Webwire: Chinese blog sites restored; Dell acquire Wyse Technology
Chinese micro blogging sites Tencent and Sina plan to restore the ability to comment on news stories this morning. The government has faced widespread criticism after freezing the services over the weekend.
Dell is boosting its cloud credentials by acquiring device-maker Wyse Technology. The firm has shipped 20 million units to-date, and will have a positive impact on Dell’s balance sheet in the back half of its 2013 fiscal year.
Samsung is constructing a semiconductor manufacturing plant in China to meet growing demand for smartphone silicon. The first phase will account for $2.3 billion (€1.7 billion) out of a total budget of $7 billion.
Microsoft is moving its European software distribution headquarters from Germany to the Netherlands, to avoid potential disruption in a patent dispute with Motorola.
Lenovo’s new EMEA chief aims to become a top three player in the region by 2013. Gianfranco Lanci, the former chief of rival Acer, took the helm at Lenovo yesterday.
More scrutiny is needed on UK government plans to require ISPs and telcos to store details of consumer’s phone calls, e-mails and web site visits for a year, the Information Commissioner’s Office claims.