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Cyworld Takes On Myspace (part 2)

Cyworld Takes On Myspace (part 2)

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. Myspace takes all comers, of which I am proudly NOT one. Facebook is for college kids. I have an account but don’t remember my login or password. Friendster and Xanga is for twentysomethings and I have been twenty years old more than twice. Livejournal is for the self-expressive and I can do that here. Linkedin has…

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Microsoft Never Sleeps

Microsoft Never Sleeps

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. Microsoft never sleeps, I reckon. Question: Where is Microsoft NOT involved in a law suit. Regulators in South Korea have rejected MS’ appeal of an antitrust ruling and now MS must fight back. “No way!” says MS with regard to giving up its legal challenge in the South Korean courts. Microsoft has been fined $34…

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Top 10 World’s Most Expensive Cities – Seoul Tops in Asia

Top 10 World’s Most Expensive Cities – Seoul Tops in Asia

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. The World’s Most Expensive Cities  List for expatriates is out. Seoul came out on top, or bottom depending on your perspective, in Asia at number 7. Tokyo fell to number 13. Taipei fell to #94, 6th in Asia and Hong Kong was number 5 in Asia. Singapore was 122nd in the world and 10th in…

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North Korea Couldn’t Hit the Side of a Barn

North Korea Couldn’t Hit the Side of a Barn

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. Brendan Taylor of Asia Times says that North Korea is like a ‘neglected child.” It acts out because it would rather be yelled out than ignored. Meaning  – Washington needs to pay attention to its short-range missile tests. What’s this got to do with business? I’m getting there. At one point, Kim promised, in theory,…

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