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Archives: August 2006

Japan Inc. struggles to reach out to bloggers

Posted by: Kenji Hall on August 30

Calling Japan Inc. You need to find a way to reach more of Japan's online community. That's the latest message from PR powerhouse Edelman and blogosphere expert Technorati Japan. The...

Apple, Sony take hit in Japan over faulty laptop batteries

Posted by: Kenji Hall on August 30

For the second time in less than a week, Japanese authorities want answers about overheating laptop batteries. This time, it's Apple Computer in the hot seat. The Ministry of Economic...

Blu ray makes a splash with titles in Japan

Posted by: Kenji Hall on August 29

The content war for the rival next-generation DVD formats is upon us. At a splashy event in Tokyo, the Blu-ray disc camp—which includes 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures,...

A big pharma deal for India

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on August 28

Further confirmation that India is becoming a key player in the global pharmaceutical industry: American generic drugmaker Mylan Laboratories today announced a deal worth up to $736 million to acquire...

Truth or Dare ... the cell phone version

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on August 23

In countries where nearly everybody already talks on cell phones, mobile carriers have been in a race to offer services that do everything from finding restaurants to trading stocks and...

NikkoCitigroup: Nintendo's Wii champ in Japan, Xbox 360 global winner

Posted by: Kenji Hall on August 18

Nintendo's Wii and Sony's PlayStation 3 are still months away from launch, but these days every analyst seems to be weighing in with a prediction of the winner. Consider NikkoCitigroup's....

Is India finally waking up to its AIDS problem?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on August 14

Just in time for the big AIDS conference now taking place in Toronto, some good news at long last from India. The country has more HIV patients than anywhere else...

Sapient's Indian Reincarnation

Posted by: Manjeet Krpalani on August 09

Remember Sapient? At the start of the decade, the Cambridge, (Mass.) based E-consultant and IT service provider had gone from hero to zero and looked likely to join other...

Could Gmarket Appeal to Japanese Consumers?

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on August 09

Nasdaq-listed Gmarket is pressing ahead with its campaign to outshine global powerhouse eBay and grab leadership in South Korea’s e-commerce. The Korean upstart on August 9 posted a 163% jump...

Remote control palmed off

Posted by: Ian Rowley on August 08

Those wasted hours searching for remote controls could soon be over. Researchers at Osaka University in Japan have come up with a new system where palm movements, rather than...

Is China's drug industry really better than India's?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on August 07

Sorry to pile on, but there’s another report out questioning the ability of India to compete against China. Bain & Co. has released a survey of pharmaceutical executives that concludes...

Science panic in India

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on August 03

Indian outsourcing companies like Infosys, TCS and Wipro are getting bigger and bigger, and Indian pharma companies like Ranbaxy and Dr. Reddy’s are expanding in the West. But not everybody...

LG Charges Ahead with Plasma Business

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on August 03

LG Electronics execs almost sound like a broken record player when they talk about the company’s ambition to be a top-tier consumer electronics player within a couple of years. Its...

Glued To Our Net TVs?

Posted by: Kenji Hall on August 02

Ready to swap your PC for an Internet TV? That's what five Japanese consumer-electronics makers are betting on with their plans for a hard sell of Net-connected TVs by...

Motorola's Ming Smart Phone Rocks China

Posted by: Brian Bremner on August 01

In China’s hotly competitive mobile phone space, Motorola has staged a remarkable comeback in 2006. Its market share of the overall mainland cell phone market has jumped from 12% in...


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