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Archive | June, 2011

Huawei MediaPad: A comparative look at the latest tablet

On June 20, 2011, Huawei Technologies released the Huawei MediaPad at ‘CommunicAsia 2011′ in Singapore. The release of this new tablet made me raise the question on the necessity of tablets in a world where more advanced and innovative laptops and smart phones offer a plethora of features to consumers. The answer to this question…

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Huawei – Keep An Eye On This Chinese Tech Firm

Huawei, China’s waking tech giant From a nation recognized by the West as no-name factories and ‘shanzhai’ copied devices, Huawei (Huawei Technologies Cos.) is ramping up activity and looking to build up its own brand in the consumer devices market, competing against companies such as Apple Inc. Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, Huawei is China’s largest…

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Weibo – THE Platform For Social Media Campaigns In China

Hailing from a Singaporean digital marketing background, Western social media influences were the name of the game as far as my generation is concerned.  Knowing this, social media marketing campaigns revolved very much around Facebook, Twitter and FourSquare – until I was placed in China, where all such channels were banned. Being a social media…

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CEO of Qihoo 360: “We’re the Catfish of China’s Internet Market”

Last week, while the Worldwide Developer Conference and Apple’s exclusive products have caught the whole world’s attention, Qihoo 360, a Chinese Internet company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), unveiled its ambitious strategy on building a cross-value-chain Open Platform, as an opening for the first year of “China Open Internet Conference”. Qihoo 360,…

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GMIC 2011 Presentations Available Online

If you missed this year’s Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) 2011, you can download and view the presentation slides! GMIC 2011 concluded on April 28th after 3 days of exciting events, highlighting the New Challenges, New Opportunities, and New Leaders in the global mobile internet industry.  Held for the first time at the Chinese National…

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Mobile Mentions – Apple’s iCloud

I’m happy to introduce a new weekly segment to mobiSights, Mobile Mentions.  Each week we will post some of the more noteworthy things going on in mobile tech each week and our thoughts on the issues, especially as they pertain to China.  I (@calvinsmith), along with Duncan Leung (@leungD), Shawn Cui, & Gurpreet Singh (@gurpreet1816)…

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