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63M Users Skirt Chinese Facebook, Twitter Ban
2012-09-28 21:46:05

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When parents forbid their kids from an activity, those kids are bound to find a way to take part anyway. That's apparently what happened when China banned social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter from the population. Citizens of China found a workaround in using proxy servers and the number of people in China visiting those sites is growing significantly, according to data from GlobalWebIndex. A post on...

Two Chinese Internet Powerhouses Strike Partnership
2012-07-31 14:34:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Two of China's Internet giants are teaming up to share mobile search results and content between their platforms. Baidu, the country's main search engine, is partnering with Sina, which run's the country's most popular micro-blogging social network service. Under the deal, Sina plans to integrate Baidu search into its mobile site, while Baidu will have a cloud service with Sina's preinstalled social network app, Weibo. The...

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.