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5 Years of iPhones: Apple Continues To Keep It Together While The Competition Let’s It Loose

Five years ago the world was introduced to a new kind of mobile phone.  Steve Jobs and his crew at Apple displayed the mobile device that would reshape our mobile experience.  The iPhone, the device Steve introduced, was not the first smart phone, but it was the first smart phone that was pitched to the…

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[Interview] Jiepang’s CEO “Checks-In” With mobiSights

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing David Liu, CEO of Jiepang.  Jiepang is China’s largest mobile “check-in” platform with offices in Beijing and Shanghai. 1.  Tell me a little bit about yourself and how Jiepang got its start.  I’m a 27 year old, American born Chinese, grew up in the bay area, and have…

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The Global Mobile Internet Conference, The Largest Mobile Internet Conference in Asia, Is Coming To Silicon Valley

Big announcements were not limited to just WWDC this week.  GWC, the company behind the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC), the largest mobile Internet conference in Asia, announced that it would hold its first GMIC Silicon Valley (www.gmic-sv.com) conference in the San Jose Convention Center on October 19th-20th.  The event will bring together an expected…

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CHINICT: Eduardo Saverin talks about Jumio Investment

Last week at CHINICT, Eduardo Saverin dropped by briefly to give his thoughts on his life so far, as well as his investments.  While much of the talk was focused on Eduardo’s life and how he got involved with Facebook, the last part focused on what Eduardo was doing with his money as far as…

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GMIC 2012 International Media Coverage Wrap Up

The Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) concluded on May 11th after 3 days of exciting events.  This was the second year GMIC was hosted Chinese National Convention Center and welcomed over 5,100 attendees!  There was massive amount of information released to the public and over 400 domestic and international press were on hand to cover it. GMIC…

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GMIC 2012: A Reflection On What We Are About To Do

GMIC 2012. It is finally here. I write this sitting on the floor of the CNCC next to a van that is part of one of our exhibitors’ displays.  People keep offering me a chair, but I find when I write these sort of articles, the floor seems to help me reflect.  It’s humbling. As…

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[Interview] InMobi CEO Talks Strategy, China, and GMIC2012 With MobiSights

Interview: Naveen Tewari, CEO of InMobi Naveen Tewari, CEO of InMobi, will be speaking at GMIC 2012 this year which has us excited.  I had the chance last week to ask Mr. Tewari some questions about himself, InMobi, and what he is expecting to see here in China.  If his responses here are a prelude,…

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Pony Ma, CEO Of Tencent: The Phrase ‘Life, Death, Or Tencent’ Exists Because Of Pony

“Life, Death, or Tencent”  is the phrase many Chinese startup companies mutter when discussing their future prospects.  Often colored as knock against the 3rd largest company in the world, it is also bears a certain amount of respect toward the company and the man that has together managed to become the single largest influencer of…

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Charles Chao, CEO of Sina: 3000 Human Years A Day Are Spent On Sina Weibo

  To kick off the week as we continue our look at at the speakers for Global Mobile Internet Conference 2012, we’re going to highlight Charles Chao, CEO of Sina.  Sina is the company behind the widely popular Sina Weibo platform that brought a Twitter-like experience to China. Twitter itself is blocked in China, so Chinese citizens cannot…

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Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote: Extra Memory For The Human Brain

Continuing our look at the speakers for Global Mobile Internet Conference 2012, today we’re going to look at one of our international speakers, Phil Libin.  Phil is the CEO of Evernote, the internet sensation built around helping its users remember things.  But don’t be fooled by that simple explanation, Evernote is more than a mere…

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