Apple Board member, Andrea Jung, has been moved into a key role as Apple’s co-lead director. Jung is fluent in Mandarin and has very strong China business connections. This move bodes well for Apple’s expanding role in China. Update – Feb. 24, 2010: Bloomberg (Connie Guglielmo): Apple Inc., after facing criticism that its board is too [...]
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Update Feb 25, 2010: Apple Plans 25 Stores in China > read more Feb 23, 2010: There have been rumors for months that Apple would open a store in Shanghai. The rumors took on credence by way of brief mention in The Wall Street Journal last November. And now today (Feb 23) Apple Chief Operating [...]
No great surprise, but it’s interesting to see that Apple’s China website is now taking indications of interest (notify me) for the “soon to launch” iPad. Once you input your e-mail, the site thanks you for your interest and explains that you will be notified once more information about ordering iPad is available. This does [...]
Update: February 8, 2010: Thanks to a recent regulatory filing (SEC 13F), China’s sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation (CIC) provided a rare glimpse into its U.S. listed assets ($9.63 billion). CIC holdings includes a nominal position in Apple, Inc. ($6.3 million). While the amount invested in Apple (AAPL) is “play money” for China, it’s [...]
Update – January 19, 2010: A Google spokesman has confirmed the postponement of the launch of two Android phones in China. The manufacturers are Motorola and Samsung and China Unicom would have been the carrier. The future of the Android HTC Nexus One (so called Google phone) in China remains in doubt. January 18, 2010: The [...]