Requiet in Pace IBM: "After tripling its earnings in the most recent quarter to $105.26 million, Lenovo has decided that it doesn't need any stinking IBM logo on its products from here on out. As a result of their success, the decision has come 2 years earlier than planned."
Requiet in Pace Verizon? " According to an Infoweek source, a Google / Verizon deal is not currently in the cards and Verizon is "unlikely to be the first operator to sign on with Google." This contradicts recent rumors that a Sprint / Verizon deal could come in the next few weeks. Don't you get the feeling that no one really knows what is going on here? [Infoweek]According to the Wall Street Journal, Google will be announcing its phone plans on Monday, hopefully putting a stop to the endless rumors floating out there regarding the GPhone."
Democracy in the PRC: "Mourners at activist's funeral 'harassed' Tearful family and friends of prominent pro-democracy scholar Bao Zunxin gathered yesterday for his funeral under the watch of government agents, with many mourners complaining about being harassed by police."
|Top store raided for selling triad T-shirt|
|Sales staff suspected of breaking anti-gang law|
|Police yesterday arrested 18 people from the upmarket lifestyle and homeware retail chain G.O.D. for selling T-shirts and postcards printed with the Chinese characters for "14K" - the name of a major triad society....|
Requiet in Pace Blockbuster "Blockbuster Essentially Concedes to Netflix Buried in the pile of bad news that was Blockbuster's Q3 earnings report (losses more than tripled vs. last year to $35 million) was the quote from CEO Jim Keyes that 'the company will no longer be narrowly focused on its online subscriber count but instead will concentrate on the growth of, and report on, its total membership.' In other words, Total Access=total fail. more »"
Requiet in Pacem Spock "Ever thought of getting yourself a permanent pair of Star Trek Vulcan ears? A day trip to the plastic surgeon can get that done for you. This body modification is said to enhance the music listening experience, but then, you have to go around looking like Spock to enjoy that questionable benefit."
Requiem in Pacem PC?: "The PC's role in Japanese homes is diminishing, as its once-awesome monopoly on processing power is encroached by gadgets such as smart phones that act like pocket-size computers, advanced Internet-connected game consoles, and digital video recorders with terabytes of memory. 'A new PC just isn't high on my priority list right now,' said Igarashi, who was shopping at a Bic Camera electronics shop in central Tokyo and said his three-year-old desktop was 'good for now.'"