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JargonWatch: Sent to Mordor

Reading Time: < 1 minute When Apple engineers are sent from Cupertino, California on intense two-week trips to supervise huge manufacturing plants in Shenzhen, China, making sure that designs are faithfully recreated to a suitably high standard of quality is known as being ’sent to Mordor’. The Popbitch email newsletter claims that the phrase originated internally at Apple about the… Continue reading JargonWatch: Sent to Mordor

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Hong Kong Expats | Shanghai Expats | Shenzhen Expats – Forums, Resources and NetworkingMain Page – JigsawUK Goombah: Music Search and Discovery Wired News: Fine-Tune Your Music Discoveries LatestD9.com: The Latest Releases, On Time, Every Time Holmes Report Blog Social Bookmarking – Automatic submission service Can Yahoo Deliver On Social Search? – SeekingAlpha

China Inc. – The 800-pound dragon in the room

Reading Time: 2 minutes The New York Times has a great review of China Inc. by Ted C. Fishman which highlights the growing economic might of China. Some interesting facts and figures featured in the review of the book include: From 1982 through 2002, the United States economy grew at an annual rate of 3.3 percent. China’s economy grew… Continue reading China Inc. – The 800-pound dragon in the room