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Morning news roundup for January 8, 2014


Hello! Here's your morning news roundup for January 8, 2014. China, China and China lead the news.

Apple has opened an official store on Tmall, China's massive online marketplace. The move comes as Apple looks to increase sales in the ever-important country with 1 billion consumers.

Apple will open its 10th retail store in China this week. As if it weren't obvious which country is Apple's new favorite, the company is opening its 10th retail store in China this week. The store will open on January 10 and be located at China Central Mall in Beijing's Chaoyang district.

iPhone prices get cut in China. The China Mobile iPhone rollout, set for next week, has the world's largest mobile provider's competitors really freaked out. Both China Telecom and China Unicom have cut prices on some iPhone models by as much as 25 percent.

Apple wants the court-appointed antitrust e-books monitor removed. Apple says that the guy appointed to monitor the company's e-books efforts has a bias against the company. Apple wants him out.

Yahoo unveils what has become of iOS app Summly. Last year, the company snapped up a 17-year-old's news summarization app Summly for US$30 million. Now Yahoo has revealed the result: Yahoo News Digest, now available for free on the App Store.

Google updates YouTube for iOS. Speaking of the App Store... Google has updated its YouTube app with more iOS 7 love, including an iOS 7-style keyboard, a new iOS 7-inspired status bar and blurred sidebar and other non-iOS 7-inspired features like improved search.

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