AllThingsD Week in Review: WhatsApp vs. Bullshit Metrics and Apple’s Tearjerker Ad

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Apple Strikes Long-Awaited Deal With China Mobile, With iPhone 5s and 5c to Hit Stores on January 17

At long, last the two companies have struck a deal to help Apple target one of its biggest opportunities in mobile.
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China to Spend $5 Billion on Microchip Industry

The Chinese government is spending almost $5 billion on a new fund to support the country’s microchip industry, as China moves to bolster what it has long considered a strategically important segment of its economy.

China Bitcoin Exchange CEO: We’re Not Giving Up Yet

“We got venture capital funding for a reason,” BTC China CEO Bobby Lee said. “To safeguard for this rainy day.”
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The Washington Post Is Hacked Again, and Again China Is Suspected

It’s the third time in as many years the paper’s systems have been breached.
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Viki Strikes Deal With Baidu to Bring Crowd-Translated Programming to China

“Hulu for the rest of the world” enters a big market.
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What Has the Titan Supercomputer Been Up To Lately? You Won’t Believe It.

Scientists are simulating how cells communicate, which could eventually lead to ways to stop diseases in their tracks.
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China Mobile Coy on iPhone Launch Timetable

At China Mobile’s forum to unveil its new fourth-generation mobile brand in Guangzhou, the company was still coy about its plans to offer Apple’s iPhones.

2013 Was a Huge Year for Android Gaming

And paid apps on both Android and iOS are falling deeper into obscurity.
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Shareholder Suit Accuses IBM of Concealing a Post-Snowden Backlash in China

Big Blue saw its sales fall considerably in China last quarter. A Louisiana pension fund argues that it was because of an association with the NSA.
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