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Kai-Fu Lee to Meet with Leaders at GMIC 2011

Kai-fu Lee is one of the most prominent and influential figures in the Chinese internet sector. He is an information technology executive and a computer science researcher who is most well recognized as the founding president of Google China in 2005. During his career at Google, Lee launched, Google’s China localized site, which helped…

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Yuri Milner – To Change Investing Rules in Asia?

The following is a guest post from blog from GWC’s Global Mobile Internet Conference. Register now to receive 10% discount in March! If one year ago you said you hadn’t heard of Russian Internet holding company Digital Sky Technologies (DST), you wouldn’t be alone. But in May of 2009, DST took the tech industry by…

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Interview With NAVTEQ VP, Marc Naddel

Recently, it has become apparent that the success of a mobile platform depends heavily on creating a vibrant developer community to support it. One of the first international companies moving to build such a community in China is NAVTEQ. This week in Beijing & Shanghai, NAVTEQ held the first two of a series of events targeting Chinese developers who…

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"Angry Birds" Flying to China

If you haven’t heard of the hit puzzle game “Angry Birds” then it’s very likely you have been spending a lot of time under a rock somewhere, as it’s taking the world by storm. Angry Birds was developed by Finland based developer, Rovio, founded in 2003 by Niklas Hed, Jarno Väkeväinen, and Kim Dikert, and is one of Europe’s…

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GroupOn China – Confirmed Domain Name?

Today brings some interesting news surrounding GroupOn’s launch plans in China. Rumor has it that the company has chosen to go with the domain name “” for its China site (as yet to be launched).   More interesting still a quick check of domain registrar site reveals the name as registered by a ‘Yun…

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What about the “Verizon” of China?

Ever since the iPhone’s initial launch on AT&T in 2007, its exclusive carrier agreement had left millions around the US wondering when or if the world’s hottest smartphone would ever arrive on their carrier of choice. These questions were made worse as many found AT&T’s 3G service unable to withstand the torrent of information suddenly…

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Executive Exchange Trip to the US

In our continuing efforts to build a global platform for mobile internet industry leaders, the GWC team has organized a trip to the United States to bring Asian and US leaders together to exchange ideas and connect with each other. From January 5th – 16th, 2011, GWC will be taking a group of leading executives,…

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