Category Archives: internet

How to get your ROI on social media – William Bao Bean

Companies have started to invest heavily in social media, including mobile application. But the results are often disappointing, tells William Bao Bean in this presentation on ROI on social media. Understanding your customers, and their differences, is more important than getting tools in place.

The essence of trans-Atlantic conversation – Tricia Wang

Tricia Wang reviews a review of her work by Anxiao Mina for the Huffington Post and reflects on the essence of trans-Atlantic conversation. China’s internet cafes and Western saloons.

Disrupted in New York – Marc van der Chijs

Shanghai-based erial internet entrepreneur Marc van der Chijs reports on his weblog about the slightly disappointing Techcrunch Disrupt conference in New York.

Fuzhou bomber gets a martyr status – Victor Shih

Three blasts, two deaths and six wound is the toll of a bomb attack by the disgruntled farmer in Fuzhou, who had been petitioning the government in vain. Political analyst Victor Shih notes in his weblog how the bomber – against all odds – turned into a martyr at the internet.

Why Weibo is cuter than Twitter – Tricia Wang

All too often Sina’s microblog service Weibo is described as a kloon of Twitter. Sociologist Tricia Wang in Wuhan has been using Weibo for a few months and starts to report on her weblog about the differences of the two. About fun, love and entertainment.

Tricia Wang joins China Speakers Bureau

The sociologist and tech writer Tricia Wang has joined the China Speakers Bureau. Tricia Wang focuses on the usage of internet and mobile communication in cities and is current doing research in Wuhan among migrant community. Tricia Wang combines strong analytical academic skills with an equally convincing on-the-ground experience in different cities in China.

The pros and cons of Renren’s IPO – Jeremy Goldkorn

The valuation of China’s leading social network Renren has done up dramatically just ahead of its IPO on Wednesday. Jeremy Goldkorn explains in Seeking Alpha why both excitement and caution should lead the investors.

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…