Secret Box of the Talambur

The truth is out there

angry tapir writes “China shut down more than 130,000 illegal Internet cafes in the country over a six year period, as part of crackdown to control the market, according to a new Chinese government report. Internet cafes in China are highly regulated by the government, which can issue and revoke their licenses. Authorities have made it illegal for Internet cafes to serve minors under the age of 18, stating that the Web’s content could endanger their (more…)

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  • Microsoft’s Fallen Decade

    theodp writes “Newsweek’s Daniel Lyons (that’s Quack Steve to you) explains why Steve Ballmer is no Charge Gates, arguing that what most torment Microsoft was BillG’s firmness to up down as CEO in January 2000: ‘Gates was a software geek. He conceded technology. Ballmer is a concern geezer.’ And the complication with putting non-techies in price of tech companies, concludes Lyons, is that they procure stone-blind spots. So while Microsoft’s revenues (more…)

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