Category Archives: internet

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.

Party secretary puts squeeze on Sina Weibo – Jeremy Goldkorn

Public debate has gone wild on China’s internet fora, especially on the twitter-clone Sina Weibo. The party establishment try trying to regain control and the Beijing party secretary paid a visit to the Sina headquarters. Internet observer Jeremy Goldkorn comments in the Wall Street Journal.

Why Tudou is on the wrong track – Shaun Rein

China’s second largest video sharing firm Tudou launched last week successfully at Nasdaq, and business analyst Shaun Rein discovered they want “buy things”. Wrong, he argues in CNBC: Tudou should focus on its sustainability and become profitable.

David Cameron and more on internet censorship – Jeremy Goldkorn

Beijing-based internet watcher Jeremy Goldkorn discusses on Australian TV the latest move by British prime minister David Cameron to censor social media to prevent social unrest. China’s state media ended up gloating as Cameron took to the Chinese view on censorship.

Sharing the stage at Tudou’s IPO – Marc van der Chijs

Tudou co-founder Marc van der Chijs took the stage with key team members, like CEO Gary Wang, as the video sharing company hit Nasdaq yesterday with their IPO. An amazing achievement in a troublesome time for stock markets.

Why size matters in China’s e-commerce – Tom Doctoroff

After a slow and hesitant start, e-commerce is booming in China, with very Chinese characteristics, marketing guru Tom Doctoroff explains in The Huffington Post. Chinese want to bargain, and the size of the seller matters.

Facebook not end-all-be-all of social gaming – Benjamin Joffe

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.