Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > News

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-06-2013, 09:37 PM   #16
HansTWN
Wizard
HansTWN ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HansTWN ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HansTWN ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HansTWN ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HansTWN ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HansTWN ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HansTWN ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HansTWN ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HansTWN ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HansTWN ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HansTWN ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 4,540
Karma: 264065402
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Taiwan
Device: HP Touchpad, Sony Duo 13, Lumia 920, Kobo Aura HD
Quote:
Originally Posted by CommonReader View Post
Jobszilla rising from the sea?

I am somewhat torn on this.

On the one hand it doesn't hurt to see Apple being pulled from its high horse and their warranty isn't the best anyway.
On the other hand there seems to be a tendency in China to attack foreign companies that seem to be too successful or just for political reasons. Volkswagen as the market leading car manufacturer was attacked in the state media and Japanese companies became the victims of nationalist agitation in China just for being Japanese.
I believe it is high time to get tougher with China. No more open access to Western markets unless access to China is equally open.
I agree with you -- but I think that ship has sailed. The time for that would have been 10 years ago. Besides, that is exactly why the Chinese keep their old pal next door, in North Korea, alive. He comes in really handy when the West ever threatens to get "tough" on trade or other matters with China. Then buddy Kim will talk the talk and the West suddenly urgently needs China's help... And voila, no more "crazy talk" about equal access for Western companies to the local market.

The Western powers and Japan are much too self absorbed and unable to recognize the long term dangers to be able to present a united front -- which would be the only way to deal with China. Only Japan seems to be waking up. Their economy has been almost swept away and become dependant on China and the military threats are growing.

Last edited by HansTWN; 04-06-2013 at 09:44 PM.
HansTWN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 10:10 PM   #17
frahse
occasional author
frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
frahse's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,587
Karma: 2049751590
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wandering God's glorious hills, valleys and plains.
Device: Kindle3-3G, Archos 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by HansTWN View Post
-that is exactly why the Chinese keep their old pal next door, in North Korea, alive. He comes in really handy when the West ever threatens to get "tough" on trade or other matters with China. Then buddy Kim will talk the talk and the West suddenly urgently needs China's help... And voila, no more "crazy talk" about equal access for Western companies to the local market.--
This game as been played a long time by many countries.

The major hot spot wild playing cards for China, for Russia, and a few other (more so called friendly) countries are (right now) N Korea, Iran, Syria, Venezuela, the countries around Israel, and a few other hot spots.
The West puts the pressure on, and all of a sudden, a hot spot gets hotter. The pressure eases.

Sometimes as with Egypt and Pakistan right now, the demand is for more aid and let us do our thing. Egypt is critical for Israel, and Pakistan has the bomb and know how.

"Help us and we won't bother you."
frahse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 05:30 PM   #18
Penforhire
Wizard
Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Penforhire ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,048
Karma: 6612408
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southern California
Device: Kindle PW, PRS-650, iPhone 4, iPad 4
What China has now, that most of those other countries did not, is our worldwide manufacturing base gripped by the short-hairs. I continue to see an amazing amount of manufacturing and new business moving to China. The Chinese standard of living will hopefully improve and take at least some of the steam out of that movement.

Feels like a complex situation. I know we can't compete right now without joining our competition by doing increasing business in China. I expect in 10 to 20 years the hot spot will be somewhere in Africa but my timescale could be off. It was Thailand, Malaysia, and India before it became China. Though I don't count India out, at least for engineering outsourcing and call centers.
Penforhire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 02:24 AM   #19
forsooth
tec montage
forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
forsooth's Avatar
 
Posts: 435
Karma: 544444445
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: harsh unforgiving places
Device: kindles, lenovo, chromebook, mobiles
Quote:
Originally Posted by Penforhire View Post
What China has now, that most of those other countries did not, is our worldwide manufacturing base gripped by the short-hairs. I continue to see an amazing amount of manufacturing and new business moving to China. The Chinese standard of living will hopefully improve and take at least some of the steam out of that movement.

Feels like a complex situation. I know we can't compete right now without joining our competition by doing increasing business in China. I expect in 10 to 20 years the hot spot will be somewhere in Africa but my timescale could be off. It was Thailand, Malaysia, and India before it became China. Though I don't count India out, at least for engineering outsourcing and call centers.
already moving to
Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, other
forsooth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 02:27 AM   #20
forsooth
tec montage
forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.forsooth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
forsooth's Avatar
 
Posts: 435
Karma: 544444445
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: harsh unforgiving places
Device: kindles, lenovo, chromebook, mobiles
Quote:
Originally Posted by frahse View Post
This game as been played a long time by many countries.

The major hot spot wild playing cards for China, for Russia, and a few other (more so called friendly) countries are (right now) N Korea, Iran, Syria, Venezuela, the countries around Israel, and a few other hot spots.
The West puts the pressure on, and all of a sudden, a hot spot gets hotter. The pressure eases.

Sometimes as with Egypt and Pakistan right now, the demand is for more aid and let us do our thing. Egypt is critical for Israel, and Pakistan has the bomb and know how.

