20. July 2010
Our friends from the Japanese tech blog Asiajin will hold their first meetup in Shanghai this Saturday, July 24th to bridge the startup communities of China and Japan. Location will be the fancy Sunstyle showroom at Red Town. Two industry experts from Japan will talk about the Japanese startup industry and their own startup experience, followed by Q&A and networking session. Please register under the eventbrite link given below - seats are limited! Date: 2010 July 24th (Saturday) Time:...
17. August 2009
In response to Serkan Toto's Post on Japan's most valuable Internet Companies, we compiled a list with the Top 30 Internet & Telecommunication Companies on the Chinese market. They are ranked according to their market capitalization, whenever possible we link to the English Version of their homepage. Note: Market Cap is based on the stock prices of the 18th of August 2009, for their current value click on the Stock Exchange Link. While currently most companies are listed either in the US...
07. August 2009
Oak Pacific Interactive Chairmain Joe Chen announced this week to change the name of popular Chinese social networking website Xiaonei.com to Renren.com. Xiaonei.com's literal meaning ('inside school') highlights the fact that it was originally designed as a platform for graduates to keep in touch. However this also proved to be a barrier for extending its user base beyond students. Ren Ren Wang now seeks to attract a wider audience by literally meaning 'everybody's web'.
05. August 2009
The last part of our feature on leading Western Web Services and their Asian equivalents (some call them clones or copies ..) is about the largest Internet Market in the world: China. This post is in response to the overview started by Serkan Toto of Asiajin on Japanese equivalents and the follow-up by Channy Yun on Koreacrunch. Here is the response from Taiwan.
05. August 2009
Part 2 of our series on leading Western Web Services and their Asian counterparts is about one of the most wired countries in the world: South Korea. Please visit Koreacrunch to see the original post done by Channy Yun, who again had posted his overview in response to Serkan Totos post on Japanese equivalents of Western Web sites.
05. August 2009
Our friend Serkan Toto over at Asiajin just updated his list of Japanese equivalents to Western Web 2.0 services. See his overview below - we will also post the Korean & Chinese response to it shortly.
31. July 2009
Web2Asia is happy to invite you to the Social Networking World Forum Asia taking place at the Grand Hyatt in Singapore on September 22nd and 23rd 2009. Our co-founder George Godula will attend the conference as a speaker in the panel "Benchmarking advertising on social networks" to talk about advertising on Chinese online social networks. Conference highlights include: Two day event dedicated to social networking Featuring key speakers from social networking publishers, advertising agencies,...
23. July 2009
Shanghai-based language learning social network, italki, has accounced the first business member of its Language Marketplace: English training company, Eleutian Technology. The service offers one‐on‐one internet tutoring with US‐certified school teachers and Eleutian's SpeakENG product, which incorporates Pearson's (PSO) English Language Learning and Instruction SystemTM to italki's members. Prospective students can visit www.italki.com and register for an eight‐minute trial...
06. May 2009
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued new guidelines on internet security that come into effect on the 1st of June 2009. It has been decided that public network security issues will be handled by the China National Computer Network Emergency Response Team (CNCERT). All companies & organizations have to report security problems according to a 4-level emergency plan. Apart from describing the problem, the report has to include a proposal on how to solve it so...
06. May 2009
Toocle, a global B2B marketplace that connects buyers and sellers, released their own Chinese business SNS at sns.toocle.com. After one year of development, Toocle hopes to offer its members a platform to exchange information and develop business relationships and friendships. Still in its initial stage, the SNS has attracted tens of thousand of companies already but is currently far from being profitable. According to Toocle's President Sun Deliang this isn't a problem as their business circle...