We’ll be covering all the important announcements on both ChannelEye and our brother pub TechEye.net.
And here we’ll be bringing you all the gossip and yak yak we hear on the grapevine and on the Nangang strasse.
Let’s start with a juicy story that demonstrates how business is done differently in Asia than in Europe. Well, we think UK vendors [what vendors, Ed?] wouldn’t find themselves in an analogous situation. A well known vendor from Old Taipei found himself being entertained in the Philippines recently, with lashings of very strong beer and a delicious goulash like soup. At the end of the evening, the vendor asked his hosts about the delicious stew – to be told that they’d been supping speciality dish horse penis soup.
All the main news buzz over here is about aggressive acts by the Philippines against a Taiwanese boat recently. That led, we hear, to a Canadian woman being unceremoniously ejected from one of the famous Taipei cabs because the driver thought she was a Filipino.
You might remember the other week that several HTC suits in America were beamed out of the company – prompting speculation that there was something afoot in the beleagured Taiwanese company. It turns out many of the suits were ex-employees at the Redmond Volehill and, strangely enough, the Microsoft culture didn’t fit with the HTC culture. Once, of course, Microsoft and HTC were very pally indeed, introducing a smartphone superficially very similar to a really pioneering smartphone from a British company that ended up successfully suing Microsoft.
Meanwhile, some folks are very enthusiastic about Intel’s announcements next week of its Haswell technology. Bitter and twisted hacks over at sis pub TechEye believe the chip giant isn’t going to do Haswell as people expected. That, of course, remains to be seen but expect that Intel’s new CEO, already dubbed “Special K” and who was speedy to institute a purge of positions at Chipzilla, will be watching its progress with some degree of trepidation. So will we, Mr K, so will we.
More – and there will be much more – later.
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