"Help us and we won't bother you."
or dont bomb us - "we won't bother you"
forsooth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2013, 11:08 PM   #21
archerwoo
Enthusiast
archerwoo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.archerwoo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.archerwoo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.archerwoo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.archerwoo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.archerwoo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.archerwoo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.archerwoo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.archerwoo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.archerwoo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.archerwoo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 30
Karma: 495464
Join Date: May 2008
Device: Kindle 3;Ip4
Quote:
Originally Posted by VaultBoy View Post
*I* assume he was cremated. And with that, I imagine the ashes starting to re-form as the i1000 to come back and start wreaking havoc on things.
archerwoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 04:37 AM   #22
Rizla
Wizard
Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Rizla ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Rizla's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,431
Karma: 3633601
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: PRS-650 / Cybook Opus / Nook STR (rooted)
India imposes significant import duties on Chinese goods to protect their local manufacturing. Why don't we do it?
Rizla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 04:38 AM   #23
TGS
Country Member
TGS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TGS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TGS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TGS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TGS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TGS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TGS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TGS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TGS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TGS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TGS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
TGS's Avatar
 
Posts: 9,027
Karma: 7355679
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Denmark
Device: Liseuse: Irex DR800. PRS 505 in the house, and the missus has an iPad.
May seem like a dumb, and somewhat tardy, question, but what exactly is an "Apple" of discord? To what, in this sentence, does the noun, "Apple", refer?
TGS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 11:35 AM   #24
frahse
occasional author
frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.frahse ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
frahse's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,587
Karma: 2049751590
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wandering God's glorious hills, valleys and plains.
Device: Kindle3-3G, Archos 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by TGS View Post
May seem like a dumb, and somewhat tardy, question, but what exactly is an "Apple" of discord? To what, in this sentence, does the noun, "Apple", refer?
The writer was exercising what is called "poetic license!"
frahse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 11:45 AM   #25
afv011
Captain Penguin
afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
afv011's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,768
Karma: 2076603579
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Device: nook*, nexus 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rizla View Post
India imposes significant import duties on Chinese goods to protect their local manufacturing. Why don't we do it?
It's a known fact that this kind of tactics simply slows down local innovation and is detrimental in the long run. With no competition from abroad, local manufacturers get lazy as they don't have to out-innovate foreign manufacturers to outsell them.
afv011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 12:57 PM   #26
BeccaPrice
Wizard
BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BeccaPrice ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
BeccaPrice's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,129
Karma: 11174187
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Sony 350, K3-3G, K4SO, KPW
Quote:
Originally Posted by TGS View Post
May seem like a dumb, and somewhat tardy, question, but what exactly is an "Apple" of discord? To what, in this sentence, does the noun, "Apple", refer?
I think it's a reference to Greek mythology, when there was a golden apple labeled To The Fairest that was put in front of (I think) Aphrodite and Diana and maybe one or two other miscellaneous goddesses. The apple was created by the goddess of discord.

My Greek mythology is way rusty; I'll have to look up the story later.

ETA: here it is. This started the events that led up to the Trojan War.
BeccaPrice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 04:31 PM   #27
afv011
Captain Penguin
afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
afv011's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,768
Karma: 2076603579
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Device: nook*, nexus 10
I don't know if this is related to the original news, but goes along the same lines:

Quote:
It could be sweaty palm time at Cupertino after new research revealed that more than half of China’s loyal fanbois are thinking of switching their iPhones to a Samsung Galaxy S4, according to new data from market watcher TrendForce.

... while 52.4 percent of fanbois said they too were thinking of switching over to Apple’s arch-rival – a figure described by TrendForce as “alarmingly large”.
Source

Note: TheRegister uses the term "fanbois" to refer to iOS users.
afv011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 12:07 AM   #28
SeaKing
Frequent Flier
SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaKing ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
SeaKing's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,283
Karma: 2058837333
Join Date: Oct 2011
Device: KB kindle aboard, Galx Tab 7.0 Plus, trying out Droid 1 as mini-tab
Quote:
Originally Posted by afv011 View Post
I don't know if this is related to the original news, but goes along the same lines:

Source

Note: TheRegister uses the term "fanbois" to refer to iOS users.
How could they do such a uncivil thing?

"Oh, the (in)humanity!"
SeaKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 02:10 PM   #29
redcat
Junior Member
redcat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.redcat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.redcat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.redcat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.redcat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.redcat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.redcat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.redcat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.redcat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.redcat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.redcat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
redcat's Avatar
 
Posts: 9
Karma: 550030
Join Date: Oct 2012
Device: half a dozen
Quote:
Originally Posted by afv011 View Post
I don't know if this is related to the original news, but goes along the same lines:

Quote:
It could be sweaty palm time at Cupertino after new research revealed that more than half of China’s loyal fanbois are thinking of switching their iPhones to a Samsung Galaxy S4, according to new data from market watcher TrendForce.
... while 52.4 percent of fanbois said they too were thinking of switching over to Apple’s arch-rival – a figure described by TrendForce as “alarmingly large”.


Source

Note: TheRegister uses the term "fanbois" to refer to iOS users.
Apple had planned on China being a big market for them.
That doesn't sound good.
redcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 04:50 PM   #30
david_e
Seriously?
david_e ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.david_e ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.david_e ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.david_e ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.david_e ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.david_e ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.david_e ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.david_e ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.david_e ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.david_e ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.david_e ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
david_e's Avatar
 
Posts: 529
Karma: 3347562
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: Kobo Aura HD, Kobo Mini, iWhatever
Quote:
Originally Posted by redcat View Post
Apple had planned on China being a big market for them.
That doesn't sound good.
Not really, if I am recalling the article correctly, it was a survey of 3,000 people and it was worded in a way that implied the conclusions weren't based on the full results.
david_e is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:24 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.