Category Archives: internet

Why Jack Ma will not buy Yahoo – Helen Wang

Author Helen Wang attended the much-debated speech of Alibaba’s Jack Ma at Stanford, where he discussed – among others – the purchase of Yahoo. Helen Wang explains in Forbes why he said he would be interested, but will in fact never buy Yahoo.

Flexibility: key for China start-ups – Marc van der Chijs

Changing a business plan happens almost every three months in fast-growing China, and sometimes very drastic. Serial entrepreneur Marc van der Chijs describes on his weblog how his new start-up United Styles, relaunched after six months for a different target group and with different technology.

The economic damage of internet filters – Marc van der Chijs

The slowdown of China’s internet filters is costing internet entrepreneur Marc van der Chijs the equivalent of three working weeks per year, he estimates on his weblog. It hurts the country’s international competitiveness.

The internet as my second brain – Marc van der Chijs

The internet has become an extension of my real brain, serial online entrepreneur Marc van der Chijs told last weekend a group of future corporate leaders in Switzerland. On his weblog he discusses how business changes because of the internet.

How does Sina weibo fits into China’s media landscape? – Sam Flemming

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.

Europe’s lagging internet culture – Marc van der Chijs

Shanghai-based serial internet entrepreneur Marc van der Chijs tells on his weblog how the internet culture in Europe is lagging, as he talks to a conference of future corporate leaders, who still have to find out the world has changed behind their backs. Unsettling, when you are used to China.

Migrants’ dreams and technology – Tricia Wang

Sociologist Tricia Wang investigates the dreams and ambitions of migrants in China, and their usage of mobile phones and the internet. Agenda Beijing interviewed her on her findings and how her search fits into her own life. A snippet:

Internet cafe: alternative childcare for migrant workers – Tricia Wang

The China Digital Times points at research by sociologist Tricia Wang, in an article about the problems surrounding childcare for migrant workers. By lack of alternatives, internet cafe’s have become an unlikely replacement for schools and other childcare.

Baidu: not a branch of the Chinese government – Kaiser Kuo

Kaiser Kuo, rock musician and spokesperson for China’s largest search engine Baidu sits down with Andy Atkins-Krueger of Search Engine Land to discuss six myths on Baidu, worth to dispel. Here, on Baidu’s relationship with the Chinese government.

Innovation in China – Benjamin Joffe

Digital veteran Benjamin Joffe explains how innovation in China’s digital scene develops. How are China’s winning IT companies developing in a very competitive market, and how they make money.