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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]