China Bans Government Purchases of Windows 8, Surprising Microsoft

China is banning Windows 8 devices from at least some government IT purchases, in a mysterious move that took Microsoft off guard. The ban came from China‚Äôs Central Government Procurement Center, which posted a brief notice last Friday on new requirements for government tenders. Among the demands is that Windows 8 be excluded from the […]

Xiaomi Finding Its Groove in China Smartphone Market

With interesting designs, superior pricing and an innovative marketing strategy, China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi was able to become the top local brand in China in the first quarter of 2014, according to the recently published Digitimes Research China Smartphone Market and Industry Tracker report.