Refocus on Mobile

Right-sizing the gaming giant for the mobile market.
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Tesla’s Musk: This Is the Year We Make Money

More stores, more charging stations, more profits.
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NBC Holds One Last Olympic Victory Dance

The moral of the story: People really like to watch TV — even if they like to tweet otherwise.
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These Start-Ups Aren’t Goofing Off When It Comes to Microsoft’s Kinect

Eleven companies presented today to show off how they plan to use Microsoft’s motion-controlled Kinect accessory for applications beyond gaming.
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Sina, Tencent Shut Down Commenting on Microblogs

China has mounted a broad Internet crackdown.

Did Tim Cook Pay a Call on China Mobile to Talk iPhone?

Apple CEO Tim Cook traveled to China earlier this week to discuss intellectual property issues and greater cooperation, and perhaps something else: An iPhone deal with China Mobile.
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IPhone 4 Shortages in China