Apple in talks to buy Chinese online game maker

Apple Inc is in talks to buy Chinese software maker Handseeing, reports Reuters.
The deal would mark Apple’s first acquisition in the country.

Handseeing is a little-known gaming company headquartered in southwest China's Sichuan province. It designs online games based on popular Chinese folklore.

If realised, the deal points to an effort by Apple to push harder into the gaming or China markets, where it has not previously had a significant presence.

So far, in China, Apple operates two retail stores in Beijing and Shanghai. But the company is on track to have 25 such outlets in China by the end of 2011. It also sells its iconic iPhone through mobile operator China Unicom Ltd. --------

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