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Archive | October, 2011

Why Skype Succeeded and Joost Failed

Niklas Zennstrom, most famous for Skype and speaker at the Global Mobile Internet Conference 2011, talked at TechCrunch Disrupt: Beijing this afternoon.  He gave Sarah Lacey, the interviewer, a rundown on a number things including what Skype went through.  Niklas divulged that he went through 25 VCs before finally gettig funding.  At the time P2P was not seen…

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Angry Birds: Trying Not to Be Pac-Man

Peter Vesterbacka sat down at TechCrunch Disrupt: Beijing this morning to discuss his company and where it was headed.  Peter’s been spending a great deal of time in China lately since China’s is in love with the Angry Birds. That love is so much so that copycats and IP infringement abound.  Peter jokingly said he…

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Tencent: Pony Ma Talks About Battling The Evil Empire Image

Tencent is the 4th largest internet company in the world with over 3 Billion in revenue, 1 billion of which was profit. They have seen their stock price increase 5000% since it’s IPO. They are one of China’s best tech success stories, yet they are feared rather than praised by other Chinese developers. Pony Ma…

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Meet the Execs: Michael Song, CEO, SKYMOBI [GMIC Roadshow USA]

China’s tech companies are a force to be reckoned with.  With the aim to inform, educate, and promote sharing between the East and West, the GMIC Roadshow USA will bring 8 C-Level executives and top GMIC speakers, who are China’s top mobile leaders, to Silicon Valley on November 5th – 12th.  Michael Song, who is the CEO…

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Meet the Execs: Yong Wang, CEO, DeNA China [GMIC Roadshow USA]

China’s tech companies are a force to be reckoned with.  With the aim to inform, educate, and promote sharing between the East and West, the GMIC Roadshow USA will bring 8 C-Level executives and top GMIC speakers, who are China’s top mobile leaders, to Silicon Valley on November 5th – 12th.  Yong Wang, who is the CEO…

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NewsWrap: Sina Weibo 250M users, Social Media Poorly Used in Asia, PapayaMobile, Apple’s Rise, Amazon.cn

NewsWrap brings you the latest today in Tech News from China and the world at large. Today we look at Sina Weibo reaching 25o million users, the poor use of social media marketing by Asian companies, PapayaMobile coming to iOS, looking at the aftermath of Apple’s rise, and Amazon.cn getting a facelift.   Sina Weibo Reaches 250…

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NewsWrap: VelaTel and NGSN, Ice Cream Sandwich in the UK, Shanda+Kaixin001, TeliportMe, KanBox Raises $20M

NewsWrap brings you the latest today in Tech News from China and the worldat large. Today we look at VelaTel working with NGSN to bring 4g LTE to China, Ice Cream Sandwich first shipping date, Shanda and Kaixin’s partnership, TeliportMe’s new website, and KanBox’s new funding and incredible growth.     VelaTel Bringing LTE to China…

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NewsWrap: Alipay Withdrawals, Tencent and ChinaVision, The9 Steps into Korea, Googles Music Store, Ice Cream Sandwich

NewsWrap brings you the latest today in Tech News from China and the worldat large. Today we look at mass withdrawals form Alipay, Tencent’s new stake in ChinaVision, The9′s new South Korean branch, Googles new music store, and the top ten reasons to be excited by Android Ice Cream Sandwich.   Alipay Suffers Mass Withdrawals Coordinated…

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[Video] Xiaomi Phone Initial Impressions (Unboxing Video)

The Xiaomi Phone (小米手机) began shipping to customers this past week and mobiSights received their batch of phones today.  The phone is made for the Chinese public, and after the boot this clearly became evident.  It met expectations overall, though there are a few things missing we would have liked to have seen. The price…

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NewsWrap: Yahoo up for Grabs, Doomed Group Buy Sites, ChinaStars Event, Sina Weibo, YouTube Singapore

NewsWrap brings you the latest today in Tech News from China and the world at large. Today we look at all the companies eyeing Yahoo, the possibility of group buy sites going the way of the dinosaurs, ChinaStars event, Sina Weibo’s search feature, and YouTube coming to Singapore. Alibaba is not the only Company Eyeing Yahoo…

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