HiPiHi Announced Strategic Partnership With IBM

HiPiHi, China's pioneer of the 3D virtual world, and IBM (NYSE: IBM), just announced a strategic partnership to collaboratively promote innovation in the 3D virtual world industry-another major collaboration since HiPiHi joined forces in 2007 with Intel (China) and Vidal Sassoon. According to the press release, the partnership between HiPiHi and IBM will be involved with a wide range of topics,…

HiPiHi Announced Global Strategy – Standardizing The Virtual World

HiPiHi Ltd., the China-based founder of the 3D virtual world, announced its global strategy on today in Singapore. This strategy is aimed to standardize the 3D virtual world and establish a world-wide collaboration in this 3D Internet market. "Three parts are involved in HiPiHi’s global strategy. First, HiPiHi will cooperate with global leaders in the Internet and communication…

Is HiPiHi Expanding Its Virtual World to World-Wide?

According to the posts in VirtualWorldNews and Centric Thoughts, The Chinese virtual world HiPiHi has talked to the Japan-based company Centric which now became HiPiHi's first western development partner. Second Life was in Beijing a few weeks ago, and the resource also told me that HiPiHi would have a meeting with another potential partner from U.S. So, are we going to see a Japanese version or…

HiPiHi – A Virtual World Born in China

You can also read this post on ReadWriteWeb.com. The Chinese version of this interview with HiPiHi can be found here. Thanks to Ben for his contribution. Even though the first millionaire from SecondLife is Chinese and this western virtual world has attracted a lots of attention in China, but till now the SecondLife has not officially landed on the China yet. But the rapidly growing Chinese…

I Live in HiPiHi!

Yes, I am now a resident of HiPiHi - the Chinese virtual world since the first day of its private test. My feeling? Mostly exciting, a bit frustrating at the beginning, plus a bit boring. If you think about your being one of the first 1000 resident and exploring a complete unknown world, it is really a cool feeling. OK, let's get my life re-started: select an avator and get myself dressed up at…

HiPiHi, The Chinese Virtual World Started Its Limited Private Test

Just a quick post here. 19th, March might be a big day for Chinese Internet because the Chinese Virtual World HiPiHi announced its limited Private test ( you need fill an application form and only 1000 users will be qualified ). At the first day, around 100 users have been qualified and became the first generation of HiPiHier, told by Mr. Hui Xu, CEO of HiPiHi. My interview with Mr. Hui Xu…

Interview with HiPiHi in Chinese

I recently interviewed the founders of HiPiHi.com, Hui Xu (CEO) and Xinhua Liu. Over 1 hour's talk is like brain-storm for me, there is so much we have gone through, such as the Chinese culture, the Chinese Internet, the Virtual Reality etc. HiPiHi is not just a software, it is a reflection of Chinese culture in a virtual reality environment. I found it is so hard to cover everything I got from…

HiPiHi – The Chinese Second Life Dream Will Come True

  It has been a few times I have blogged about the Second Life (SL) in China. The user base of SL is growing very fast (btw, another SL community just left a comment on my previous post), but we are still waiting for SL's official movement into Chinese internet. The Chinese Virtual Reality internet market would not wait for that. The Chinese Second Life - HiPiHi.com has recently…

World Zero, Shanda’s Gamified Second Life

You may hear a lot about a company called Second Life and its counterparts in China, HiPiHi, UWorld etc back in 2009 when the concept of 3D Virtual World was super hot. In those virtual worlds, every user is expected to be able to use the virtual tools to build his/her own virtual world containing houses, shops, cars, trees etc. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a hype in the end. There are some…

Mamashai – SNS for Mothers and Fathers

Found in 2009, Mamashi is a social network for mothers and fathers to talk about their experience in raising children.  Many mothers started from the day they got pregnant. "There is a nature need for parents to recording the everyday changes of their babies," said Tracy Ji, founder and president of the Beijing startup.  Most of the post (text and photos) are about the everyday life of the…