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Strategic Importance Of CSR For Chinese Technology Firms

By Joab Meyer While Corporate Social Responsibility may be criticized by some as clever cause marketing or passed off as simply community service, leading Information...

CDC Corporation Thankfully Lessens Investor Burden

By Perry Wu Over the years, the company formally known as Chinadotcom and now named CDC Corporation (CHINA) has been a punching bag for me....

Chinese Mobile Business Model Is Suicide

By Perry Wu I am often still asked, rhetorically I imagine, if I believe the wireless value-added service sector in China has good short-term prospects....

Tom Online's Privatization Position

By Perry Wu On April 25, 2007, Tom Group announced that a proposal to take its Tom Online (TOMO) subsidiary private was approved by shareholders....

The Chinese YouTube Company That Wants To Keep Mining

By Perry Wu Perhaps only in China can investors find companies engaged in online video sharing also doing brisk business in mining of minerals. A...

Chinese Tech Stocks Tumble, Finally

By Perry Wu Black Tuesday turned bloody for Chinese technology stocks, as the market moved towards a major correction this week and Web and mobile...

Credit Ratings And Responsibility In Tech

By Perry Wu This past week saw mild technology business adjustments and a weak spattering of new deals in China. It felt like the business...

Edelman Gives Up Tracking Chinese Blogs

By David Wolf Public relations firm Edelman continues to provide superior comic relief, and proof that despite the impending end of PR as we know...

New Year, Old Tidings In China's Tech Sector

By Perry Wu It's a new year, but with consumers complaining about electronics and deals being brokered, China's technology landscape still feels like 2006. Highlights...

Earthquake Killed The Internet Star

By Perry Wu Proving that the Internet's infrastructure is as delicate and overrated as many of the business models that have embraced it, the Internet...

Santa's Bag Of Technology Happenings

By Perry Wu Santa Claus came prepared to China's technology sector this year with a bag full of mergers, lawsuits, and rumors. In the last...

Crying Of Lot 2006: eBay Is Doomed To Fail In China

By Perry Wu American poet Walt Whitman famously said, "I accept reality and dare not question it." Over one hundred years later, investors should be...

Hot Peppers, Sour Investments & Stinky Music

By Perry Wu The singer formerly known as Prince once sang that we're going to party like it's 1999, and some VC firms are doing...

Taking Care Of Electronics The Voodoo Way

By Perry Wu In the last three months, four people have phoned me to ask about how to get their Palm Treo mobile phones fixed...

Ubuntu: The Seabiscuit Of Software

By David Wolf South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth, not satisfied with being the world's second space tourist and the first African in orbit, has created...

Jackie Chan Teaches Tech Companies How To Kick Back

By Perry Wu If Foxconn were Jackie Chan, the Apple iPod OEM company would silently march the streets of Guangzhou looking for redemption. This week...

Will Competition Save WVAS Providers In China?

By David Wolf Perry Wu made the case recently that Chinese wireless value added service (WVAS) companies would be better off selling soybeans than services....

What Effect Do Bloggers Have In China?

By Perry Wu I was traveling in the United States last month and was asked "What effect do bloggers have in China?" I think the...

Chinese Wireless Tech Companies Should Start Selling Soybeans

By Perry Wu In 2002, the Chief Technology Officer at my company in Beijing was complaining that he was constantly receiving wireless text messages (SMS)...

Hyperbolic Apple iPod Factory Woes

By Staff Editors Technology made in China has a bad reputation overseas because it is often believed to be of poor quality. And foreign factories...

What Happens After CHINA Splits?

By Perry Wu Over the last few months I have been idly viewing the machinations at CDC Corporation (CHINA). The company has seen its acquisition...
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