Category Archives: internet

The booming value of online game firms – Marc van der Chijs

Online gaming has developed in the past five years from a niche market into a booming industry, writes former Spil Games Asia CEO Marc van der Chijs in his weblog. Valuation for gaming companies like Zynga and Playdom have gone up dramatically and valuations will continue to rise.

Baidu removes 2,8 million literary works – Kaiser Kuo

Kaiser Kuo In an effort to resolve a high-profile spat with Chinese authors on piracy, the country’s leading search engine Baidu removed 2,8 million filles, told company spokesman Kaiser Kuo…

My-daddy-is-Li-Gang get a trial – Jeremy Goldkorn

Jeremy Goldkorn by Fantake via Flickr Jeremy Goldkorn explains in CNN the background of the online uproar that emerged when the son of police chief Li Gang killed a girl…

Baidu’s window on China – Kaiser Kuo

Kaiser Kuo via Wikipedia Baidu’s spokesperson Kaiser Kuo initiated the idea of an English-language weblog to offer the outside world a window on China, he tells the Voice of America….

The sensitive words on the internet today – Jeremy Goldkorn

Jeremy Goldkorn by Fantake via Flickr Jeremy Goldkorn of the media site Danwei explains to CNN how China’s domestic internet companies deal with sensitive issues, to prevent them from getting…

Censorship does not help Baidu against Google – Kaiser Kuo

via CrunchBase Google has been complaining that censorship in increasing their cost as a foreign player, but Kaiser Kuo, international communication director of its domestic competitor Baidu says in the…

China’s rising online civil society – Howard French

Howard French by Fantake via Flickr China has changed profoundly, since its first high-profile internet case, the police killing Sun Zhigang in 2003, till today’s opinion blogger Han Han, writes…

Why the internet is not making us stupid – Kaiser Kuo

Kaiser Kuo via Flickr Baidu’s Kaiser Kuo spoke recently in a debate in Hong Kong against the the argument that the internet was making us stupid. “What are we gaining…

Internet, a feedback system for the government – Jeremy Goldkorn

Jeremy Goldkorn by Fantake via Flickr China’s governments, central, provincial and local, are using the internet increasingly to listen what is happening in their huge country. So, internet analyst and…

China’s Baidu as a game-changer – Kaiser Kuo

Kaiser Kuo¬†Fantake via Flickr China’s companies have mostly been seen as intelligent copy-cats of their Western competitors at best, certainly no innovators. China’s largest search engine Baidu.com proves it can…