Australia http://www.kplu.org en Costco Aims for World Domination (or at Least 36 More Stores) http://www.kplu.org/post/costco-aims-world-domination-or-least-36-more-stores <p>You can already buy gigantic packages of toilet paper and toothpaste at Costco stores everywhere from Misato City, Japan, to Lidcombe, Australia. Those are just two of Costco&#39;s 634 stores worldwide.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But now, Costco is planning a more aggressive expansion in the coming 12 months. The wholesale retailer says it aims to open as many as 36 more stores, 10 more than in the fiscal year that ended at the beginning of September.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Half of those stores will be outside the U.S.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 19:05:08 +0000 Ashley Gross 10360 at http://www.kplu.org Costco Aims for World Domination (or at Least 36 More Stores) China, telecommunications and national security collide http://www.kplu.org/post/china-telecommunications-and-national-security-collide <p>China&#39;s largest telecommunications company has a &quot;trust issue.&quot;</p><p><a href="http://www.huawei.com/en/">Huawei</a>&nbsp;is headquartered in Shenzhen, China. It manufactures equipment for telephone and broadband networks. The only larger telecom in the world is Swedish-based <a href="http://www.ericsson.com/thecompany/company_facts/facts_figures">Ericsson</a>.</p><p>The Australian government recently announced <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/253416/china_calls_australias_ban_on_huawei_unjust.html">Huawei&nbsp;would not be allowed to bid</a> on that country&#39;s <a href="http://www.nbn.gov.au/about-the-nbn/">National Broadband Network</a>, due to security concerns.</p><p><a href="http://www.stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service</a> publisher <a href="http://www.stratnews.com/aboutmark.php">Mark Anderson</a> was in Australia at the time, and applauds the decision. He talks about it with KPLU&#39;s Dave Meyer on this month&#39;s edition of <em>The Digital Future.</em></p><p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 4830 at http://www.kplu.org China, telecommunications and national security collide