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Archives: September 2006

Time for a new strategy for eBay in China

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on September 26

What should Meg Whitman do about eBay in China? She made headlines back in 2003 when eBay took control of Eachnet, what was then China’s leading auction site. Later, Whitman...

Honda revs up its green techs

Posted by: Ian Rowley on September 25

On Saturday I got to try out some of Honda's newest green vehicles at the company's R&D center in Tochigi, Japan. Among the vehicles on show were operable versions...

Nervous Sony cuts PS3 price in Japan and confirms HMDI for low-end PS3

Posted by: Ian Rowley on September 22

Sony has made plenty of missteps of late--not least delaying the PlayStation3's launch in Europe until the spring. But in Japan at least it can't be accused of ignoring customers....

Japan's automakers say no to drinking driving

Posted by: Ian Rowley on September 20

In June, I mentioned a new cell phone from DoCoMo which allows Japan's managers to check if drivers have been hitting the bottle before taking to the road. Now, Nissan...

Can soaring population give India an edge over China?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on September 19

India’s population is exploding and is likely to surpass China as the world’s biggest within a few decades. In a country where more than 25% of the people live in...

SK Markets Phone with Pop-up Display

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on September 19

Mobile TV’s growing popularity in Korea is spawning new handsets designed to improve viewing footage on small screens. In the latest of such moves, SK Telecom, Korea’s largest mobile...

Nintendo: Wii Want To Expand Games' Appeal

Posted by: Kenji Hall on September 14

Nintendo's video game visionary Shigeru Miyamoto likes to say that his company has a machine that even a mother could love. On Sept. 14, the Kyoto-based game maker announced that...

China can build things. Why can't India?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on September 12

India’s top science and technology official is in China, making excuses about why his country’s infrastructure is so shoddy. Shanghai has brilliant new skyscrapers and museums and parks and trains...

Samsung's Chip Making Breakthrough

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on September 11

Korea’s Samsung Electronics on Sept. 11 unveiled a new semiconductor using technology that the company says makes it possible to double the capacity of flash memory chips every year. The...

Another PlayStation Delay

Posted by: Kenji Hall on September 06

The technorati might have seen it coming. Yet again, Sony's video games guru, Ken Kutaragi, has confessed he can't deliver on his promise for a full-scale launch of the PlayStation...

More on Hon Hai's China fiasco

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on September 06

Some advice for Terry Gou, the chairman of Hon Hai, the giant Taiwanese electronics company: Hire a flak. And make sure it's a good one. You're a billionaire and one...

Now Panasonic recalls 6,000 laptops

Posted by: Ian Rowley on September 04

The scale isn't anywhere near Dell or Apple's recent recalls, but Matsushita announced the recall of 6,000 Panasonic laptops in Japan on Monday. Once again, worries over lithium ion batteries...

Bloggers 1, Hon Hai 0

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on September 04

A big win for China's bloggers. The country’s online corporate watchdogs yesterday scored a major victory with the announcement that Hon Hai Precision, the Taiwanese manufacturing giant that produces iPods...


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