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Marketplace Tech for Friday, February 1, 2013

Feb 1, 2013
Chinese hackers infiltrated The New York Times for months, and the technique they used was something not so advanced -- email. Google’s “Project Glass” promises to put the functionality of a smart phone on your face. But is that what people want? And, the first down line you see on TV football games could be coming to a real-world Super Bowl, but not yet.
Posted In: Google, Google Glass, New York Times, hacking, China

The New York Times says it was attacked by Chinese hackers

Jan 31, 2013
A look at how Chinese hackers broke into the computer systems of The New York Times.
Posted In: New York Times, China, hacking

Chinese firm approved to buy U.S. electric car battery company

Jan 31, 2013
The U.S. government has approved China's largest auto parts maker Wanxiang's plans to buy A123 systems. The result might be a huge loss of jobs in America.
Posted In: China, electric cars, manufacturing

China's city dwellers struggle to cope with air pollution

Jan 30, 2013
China now burns nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined. That's one reason for the recent severe smog outbreaks that have many Chinese residents complaining about air pollution.
Posted In: China, pollution, smog

Using Startup Ethic to Fight Pirates, and Assessing Apple's Struggles

Jan 28, 2013
Can a tech entrepreneur create a 21st century privateer navy to thwart pirates in East Africa? And, do Apple's flat earnings mean its era of market dominance is over?
Posted In: apple, China, piracy

As Caterpillar's earnings go, so go U.S. exports

Jan 28, 2013
The construction and mining equipment giant's quarterly earnings could be a harbinger of things to come for the U.S. export market.
Posted In: Caterpillar, exports, China

Apple finds underage labor in its Chinese supply chain

Jan 25, 2013
The report on supplier responsibility from Apple indicates progress on working conditions and excessive overtime requirements at the tech giant's Chinese suppliers, including its largest supplier, Foxconn. But the report also revealed one supplier was employing child workers.
Posted In: Foxconn, apple, China, factory, The People Behind Your iPad

Tweeting videos through the Vine; Should Skype be more like Google?

Jan 25, 2013
Twitter new acquisition, Vine, allows users to share short videos. And, privacy advocates are demanding Skype be more transparent about what data it shares with the government.
Posted In: skype, Microsoft, Google, Twitter, social media, online privacy, China

The Street of Eternal Happiness: China's sandwich generation

Jan 24, 2013
A look at China's 'sandwich generation,' Chinese people in their 30s who carry the burden of caring for both their children and their parents. Being stuck in the middle is intensified for China's 30-somethings because they're typically only children and because of the historical arc of China's economy, they have almost nothing in common with their parents.
Posted In: sandwich generation, China

China's economic growth drops to 13-year low

Jan 18, 2013
The world's fastest growing economy just posted it's worst growth figures in over a decade. Is it time to be concerned?
Posted In: China, China's Economy, GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

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