Two things stand out when I talk to foreign app developers about China:
1) They’re very excited about the opportunity;
2) They know almost nothing about the market.
If they’re so eager, then why is still so hard for them to understand the China market?
Austin, Texas headquartered Appconomy arrived in Shanghai just 18 months ago, but is already looking like an old China hand. Through its unique vision and close partnership with Neusoft, China’s largest software company, Appconomy has built a suite of mobile services and cloud infrastructure with the potential to revolutionize how retailers and customers interact—not only [...]
Today marks the launch of TechRice Design, a new project to highlight the best in Chinese web and mobile user interfaces (UI). The blog would be hosted here on Tumblr, but I want to share this announcement with all TechRice readers.
In his quest to build a better phone, Lei Jun visited hardware manufacturers from around the world. At Nokia, the head of R&D agreed with many of ideas, but had no ability to implement them. In the end, all of his hosts listened politely, but Lei Jun had nothing to show for it. Instead, he decided to build it himself.
The rest is already a part of history: Xiaomi Technology is likely the fastest growing tech company ever. In its first full financial year, Xiaomi generated $2.1 billion in revenue. That dwarfs the $713.4 million that Groupon did in its second full year of business, when it was said to be the fastest-growing company in history. In its second full year, Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi, expects the company to generate $4.5 billion.
What do Neil Shen and Hans Tung have in common? Both are ranked by Forbes as top 100 venture capitalists globally, and both are speaking at the third annual Silicon Dragon Forum in Beijing, May 29.
Whether providing software-as-a-service (SaaS) for enterprise resource planning (ERP), on-premise ERP, infrastructure-as-a-service (e.g. offsite servers and storage), security or something else, enterprise tech companies have been a relative bright spot in U.S. markets compared to overly-hyped consumer facing companies such as Groupon (77% of value lost since IPO), Zynga (66% of value lost since IPO) [...]
I’ve worked with some really great startups and some that have some development opportunities (and some God awful). Here are a just a few pieces of advice for those startups that want to work with brands. These tips are cross cultural and apply to my experiences working in the U.S., China and Singapore.
A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Silicon Dragon conference at Shanghai’s Knowledge & Innovation Community, a complex of offices and labs that aims to leverage the intellectual capital of nearby Fudan University.
Here are some thoughts regarding the panel on “Exit Options” for Chinese tech companies.
Kai Fu Lee’s Crusade against Citron: Who [...]
It’s no shocker that Zuckerberg’s mischief has ‘inspired’ a flock of Chinese copycats. Over the past couple of months, two Chinese college students from different schools have each cited Mr Zuckerberg, hacked their school’s database, and built their own Facemash.
In dorm rooms across the country, China’s next generation of white, gray, and black hat hackers are hacking away. Make sure you look good in your school pics.
Avinash Kaushik of Google dubs the practice of those still in the prehistoric age of measurement, HITS – How Idiots Track Success. Pun intended, hits to your website tell you nothing. Instead, change the game, change how you track success, get to know your customers and give them what they want and use your data to get there. At the end of the day he was driving home, if you know me as a customer, give me what I want.
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