The San Jose Business Journal has an article on the cross-cultural studies of Dr. Genevieve Bell of Intel. (This is a newspaper, so who knows how long this web link will be on the web?) She's nearing the publication of her paper on technology use in daily life in various Asian cultures. This article doesn't have much material that hasn't appeared elsewhere, however... there's the "kids living in one room" angle, the "bless the mobiles at the temple" story, and so on. Her final work should be interesting, however.