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Maxthon 3.0 Is Coming, Supporting Both Webkit And IE

Time is flying. It’s been already over two years since I interviewed with Maxthon last time. The Chinese browser market is not that noisy these days, although there are some good new-comers such as TheWorld Browser, Green Browser, 360 Browser, Sogou Browser, TT Browser by Tencent, UCWeb for mobile market (which is invested by Alibaba […]

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Abang.com: Don’t Bring Your Baggage to China

There have been so many road kills on the digital highway to China: practically all foreign companies entering the Chinese market have failed miserably.  Abang.com, the Chinese subsidiary of About.com the successful network of network of expert ‘guides’, seems to be an exception and is doing quite well. What is their secret, how have they managed […]

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“Cool & Cheap” Destructive Innovation

In the Chinese handset market a disruptive innovation revolution is taking place. China’s domestic mobile phone manufacturers are having a hard time to stay alive and also big multinational brands struggle to keep their market share (Nokia saw their sales in China decrease last year). Established handset manufacturers are anxiously looking for new business models. […]

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Emerging Open Source Translation Projects in Japan

Mr. Mochio Umeda, a Silicon Valley-based Japanese IT-business consultant and author of several successive best-seller books, which made him one of the most influential voices regarding the Japanese web, recently allowed anyone to translate his latest book “Watching Shogi ‘the Japanese Chess’ From Silicon Valley” into any language without a permission from him or the […]

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Geolocation technologies for Web2.0

In this post. I’ll talk about technology that excites the startups and wet-the-pants of incumbents. Most big boys love to remain in status quo(especially in parts of Asia). New technologies are always seen as lowering the barrier-to-entry, and this enables startups to challenge the golliath. Here goes a new technology that might spawn some exciting […]

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Baidu’s Strategy to Cover the Whole Spectrum

A few weeks a go Baidu launched a new simplified portal service targeted at the Chinese elderly: 123.Baidu.com. It’s basically an old school link-list like Yahoo! started out back in the days. The site reminds me of another link-list, Hao123, a popular site that was acquired by Baidu back in 2004. 123.Baidu.com and Yahoo! back […]

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PitchEngine Ready To Pitch Chinese Social Web

Personally, I am always bored with Press Release which I think is full of plain text and very web 1.0 style (no interactions). We know digital social marketing is getting pretty hot nowadays, so how do you think of PR 2.0? One solution we found to this is PitchEngine. It was created last year by […]

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Indonesia Observed: The Mobile Internet Phenomena

Everytime I travel to Indonesia, I am delighted by the fervour of mobile browsing. So what makes Indonesians and Mobile browsing tick? 1. Mobile browsing is the perfect Substitution As a native of Malaysia, Indonesia’s neighbouring country. I always wonder what is it that Indonesians have that we don’t, as a matter a fact. We […]