Archives: February 2006

Vodafone's heavenly ambitions in Japan

Posted by: Ian Rowley on February 28

Vodafone might be struggling to keep pace with domestic rivals in Japan but there's plenty of evidence that the UK-based carrier is looking to the stars. Yesterday in Tokyo,...

Sony's Stringer Gets His Way

Posted by: Kenji Hall on February 27

Chairman and CEO Howard Stringer's plan to build a better Sony was widely panned when he announced it last September. Analysts griped that his Mr. Nice Guy approach to staff...

Risky blogging in Beijing

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on February 27

A few weeks ago I interviewed a Chinese blogger who said that, despite all the concern in the U.S. about Internet censorship in China and the role that American companies...

A new kind of electric auto

Posted by: Ian Rowley on February 26

Okay so it's not the best looking machine in the world, but C-COMS (above) is a world first according to researchers at the University of Tokyo's Institute of Industrial...

China's resilient online gamers

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on February 24

Beijing may be successfully forcing companies to censor the Internet in China, but the government’s campaign against online gaming doesn’t seem to be going quite so well. Fretful about young...

GM and Toyota pull back on fuel cells

Posted by: Ian Rowley on February 24

GM and Toyota aren't saying a great deal on the matter, but reports in Japan's Asahi Shimbun newspaper yesterday claim the two automakers will stop working together to develop fuel...

NTT DoCoMo trailblazing in 4G

Posted by: Kenji Hall on February 23

And you thought 3G was fast. Japan's No. 1 cell phone service operator, NTT DoCoMo, says today that it successfully completed a field experiment, in Yokosuka, west of Tokyo, with...

Beijing sends a message to Google

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on February 21

Now it’s the Chinese government’s turn to beat up on Google. Earlier this month, the company got grilled in Washington by members of Congress for its willingness to censor its...

Is the flash chip party over?

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on February 21

A sharp fall in prices of NAND flash chips in the past seven weeks has sparked concerns that there might be a supply glut for the semiconductors. But there’s no...

Sony's PS3 pinch

Posted by: Kenji Hall on February 21

Sony says it's still aiming for a spring launch for its PlayStation 3 but also admits that a delay is possible. That acknowledgement comes after a Feb. 17 Merrill Lynch...

China chip delays for Bush's brother

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on February 20

Neil Bush’s Chinese semiconductor adventure has taken a turn for the worse. George W. Bush’s little brother made headlines back in 2003 when, during a nasty divorce from his then-wife...

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