Category Archives: iPhone

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.

China’s angry bulls – Zhang Lijia

The village of Wukan was one of the latest high-profile uprisings of an increasingly better educated and world-savvy class of migrants. In The Diplomat celebrity author Zhang Lijia analyses why China’s ‘peasants’ will get their rights too.

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.

Smartphones for the masses – Tricia Wang

Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop suggest that smartphones are only in reach of 10 percent of the population. Wrong, says researcher Tricia Wang, who is observing how the remaining 90 percent in China is getting ready to purchase a smartphone.

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.

Why Nokia falls and Apple soars in China – Shaun Rein

While Nokia, the former leading manufacturer in China, is in heavy weather, Apple is booming in the same market. The difference, according to market analyst Shaun Rein in CNBC? Nokia lost the wealthy Chinese, where Apple is winning them.

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.