Asia Tech

Google Maps gets a Pac Man makeover for April Fool’s Day

By Wed, Apr 01, 2015 11:07AM UTC

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The virtual streets of Google Maps are being transformed into Pac Man’s chomping grounds in celebration of April Fools’ Day.

Anti-censorship group: China behind cyberattacks on US sites

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015 5:59PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A group that helps Internet users in China see blocked websites says Chinese authorities are behind cyberattacks against the group’s site and a U.S.-based web resource for programmers that hosts some of the group’s data.

Huawei reports 2014 profit up 33 percent

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015 3:39PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Huawei Technologies Ltd., one of the world’s biggest makers of telecommunications equipment, says its 2014 profit rose 33 percent, helped by strong sales of smartphones.

Internet giant Yahoo shuts up shop in China

By Thu, Mar 19, 2015 6:17PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Yahoo Inc. has announced the closure of its last office in China, a research and development center in Beijing, in a new cost-cutting move.

Nintendo u-turns on mobile gaming, partners with DeNA

By Tue, Mar 17, 2015 5:00PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — After years of scoffing at the threat from smartphones, Nintendo Co. is doing an about face and entering an alliance with Japanese mobile game company DeNA Co. to develop games for mobile devices.