Feeds

Apple rumoured to be mulling Chinese web gamer buy

Laying seeds for Handseeing?

New hybrid storage solutions

Apple is reportedly looking to buy a Chinese internet game maker, according to an exec at the Handseeing Information Technology company.

The firm's deputy general manager Tian Bo told Agence France-Presse (AFP) today that negotiations were underway.

"We are indeed in talks," said the Handseeing exec. He told AFP that discussions had been going on for "a certain period of time".

Talks between the firm and Apple are expected to go on until September, he said, when an "incremental" announcement will be made.

Tian declined to comment on what cash figures were being thrown around currently. There has been speculation that Apple could cough up $150m for Handseeing.

"The higher, the better," joked Tian to AFP.

Chengdu, southwest China-based Handseeing was founded in 2005 and develops online gaming applications. If bought by Apple, it would be the first such People's Republic acquisition for the Jobsian outfit. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux
Multiple desktops and live tiles in restored Start button star in new vids
Not appy with your Chromebook? Well now it can run Android apps
Google offers beta of tricky OS-inside-OS tech
New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone
No data plan? No WiFi? No worries ... except sluggish download speed
Greater dev access to iOS 8 will put us AT RISK from HACKERS
Knocking holes in Apple's walled garden could backfire, says securo-chap
NHS grows a NoSQL backbone and rips out its Oracle Spine
Open source? In the government? Ha ha! What, wait ...?
Google extends app refund window to two hours
You now have 120 minutes to finish that game instead of 15
Intel: Hey, enterprises, drop everything and DO HADOOP
Big Data analytics projected to run on more servers than any other app
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.