In a bid to prevent users from venturing out of their proprietary environment, Alibaba and Tencent are aggressively adopting a walled garden strategy.
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The rise of indie music in China, and how China’s musical talent navigates piracy and red tape. It’s around 11:00pm on Friday night at Yuyintang, one of Shanghai’s main live music scenes, and an appreciative crowd of a few dozen Chinese and foreigners cheer as Duck Fight Goose finishes its last act, a compelling blend […]
The week that was: China may trump the US to become the world’s largest economy soon; the Chinese P2P lending sector to get new regulations; Xiaomi shells out a cool $3.6 million for a two-word domain name. China to be the World’s Largest Economy Soon For the last decade pundits have been prophesizing that China is […]
The Heartbleed internet security bug has exposed just how vulnerable the world is to a digital disaster. Networked computers have created trillions of dollars in new economic power, but the growing alarm over the Heartbleed internet security bug suggests that humanity may have a new kind of disaster to worry about: a global IT crash. […]
How virtual organizations are changing the social operating system. Prosecutions for online thievery and piracy may grab headlines, but there is another side to the civilizing of the cyber-frontier that may be more significant in the long run–the new systems of organization and self-governance that are enabling people to work together on the internet and […]
The week that was: China workforce declines two years in a row; trust product distributed by ICBC faces default; Lenovo strikes China’s biggest tech deal by buying an IBM branch; and the Big Four’s China affiliates are barred from US businesses. Lenovo buys another piece of IBM Nine years after the iconic brand of ThinkPad changed […]
In January 2013, China’s internet user base reached 564 million users. China’s smartphone users have also surpassed the 300 million mark, signaling a tectonic shift towards mobile internet usage. Despite strict censorship controls on internet content in China, social media has caught on with unprecedented momentum. Established Twitter-like platforms such as Sina Weibo and Tencent […]