Category Archives: internet

Why Wal-Mart loses in China – Shaun Rein

Top management of Wal-Mart in China is leaving ‘for personal reasons’, signalling all is not well at the major retailer. Shaun Rein explains in CNBC why the US firm loses market share in China and how it can rethink its strategy.

Two CSB speakers join FP top 100 twitterati list

Two of the speakers at the China Speakers Bureau, Howard French and Kaiser Kuo, are named by the magazine Foreign Policy (FP) as two of the top-100 users of Twitter in the field of foreign relations.

Benjamin Joffe joins China Speakers Bureau

Digital entrepreneur and prolific speaker Benjamin Joffe has joined the China Speakers Bureau.

Social media fight zombie users – Sam Flemming

Most social media users know these non-human ‘followers’, who increase traffic without participating in a real conversation. Sam Flemming reports that his company CIC has analyzed these skeleton or zombie users. News: internet celebrity Lee Kaifu has a million of them.

Defining the mess Groupon finds itself in – Jeremy Goldkorn

Media watcher Jeremy Goldkorn tries to analyze for TechCrunch the mess Groupon it getting itself in, now the US firm is teaming up with China’s internet giant Tencent. Sending inexperienced expats to China, might just be only one of its problems.

Hacking emails hard to link to China’s government – Jeremy Goldkorn

Is China preparing on a government level a sophisticated arms’ race, reporters in the US wonder after Gmail accounts got hacked, allegedly from a province in China. Jeremy Goldkorn of Danwei explains that linking any hacking activities to China and certainly its government is hard.

Chinese websites: crowded and kinetic – Bill Dodson

China veteran Bill Dodson describes in EON Business wire how different Chinese websites are from their Western counter parts. “Chinese websites reflect the condition and dynamics of Chinese society itself: crowded and kinetic”

Government no talking partner in hacking issue – Jeremy Goldkorn

Why would you want to talk to the Chinese government on Google’s hacking issues, when there is no proven link – to put it mildly – between the government and the hacking, wonders internet analyst Jeremy Goldkorn in VOA.

Baidu is not ruled by the communist party – Kaiser Kuo

Foreign journalists visiting the headquarters of Baidu in Beijing, China’s largest search engine, might be up for a surprise, as they are met by rock musician Kaiser Kuo, also spokesperson of Google’s competitor. Here is a part of the report by Jordan Pouille in Metro.

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.