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Facebook’s Vaughan Smith, VP of Mobile: “We Want to Be a Partner Focused Company”

It’s the first day of the Global Mobile Internet Conference Silicon Valley, and we just heard a keynote from Facebook’s Vaughan Smith, VP of Mobile Partnerships & Corporate Development. Vaughan began with the admission that one of the biggest reasons for Facebook’s success is that they have moved fast but that ironically not fast enough…

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Mobile Development Spurs Growth in the Developing World [Infographic]

“Near ubiquity brings new opportunities,” optimistically states the World Bank ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in a new report espousing the benefits of mobile in the developing world. It’s old news that mobile phones are rapidly spreading in the developing world. What’s not known is how that near ubiquity in mobile ownership is revolutionizing owner’s lives–and the economies…

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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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How to Avoid Failure in China: GMIC Welcome Dinner Will Discuss How to Successfully Run a Startup

Despite the potential goldmine that foreign tech firms see in the Chinese net-space, the age-old story has been that foreign companies fail time and time again. If the fall of some of the largest tech firms (ie. Google, Facebook, and Twitter) is not a significant deterrent to hopeful startups, the labyrinth that is government oversight,…

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China Mobile to Set Up China’s Largest Wi-Fi Network in Qingdao

While a variety of other countries have already introduced the concept of the “wireless city,” China has so far had little opportunity to follow suit. China Mobile intends to change this by expanding its pilot program this year in Shandong Province.  Insider sources at China Mobile told Sina that the company plans to build a…

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G-Startup 2012 Competitors Finalized

This year’s G-Startup competition saw a remarkable 100 applications hailing from 19 countries. All of the participants gave their best pitches, and the caliber of their startups made it a tough decision for our judges Plug and Play (USA), China Accelerator (China), and Innovation Works (China). The results reflect what they saw as the most…

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Cultural Impact: How Social Media Relates to Chinese Internet Consumer Preferences

China’s relatively recent forays into social media have produced some remarkable results, according to the latest report released yesterday by McKinsey China.  Much reported in the news in recent years has been a phenomenon that has the media and the business community wild with speculation and excitement. This trend is what one might describe as a uniquely…

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Tencent Launches Google….Opps, We Mean SOSO Street View Maps Using Images From 2008

Today, Tecent launched its street view addon to its maps section of its SOSO search engine.  Behind Baidu, SOSO is the second largest search engine by usage in China.  As you can see, the interface looks surprisingly similar to its forerunner counterpart implemented by Google and used in the United States.  But hey, it’s China,…

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India To Overtake The U.S. In Internet Usage by 2015!

With the growing number of internet users, the Indian market has infatuated the world’s mobile internet leaders.  A recently published report on the 2nd of November by IAMAI (Internet and Mobile Association of India) reveals the Internet services are used 112 million people.  It is believed that by the end of the year, the figures will…

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Battlefield: Getjar – Where Chinese Internet Companies Are Pushing The International Frontlines

The New International Battlefield for Chinese Mobile Internet Companies is Getjar A few days ago, we saw Tencent launch their QQ Browser on Getjar in order to target the global market and more specifically, the US. The obvious theme that has been discussed quite a bit lately is that Chinese mobile and Internet companies are…

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