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Six Reasons Why Chinese People Will Drive the Next Bull Market in Bitcoin

April 15, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Whatever the case against bitcoin as an alternative currency, there’s one country where people probably won’t need much persuading to join the craze. Here’s why China could drive a further bit-boom: 1. They’ve already done the whole virtual currency thing—with Q Coin. Or at least 100 million of them did. ...

Intel and Baidu Join Forces as They Scramble to Keep Up with Mobile Growth

April 12, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Intel is teaming up with leading Chinese search engine Baidu to develop software for China’s mobile internet market, partnering on a joint-innovation lab. Chinese companies manufacture the most PCs and smartphones in the world, making the venture a no-brainer for the US semiconductor maker. Meanwhile, Baidu’s product development has been ...

Tableau’s $150 million IPO offers more proof of Big Data’s big growth potential

April 4, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow “Visual analytics for everyone,” proclaims Tableau Software’s homepage. True to its word, the company makes software for creating maps and charts that is both free and Luddite-proof—enough, at least, to be popular among reporters at the Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post, as VentureBeat reports. Its bread and butter, ...

Did Tencent just build a way around the Great Firewall of China?

March 28, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Tencent, China’s largest tech company, just launched a multilingual version of its chat platform QQ on Facebook. QQ is the Chinese equivalent of Yahoo Messenger, circa 2003—only it has 800 million active users. And the version of QQ that Tencent made for Facebook isn’t much different: Its core function is ...

Diary of a Chinese Military Hacker: More Like ‘The Office’ Than James Bond

March 14, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This great profile of a one-time Chinese military hacker in the Los Angeles Times makes one thing clear about China’s military cyber hacking unit: It ain’t exactly Mission: Impossible. Here’s a rundown of the soul-crushing tedium—based in part on a blog written by a hacker named Wang—that any cubicle-dwelling worker ...

Analysis: Why Obama’s pick for Interior Secretary is a shrewd move

February 7, 2013 On the face of it, US President Barack Obama’s nomination of Sally Jewell to head up the Interior Department, which manages the country’s massive portfolio of public land use, is an unconventional one. Jewell has worked exclusively in the private sector—she’s currently the CEO of REI, which sells sporting and ...