From today’s WSJ: Mobile Service Targets Cambodia’s ‘Unbanked’: How do you roll out a banking service in a place where most people don’t have bank accounts? Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. tackled that question in developing WING, a banking and payment system it launched in Cambodia early last year.
Cool Tools: Hands-Free Phone-Interview Setup: It’s a serious issue in contemporary journalism: how do you record phone interviews while using a headset? The post points to the Olympus TP-7 telephone recorder and this more elaborate setup (pictured above). Related Newley.com post: Some thoughts on audio recorders.
Economist: Mobile phones in South-East Asia: Talk is cheap Take a taxi in Bangkok and the driver’s mobile phone is sure to chirp. A long conversation ensues, usually by speakerphone, since few cabbies bother with headsets. It is not just that cabbies are chatty; it is also that talk is cheap. Once reserved for the […]
Today’s WSJ: Thai Groups Denounce Web Censorship: BANGKOK–Criticism over Thailand’s efforts to curb political debate online is mounting as the government restricts thousands of websites following deadly protest clashes earlier this year. Thai authorities say they have blocked at least 40,000 Web pages this year, according to the government’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, […]
I’ve been meaning, for some time, to write a post about audio recorders. Over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to play with use several recorders for casual and professional purposes. And I thought it would be helpful to compile a few tips and suggestions in one place. So here goes: For interviews […]
Here’s a topic I’ve been meaning to address for some time. Back in late February, I purchased, for the first time ever, a Macintosh computer. I needed a notebook machine, so I went with the 12″ iBook. I’ve affectionately dubbed her iRene. In no particular order, here’re my thoughts as a lifetime PC user with […]
Bloggers are dorks. And they procrastinate a lot.
I’ll let you in on a little secret: I am the proud owner of a coveted, no-yet-widely-available-to-the-public, Google Email account. I’m currently debating whether or not I can stand to part with it–in return for some very interesting goods. Until Arsenal’s manager calls me to say I’m his starting goalkeeper for the next Premiership season, […]
Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s, has died. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption lives on. The Microsoft Web site offers some useful hints for Outlook 2000 users.