Archives: June 2006

Chasing the China outsourcing market

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on June 30

Is China ever going to be a threat in software? Building a software industry that can rival India’s has been a goal of Chinese leaders for a long time. So...

Chinese Net Censors Crackdown on Blogs

Posted by: Brian Bremner on June 30

China’s Net cops are at it again. A story here says Beijing has stepped up its campaign to censor information viewed as indecent or subversive on blogs and search engines....

Asia's Living Large IT Outsourcing Market

Posted by: Brian Bremner on June 28

It is scarcely a news flash that big U.S. and European multinationals are shifting IT management and back-office operations to India. Less appreciated, though, is that Asian companies (yes, that...

What's next for Richard Li?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on June 26

As the battle for PCCW's telecom and media assets heats up, lots of people are speculating about Richard Li’s next move. I wrote last week that Macquarie was interested, and...

GE and Hitachi's are NRG's nuclear option

Posted by: Ian Rowley on June 23

Renewed interest in nuclear technology shows no signs of letting up. According to reports in today's Japanese press, NRG Energy is set to ink a deal with GE and Hitachi...

Sanyo and Nokia part ways on CDMA

Posted by: Kenji Hall on June 22

How will the CDMA standard fare after Nokia, the world's biggest mobile phone maker, and Japan's Sanyo Electric dissolved their joint venture to develop CDMA phones? It's anyone's guess. Qualcomm...

SK Telecom’s China Bet

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on June 22

South Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom’s agreement to invest $1 billion in China Unicom for a foothold in the world’s biggest mobile market is not a welcome move for many...

Drinking to 3G in Japan

Posted by: Ian Rowley on June 20

NTT DoCoMo's stock price might be tanking--it reached a 12 month low on June 15--but its 3G subscriber base continues to grow. On June 19, DoCoMo revealed that more than...

A contrarian view on the Apple China controversy

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on June 19

Hurray for Perry Wu, who blogs at ChinaTechNews. Wu has weighed in on the controversy surrounding the report in the UK tabloid, the Mail on Sunday, about alleged iPod sweatshops...

A New Face in Tech Services

Posted by: Manjeet Krpalani on June 15

The tech outsourcing business is going mainstream. Far from being a service that only big and mighty players like IBM and GE could master, its benefits are more obvious and...

LG.Philips Stock Hit

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on June 14

Makers of liquid crystal displays are bracing themselves for poor performance in the second quarter of this year. LG.Philips LCD, a Korea-based company vying for leadership with crosstown rival Samsung...

Nortel-Huawei, RIP

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on June 14

There was always something a bit puzzling about the partnership between Nortel and Huawei. The two longtime rivals last year agreed to team up in a joint venture to sell...

Temper tantrum

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on June 12

Another ugly turn in the long saga of China’s home-grown wireless encryption standard. Two years ago, Intel and other companies complained about Beijing’s attempts to force them to use WAPI,...

Nintendo: No regrets about Wii

Posted by: Kenji Hall on June 09

Nintendo's chief exec, Satoru Iwata, is a confident man. Earlier this week, he went before the media to declare that the company's name for its next-generation video game console, Wii...

BlackBerry in Japan

Posted by: Ian Rowley on June 08

At long last the BlackBerry is coming to Japan. Today, DoCoMo, Japan's biggest mobile phone carrier, announced it's done a deal with RIM to sell the devices to corporate customers...

OLEDs - ready or not?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on June 07

Tired of the display on your cell phone fading into oblivion when you're standing in the sun? Maybe you want a handset with an organic light emitting diod (OLED). For...

Risky move for Microsoft's Taiwan partner

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on June 05

High Tech Computer, the Taiwanese ODM that has long been the world's leading developer of Windows smart phones, announced on Friday that it is taking control of one of...

Nissan brings fuel cells to the masses

Posted by: Ian Rowley on June 02

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn might not be a big fan of hybrids, but Nissan is doing its bit for fuel cells vehicles. This week, the company announced that, starting...

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