Archives: January 2007

Phishy China and Korea

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on January 31

For years, China and Korea have been prime targets for hackers and spammers. In both countries, it's pretty easy for foreigners looking for proxies to use in attacks on computer...

India Blows by China in Mobile Phone Market Growth

Posted by: Brian Bremner on January 30

At the start of the decade, India was pretty much a telecom backwater. No more. Last year it actually grew at a faster rate than China for the first time...

Hu's afraid of "Prison Break"?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on January 25

It’s probably just a coincidence that Hu Jintao on Tuesday issued his latest call for more censorship of the Internet at the same time as the world’s political and business...

Ridge Racer boss takes wheel at Sony-BandaiNamco venture

Posted by: Kenji Hall on January 24

Plenty of techies have weighed in about the potential of the Cell, the uber-chip that debuted in Sony's PlayStation 3 video game console. Developed by IBM, Sony and Toshiba, the...

Li-Ion Biz Attracting New Entrants

Posted by: Ian Rowley on January 23

The race to make affordable, safe and durable Li-Ion batteries for autos is heating up. Reports in Japan today reckon Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which has a stake in Mitsubishi Motors,...

LG ties up with PRADA for new phone

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on January 18

South Korea’s LG Electronics today unveiled a new phone that it developed together with Italian design house PRADA. The ultra-thin KE850, reminiscent of Apple’s iPhone, has wide LCD touch...

Acer closes in on Lenovo

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on January 17

The feud between Steve Jobs and Michael Dell of course gets a lot more attention, but my vote for most interesting rivalry in the computer industry today is between Yang...

Canon through one SED TV roadblock?

Posted by: Kenji Hall on January 12

Canon's announcement today that it will buy Toshiba's entire stake in their joint venture making SED TVs is likely to bolster the tech maker's case in a patent fight in...

Matsushita's Big Plans For Plasma

Posted by: Ian Rowley on January 09

The battle between producers of LCD, plasma and other flat TV screens shows no sign of letting up. Today, Matsushita Electric Industrial announced that it will spend $2.5 billion to...

Yahoo China's (latest) comeback plan

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on January 09

Back to the drawing board for Yahoo China. Jack Ma, the Chinese entrepreneur who runs the company that owns Yahoo’s China operation, has unveiled his latest strategy to turnaround the...

LG Unveils Dual-format HD Disc Player

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on January 07

On the eve of the opening of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, South Korea’s LG Electronics allowed journalists to have a peek at its new next-generation...

Cure needed for Indian science

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on January 04

India’s most important scientific conference has gotten off to an inauspicious start. Over 5,000 people, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, are attending the annual Indian Science Congress in the southern...

Super 3G's Big Promise

Posted by: Kenji Hall on January 03

Mention fiber-optic connections to many Netizens, and you'll likely get their adrenaline pumping. At speeds of 100 megabits per second, fiber-optic technology promises to eliminate the wait for Web pages...

Microsoft’s Vista to boost Samsung chip sales

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on January 02

One of the biggest tech news this year is a sales launch on Jan. 30 of Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system. And few other hardware manufacturers are expected to benefit...

Google's latest move in China

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on January 02

Google is making a move in China that might add to its PR problems in the rest of the world. According to this article in the Chinese press, the search...

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