Yesterday, I wrote a post about Innovation Works (Innovation Works or Shanzhai Works) and it got quite a few feedbacks.  Some agree with its general idea.  And of course, some don’t.  (One person in Innovation Works actually gave me a call to talk about it. )

First of all, I want to clear one mistake: Dianxin is not an Android clone.  It is actually built on top of Android – an Internet smart-phone operating system (based on Android) tailored for Chinese users.  And whether Wandoujia is modeled after 91 Assistant can be debatable.  (Maybe we can address this later after more research.)

But, Umeng is definitely very similar to Flurry and another Innovation Works project, DianDian, is close to Tumblr.

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Sherman So

Author of Red Wired: China's Internet Revolution, the first book to completely survey the nature of China's internet. (http://redwiredrevolution.com/) She previously was the lead China technology reporter...