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Mixi Beta-launched a Twitter-like Service

Mixi, a SNS giant in Japan with its registered member exceeding 15 million in the middle of July, quietly announced on August 4 that it launched “Mixi Echo”, a twitter-like service where people can write short messages and their friends can respond to them. The service is still beta and they are collecting feedbacks from […]

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Prepare for The Widget Economy, China Web

In April, I was invited to the China Webmaster Annual Conference in Beijing. It was a great honor sitting with these great guys in China web: Wen Xie, ex-CEO of Hexun and founder of Yiqi; Shendong Pang, CEO of 51, a super fast growing local SNS; Kevin Day, CEO and founder of Comsenz whose UCenter […]

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Why You Need A Local Partner in China (too)

Joi Ito in his blog suggested strongly that, to succeed, foreign companies need to get a Japanese local partner. It is REALLY hard to launch in Japan without a local partner. There are many reasons. Foreign brands have very little value in Japan without local promotion. It is very hard to hire people into fully-owned […]

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Relaxing the Great Firewall

The Great Wall of China Photo by Karl Randay Statements that are less-than-friendly about the party and its people has always found a good resting place in cyber dumps. I can only say with awe the effectiveness of the Chinese filtering agencies, whoever they are, in trafficking the web. This great firewall has drawn strong […]

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Share Your Life With Family, Will You?

Based in Shanghai, 5j5x is another Chinese family-centered social network aims to help users share their life with relatives and friends. Many of us believe Social Networks are the big things in modern Internet, but the fact we have to be aware of is that the majority of users never or seldom contact their family […]

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India Web Joins OpenWeb.Asia Workgroup

We are very happy to announce that 3 excellent tech blogs focusing on India web are now members of OpenWeb.Asia Workgroup: Pluggd.in is edited by Ashish Sinha who is a product manager for Yahoo India and also involved with several startup focused events in India. Startup Dunia, edited by Pranav Dharma is covering Indian startups, […]

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It Is More About Clones, Facebooks Made In China

[Gang Lu: You can also find a revised version of this post on ReadWriteWeb. ] Facebook has officially launched its Japanese version, and its Chinese version was also released last week. However, the fact is that many Facebooks have been made in China and in operation for a long while, which probably means whether it […]

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Webpal Networks Brings Digital Marketing To Vietnam

Webpal Networks, founded by Jason Vu, an investor and entrepreneur based in Vietnam, is officially in operation this week. Webpal Networks is probably the first international digital marketing firm in Vietnam provides digital marketing services including SEO, SEM, Social Media Optimization, Online Reputation Management that help clients monitor and manage online brand identity. According to […]

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