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GGS Mobile Game Platform Announces Ten Winners from GGS Beijing!

Held in Beijing on Tuesday, the second installment of GGS was a smash hit! With 400 in attendance at the Schonbrunn Hotel and judges from DeNA, Tapjoy, 91 Perfect World, Zynga, and Renren, GGS Beijing sets the stage for the next phase of the competition, which will be held in Guangzhou, Seoul, Tokyo, and San Francisco…

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Kabam Acquires Balanced Worlds Studios in Beijing

Kabam has announced today that they will be acquiring Balanced Worlds Studios, an action-oriented 3D social games company located in Beijing behind the recent title Bomb Buddies. Balanced Worlds Studios has been in existence since 2006. The company has contributed to a variety of games over the years, including Resistance: Fall of Man, Ratchet &…

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Hangzhou Subway Opening Soon, Will Include 4G “Mifi” Service

Subway systems have been springing up in China’s cities over the past decade, and this has not been limited to larger cities like Shanghai and Beijing. Other cities are rapidly expanding transportation and technology infrastructure. Hangzhou will soon be opening a new subway, and they will apparently be adding 4G service to the mix. According…

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Rovio to Open Angry Birds Theme Parks in China

The team behind Angry Birds at Finland-based Rovio Entertainment is making some interesting new strides in China, announcing last week that it will be opening a number of new venues to promote its vastly popular franchise. Known for its aggressive merchandising and branding, the company has gained an impressive fan base worldwide, and it looks…

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A Tale Of Three Conferences

For ample evidence of China’s continued emergence on the global tech scene, look no further than Greater China’s three major tech conferences in 2011: the Great Wall Club’s GMIC, AllThingsD’s AsiaD and TechCrunch’s Disrupt Beijing. Follow along for the tale of three conferences. It’s worth pointing out that AllThingsD and TechCrunch chose to make Hong…

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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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Highlights: Mobile Monday Beijing – SNS Gaming and Mobile Apps

Mobile Monday Beijing this month featured speakers and panelists focusing on the SNS Gaming market and mobile Apps.  The key speakers of interest for the evening were Justin Smith, Founder of Inside Network and the Mobile Gaming Panel led by Akio Tanaka of Infinity Venture Partners. Mobile Monday was held this past Thursday over at…

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Weibo – THE Platform For Social Media Campaigns In China

Hailing from a Singaporean digital marketing background, Western social media influences were the name of the game as far as my generation is concerned.  Knowing this, social media marketing campaigns revolved very much around Facebook, Twitter and FourSquare – until I was placed in China, where all such channels were banned. Being a social media…

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