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  • The US beats Japan in patent application filing for the first time since 1963, becomes world' No. 1

    The US beats Japan in patent application filing for the first time since 1963, becomes world' No. 1

    Photo credit: Pam Roth The World Intellectual Property Organization reports Japan dropped to second place worldwide in terms of patent application filing in 2006, giving up the pole position to the US for the first time in 43 years.  The United States Patent and Trademark Office received a total of 425,966 of patent applications. Japan’s Patent Office trailed with 408,674 filings. China… Read More

  • Sony believes the Playstation3 will ultimately outsell the PS2

    Sony believes the Playstation3 will ultimately outsell the PS2

    Is Kazu Hirai, CEO of Sony’s Computer Entertainment division just bullish on the future performance of his own products or is a recent statement of his a case of wishful thinking? Interviewed by the Financial Times, Hirai said his vision for the PS3 is to outperform the PS2 sales-wise by 2015. So far, the PS2 (released in 2000) has been sold over 140 million times world wide. The Playstation… Read More

  • Can FON create a worldwide, wireless Internet?

    Can FON create a worldwide, wireless Internet?

    Ready for worldwide, wireless Internet access? Keep dreaming! You remember FON, right? There’s a small piece in the International Herald Tribune that tries to explain why the hippie-sounding service hasn’t taken off yet. Whereas, to be successful, FON needs millions of users spread around the world, each sharing their Internet connection wirelessly, so far only 830,000 people have… Read More