Thomas Crampton

Social Media in China and across Asia

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Mass iPad Burning in Malaysia

Apr 5, 2011

Mass iPad Burning in Malaysia

Yesterday across Asia, a number of iPads and iPhones were burned in honor of the dead for the Ching Ming festival. Sold by funeral stores in Malaysia, the paper iPads were burned on graves so that people’s ancestors can enjoy use of the items. More standard items to burn are money and clothing. The Malaysia

The $100 iPad: China’s Android-based ePad

Sep 23, 2010

The $100 iPad: China’s Android-based ePad

Forget Apple’s iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy, the future is cut-rate Android products! I recently purchased this Android-based ePad from China for 800RMB (roughly US$100). The main upside is the price and how people might mistake it for being an iPad. The ePad is slow, does not have a two-finger touch screen, but it does have

iPhone4 Launch Schedule for Asia-Pacific

Aug 5, 2010

iPhone4 Launch Schedule for Asia-Pacific

Can’t stand the wait? Here’s a guide for the iPhone rollout for much of the Asia-Pacific region. Sorry Laos, no plans for a launch yet! Click on the “more” link below to get maps showing the operators offering the iPhone4. This post was inspired and based on initial research done by Jon Russell in this

Jay Oatway: Blackberry or iPhone?

Oct 17, 2008

Jay Oatway: Blackberry or iPhone?

Jay Oatway, editor of Charged magazine, answers the burning question of our time. The correct response in the Blackberry vs iPhone debate, it turns out, has less to do with the phone than the user. Questions: – Can you save money with an iPhone by getting email over wifi? Yes, but there are not so

Steve Jobs on the frustrations of focus

Apr 19, 2008

Steve Jobs on the frustrations of focus

A quote on the difficulty of focus from a recent feature in Fortune Magazine on Steve Jobs struck a chord with me. Jobs’ frustration with focus resonates with this journalist entering business. Why? Because journalism rewards voracious dilettantism, while business rewards monomaniacal focus. Jobs’ words below on focus were not available on the online version

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