Stories by Sumner Lemon

Hurd joins Oracle as co-president

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd has been appointed co-president of Oracle, the software company announced Monday.

Written by Sumner Lemon07 Sept. 10 11:25

Baidu CFO killed in holiday accident

Shawn Wang, the chief financial officer of, China's top search engine, was killed in an accident on December 27, the company said Saturday.

Written by Sumner Lemon31 Dec. 07 10:16

Quanta to build Negroponte's $100 laptop

Taiwan's Quanta Computer Inc., the world's largest maker of notebook computers, will manufacture an ultra-low-cost laptop developed by Nicholas Negroponte, the chairman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Media Lab.

Written by Sumner Lemon13 Dec. 05 22:00

Girlz, guns and Beijing duck

For a group of young women who spend their free time shooting opponents with guns and rocket launchers, the girlz 0f destruction are actually very nice.

Written by Sumner Lemon28 Nov. 05 22:00

US company hopes to block Skype in China

Verso Technologies Inc., of Atlanta, Georgia, hopes to soon win a contract to block Chinese Internet users from using eBay Inc.'s Skype VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) software, the company said Monday.

Written by Sumner Lemon09 Nov. 05 10:25

Report: Babies for sale on eBay site in China

Authorities in Shanghai are investigating the attempted sale of babies on eBay's auction site in China, the official China Daily newspaper reported Thursday.

Written by Sumner Lemon21 Oct. 05 07:03

Analysis: China's Godson-2 processor takes center stage

Will a Chinese-made chip one day threaten Intel Corp.'s dominance of the global microprocessor market?
That was one of the questions raised by recent media coverage of an In-Stat report that detailed the features of China's Godson-2 processor and highlighted similarities with MIPS Technologies Inc.'s MIPS instruction set and the architecture of an earlier chip, MIPS Technologies' R10000.

Written by Sumner Lemon01 Aug. 05 22:00

Size matters for Larry Ellison

Oracle may be smaller than Microsoft, but Oracle Chief Executive Officer Larry Ellison can at least boast that his yacht is bigger than Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's yacht.
Measuring 138 meters (452 feet, 8 inches) in length, Ellison's megayacht, Rising Sun, was launched in June last year and is the largest private yacht in the world, reportedly costing more than US$270 million to build and fit out.

Written by Sumner Lemon20 June 05 22:00

Samsung goes QWERTY for cell phones

Samsung Electronics plans to introduce two cell phones later this year with full QWERTY keyboards, including one model that supports Research In Motion's BlackBerry e-mail technology.

Written by Sumner Lemon15 June 05 09:16

Intel, Nokia team up for mobile WiMax

Intel and Nokia have teamed up to back the development of mobile WiMax technology, and will work together to see that the technology is standardized soon, the companies said Friday.

Written by Sumner Lemon14 June 05 09:44

More Asian vendors seeking out global markets

On an overcast Saturday afternoon, the computer market in Shanghai's busy Xujiahui district is thronged with weekend shoppers. The thick crowd ebbs and flows, coursing its way through two multistorey malls, each filled with dozens of small shops that hum with activity.

Written by Sumner Lemon16 May 05 15:44