Problem: you have someone’s grandbaby, niece, nephew and/or great-grandbaby, and you live on the other side of the globe. Aside from mom and dad, all the people who love him or her the most are far, far away. This really, really sucks! 怎么办？ more »
A Democratic senator said on Tuesday he has asked 30 U.S. companies, including Apple, Facebook and Skype, for information on their human rights practices in China in the aftermath of Google's decision to no longer cooperate with Chinese Internet censorship efforts. Meanwhile, Democratic leaders of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China... more »
A former professor beamed us into her Intercultural Communication class this week for a little Q&A session. They had great questions, and it was tons of fun… thought I’m not sure how much we’ll remember, seeing as how we were tanked up on coffee and didn’t sign off ’til 3am... more »
Use Skype? Here's a bit of a report and rundown of the recent news that Skype's Chinese partner was found to be storing the data (unsecured) of conversations deemed "sensitive" based on keywords. Any mention of the usual suspects (that wacky tai ji cult, an island breaking off and drifting... more »
Steven reports that Skype has been down globally for 24 hours. I've currently mixed connectivity, which might indicate things are getting or have gotten fixed. However, some interesting figures in the post. more »
Steven over at Suzhou-Atlas has some good advice for anyone that's not checked out Skype recently. He gives a bit of a review and cost comparison between using Skype to call home and using the tradition man-on-the-street IP cards. Give it a look. more »
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