China Overtakes US as Largest Market for PCs

The PC turned 30 on August 12th, the anniversary of the IBM 5150’s launch in 1981. For the first time since, the US has been displaced as the PC’s largest market, as declining American sales met surging demand from...

Cisco, HP Poised to Help China Keep an Eye on Its Citizens

As Microsoft draws fire for agreeing to censor search results in its new collaboration with Baidu, The Wall Street Journal reveals the roles of technology firms including Cisco and HP in a new surveillance system in Chongqing....

HP China to hire over 1,000, biggest ever – People’s Daily

From People’s Daily Online (link) Hewlett-Packard (HP), U.S. technology giant, plans to recruit more than 1,000 workers on the Chinese mainland by the end of this year. The aggressive move, experts says, underlines that China is becoming a source of talent for multinationals, instead of merely a manufacturing centre and a market. HP’s current 5,000 […]



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