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Archive | October, 2011

Startup Weekend Beijing: Joy, Pain, and Dropouts – Get a taste of startup life

Disclaimer: GWC is a marketing partner of Startup Weekend Beijing I’m here volunteering for the 3rd edition of Startup Weekend Beijing, organized by Red Pagoda Resources, and sponsored by TechCrunch and China Startup Republic-  two big sponsors for this edition, with TechCrunch providing the winner with an exhibitor’s package at their upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing startup…

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NewsWrap: VANCL Going Public, Apple’s China Market, New Group Buy Regulations, New Report on Group Buy Sector, Gov. Subsidies Cloud Computing

NewsWrap brings you the latest today in Tech News from China and the world at large. Today we look at VANCL possibly going public, Apple discussing the importance of the China market, the Chinese Government discussing group buy regulations, a new report on the group buy sector, and new subsidies for Chinese cloud computing. VANCL to…

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The Future of Group Buying in China

Web Wednesday Beijing The theme for Web Wednesday Beijing this month was “The Future of Group Buying in China”, and the speaker invited for the evening was Ahn Seunghae, Founder and CEO of Letyo.com, a group buying deals aggregator in China. This comes timely, especially when negative news such as massive retrenchment of staff by…

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Chinaccelerator: Some of the Latest in Tech on One of the Oldest Stages in Beijing

A combination of technology entrepreneurship and oriental Chinese culture, the Chinaccelerator Demo Day held at Zheng Yi Ci Opera Theatre, was highly praised by guests whom included the Geeks on a Plane [lead by Dave McClure] and a huge pool of investors and tech-enthusiasts. This season, Dalian-based accelerator had 9 start-ups, ranging from educational, social,…

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NewsWrap: Shanda to Chinese Stock Market, Why Japan loses to Apple, the Steve Jobs Production Plan, iPhone 4, Fly Mobile Tablet

NewsWrap brings you the latest today in Tech News from China and the world at large. Today we look at Shanda’s possible move to the Chinese Stock Market, Why Japan keeps losing to Apple, Ningbo’s Steve Jobs production plan, iPhone 4′s large hold on the iOS market and Fly Mobile’s new low-priced tablet. Shanda to…

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Globalization (or China-fication) of the Internet – Mary Meeker Strikes Again

During one of the most well attended sessions of the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Mary Meeker (Partner, KPCB) has yet again blown the tech industry’s mind with another provocative deck of trends and stats highlighting among other things, China’s increasing role in the global internet and mobile industry. Some of the highlights include:…

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NewsWrap: Tmall Protests Resolved, Netease Movie, Shanda Interactive Going Private, Happy Elements, Tech Wars 2012

NewsWrap brings you the latest today in Tech News from China and the world at large. Today we look at Alibaba resolving the Tmall issue, Netease announcing a Fantasy Westword Journey film, Shanda Interactive’s management buyout, Happy Elements new round of funding and an article on the history and future of Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple. Alibaba Revises Rules, Ending…

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Monday Dinners: The Great Wall Club’s Best Kept Secret

At the end of September Great Wall Club sent its CEO, WenChu, and its Vice President, Barret Parkman, to the United States to begin a whirlwind tour of events, dinners, and  business meetings. The climax of this trip was a closed door executive round-table dinner hosted by the Great Wall Club, which brought together some of…

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mobiTalk #02: After the Bell – Lei Jun VS. Dave McClure

Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi, and Dave McClure, Co-Founder of 500 Startups, discussed their experiences as investors in the high speed world of the mobile tech industry at GWC’s mobiTalk speaker series.  The two men shared their insights on how they pick the companies they fund and what their opinion was of various aspects of…

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Meet the Execs: Wang Jian, CTO, Alibaba [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.  We’ll be introducing our first executive…

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