Japanese High Speed Internet Connection: I might just move there

August 31, 2007 at 9:49 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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2007_japannetspeed.gifNot really.

Consider this recent article in the Washington Post describing how the Japanese government encouraged a wide array of high speed Internet choices for consumers. So, it’s not just Comcast, slower DSL or classic dial-up. All sorts of providers offer a variety of prices and speeds, most better than what we can score in the states. The chart says it all.

Your Comcast connection probably runs about 1.5 megabits per second. Imagine Japan’s median download speed of 61 megabits per second. Amazing.

Gateway is sold to Acer

August 28, 2007 at 10:38 am | Posted in Deals, history | Leave a comment

Remember Gateway?  The cow themed boxes and retail stores that had feed silos built-in?  They’ve been sold:

From NPR:  Struggling Gateway computer is being purchased for $710 million by Acer, a Taiwan-based computer maker. Gateway was a rising power in the computer industry in the early 1990s. It was started by college dropout Ted Waite in his father’s South Dakota barn back in 1985.”  Story here.

Google Starts Charging $

August 10, 2007 at 10:47 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Well, the freebies couldn’t last forever. Even though the bulk of Google’s profits come from ad sales the are now branching out. Forbes reports that Continue Reading Google Starts Charging $…


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