Gerald Mal

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Comparing Wearables: Fitbit Flex vs. Jawbone Up and More

“Which is better, the FuelBand or the Up?” “What do you think about the Fitbit Flex?”I’ve been hearing questions like these a lot lately. Wearable …

With Sprint Deal Nearly Sealed, SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son Is Getting Down to Business

With its deal to acquire control of Sprint and Clearwire almost complete, SoftBank head Masayoshi Son is looking forward to delivering on the …

Venture Capital

6 years after the iPhone launched, just 4 big carriers are left standing

<i>Jon Metzler is president of San Francisco consultancy Blue Field Strategies.</i><p>It’s amazing to think it’s been just six years and seven versions since the iPhone launched in June, 2007.<p>A lot has changed in those six years, and perhaps one of the most significant changes has been wireless carrier …

Chinese consumers boost Burberry

Growing demand for Burberry’s accessories and beauty products is shielding the British premium brand from a faltering luxury market around the world.<p>Burberry, which has hired actress Sienna Miller and her fiancé Tom Sturridge to be the new faces of the brand, is enjoying growing sales outside its …

Japanese husbands get allowances—and they’re at a 31-year low, in a bad sign for Abenomics

For Japanese men, the budget for a Friday night out on the town has nothing to do with how much they earn. What matters is how much your wife gives you—and the bad news is that it’s not as much as it used to be.<p>In at least half of Japanese married households, the wife controls the budget and …

Five continents weren’t enough—Tencent’s WeChat is going to Africa

<i>This article has been corrected.</i><p>Tencent, China’s biggest Internet company, may hail from the most populous country on the planet, but that hasn’t stopped it from aggressively expanding into new markets. WeChat, its two-year-old social networking app, just went from 50 million users to 70 million …

Emerging Markets

This Pillow Glows When Your Long-Distance Partner Goes To Bed

Romance is complicated just by itself, and when you add distance to the equation things rarely get easier.<p>This is where Pillow Talk comes in.<p>Pillow Talk is an Internet-enabled pair of pillows that talk to each other anywhere in the world. When your long-distance paramour is sleeping, your pillow …

The most hated man on China’s internet shouldn’t expect any “get well soon” emails

Most of the world has never heard of Fang Binxing, but the creator of the Great Firewall of China is all too familiar to Chinese internet users—and they really hate the guy. So when Fang, currently the president of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunication, announced during the university’s …

China's new rich looking to get education on manners

China has one of the world’s largest wealth gaps, with much of the wealth amassed by Communist Party elites and their friends.<p>That’s created social tension and resentment, enough that new President Xi Jinping has ordered party cadres to cut down on the conspicuous consumption. China’s nouveau riche …

Asia’s richest man is betting $1.26 billion on the trash crisis

Asia’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, is pouring money into burning trash. The real estate tycoon is leading a consortium to buy Dutch waste treatment company called AVR for $1.26 billion (pdf) from private equity groups Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and CVC Capital Partners. AVR is the biggest …

Goji launches smile-please smart lock | Financial Times

Days after August’s launch, yet another smart lock has come knocking on the door in the shape of Goji, which launches an Indiegogo crowdfunding …

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …