Apple China conditions not so bad, exec says: Apple's working conditions in China are improving, and were never as bad as media reports suggested, according to senior executive Jeff Williams.
"I couldn't be prouder of the work the team is doing making sure people who work there are treated fairly," Williams, a senior vice president, said Wednesday in an on-stage interview at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. "People are continuously getting paid more. Every year sales are increasing. We pay more than average rates in the area." (CNBC)
Google confirms a buy button is 'imminent': Google confirmed that it will soon give people the ability to buy products directly from its search page. (WSJ)
Alibaba's World: an insider's look at China's ecommerce powerhouse: Last September, Alibaba exploded onto the global tech scene with a record-breaking IPO that made it a household name of sorts even in the United States. But Jack Ma's juggernaut was not always so giant. In former Alibaba vice president Porter Erisman's memoir Alibaba's World: How a Remarkable Chinese Company is Changing the Face of Global Business, we are given a peek behind the scenes as one of China's most unlikely tech founders builds one of the globe's most valuable companies. (Tech In Asia)