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Archives: November 2006

Mixed fortunes for game developers

Posted by: Ian Rowley on November 30

Yesterday, my colleague Kenji Hall wrote a story about Sony's decision to relieve Ken Kutaragi of day-to-day ovesight of Sony Computer Entertainment. Paying for the PlayStation3's jittery launch, daily management...

PCCW's Father and Son Melodrama

Posted by: Brian Bremner on November 30

The father and son drama at PCCW (Hong Kong’s biggest telecom player) has taken yet another unusual plot twist. On Nov. 30, shareholders of Pacific Century Regional Development voted against...

Chinese companies not welcome in India? - An update

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on November 24

Remember a few weeks ago I wrote about the problems that Chinese telecom equipment makers were having trying to sell in India. (Here’s the item from Asiatech.) State-controlled telco BSNL...

Chindia - Cooperation in the space race?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on November 21

Forget for a moment the heated rivalry between China and India. With Hu Jintao now in India, the theme for this week is cooperation. Maybe that's why a top Chinese...

Can China close the software gap with India?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on November 20

With Chinese President Hu Jintao in India, regional research house DBS has a timely look at the software rivalry between the two Asian countries. ‘What rivalry?’ scoff the India boosters...

Nintendo's big Wii debut

Posted by: Ian Rowley on November 15

Good news for gamers counting down the days until the Japan launch of Nintendo Wii games console on December 2. Not only will the Wii be half the price of...

TCS looks to China and India

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on November 14

Are Indian IT companies outgrowing India? In high-tech hubs like Bangalore, it’s getting harder and harder to hire new engineers or keep existing ones. That’s one reason that up-and-coming China-based...

Debugging PS3...Redux

Posted by: Kenji Hall on November 13

First it was the supply shortages. Now it's a bug in the machine. Sony's new PlayStation 3 video game console is off to a rough start, with news just days...

Debugging PS3?

Posted by: Kenji Hall on November 09

This just in from Sony. For all you video gamers who plan to buy a PlayStation 3 console in Japan on Nov. 11 (launch day), there's going to be a...

Lenovo's latest disappointment

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on November 09

More bad news for Lenovo. In a new setback for China’s leading PC maker, the company today reported that profits for the quarter ended September dropped 16%, to $38 million....

Samung's High-Speed Wireless Dream

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on November 07

Predicting a boom in next-generation wireless services, Korea’s Samsung Electronics on November 7 rolled out a portable gadget (shown above) designed to let users talk, surf the Web and...

MySpace: coming soon to Japan?

Posted by: Ian Rowley on November 06

At a speech in Tokyo today News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch laid out his views on the economic and political challenges facing Japan and Asia in the 21st Century. In...

Google: How not to win friends in China

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on November 01

Last year, Google hired with much fanfare Kai-Fu Lee, the former exec from Microsoft whom Bill Gates had sent to China in 1998 to launch Microsoft’s Asia research center. Lee...

Softbank's PR Debacle

Posted by: Kenji Hall on November 01

It's been one helluva bad week for Softbank, the smallest of Japan's wireless carriers. Ever since the company launched a pricing war with a massive ad campaign on Oct....


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