Category Archives: internet

New rules won’t kill weibo – Jeremy Goldkorn

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.

Looking for the hearts and souls of China’s internet users – Sam Flemming

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.

Sam Flemming’s CIC bought by WPP

CIC, the leading company in following the word-of-mouth at the internet in China, has been bought by Kantar Media, a WPP group, CIC owner Sam Flemming announces at his website.

IPO ‘People’s Daily’ no surprise – Jeremy Goldkorn

The announcement the People’s Daily, the daily newspaper of the Communist Party, is going – at least partially – public did not come as a surprise to media watcher Jeremy Goldkorn from Beijing, he tells AFP.

Telecommunication changes for 2012 – Tricia Wang

Sociologist Tricia Wang maps out for 88-bar.com the competitive playing field between China’s largest telecom providers, China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile. What can their customers expect for 2012?

Lack of institutional trust hampers computer industry – Tricia Wang

People and institutions in China’s computer industry do not trust each other, stalling innovation, argues sociologist Tricia Wang on her weblog. Without trust there will be no collaboration, and no innovation.

Time for people-to-people relationships – Kaiser Kuo

Setting the stage for the holiday season, Chinese American Kaiser Kuo, currently director international relations for search engine Baidu, calls for real people-to-people relationship on a rally to support Americans studying in China and improve mutual relations, according to the China Daily.

The mismatch between mobile platforms and ad agencies – William Bao Bean

Mobile might be the next big thing in China, both mobile platforms and ad agencies have still a hard time to find each other, tells William Bao Bean, Managing Director Singtel Innov8, in AdAge.

‘Wait and see’ for advertising in 2012 – Tom Doctoroff

Tom Doctoroff of JWT in Shanghai discusses with colleagues his bullish predictions on advertising in China for 2012 at Thoughtful China. Doctoroff see ‘nervousness’ among his multinational clients, as media costs skyrocket.

The final “Ich bin ein Beijinger” – Kaiser Kuo

After a decade, internet enthusiast and rock star Kaiser Kuo wrote his last column “Ich bin ein Beijiner” in The Beijinger, his take on his new home town in China. But he is not gone, he notes: “I’m not going anywhere, and you’ll know where to find me.” Kuo is currently spokesperson for search engine Baidu.