Month: December 2008

Esther Dyson on Google (vs. Yandex) and her preference of market forces for regulation of information on the Internet: Big Brother Google? As it happens, I have a complex relationship with Google. I have fed at its trough many times …

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Reuters: Japanese group asks Google to stop map serviceAFP: Japanese seek to scrap Google’s Street View Best read is this one- SearchEngineLand: Japanese Lawyers, Professors Try To Block StreetView

If you read only one article on Japanese politics this year, make it Tobias Harris‘ overview of 2008 at N√©ojaponisme 2008: Change and Politics One way or another, Japan needs political change. The latest economic downturn will only exacerbate the …

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Japan’s second largest SNS, Gree, has IPOed, at 4800 yen for a total market cap of $1.2 billion with a b dollars (on annual profits of $10 million?!?!) I have a gree account, have had one for a while.  I’m …

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