Why is Japan not producing mobiles like China?

Galapagos Mobile

Japan was one of the earliest developers of mobile phones and started the world first internet access services called “i-Mode”. Refer to Wiki for details; i-mode - Wikipedia It became very popular in Japan and became a national standard, while in other part of the world, it was way too advanced and Japan failed to make it a global standard.

Yet i-Mode was so popular, further domestic development continued to win the domestic competition and made the Japanese mobile market far different from any other countries. It was then called as Galapagos Mobile because of its pretty unique evolution just like those uniquely evolved creatures in Galapagos islands.

Soon after an iPhone was released, many Japanese jumped to it as well making the i-Mode obsolete very quickly. But again due to the domestic competition, Japanese phone makers continued releasing new Galapagos mobiles allowing Google to launch Android which in parallel with iPhone became global standards.iPho…

What are some interesting facts about diamonds

What are some interesting facts about diamonds

  1. Diamonds are expensive because De Beers & an oligopoly of diamond suppliers carefully control diamond supply in the market. If they let it loose they would be affordable to a lot more people.
  2. Unlike gold, once you buy a Diamond it has very little resale value. It’s a lousy investment.
  3. Raw diamonds are super ugly. It is only after they are carefully polished do they become beautiful.
  4. Their main use is in manufacturing and not in decoration. Drill bits have diamond tips because it is the hardest substance in the world.
  5. People in countries like Liberia and Sierra Leone suffered and continue to suffer from the exploitation of diamond companies. It is one of the most inhumane businesses in the world.