The mysterious Tencent, has released its probably the first open API today, API for Tencent’s microblogging platform. So that’s cool as Pony Ma has kept his promise: Tencent would be open within six month, at least he has taken the first step. If you know well about how Twitter grows so fast, you must understand the API is the obvious strategy. So I would assume you don’t need me to tell how good the API is.

As an big fan of Open technology and Open concept, I have been monitoring the evolution of open platform in China since the very beginning. The good news in local web industry is that more and more people (especially high level decision-makers) have reckoned open is the future, but on the other hand, some Chinese philosophy behind the Open concept might be more complicated than you thought. I am not saying it’s wrong, but it’s Interesting.

Open is also a competition

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Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.