Lei Jun is one the recent prominent figure in the Chinese tech industry, who got famous by the August launch of the high-efficient low-cost Xiaomi phone. He was one of the interviewee at TC DisruptBeijing to talk about his business strategy and discuss the current status of the Chinese mobile handset market. Most interestingly, he has a dream: Merge the forces of Microsoft, Google, and Motorola to crush Apple.
Sorry we are late again for posting the so much news column. While you might be having fun with your new iPhone 4s (ask Siri), here are the Chinese tech industry news we have missed out for last week, click in to check them out and hope everyone will have a nice monday and a fresh start to your week ! Video for this week, Taiwan is not communist China.
The Chinese internet censors have provided unprecedented opportunities for Chinese Internet companies to develop a social media for the largest population in the world with over 1 billion people. U.S. sites like Facebook and Twitter are not allowed to step into China’s Internet world, and this means almost 400 million Chinese internet users could not access Facebook and Twitter. So the social media in China is dominated by Chinese Internet companies, and here’s a video explaining the Chinese version of Facebook, Twitter, Google and Amazon.
Google is not faring well in China due to the government’s restrictions. Now the Great Firewall of China has blocked the Android Market, the online app store for Android smartphone users. This is not the first time that Android Market was blocked in China, it had happened once before in 2009. For the Android users in China, they only have an option to use other local app stores. This move might very well have been due to giving more business opportunities to the local startups rather than the official Android’s app store …
Update: Android market can be accessible in China now. More info, see here.
No iphone 5 for this week, and Steve Jobs is properly making that in heaven. If you are flooded by all the Apple news this week, here are other Chinese tech industry news we have left out. After all, there are still so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Click in to check them out and hope everyone will have a great weekend !
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
There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are those Chinese tech & gadget news we have missed out this week, click in to check them out and hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend ! And by the way, watch out for the biggest, 5-story building Apple store to be opening in China during the next few days ! We are going to have full coverage report here.
Okay, this week’s biggest news is probably the Google-Motorola deal that shakes up the mobile world. Google is ready to pay $12.5 billion for Motorola’s handset business, giving it access to 24,500 patents. So, Google and Motorla join forces, to take on the almighty Apple Inc. And here we have the Taiwan’s latest animated report showing Steve Jobs with Darth Vader helmet and lightsaber, battling with the Android robot that Google and Motorola made. Watch the animation after the break.
Maybe you were checking out the iPhone 5 rumors all week and couldn’t check your favorite Chinese tech sites. Or maybe you spent the whole week doing nothing but thinking what you can do in the Apple store. Well, whatever the case, we’ve got you covered. Here are the top Chinese stories of the week.
Gather round everyone, while you may have heard the news of a huge epic legal battle brewing between electronics giants Apple and HTC for patent infringement, here we have a very interesting animation illustrating the battle of these two tech companies back in ancient China. The story is just like our all-time favorite Chinese martial arts movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, where Apple is a near-invincible master of the martial arts, and HTC is a female warrior. Oh, Google has a role to play too, a swordsman riding on a horse. Watch the animation after the break!
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