Apple might celebrate a huge success in China, but the US company could have done much better if they had followed a ‘China-first’ strategy from the beginning, says Shaun Rein, author of the book The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Trends that will Disrupt the World in SFgate and on Bloomberg.
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Silicon Valley companies face fast rising costs when they make their products in China. Low-end production might move to other Asian countries, but for high-end products, companies should face the new China reality, says Shaun Rein, author of The End of Cheap China, in Mercury News.
Sociologist Tricia Wang dives into the world of China’s migrants to investigate the place of internet and mobile communication in their communities. In Market Sentinel she explains how how study relates to the needs of companies to understand their customers.
Apple, and its supplier Foxconn, are in the middle of revolts by workers, who are standing up for their rights. Former factory worker Zhang Lijia supports their actions, and hope China’s government will continue to support those workers, she writes in The Guardian.
Apple might look like the big technology winner, gaining unprecedented access to the Chinese consumer, but it is lagging as Google’s Android moves ahead, tells business analyst Shaun Rein Bloomberg.
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.