BEIJING: Lenovo is moving ahead on a grand strategy to compete against Apple worldwide.
Seeking Alpha reports that, "Lenovo () is meant to build "a leading internet-based smart devices and services business in China." The company will become operational on April 1, 2015, have its own name and brand, and "focus not only on devices, but also on software and application development and close customer engagement."
When Tim Cook was appointed as the CEO of Apple in 2011, many speculated that he was gay, but he refused to come out of the closet at that time. An article from Gawker dated January 10, 2011, called him, "the Most Powerful Gay Man in Silicon Valley."
According to Gawker, "It looks increasingly like Steve Jobs' reign at Apple is over. If the CEO doesn't return from his third, indefinite medical leave, COO Tim Cook will succeed him, marking a new era not only for Apple but for gay progress."
Apparently, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D.-La.) believes her messiah is President Barry Obama. She anointed the unpopular President as a "very positive light."
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President 's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race. In an interview with on Thursday, Landrieu was quoted as saying that the South "has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans."
The Funeral Museum has become the most popular tourist site in Vienna, Austria.
Channel NewsAsia reports that, "Just in time for Halloween on Friday (Oct 31) and a weekend devoted to the dead, Vienna's unashamedly morbid Funeral Museum is now closer to the action: the Austrian capital's huge Central Cemetery."
U.S. Envoy to Singapore Kirk Wagar has granted the green light for an indefinite delay on Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations.
According to Channel NewsAsia, "The negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) may be slow and laborious, but the timeline for the implementation of the ambitious free trade agreement should not be an issue as it is set to be a game changer for regional economies, United States Ambassador to Singapore Kirk Wagar said on Wednesday (Oct 29)."
Germany-based Siemens Corporation has overhauled their factories to operate fully on Internet communications.
Russia Today reports that, "As smartphones have revolutionized personal communication, German industry is looking to smart factories to improve the country’s industrial output. Leading the charge is conglomerate Siemens, and a facility in the small town of Amberg."
59 percent of teachers polled say they do not trust Jeb Bush's Common Core education initiatives.
According to the Daily Caller, "One day after a poll showing that a plurality of parents split opinions on Common Core, shows public school teachers are having major doubts about the new multistate education standards as well."
Mary Burke, a Democrat who is running for Governor of Wisconsin, performed so poorly in the family business that her own father was compelled to terminate her contract.
The Daily Caller reports that, "Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke got bad news in polls Wednesday, with the latest showing her to Republican Governor Scott Walker. But more than the polls, Burke got some bad news from her past."
BEIJING: Worldwide Ebola fears have sparked a new fashion trend: 'Made in China' Hazmat suits.
The People's Daily reports that, "A factory in China is working day and night to help in the fight against the Ebolaoutbreak by producing protective suits for healthcareworkers as demand surges. The plant, in Anqiu, Shandong province, which is owned by US protective clothing manufacturer Lakeland Industries, has expanded its capacity."
The government of Kazakhstan is planning to scrap all of its Green Energy projects in the works.
The Asia Times reports that, "From small villages to big cities, wherever you go in Kazakhstan these days, billboards offer reminders that Astana is gearing up to host Expo 2017, the next World’s Fair. Kazakhstan helped to secure the right to host the event with a pledge to emphasize green energy alternatives."