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Forum NetExplorateur 100 Projects Of 2008 Announced

Forum NetExplorateur, a conference organized at the French Senate has announced its Top 100 most exciting web projects of 2008 last weekend. The Netexplorateur Forum is an opportunity to meet the global players of the Net Generation whose new uses of digital media are very likely to have a lasting impact on society, business and […]

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CrunchyRoll, The Hulu Focus On Anime And Asian Content

CrunchyRoll, founded in 2006 by some UC Berkeley undergraduates, can be viewed as the Hulu for Asian content.  CrunchyRoll has a strong niche social networking community focused on Asian entertainment including but not limited to anime, music, manga, cars, and games. They received 4 million in funding from Venrock in early 2008, and have had […]

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Battle Royale 2009: AliBaba and Baidu

This battle comes in different names. Alipay versus Baidubao, TaoBao against Youa, search giant against C2C king. It’s been brewing big time. Alibaba’s TaoBao (in)famouly blocked Baidu crawlers, sighting purchased ranking as being unfair. Ironically, this happen when Baidu enters the C2C market by launching Youa with Baifubao as the payment mechanism. So now, when […]

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Cloud Nine for China’s Cloud Computing?

Everyone’s talking about Cloud computing. Let’s talk. We know that cloud computing is a term reinvented for Web2.0. It has existed in many names, especially by the name: Internet. Essentially, cloud computing moves applications or services from client to server. The client, in turn, fetches the remote services using web services. So what’s the fuzz […]

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Breaking: Sina Acquired Focus Media For $1 Billion

Yesterday in Chinese traditional calendar is the day of Dongzhi, namely mid-winter. Today the temperature dropped dramatically national wide, and snow started heavily hitting some parts of China. Winter is getting very cold! However, Chinese Internet and advertisement market is very much heated by the news we just heard: Sina, one of the biggest Chinese […]

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Opera 9.63 Chinese Ver. is out (and you can try it too)

Opera has just launched Opera Desktop 9.63 Chinese build (disclosure: I work for Opera). True to Opera desktop’s tradition, the China version is also named after a bird:IBIS. IBIS can be downloaded from Opera download (6.7mb) With the launch of IBIS, Opera has moved from translation to localization. Once you launch the browser, you will […]

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BloggerInsight Monetizes Chinese Bloggers’ Opinion

BloggerInsight, founded by Shanghai-based Lucas Englehardt and XUE Ying, was launched in mid November. More and more international companies looking into Chinese market want to hear some honest and valuable opinion from local netizen, but obviously there lacks of channels for this type of communication and the language barrier also sucks. So BloggerInsight was born. […]