Archives: July 2007

Science panic in India, a year later

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on July 31

A year ago I wrote here on the Asiatech blog about worries among Indian policymakers and academics that, despite the achievements of the country’s IT and drugmaking companies, the country...

Sharp's Spending Spree

Posted by: Kenji Hall on July 31

Japan's Sharp is a master of oneupsmanship. And why wouldn't it be? To survive and stay profitable in the flat-panel TV business manufacturers have to pour billions of dollars...

No, Microsoft shouldn't just ignore piracy in China and India

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on July 27

In this BusinessWeek story that was one of the most widely stories on BW today, Henry Chesbrough argues that Microsoft should just learn to stop worrying and love software piracy....

Infosys finds Thailand

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on July 26

What to make of the $250 million Infosys-Philips deal? Yesterday the Bangalore-based Infosys signed a BPO contract with Philips and bought three of the Dutch company’s outsourcing offices – in...

Matsushita Walks Away From JVC...Not Really

Posted by: Kenji Hall on July 24

So much for trying to get rid of JVC. Victor of Japan had been a financial albatross for Matsushita Electric Industrial for so long that it only seemed natural for...

For Baidu, even a setback is a win

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on July 23

Further confirmation that Google has a long way to go in China: Beijing-based research firm Analysys International has just come out with its Q2 report on the Chinese search market,...

A Shark Activist Targeting Alibaba

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on July 23

Can Alibaba.com stand up to pressure better than the Walt Disney Co. and Amazon.com? As I wrote the other day in this BusinessWeek story, activists opposed to the use of...

Intel and OLPC make nice

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on July 18

A few weeks ago, we reported here in BusinessWeek that archrivals Intel and OLPC – one a giant multinational, another a small non-profit, both trying to launch low-cost laptop computers...

More grief from Google's dorky Chinese name

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on July 17

Last year I wrote on the Asiatech blog about Google’s goofy choice of Chinese name. The company’s execs decided they wanted something that sounded a bit like “Google,” so they...

The Confucius Institute Apologizes

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on July 12

Anyone worried about whether China's IPR pirates will ever change their ways, take heart from the tale of the little website China Expat and the battle that it has been...

Chinese Piracy and Confucius

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on July 11

You know the piracy situation is bad in China if even the Confucius Institute is implicated in unauthorized copying. Josh Gartner, a 27-year-old from Brooklyn who runs ChinaExpat, a Beijing-based...

Bioplastics-Hungry Vermin?

Posted by: Kenji Hall on July 10

The other day, a reader commented on a story I wrote about bioplastics (BusinessWeek.com "NEC Pushes Plastic Made From Crops", 5/5/2007). He writes: The one thing your BusinessWeek article...

IDC says China can catch India as an outsourcing center

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on July 05

Is India’s software services industry light years ahead of China? Or are the Indians about to lose their lead to the up-and-coming Chinese? Over the past few days, two very...

AstraZeneca: Never mind China's scandals

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on July 03

European pharma company AstraZeneca has chosen an odd time to announce a new China initiative. The headlines these days are full of scare stories about dangerous made-in-China products. If you’re...

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