China’s censorship arms race escalates – Excellent coverage on Internet censorship in Mainland China by Rebecca Mackinnon.
Why and How Facebook should come to Southeast Asia – Bernard Leong’s excellent treatise on Facebook in SE Asia. If he wasn’t running his own SNS, Facebook should hire Bernard 😉
Google Losing in China as New Users Go to Baidu – Google losing search market share in China.
Forbes: The Man Who’s Beating Google – Long portrait of Robin Li, Founder & CEO of Baidu.
Japan’s PPC ad market will reach $2 billion by 2013 – Decent, but it could/should be bigger.
E-Commerce Is Getting Chinese to Loosen Their Purse Strings – NYT on ecommerce trends in China. Ecommerce and the related Internet advertising to support ecommerce will be key to a more vibrant web in China.
South Korea Approves Sale of Apple’s iPhone – Channy has been waiting for this day for a long time
South Korea Clears Way for iPhone Sales – No one has still explained how S. Koreans are going to do anything on the iPhone that requires a secure transaction if no Korean web services support SSL.
Vietnam’s rebounding economy – V not yet for victory – Economist on Vietnam’s macroeconomic challenges.
Software piracy costs Vietnam $275 million every year – Vietnam has done well with open source software but could do a lot more.
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Joi Ito talks about Creative Commons, Twitter, and the White House – Guardian UK interviews Joi Ito.