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This article was published on September 17, 2012

    Weren’t online much over the weekend? Here’s what you missed.

    Weren’t online much over the weekend? Here’s what you missed.
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    Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

    If you spent the weekend away from the safe, soothing, reassuring data flow of an Internet connection, here’s what you missed on The Next Web and beyond:

    The news

    As our own Jon Russell put it, Google just dropped an Android-shaped bomb in China. Google is unhappy about Chinese online commerce firm Alibaba’s Aliyun operating system, which is based upon a modified version of Android. A statement from Google said “Non-compatible versions of Android, like Aliyun, weaken the ecosystem,” while Android chief, Andy Rubin called Aliyun “An incomplete version” of the operating system.

    Also:

    Good reads

    Make sure you catch these features, published over the weekend. Perfect to catch up with over your lunch or for that dull bus ride home.

    And from elsewhere…

    Here are some pieces that you definitely shouldn’t miss from around the Web:

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