Category Archives: internet

Recreating fasion design from Shanghai – Marc van der Chijs

Serial entrepreneur Marc van der Chijs, co-founder of video hosting firm Tudou, launched this week UnitedStyles, a new website to let you design your own clothes online. He tells in TechCrunch how he is going to recreate fashion design.

Receiving hate-mail after my Yueyue story – Zhang Lijia

Author Zhang Lijia’s analysis of the death of toddler Yueyue, ignored by 18 passersby, in the Guardian has been praised as one of the better ones on the gruesome story. But not everybody appreciated the story and she has been flooded with hate-mail, she writes on her weblog.

A nation of 1.4bn cold hearts – Zhang Lijia

The world, including China, reacted with shock at the pictures of toddler Yueyue, overrun by cars and ignored by passersby, hit the internet. Social commentator Zhang Lijia shares the feeling, but tries also to explain in The Guardian, why it happened.

Internet users want games and porn – Tricia Wang

Sociologist Tricia Wang analyzes on her website the wonderful world of shanzai, or the mobile knockoffs that are so popular in China. More than features, she tells, Chinese internet users want games and porn on their Nokia N9 knockoff.

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.