In my first e-mail to Steve Mushero, co-founder and CEO of ChinaNetCloud, I mentioned that I was hoping to learn more about the cloud computing ecosystem in China and how it compared to that found in the U.S. He responded by noting that, when it comes to cloud computing, “the whole world is far behind Amazon and China is far behind the rest of the world.”
As I was reviewing an old business plan for Wandoujia, I stumbled across our old projections for Android growth. In Nov. 2010, we projected Android to have about 140 million users worldwide, with 20 million in China, by the end of 2012. Oh my, how very very wrong we were.
China is a black hole of data in most reports about Android apps. For the rest of the world, you can just use Google Play data, no other app store really matters. Not so in China.
So at Wandoujia, we wanted to create an to infographic to help foreign developers understand the market and also promote the launch of our own developer center (it has English now!).
The topic of Chinese hackers has dominated the news in recent weeks. This guide cuts through the sensationalism to provide a clear answer to simple questions about the content, context, and significance of the issue.
A new report released on Tuesday has attributed 115 attacks on U.S. organizations conducted over the span of seven years to a Chinese military unit, code named “Unit 61398.” The attacks targeted companies as well as local, state, and federal government agencies.
The Staggering Rate of Smartphone Adoption
In a LinkedIn post from November of 2012, former Director of Google China and head of Beijing-based venture firm Innnovation Works Kai Fu Lee predicted that the installed base of smartphones in China would double to 500 million by the end of 2013 (note that Mobithinking [...]
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) [...]
Nestled in the hills of Shenzhen in southern China, stands a factory that churns out smartphones day and night. Migrant workers labor for fourteen-hour shifts, six days a week. Most welcome the overtime, which is usually paid. Components stand around in cardboard boxes piled around the edges of the factory: MediaTek chipsets, touch screens, 8GB of flash memory, and a generic black plastic case. After assembly, the device will be flashed with a modified version of Android Ice Cream Sandwich that’s stripped of all traces of Google and pre-loaded with about forty Chinese apps. One ChinaDroid is ready for sale.
As the Year of the Snake is nearly upon us, here’s a quick update for our TechRice readers.
First, the good news: we followed our resolution from last year to focus TechRice exclusively on analysis pieces. We published very few news pieces and zero press releases masquerading as news.
The bad news? We’ve posted far less this year, and barely at all the last few months.
1. The Bursting Strategy
In the “bursting strategy,” a company will pay for downloads via a third party service like Tapjoy to effectively earn [...]
CEO of Beijing-based game developer CMUNE Ludovic Bodin recently spoke at the China Game Developer’s Conference on what he views as the rise of a combination of hardcore social and mobile gaming. CMUNE’s most prominent title is the 3D First Person Shooter (FPS) called Uberstrike, which was ranked the #1 browser-based FPS game worldwide with [...]
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