After weeks of flying rumors on the internet, China’s authorities moved in to curtail stories on disposed leader Bo Xilai and even about a coup d’etat. Internet watcher Jeremy Goldkorn guides us in The Guardian through the political minefield.
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China’s leading search engine Baidu now includes Tencent’s microblogs in its search results, tells Baidu’s communication director Kaiser Kuo on its weblog Baidu Beat. Search and social media get one step closer in China.
China’s authorities try to curtail the internet and especially try to implement a ‘real-name’ policy for online debate. But internet watcher Jeremy Goldkorn does not see the end of the internet in China as we know it, he tells in the Voice of America.
The purchase of CIC by WPP has put China’s leading analytic firm of its vibrant social-media scene in the limelight. Founder and chairman Sam Flemming explains in AdAge the importance of his work. PepsiCo, Nike, Dell and L’Oreal belong to their customers.
China has a poor record on value-creation and capturing value of innovation outside the country itself. But times are changing, very fast, suggest IMD-professor Bill Fischer on the website Management-Issues. China might surprise the world again.
Sina Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter, fits exactly into the media landscape of this moment, tells CIC-founder Sam Flemming in Thoughtful. On top of it, if offers tools for anonymous conversation, private groups and business pages, and is an instant hit among internet users.
Poor accounting standards in China make Chinese investors very weary of stocks in any Chinese company, business analyst Shaun Rein discovered in his research. In CNBC he explains why they prefer real estate, even though the government tries to cool down the industry.
China’s IT firms like Baidu and Tencent have become some of the most valuable brands in the country, says Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf in “Thoughtful China”. Baidu has become as a brand more valuable than a much larger company like the Bank of China. Problem: hardly any China brands are able to gain traction globally.
Asia’s internet expert Benjamin Joffe made an appearance at Yetizen, a gaming company in San Francisco, to share his intimate knowledge of the Asian gaming industry. From Yetizen’s weblog.
Media watcher Jeremy Goldkorn tries to analyze for TechCrunch the mess Groupon it getting itself in, now the US firm is teaming up with China’s internet giant Tencent. Sending inexperienced expats to China, might just be only one of its problems.