Month: April 2005

This is interesting: digital photographers are banding together to educate the public about the lack of open standards with respect to digital photography “raw” file formats. They hope to pressure the manufacturers to release the standards to allow 3rd party …

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Thomas Friedman in the NY Times points to an excellent overview in Foreign Affairs of the state of broadband Internet in Japan and Korea by Thomas Bleha, an 8 year US State Department veteran of Japan. Bleha is writing a …

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Kishore Mahbubani, the permanent representative of Singapore to the United Nations, has a book out “Can Asians Think? Understanding the Divide Between East and West” and was speaking at the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affiars. (This interview is …

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Become.com , the main competitor to Google’s Froogle product search (ecommerce search) has come out of Beta. On first glance they look a LOT like Google in terms of their search results. Susan Mernit’s Blog: Become.com: 3.2 billion web pages …

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Look at the store that the Chinese are rioting in front of… Chinese demonstrators clashed with the police Sunday in Guangzhou in front of a Japanese-owned store. [nytimes.com]