Café, a Sign for Internet Prosperity

It sounds weired to say so, but still, rather than just serving people with nice coffee, sometimes café also could serve as a sign for the prosperity of one industry.

Back in 2009, Chinese internet business experienced tremendous growth with a series of hallmark events including Shanda Games went public and Shanda Interactive Entertainment acquired Hurray!, Xiaonei(means ) rebranded itself to Renren in an attempt to approach to a broader user base, Google China head Kaifu Lee quitted to establish incubator Innovation Works etc. One other relatively insignificant but profound event is, the setup of BetaCafe in Hangzhou by some internet guys. And beta, represents the philosophy and practice of doing web product by the motto of “Release early and release often”, like Google with Gmail.

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Ben Jiang

Listener of startups, writer on tech. Maker of things, dreamer by choice.