Archives: April 2007

PlayStation's Father Steps Aside

Posted by: Kenji Hall on April 26

In the end, it was Ken Kutaragi himself who felt his creation was better off without him. On April 26, the inventor Sony's iconic PlayStation video game consoles proposed to...

Sharp's Lookin' Good, But Not Trouble-Free

Posted by: Kenji Hall on April 25

Sharp's numbers today were impressive: For the fiscal year through March, it posted double-digit gains in sales and profits and record highs across the board for the fourth straight year....

A blogger shortage in India?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on April 25

Writing in Foreign Policy, Preeti Aroon looks into the surprisingly small number of bloggers in India. Aroon cites (unspecified) research showing that there are only 1.2 million bloggers in the...

Samsung Makes Strides in Mobile Phone Sales

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on April 23

Mobile phone makers’ first quarter shipments have typically been weak because of a drop in demand following a year-end shopping spree. Yet Samsung Electronics, the world’s No. 3 cell phone...

What is Mary Ma Talking About?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on April 20

In an interview with McKinsey (which I found thanks to David Wolf’s Silicon Hutong blog), the chief financial officer for Lenovo says that “Chinese companies are better prepared to invest...

Why the reforms at Sony's games unit? Answer: Kaz Hirai

Posted by: Kenji Hall on April 19

When executives at Sony's video game division in Europe informed employees this week about possible layoffs and transfers, it stoked speculation about problems with the business. After all, since...

Keeping Track of Laundry on Wireless Web

Posted by: Ihlwan Moon on April 17

Deliverymen from DHL and FedEx around the world keep records of their courier services in company-provided PDAs. From next month, South Korean laundry stores could keep records of laundry...

Spam scam and Hong Kong's richest woman

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on April 16

Nigerian spammers have found a new fortune that they want to share with you. The alleged bonanza comes courtesy of Nina Wang, the eccentric billionaire who was reported to be...

An education gap between China and India?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on April 12

First off, apologies for the dearth of posts lately. I was away for a few weeks. Back at work today, I saw an interesting item from a few days ago...

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