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China Telecom Shapes Up As Leading China Mobile Competitor






In an earlier article, I talked about my take on the telecom shakeup in China in May. Three months after, it looks more like China Mobile is being slapped down by the State Council for growing too big too fast and being overly aggressive and dominant in the growing Chinese mobile market, which is now […]




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Apple’s App Store Shows Early Financial Success for Devs






Several months ago I wrote about how Apple’s opening of the iPhone SDK and its App Store would create a whole new business ecosystem for application developers for that platform. Apple offers globally accessible hosting and payment clearance in return for a 30% cut of the app’s sales price. Now, there are early signs that […]




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Apple and China: The American Media Ignorance Continues






Over the past year, the tone of coverage of many China-related topics in the US has improved. For the most part, writers covering China have tried to look past the generally-accepted stereotypes, and have tried to get a deeper understanding of what is going on in China. But occasionally something finds its way through the […]




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Have A Cracked iPhone in China And Want To Upgrade to 3G?






If you are one of the estimated 800,000+ iPhone users in China, then there is a more than 99% chance that your iPhone is cracked since Apple does not yet have a carrier partner in China. For many of those users, there is the fear that once Apple ties up with a Chinese carrier and […]




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The People’s Republic of Capitalism






Yesterday I had the opportunity to watch Part 1 of Ted Koppel’s documentary series The People’s Republic of Capitalism on the Discovery Channel. Instead of going to Beijing and Shanghai, the normal stops for most first-time visitors to China, Koppel went to Chongqing, a city I have visited and written about. The documentary is very […]




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Apple Closes The Loop On the Competition






Feature Comparison Chart   Apple Microsoft Blackberry Nokia Adobe Rich Internet Applications Dashboard and iPhone Apps Silverlight 2.0 None None Flex/Media Player/Flash Player Push-sync to Mobile MobileMe/Microsoft Exchange (iPhone only) ActiveSync/Microsoft Exchange (Windows only) For email For email only None Push-sync to Computer (Corporate) Entourage (Mac only) Microsoft Exchange None None None Push-sync to Computer […]




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Honey, You’re Looking Old






In 72 hours, more than 600,000 persons in China, and 6-7M persons worldwide, are going to turn to that little something dearest to them and say those dreaded words, “Honey, you’re looking old”. I’m not talking about their spouse, I’m talking about something they normally spend far more time with: their iPhones. Within 72 hours […]




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More on China Mobile and Baidu






This article is a follow-up posting to my previous article about why China Mobile should buy Baidu. One of the rules for mergers and acquisitions is that if one company wants to be acquired by another company, they have to be moving in generally the same directions. This way, less management attention needs to be […]




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Why China Mobile Should Buy Baidu






A few days ago I read an interview with Steve Jobs published in Fortune in March. One of the ideas which Steve Jobs put forth is that you really need to understand the technology issues, then follow how they will roll out in order to be successful. Apple has a certain advantage because it owns […]




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And Now For Some Tech Talk Of the Apple Kind






If you are interested in the kinds of social networking applications Chinese are now using today, David Feng offers some ground-level observations in this article. I’m a great fan of first hand research and observations and David offers some excellent observations. Maybe it’s been a reaction to some of media coverage of everything which has […]




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