To survive in the fierce competition of Chinese mobile market, the phone makers in China are trying to imitate everything from Apple. We have attended Meizu MX2 launch party in Beijing, which was considered to be another equivalent to Apple’s keynote event. Previously, we remembered CNN has mentioned that Meizu was formerly the coveted smartphone brand in China, but that mantle has passed on to Xiaomi which — like Apple — masterfully markets its technology like a lifestyle. But now we believe Meizu has strike back, which proved they can host a better Apple keynote knockoff in China. After having a preview video of Meizu MX2, we’ve made another video to take you through the magnificent Meizu MX2 launch event inside Beijing WaterCube. Meanwhile, we will look at Meizu MX2 in more details and how Meizu gives Xiaomi a big punch.
During March, Chinese paparazzi has spotted Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his long-time girlfriend (now became his wife) went for a dating vacation in Shanghai China. Recently, the state television broadcaster in China has aired a documentary about Chinese police, the latest episode showed both Zuckerberg and Priscilla became the guest star of the show. Zuckerberg was trying to avoid the police marching. The footage look like a warning signs of restricting the social network giant to enter China …UPDATE: Zuckerberg has said something about the incident.
Robin Li, CEO of the popular Chinese search engine Baidu.com, continued to be the richest member in the multi-billionaire club on the Chinese mainland in 2012, with a personal wealth of US$10.2 billion, according to Forbes’ 2012 world’s billionaire rankings. With his fortunes increasing by US$0.8 billion as compared to US$9.4 billion in 2011, Robin Li became the only billionaire in China who boasted a personal wealth of more than US$10 billion …
Yahoo and Alibaba had so many disputes over the past few years, they now have a partial joint ownership and a complicated relationship. Last week, the chairman of Alibaba Group Jack Ma at a forum at Stanford University in Silicon Valley expressed his interest of buying the entire Yahoo said “We are very, very interested.” However, the deal might burst due to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
UPDATE: Video showing Jack Ma’s speech at Stanford
Previously we spotted three fake Steve Jobs already, and we are going to introduce the fourth one here today, and he is the CEO of Xiaomi! His company just launched a remarkable Xiaomi smartphone yesterday. If you take a closer look, the way the event was held and the way he stands on the stage look so similar to Apple’s WWDC and Steve Jobs. More comparisons after the break.
YouTube app is pre-loaded on every iPhone and iPad since the first day out. However, China’s iPhone and iPad do not include YouTube, since YouTube is banned in China. Therefore, a Chinese video site will take over YouTube’s position, and that is…
Once upon a time, there is a “Pineapple” CEO in the tech industry. He is a phenomenal guy who likes to say ‘Boom!”. One day, he traveled to Japan for a vacation in Kyoto. As he was leaving Kyoto, airport security guards refused to let him bring ninja throwing stars onto his private jet. And today, he takes a medical leave. Everyone hopes he gets well, and if you want to see him in good shape, this is it, the Pineapple CEO action figure (ninja edition). Updated.
Speaking of social networking in China, Sina Weibo is the best Twitter alternative in the country. Facebook and Twitter are banned for access while MySpace has a department in China. It could gain traction without Facebook and Twitter, but industry watchers say MySpace China has generally been unable to compete with Chinese social networking sites and services, and was never able to build up any significant market share. So, the company slashed the majority of its staff and says goodbye to its CEO.
Foxconn’s workers attend a rally held by the company at its Shenzhen factory, more than 20,000 workers took part in the rally, titled “Love Your Life, Love Your Family”. The purpose for the activity is to strengthen the cohesion among workers and encourage them to treasure life. Foxconn also announced the end of its “emergency status” to prevent the suicide attempts of its employees at their China factories. The company also has decided to remove the safety nets which has surrounded the factory building to prevent workers from jumping down. Look out for more interesting photos and videos after the break.
Hey BlackBerry friends — we’ve got some news for you. Two models of BlackBerry will be on sale without any contracts or carriers required, in China, starting from June 18. Gregory Shea, the CEO of RIM China, has planned to create a second home for BlackBerry in China and during his live interview with iFeng, he has talked about Apple’s iPhone 4 while still loving his little BlackBerry. Click in to watch the video highlights.
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