Simon Burns

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Korea delays space launch

Korea delays space launch

South Korean space officials have said they will delay the country's first space launch until the second quarter of 2009, according to local press reports..
Aug 12 2008 7:26AM
Olympic WiMax likely to disappoint

Olympic WiMax likely to disappoint

A much-heralded WiMax deployment at China's Olympics looks likely to be " over promised and under delivered", according to analysts..
Aug 12 2008 7:26AM
China VCs raise US$3bn in second quarter

China VCs raise US$3bn in second quarter

Chinese venture capital firms had a record US$3bn in funds available to invest during the second quarter of 2008, according to a new survey.
Jul 24 2008 9:11AM
Nasa may hitch a ride on Japanese spacecraft

Nasa may hitch a ride on Japanese spacecraft

Nasa is talking to Japan's space agency about using one of its spacecraft for servicing missions to the International Space Station, according to Japanese media reports.
Jul 22 2008 8:37AM
Sony Ericsson cuts 17 per cent of staff

Sony Ericsson cuts 17 per cent of staff

Sony Ericsson has announced 2,000 job cuts as part of a cost reduction measure.
Jul 22 2008 8:37AM
China spends big on the internet

China spends big on the internet

Online spending in China rose almost 60 per cent in the first six months of the year, new research reveals.
Jul 18 2008 9:10AM
Japanese boffins develop long-life Flash

Japanese boffins develop long-life Flash

Flash memory chips with a potential lifetime of hundreds of years have been developed by Japanese scientists.
Jul 15 2008 9:18AM
Former Samsung chairman facing jail

Former Samsung chairman facing jail

The former chairman of Samsung should be jailed for seven years, prosecutors in South Korea have told local media.
Jul 11 2008 9:19AM
Asian giants top telecoms growth

Asian giants top telecoms growth

Telecoms operators in China and India are growing faster than international rivals such as AT&T, Verizon, NTT, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and BT, according to new research..
Jul 9 2008 9:07AM
World of Warcraft Trojan spreads from Asia

World of Warcraft Trojan spreads from Asia

Password stealing malware hits US and Turkey and accounts for almost 13 per cent of malware activity detected in a recent survey.
Jul 3 2008 9:55AM
Asia Pacific internet audience soars

Asia Pacific internet audience soars

Some 318 million people in Asia Pacific visited internet sites in April 2008, an increase of 14 per cent from 280 million in the same month one year earlier, according to a new survey.
Jul 2 2008 6:46AM
Smartphone makers bullish despite iPhone 3G

Smartphone makers bullish despite iPhone 3G

Smartphone makers and analysts have downplayed fears that Apple's iPhone 3G could pose a serious challenge for older smartphone manufacturers..
Jun 19 2008 7:59AM
Toshiba closes older Flash memory plants

Toshiba closes older Flash memory plants

Toshiba is to close older Flash memory production lines that it jointly owns with US firm SanDisk..
Jun 18 2008 8:18AM
Apple Store to open in Beijing

Apple Store to open in Beijing

China may be about to see the opening of its first official Apple Store as the firm prepares to launch the iPhone in the country..
Jun 17 2008 11:22AM
Koreans take 100Mbps broadband for granted

Koreans take 100Mbps broadband for granted

The majority of South Koreans rate their broadband services as 'ordinary' despite having the world's fastest internet connections, according to a recent survey..
Jun 17 2008 11:22AM
Stabbings in Japan hit Metal Gear launch

Stabbings in Japan hit Metal Gear launch

Japanese video games publisher Konami has cancelled launch events for its new Metal Gear Solid 4 game..
Jun 12 2008 2:16PM
Asia hooks up with unified communications

Asia hooks up with unified communications

Enterprises in Asia-Pacific will spend US$4.5 billion this year on unified communications services and equipment, new research predicts..
Jun 12 2008 7:37AM
China key to $11bn Asia WiMax bonanza

China key to $11bn Asia WiMax bonanza

The Asia-Pacific region could have as many as 43 million WiMax subscribers by the end of 2013, according to new forecasts..
Jun 7 2008 11:42AM
Hynix claims Flash memory breakthrough

Hynix claims Flash memory breakthrough

A more compact form of Flash memory will help to cut prices of the storage chips by 30 percent, according to Korean media reports..
Jun 5 2008 8:08AM
Toshiba unveils another Blu-ray 'killer'

Toshiba unveils another Blu-ray 'killer'

Toshiba is working on an extension to the DVD format which will offer video quality comparable to that produced by Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs, according to Japanese media reports..
Jun 2 2008 7:59AM

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