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Dialogue with Tencent CEO and Co-founder, Pony Ma

Last Tuesday evening at the main stage hall of GMIC Beijing 2013, hundreds were in the room all eagerly anticipating arguably one of the highlights of Day 1, the dialogue session with Pony Ma, CEO and Co-founder of Tencent. Ma started off by squashing any recent rumours that said WeChat will be implementing a charging…

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Xiaomi: Creating the Perfect Android Experience

Not Xiaomi to blame According to Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi, there has been a  lot of feedback saying Xiaomi’s phones, which run on the Android platform, have short battery life. Talking to the main stage hall on the first day of GMIC Beijing 2013, he explains that the reason behind their seemingly short battery…

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GMIC Beijing Highlights: Day 2 – Media Coverage

GMIC Beijing has come to an end as Day 2 has wrapped up at the National Convention Center. Groundbreaking announcements from Jolla, Mozilla and Ubuntu regarding the launch of their new smartphones have given us a glimpse into the future. Key insights from the biggest names in the automobile industry have shown us the growth…

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Ford Motor calls for Developer Collaboration

Ford Motor Company is calling on all app developers to help improve their in-car driving experience, Kumar Galhotra, the company’s V.P. of Asia Pacific told the audience at the 2013 GMIC Beijing. “(mobile internet) is an industry we seem to have more in common with every day,” Galhotra said. “It’s experiencing incredible growth, like the…

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Evernote CEO Phil Libin Announces Launch of Evernote Business at GMIC 2013

Evernote CEO Phil Libin has a lot to celebrate in Beijing this week. First things first: Evernote China, or Yinxiang Biji, turned one year old. That’s one year from Evernote China’s launch from last year’s GMIC (Libin tweeted Happy Birthday greetings to the China team on May 5). And, the more headline worthy announcement: Evernote Business (Yinxiang Biji…

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GMIC Beijing Highlights: Day 1 – Media Coverage

From the official launch of Evernote Business in China to Shaquille O’Neal’s video demo of his new mobile game, it’s a wrap here on Day 1 of GMIC Beijing. Check out the media reports from today: Evernote, Now With 4M Users In China, Aims For Enterprises With Yinxiang Biji Business (TechCrunch) Evernote launches its business…

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SAP AG and Kingsoft Discuss the Risks and Benefits of Putting Cloud in Your Pocket

Sanjay Poonen, President of SAP AG, joined Zhang Hongjiang, CEO of Kingsoft, on the GMIC Beijing stage to discuss the space of big data and cloud and its place within the mobile industry. While there are big opportunities with this trend, there are also tremendous obstacles to the integration of both worlds. In particular, panel…

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Global Game Stars (GGS) at San Francisco Helps Game Developers to Achieve Success in China

Sponsored by Tencent Games, the third installment of Global Game Stars (GGS) took place at the YetiZen Innovation Lab in San Francisco during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) last week. GGS @ SF aimed to help mobile game developers go global by giving them the opportunity to launch their app in China, the fastest growing…

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[Interview] Anticipating World Cup 2014, MEF Describes Trends for Brazilian Mobile

MEF is a global trade association for the mobile media industry with member networks consisting both of strong local representatives and a diversified international members. Established in 2000, MEF connects the mobile industry and drives market growth through its impartial and influential voice that helps pioneering companies across the mobile content and commerce value chain….

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[Interview] GetJar’s CEO Chris Dury Talks Plans for 2013, Getjar Gold Boasts 100 Million Accounts

GetJar is one of the largest distributors of Android apps outside of the Android Market. With more than 2 billion downloads and 75 million users on its GetJar Gold platform, GetJar has become the largest independent, cross-platform app store in the US. GetJar’s “open” model allows for third-party developers to distribute apps more freely on…

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