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Facebook Will Help Construct Submarine Internet Cables in Asia-Pacific

Following in the footsteps of Google when it invested in and completed the “Unity” cable project between the United States and Japan two years ago, Facebook has decided to participate in submarine cabling by investing in a project that will directly connect Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, and several other Asian countries when it is completed…

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Defend China’s Islands…On Your iPad!

This morning on Candou, a marketplace for mobile applications that bears remarkable resemblance to the platform over at Wandoujia–no judgement passed of course–news was released about an entertaining new game for the iPad and iPhone entitled “Defend the Diaoyu Islands.” The description reads rather emphatically: Defend the Diaoyu Islands, for they are the inalienable territory of…

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Evernote in China’s Cloud Note Market Making an Unexpected Impact

Evernote is doing surprisingly well in China, though it still lags behind domestic competitors in terms of users, according to the folks at TechWeb. Evernote has already won over 1.1 million Chinese users since its launch last month here at GWC’s GMIC2012. Still, Evernote’s competitors believe that the market for cloud-based note services has not…

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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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Lenovo Now China’s Second Largest Tablet Vendor

  According to a report today from IDG News, Lenovo is now the second largest tablet vendor in China. Lenovo now represents approximately 17.2 percent of marker share, already leading Samsung (3.8%) by a significant margin, though both trailing Apple by a long-shot. Lenovo is China’s largest PC maker and one of two technology brands –…

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Mobile Represents 73% of Telecom Revenue. 3G Users in China Reach 160 Million Mark.

No wonder so many companies in China are scrambling to sell their own smartphones. Statistics released today reveal that Chinese are moving further towards mobile phone and Internet usage at an incredible rate, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). In total, the number of telephone subscribers reached…

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Mobile Megatrends 2012 at #theGMIC

Andreas Constantinou, Managing Director, VisionMobile (an analyst firm based in the UK) highlighted yesterday two trends for the 2012 mobile market: 1. Handset DELL-ification The mobile phone industry is complex, but mobile phone market share does not tell the full story.   Android has become the dominant smartphone OS, and has split the market into beneficiaries…

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Panel Discussion: BRICS and the Opportunity of Emerging Markets

What’s hotter than this year’s Global Mobile Internet Conference held on a sizzling Beijing spring day? The EMERGING MARKETS of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and as per this year’s panel, Singapore (BRICS). The BRICS panel, moderated by Song Wei GMIC President and GWC, included: Russia – Evgeny Kosolapov, CEO of iFree Asia India – Abhinav…

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Panel on Chinese Companies Going Global at #theGMIC

At the GMIC Lu Gang, Founder of Technode led a panel discussion on the subject of Chinese companies going global.  Here are the key insights from leaders of real Chinese companies in the mobile space operating in the global market. What is the driver for Chinese companies expanding into overseas markets? According to Wei Dong, VP…

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The Social Impact of Mobile Internet at #theGMIC

Today at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing, David Song President of GMIC and Co-founder of GWC, moderated a discussion on the social impact of mobile Internet. Deng Fei, founder of the Free Lunch program, outlined how he successfully used Weibo to ensure that Chinese school children would be free from hunger.  By…

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