China Tech News — Liu Qiangdong, founder of JD, said that considering the extensive influence of American brands, products and market, America is the first choice for JD to build its first branch outside Asia. This new R&D center will help American retailers, business partners and various brands to establish and enlarge their influence in China via the shopping platform of JD.
MIS Asia — “It is important to note that this is not an exhaustive list of all the intrusions from Chinese-government affiliated actors we have detected during this time period; it is limited only to commercial entities that fit squarely within the hacking prohibitions covered under the Cyber agreement,” says CrowStrike CTO Dmitri Alperovitch.
MIS Asia — Sage Microelectronics (SageMicro), a four-year-old company based in Hangzhou, China, plans to release an 8TB solid-state drive (SSD) next month as it attempts to break into the U.S. market. The company, which emerged from quiet mode last year, already sells a 5TB SSD in a 2.5-in. form factor, along with SD cards and NAND flash memory controllers. The 8TB SSD simply adds another stack of eMMC flash memory crammed into a 9.5mm-high SSD.
Taiwan Today — Taiwan ranks fifth globally in the number of patents acquired in the U.S., according to a technological competitiveness report published Oct. 13 by Taipei City-based National Applied Research Laboratories. For the period 2009 to 2013, Taiwan obtained more than 40,000 patents in the U.S., or 3.62 percent of the total number granted.
Venture Beat — JD.com, China’s second largest ecommerce company by sales behind leader Alibaba, on Monday announced the opening of its first U.S. office — a research and development center located in Silicon Valley. The focus is expected to be on cloud computing, mobile applications, and big-data infrastructure.
Computer World — Continuing the expansion of its AliCloud cloud computing business, Alibaba Group is setting up a second data center in Silicon Valley. The Chinese company said customers could apply from Monday for services from the data center, which will span over 10 cloud services including Elastic Compute Service, offering scalable computing services, an Analytic Database Service that provides real-time, high-concurrency online analytical processing, and a Cloud Monitor System using an open platform for the real-time monitoring of sites and servers.
Deal Street Asia — Wipro Ltd’s corporate venture arm Wipro Ventures plans to invest in early-stage venture capital (VC) funds based in the US even as it buys minority stakes in early-to-mid-stage start-ups to help fill gaps in its own range of offerings. Wipro’s $100 million corporate venture arm, overseen by Rishad Premji, son of chairman Azim Premji, has minority stakes in four US-based start-ups; India’s third-largest software services firm has until now shied away from investing in VC funds.
Jewo City — Following the announcement, Kumar Sundaram wrote on Asia Progressive that Modi and Zuckerberg have come together to “end net neutrality in India“. While Mr Modi said India-US partnership was driven by economic ties, Mr. Obama said: “We also had a chance to talk about trade and investment”, adding that Mr. Modi is hoping that Indian Americans can contribute to India’s growth. The Internet entrepreneur and computer programmer also chose to include the Indian tricolour in his own Facebook profile picture.
IT News — US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jingping said they had reached a “common understanding” on curbing economic cyber espionage, but Obama remained wary and said he would impose sanctions on Chinese hackers who persist with cyber crimes.
Times of India — NEW YORK: Innovation, entrepreneurship, technology and renewable energy would be the focus of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Silicon Valley over the weekend where he will meet CEOs of top American companies like Apple, Microsoft, Google and Tesla. On the first day of his arrival in Silicon Valley on September 26, Modi would visit the campus of iconic Tesla where he would be welcomed by its CEO Elon Musk. Modi would have a look at some of their path breaking inventions, particularly in the renewable energy sector.
Business Insider — Some of the most powerful tech leaders got together in Seattle to greet Chinese President Xi Jinping on his visit to the US Wednesday. And based on the group photo tweeted out by Seattle Times reporter Matt Day, it was a star-studded event:
Sydney Morning Herald — The Hawaiki submarine cable project, designed to connect high speed broadband between Australia, New Zealand and the United States, has launched a belated attempt to raise $US150 million – half of its total construction cost.Most of the global internet’s content currently comes from the United States where companies like Google and Facebook are based.
Jakarta Globe — Jakarta. Indonesian state-owned telecommunications provider Telkom says it aims to take 100 percent control of Guam-based GTA Teleguam, as part of its overseas network expansion. Telkom agreed in May to buy GTA Teleguam from the Japanese private equity firm Advantage Partners, but has since kept the details under wraps.
Network World — Fujitsu, the Japanese technology company with an international IaaS cloud offering, confirmed that it had a significant outage to the company’s California data centers last month. The company has released scant details about the outage, but at least one customer told Network World his service was out for five days. Fujitstu issued a statement noting that it is still investigating the situation, but revealed that it was caused by a loss of power to the company’s Sunnyvale data center.
Fierce Telecom — The FCC plans to extend mandatory reporting on service outages to submarine cable systems by issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) during its monthly meeting in September. It will consider a draft NPRM that proposes to require submarine cable licensees to report significant outages in appropriate detail through the FCC’s Network Outage Reporting System (NORS), where other wireline and wireless communications providers already report outages.
KUAM — Telkom Indonesia is the company that is looking to acquire GTA TeleGuam. In a recent hearing held by the Public Utilities Commission, company representatives laid out a point-by-point presentation on why the PUC should approve the deal. Indonesia’s largest telco says it is a cash-rich, low-debt, high-growth company. Total group revenues for 2014 were US$7.2 billion, with gross income of $3.7 billion and net income of $1.7 billion.
The Register — US data center outfit Telx, target of a takeover bid by Digital Realty, has gone offshore for the first time, joining the Google-backed FASTER submarine cable consortium. Telx’s Hillsboro server barn in Oregon, US, will be the termination point for an undersea cable that will link the Pacific Northwest to Asia. The fiber-optic pipeline will carry up to 60Tbps of internet traffic between the two continents.
Business Wire — NTT America, the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation and WTG a leading global distributor of connectivity services, today announced they have entered into a strategic agreement to equip WTG agents and VAR partners with ICT solutions that facilitate the rapid growth and global expansion of both disruptive and established Internet-centric businesses, mid-market companies and enterprises from Silicon Valley and across the nation.
Datacenter Knowledge — Ramping up its push into the US cloud services market, Chinese internet giant Alibaba’s cloud arm Aliyun is planning a second cloud data center on US soil. The announcement comes about four months after the company announced the launch of its first US data centerin Silicon Valley.
Want Chinat Tmes — China’s largest online direct sales company, JD.com, on Monday announced launch of a “US Mall,” where Chinese customers can buy authentic products that are imported from the United States. At the launch event held on Monday, JD.com founder and CEO Richard Liu made a special mention that his company will feature authentic products from Taylor Swift, including a line of clothes that the artist is designing exclusively for JD.com customers.