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[Update, Dec. 19: I am not blown away by the US attribution of the hack to North Korea. On technical grounds, there’s problems like this, pointed out by Jeffrey Carr (h/t to “@SaiGonSeamus), who wrote a book on cyberwarfare: The White House appears to be convinced through "Signals intelligence" that the North Korean government planned... Read More
Sony is making an unusual pitch for its latest smartphone: “Don’t worry if you drop it in the bath or the toilet. It will still work after 30 minutes submerged in water.” Although this is apparently the most effective waterproofing claim ever made for any smartphone, it seems an underwhelming USP. The new phone, the... Read More
When New York-based corporate restructuring artist Daniel Loeb first went after the Tokyo-based electronics giant Sony some weeks ago, he looked like a butcher with a meat cleaver. Now he is behaving more like a surgeon with a scalpel. In the meantime he evidently read Japan for Dummies. At the outset his intent seemed to... Read More
Try this thought experiment: Suppose that ExxonMobil Corporation needed a new group chief executive. Rolling the dice a little, it reached into its Saudi Arabian subsidiary and tapped a tried and tested Saudi national there. No matter that he did not speak or read English. ExxonMobil’s board assured him that enough people in New York... Read More