Has Apple Hit a Wall in China?

Or a speed bump?
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U.S. Requests Snowden’s Extradition From Hong Kong

The United States has contacted authorities in Hong Kong to seek the extradition of Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked classified information on U.S. surveillance programs to the media. White House National Security Adviser Tom Donilon confirmed the extradition request to CBS News on Saturday afternoon, saying he feels that the U.S. government has a “good case” against Snowden, and expects Hong Kong to comply with its request.

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Snowden’s Claims Complicate U.S.-China Ties

The debate over cyber security between the U.S. and China could shift following claims by a former U.S. contractor that Washington has hacked computers in Hong Kong and mainland China since 2009, complicating the potential for warming ties following last weekend’s presidential summit.

Co-Founder Yat Siu on Animoca’s Big Menu of “Fast Food” Mobile Games

With more than 350 games, Animoca is all about quantity, and its co-founder says being based away from Silicon Valley helps.
Pretty Pet Salon is one of the more popular games Animoca has published, and started a "Pretty Pet" franchise.

iPad Mini “The Next Big Thing” in China

“Insatiable demand.”
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An Archivist Still Wired for Analog

The most important guy in New York City for CRT modification.

Apple Store Lottery the Only Cure for Hong Kong’s iPhone 5 Fever

“Your best bet is the Apple Store lottery, but that’s a total crapshoot.”
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Apple’s iTunes Store Goes Live in Hong Kong, Singapore and Ten Other Asian Countries

Apple debuted its iTunes Store to a dozen new markets in Asia today, bringing it to Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. This is the company’s first big iTunes push into Asia since it launched the store in Japan back in 2005. The iTunes Store is still not available in China, Apple’s fastest growing market.

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