Stories by Steven Schwankert

China defines Internet addiction

Internet addiction is on the rise in the world's largest Net market, and now Chinese doctors have officially defined it as an ailment.

Intel invests $170M in China, Dalian fab on track

Saying Intel will invest its way through the current economic crisis, President and CEO Paul Otellini put the company's money where his mouth is Tuesday, announcing US$170 million to be spent on new projects in China.

AMD co-founder Turney dies

Ed Turney, who co-founded Advanced Micro Devices with seven others in 1969, died Wednesday at age 79, of brain cancer, his family said in a statement.

WSJ: Microsoft hires Seinfeld to bite Apple

Apple keeps pummeling Microsoft in its ads, and yadda yadda yadda, the world's largest software maker plans to hire comedian Jerry Seinfeld for its new marketing campaign, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Samsung releases 'green' handsets

Samsung Electronics has released three environmentally friendly handsets, using "green" materials for their exteriors and recycled ones inside.

Olympics: so far, so good, so what?

My editor's unhappy with me because I just filed this column rather late. I'm guilty as charged -- I had a chance to watch Roger Federer, Venus Williams, and Rafael Nadal, who is so the best tennis player in the world it's not even funny. All three played on the same night, on the same ticket and it was close enough to where I live that I took Beijing's new subway Line 10 home when it was over. So, sorry I'm late.

Olympic chief: 'no deal' on China Net censorship

International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge Saturday said there was "no deal" with Beijing Olympic officials to permit censorship of the Internet during the games, and lashed out at criticism of the IOC and its handling of the matter.

China hits back at US senator's spying claims

China's Foreign Ministry brushed off but did not specifically deny accusations that Chinese authorities are forcing foreign hotel chains operating here to install Internet eavesdropping devices ahead of the Olympics.

IOC caves to China Internet censorship

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) admitted Wednesday that it made a deal with Chinese officials to accept censorship of the Internet during the Beijing Olympic Games, which begin August 8.

Some Web sites blocked at China Olympic press center

Journalists connecting to the Internet at the Beijing International Media Center (BIMC) are discovering that despite promises of an open reporting environment, China is still blocking access to some Web sites.