Month: November 2008

Nokia has announced that they plan to launch an MVNO with Docomo using their Vertu brand in Japan. A quick look at this brings up many more questions than answers. Vodafone failed spectacularly in Japan just a few years ago, …

History lesson for Nokia’s Vertu in Japan Read More »

Only a few weeks ago, I showcased a number of alternative home page interfaces Google is using in East Asia. Today I saw a new UI for Simplified Chinese at one of the Google.cn urls that previously had a different …

new Google China home page interface Read More »

But almost five years into its expansion into Europe – where it has a headquarters in Dublin, large facilities in Zurich and London and smaller centers in Denmark, Russia and Poland, among other countries – Google is beginning to bump …

Once greeted warmly, Google wears out welcome Read More »

CS Monitor on $1 trillion in Japanese financial reserves and why they may not be used to bailout the system this time. I think that Japan ought to be less conservative than the current stance but being the 2nd largest …

Japan’s $1 trillion to the rescue? Read More »

Everyone is referencing this excellent article on the situation in Detroit. The key difference is Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 11 bankruptcy. One reason for the casual support for letting GM fail is the assumption that bankruptcy would be no big …

Panic in Detroit Read More »