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China bans Facebook messaging service WhatsApp

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 7 Months ago
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The Chinese government has disabled Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp, the New York Times reports. Nadim Kobeissi, an applied cryptographer at Paris-based research firm Symbolic Software, told the Times his company began noticing slowdowns in the service Wednesday. By Monday, the block had become comprehensive. Authorities blocked video-chat and file-sharing functions within WhatsApp in mid-July, but […]

Jack Ma Takes Alibaba to the Top: IPO Prices at Top of Range, Raising $21.8 billion

  • Blaine Martin
  • 4 Years ago
  • 0
Alibaba Group, headed by Jack Ma, has asked for a $22B I.P.O. It’s the biggest one ever in the United States, and on the surface, it seems like a great move. Alibaba Group is not only the premiere e-commerce company in China; it’s the world’s largest Internet e-commerce company that boasts 231 million active buyers. […]

WeChat Helps Hospital Patients

  • Blaine Martin
  • 4 Years ago
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  WeChat, China’s top mobile messaging application is being used to make hospitals more efficient and help improve patients’ overall visiting experience. Improving hospital services is a priority because China’s top hospitals see an average of 10,000 patients on a daily basis. Outside pressure has had an adverse effect the behavior of doctors, which thereby […]