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The Village Grouch: Sour Apple For Chinese New Year

The Grouch was going to hand out awards for 2003, but since nobody else deserved one, he didn't bother. During the Chinese New Year...

The Wired Traveler: Surfing the Friendly Skies with United Airlines

By Perry Wu United Airlines have recently been plugging their high-tech services for travelers--available in both United First and United Business on the majority of...

Monkey Prognostications for China Technology & Media in 2004

By Scott Kronick The crystal ball has it all for 2004, the Year of the Monkey. Looking in you see a China characterized by exponential...

Should Americans Be Angry That China Is Stealing All The Tech Jobs?

By Stan Abrams This is a sentiment that has been bandied about in the press with abandon this year, particularly since the U.S. presidential election...

Return of the Grouch: China Technology Never Felt So Good

By Steven Schwankert Just when you thought He was gone, just when you thought you were rid of Him, The Grouch is back. He's the...

Silicon Hutong: Winning The Wi-Fight In China (Or 'How I Learned To Stop Worrying...

By David Wolf First, the facts: On or about the 27th of November, the Standardization Administration of China, in coordination with unnamed industries, issued a...

Silicon Hutong: Chinese Tech And The Core Business Trap

By David Wolf With each passing day it is becoming clearer that we are reaching the end of the first generation of the Chinese information...

IPR Enforcement In China – A Confession

By Stan Abrams I confess. I've sold out. I have slid all the way down to being a complete cynic. My idealism...

Silicon Hutong: Standards That Kill

By David Wolf The Central Government has, with the greatest respect, recently gone a little odd about setting and owning technology standards. In what appears to...

Silicon Hutong: Nokia Does Not Get The Picture

By David Wolf Will the last sane person leaving Nokia house please lock the doors? The world's ostensibly leading manufacturer of mobile handsets has recently announced...

Q&A: Dell Revisited

This week we share a letter from a reader we received in recent weeks.Question: In an issue last month someone asked about Dell's replacement...

Global Space Race 2

The United States was always (except for Sputnik) the leader in the world's push to reach into outer space. But with domestic fiscal concerns,...

Rest in Peace: AOL Releases Chinadotcom

This last month saw AOL finally releasing itself of all its stake in Chinadotcom Corporation. Finally.Along with the cancelled 6.8 million shares, the two...

Q&A: Fixing Dell and Shanghai Videoconferencing

This week we have decided to share a couple of letters from readers we received in recent days.Question: I bought my Dell laptop in...

Spam in China: let's wait and see…

Spammers sending email into China finally hit a wall this week as China tightened the knot. 127 servers around the world were banned, after...

P2P VoIP in China and Beyond

We've been tooling with a new piece of software that blows other P2P apps out of the water--and is useful for business activities in...

Q&A: Laptop GPRS & Spam-Free Hosts

This week we have decided to share a couple of letters from readers we received in recent days.Question: Where can I arrange mobile e-mail...

Linux Let Loose

It's official: Microsoft is banned from China's government offices by the end of the year. With the Linux World China taking place this week...

The Delicate Internet Duct Tape

One of the worst Internet viruses in Asia happened this week and proves once again how much duct tape keeps the Internet alive.For the...

China's (Future) Wireless Web

A reader from Hong Kong sent in the following email a few days ago, in response to our last commentary called SMS Redux: "I...

SMS Redux

If SMS is such a great application and easy for users to operate, why do we think it's not a worthwhile investment of time...
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