Category Archives: iPad

Apple could have done much better in China – Shaun Rein

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.

Rising costs in China here to stay – Shaun Rein

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.

Reaching customers in a meaningful way – Tricia Wang

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.

Are China’s authorities starting to listen to revolting workers? – Zhang Lijia

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 is lagging behind Google’s Android – Shaun Rein

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.

Benjamin Joffe joins China Speakers Bureau

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

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.

Apple: A loser turns into a winner – Shaun Rein

Entrance Apple store Shanghai by randomwire via Flickr A visit to Apple’s store in Pudong, Shanghai leave no room for doubt: the company is doing very well. Shaun Rein analyzes…

Steve Jobs is too US-centric – Shaun Rein

Too America-centric via Wikipedia Apple was able to cause some queues when their iPad hit its two stores in China, but according to Shaun Rein Steve Jobs is still too…

iPad a winner for Apple in China – Shaun Rein

Image via Wikipedia Apple’s iPad has arrived today in China and, says Shaun Rein in the Wall Street Journal, that is a smart move of the US company, as customers…