Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
India and China accounted for more than 60% of all sales in 2007, and expects India market to be growing even faster in 2008. India still has roughly half the mobile ownership level of China, with about 20% of Indians owning a mobile phone compared with 40% in the PRC.
Nokia has the largest market share in the region, leaping to more than 50%, up from 42% in the previous year. The biggest loser is Motorola as their market share value was halved allowing Samsung to take over its 2nd position. Sony Ericsson and LG kept their positions at fourth and fifth respectively.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Skyline of Pudong at night
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
BDA estimates revenues from China's online games sector totaled RMB 13.3 billion (USD 1.88 billion) in 2007. China's online games revenues exceed the combined revenues from its online brand advertising (RMB 6.6 billion, or USD 930 million) and search (RMB 2.8 billion, or USD 395 million), according to BDA estimates.
The United States still far outstrips China in the value of internet content, advertising and e-commerce, but BDA expects e-commerce to become the next boom sector in China as businesses and retailers take advantage of the mass market of consumers already online.
BDA's Clark added: “With some 560 million subscriptions, China has been home to the world's largest mobile communications user base for several years. Now it adds internet users to its gold medal collection. While the volume of communications users will continue to boom, the focus now in China will increasingly shift to deriving greater value from these consumers.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
How low can they keep on falling? Both had risen remarkably hitting an all time high late last year before making a massive free fall. Apple and Google had gone up to a high of about $200 and $750 respectively. Now they are both trading at $122.25 and $433.35 since the close of trading last friday.
Both had lost about 40% of market share since December. A huge market cap had been shaved off in less than 3 months. Thats crazy isnt it?
Even the Nasdaq and Dow didnt shave as much if you look at the comparison graph in image 3. How much more are they going drop off before it starts to rise? It certainly had not dropped to the point where they started. Apple was less than $10 some 5 years ago and look at where they are now with iPod and iPhone.
I must admit the recorrection is long over due as they had risen quite a lot as both the Dow and Nasdaq had dropped substantially for the past few months initiated by the sub-prime issues. Both companies including the market at large were certainly overvalued last year and the retreat was imminent but the free fall was way larger than the retreat on Dow and Nasdaq.
In short, whatever that comes down must go up. While there may be uncertainty in the short to mid term for both companies, but for the longer term, its great to be holding onto their stocks. What do you think? By the way, I m not a stock trading expert nor am I working for them....
Sunday, March 9, 2008
One point to note that in this election, the use of technology was at the highest with leaders from the Opposition engaging its voters with the use of social networks, blogs, text messaging, online video and emails. Even a prominent blogger, Jeff Ooi who was on an Opposition ticket had been elected to the Parliament. I wont say its the state of the technology that they are using had allowed them to win but I m sure it has contributed tremendously in the campaigning prior to election. Well done Jeff.
Below are the results so far :
Barisan Nasional (BN) - 306 seats
Opposition - 195 seats
Barisan Nasional (BN) - 136 seats
Opposition - 82 seats
Here are some latest news from local online media to note:
- Barisan Nasional will form a new Government with simple majority.
- The opposition won Penang, DAP’s Lim Guan Eng might be the next Penang Chief Minister.
- The opposition has so far won Penang, Kedah, Selangor, Perak and Kelantan.
- MIC president S Samy Vellu loses his Sungai Siput parliamentary seat which he has held for nine terms.
- [Unofficial] The opposition has denied Barisan Nasional’s 2/3 majority.
This is definitely the best result so far for the Opposition since Malaysia Independence 50 years ago. I m glad that the people's power and voices had prevailed and its really now back to work for the Opposition. I m sure many promises and commitments had been made to their electorates and its time to deliver them. Long live the Opposition!
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Here are some of the clips from the SDK announcements. Cool developments work from Sega and EA.
Super Monkey Ball on the iPhone
Spore on the iPhone
Thanks to the Common Craft guys for explaining the power of Twitter in simple and plain English. If you still have no clue what is a Twitter, check out the clip above and sign up for an account for free at Twitter. I may not be an active user of Twitter but for those of you who are looking for a microblogging solution, Twitter may be what you are looking for.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
All five short films debuted Feb. 28 on CCTV, as well as on Sohu.com and television stations throughout Italy, France and Iran with Iranian director Majid Majidi received the Bird’s Nest prize for his submission, “Colors Fly."
Here are the five films:
by Iranian director Majid Majidi
by director Daryl Goodrich of Britain
“Reunion”, by Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore
“Film Impressionistic,” by French director Patrice Leconte
“Color, Fragrance, Taste Beijing,” by Hong Kong director Andrew Lau Wai-Keung
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
- 133.5 million devices shipped in Q4, up 27% compared to this time last year
- 437.1 million devices were shipped in 2007 compared to 374.5 million in 2006, an increase of 25.8%
- North American sales fell 23.3% to only 19.4 million units sold in all of 2007
- 40% market share officially reached for the first time
- Average selling price per device increased by 1 euro compared to Q32007, it is now 83 euros
- Sales increased 34% compared to this time last year, bringing in 15.7 billion euros
- Mobile Phones increased sales 5% compared to this quarter last year
- Multimedia (Nseries) increased sales 48%
- Enterprise Solutions (Eseries) increased sales 102%
- Profit increased 64% compared to this time last year, total being 2.5 billion euros
- Mobile Phones increased their profits 48% to 1.8 billion euros compared to this quarter last year
- Multimedia increased their profits by 106% to 670 million euros
- Enterprise Solutions this quarter last year was loosing money, this quarter they made 118 million euros
- Over 11 million Nseries devices and over 2 million Eseries devices were sold in Q4
- 38 million Nseries devices and approximately 7 million Eseries devices during the whole of 2007
- 18.8 million converged devices (S60) shipped in Q4 compared to 11.1 this time last year
- Market share in North America dropped to 5.1% while every other region except China experienced double digit growth
- 37.2 million devices shipped in Europe; 28.3% more than last quarter
- 23.6 million devices shipped in the Middle East and Africa; 22.3% more than last quarter
- 20.2 million devices shipped in China; 6.9% more than last quarter
- 34 million devices shipped in the Asian Pacific region; 15.% more than last quarter
- 5.1 million devices shipped in North America; 5.6% less than last quarter
- 13.4 million devices shipped in Latin America; 39.6% more than last quarter