Ride-sharing company backed by Apple just bought Uber China


Apple's "strategic" investment is paying off.
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Apple’s decision to invest $1 billion in “Chinese Uber” Didi Chuxing earlier this year is proving a smart move after the company bought out the real Uber in China — bringing an end to what was proving to be a costly and bitter battle over the Chinese lift-sharing market.

Chinese youths smashing their iPhones in protest against U.S.


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Apple is running into more problems in China.
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Tim Cook has been open about the fact that he views China as Apple’s future biggest customer, but right now it sure seems like the company can’t get too many breaks there.

Not only has Apple had its products booted off the list of approved state purchases in China, been forced to shut down its iBooks Store and iTunes Movies in the country, and been sued for broadcasting an obscure patriotic movie from 1994, but now young people are reportedly smashing their iPhone to protest U.S. foreign policy.