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  • tonka6772 tonka6772 Feb 4, 2013 3:26 PM Flag

    New Article - Apple Going After Alleged iOS Abuser (QiHU)

    Apple has launched an investigation into Qihoo, a giant Chinese software company and search engine, based on concerns the app maker is violating terms of service, according to Tech In Asia.

    Citing a Chinese-language article, the website reports that Qihoo apps were removed from Apple's App Store. Apple is also concerned that Qihoo is encouraging jailbreaking iPhones by delivering apps as single file downloads compatible with unlocked Apple products.
    Qihoo also makes China's top Web browser.

    The ban of Qihoo's 360 Mobile Assistant browser will likely bring a smile to the face of Baidu executives. Baidu is China's dominant search engine, but faced a new competitor after Qihoo launched its own search engine. Having Qihoo apps disappear from iOS could hamper traffic through Qihoo's browser and search engine, Tech In Asia reported.

    Qihoo's CFO has reportedly traveled to the U.S. to help sort out Apple's concerns.

    **And the drama continues to unfold. Qihoo's dirty tactics make enemies. IMHO

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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