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Little Rice – Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream by Clay Shirky

When we moved to Shanghai earlier this year, I did not know that Clay Shirky had moved to China over a year ago to teach at NYU Shanghai. Clay has a new book out: Little Rice РSmartphones, Xiaomi, and the

Posted in China, Internet, mobile, News, Personal

South Korea is stuck with Internet Explorer in 2013

The Washington Post covers the defacto monopoly of Windows in South Korea recently with Chico Harlan’s article: South Korea is stuck with Internet Explorer for online shopping because of security law. I covered this in 2007 with my piece the

Posted in Internet, Korea

danah boyd on whistleblowing

danah boyd: “I want to live in a society that is willing to critically interrogate how power is operationalized and how institutions and the rule of law function as a check to power. To me, this is an essential aspect

Posted in Internet, News

The Economist on the Internet in China

Gady Epstein, who is the China Correspondent for The Economist has put together a large 14-page special report on the Internet in China. I strongly recommend it. Gady was also on this week’s Sinica Podcast talking about this special report,

Posted in China, Internet, News

Social Investment Partners Japan

I just saw the news that Social Investment Partners has launched in Japan. This looks to be Japan’s first social benefit investment vehicle, focused on supporting non-profits in Japan. This is great news for Japan’s non-profit sector, which both needs

Posted in Internet, Japan

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