Author: gen

Living as I do in Shanghai (i.e. behind the Great Firewall), and having spent a decade at Mozilla in the browser segment of the technology world, these recent moves by Opera to add VPN features to their browser and to …

thoughts on Opera’s new VPN features from China Read More »

In some ways, Ben Thompson‘s explanation of aggregation theory and why it is powerful is like telling us why water is wet or why air is important to breathe. Aggregation theory is why many Internet companies are among the largest …

Stratechery on Aggregation Theory Read More »

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 – Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the …

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

If you have been shocked and horrified by the images and news from Nepal, and you are looking to perhaps donate to an organization in Nepal, please consider donating to this effort to rebuild two schools in Nepal which have …

supporting Nepal Earthquake Relief for Rural Communities Read More »

245% vs. 41%. A very different narrative than what is in the mainstream press. “Japanese government owes debt of 1,269.1 trillion yen, and owns assets of 822.2 trillion yen, therefore the net debt is 447 trillion yen at the end …

Japan net vs gross debt to GDP Read More »