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+ - http://www.ophonesdn.com

Submitted by firedragon852
firedragon852 writes: The world's largest mobile operator, China Mobile, spent two years developing the OPhone mobile platform. The OPhone is a linux-based terminal software platform for mobile internet. OPhone SDK is a Software Development Kit designed for OPhone platform. It includes OPhone API, OPhone emulator, development tools, sample codes and sdk documentation. OPhone SDK is compatible with Android SDK, so developers can use both OPhone API and Android API to develop OPhone applications.
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+ - Blue-ray rejected in China, HD DVD lives->

Submitted by firedragon852
firedragon852 writes: The recently proposed Chinese high-def format (CH-DVD) is still alive, despite Blu-ray's domination in the worldwide market. The format has been renamed to "China Blue High-definition Disc" (CBHD) and will be officially announced before the Beijing Olympic Games in August.

CHDVD, a Chinese High-def DVD format based on the HD DVD standard. had been officially announced last September. The format was backed by China High-definition DVD industry Association (CHDA), the Optical Memory National Engineering Research Center (OMNERC) and the DVD Forum.

DVD Forum representatives told CDIRnfo that the Blu-ray camp did not agree to include any Chinese IPs in their proposed format for China. As a result, the Blu-ray was not included in the candidate formats.

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Social Networks

+ - Hutchison Whampoa invests in Facebook

Submitted by firedragon852
firedragon852 writes: Reported by Guardian Unlimited, Hong Kong Billionaire Sir Li Ka-shing, the man behind Hutchison Whampoa and therefore Orange and 3 UK, has reportedly invested $60m of his fortune into taking a piece of Facebook. The deal, reported by Kara Swisher on All Things Digital, is small change to a man who is reported to have a fortune of $23bn — placing in the Top 10 richest men in the world list.

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