TC Roundup: Google launches a Chinese version of its YouTube channel for developers

17 Feb, 2015

Google launches a Chinese version of its YouTube channel for developers: Google is continuing to open its Android platform to mobile developers in China after it announced a localized version of its Google Developers YouTube channel for the country.

The U.S. firm took a major step last November when it began allowing developers in China to make money via Android apps — although only from users based outside of China — and this new channel will help by increasing access to information and resources. (Tech Crunch)

Apple car is 'exactly' what investors want: Apple's entry into the automobile market may finally silence the company's critics, analysts told CNBC, amid rumors that the Cupertino giant is creating an electric car.

"When one looks at Apple's stock, people criticize the company for having a phenomenally successful franchise of the iPhone. The question for investors has always been if Apple can give us a larger addressable end market going forward," said David Garrity, principal at GVA Research, on Monday.(CNBC) Yelp suggests its open data project could help end food poisoning: Yelp's open data project has shamed some restaurants into cleaning up their act, the company claims in a new blog post.

Yelp began publishing restaurant health inspection scores over two years ago, first in partnership with the City of San Francisco. At the time, Yelp said its data sharing project won't "necessarily provide a direct contribution to Yelp's bottom line, but evidence suggests [that the] open data standard will have a positive impact on society." (Venture Beat)

China's Huawei appoints John Browne to chair its U.K. board: HuaweiHuawei Technologies Co. said Monday that it has appointed John Browne, former chief executive of BP PLC, as the chairman of its U.K. board, a move that highlights the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker's deeper involvement in U.K. business circles.

Shenzhen-based Huawei said it has also appointed two other independent directors for its U.K. board: UBM PLC Chairman Helen Alexander and Andrew Cahn, former chief executive of the U.K. Trade and Investment government department, who headed Huawei U.K.'s advisory board from 2011 to 2014. (The Wall Street Journal)