HEX3: Augmented reality first person shooter and pinpoint accurate digital drawing

By | Feb 3, 2013 at 12:00 pm

You’re no stranger to digital peripherals. You’ve likely used a mouse, keyboard, touchpad, or touchscreen plenty of times. You’ve also likely played at least one mobile game or tried to draw something digitally. But did you ever feel limited in your interactions? Maybe mobile gaming or digital drawing…



Weekend Inspiration: Choosing the Startup Life in China

By | Nov 4, 2012 at 10:00 am

Fay Li was writing her application essay for graduate school, but the thoughts wouldn’t flow. She didn’t know why she wanted a master’s degree, she realized. She was doing it just because her friends were doing it. Li had always loved to create things…

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Weekend Inspiration: A Love Affair with Information

By | Aug 5, 2012 at 10:00 am

For 25-year-old Lei Min, the spread of the Internet in China was more than just a new form of entertainment. It was a window into an infinite world of information. Three years ago, Min was an undergrad at Tsinghua University in Beijing, aspiring to…



4 Tips for Handling Overseas Customers or Developers, from China’s

By | Mar 19, 2012 at 10:30 am is a little hard to keep track of – the startup is based in Beijing, but incorporated in Singapore, with developers in Vietnam, an adviser from Australia, and first customers in Malaysia. Oh, and the founders are from the US and Germany. In…



Passionate Chinese Game Developers Eager to Go Global

By | Nov 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I’m at a coffee shop in Wudaokou, the university area of Beijing, and I must look a bit absurd as I thrust my head from side to side, laughing. I’m actually playing a new iOS game called Crows Coming from a game developer called…

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5 Questions for CEO David Liu of Jiepang, China’s Foursquare

By | Nov 26, 2011 at 10:00 am

Founded in 2010, Jiepang’s location-based check-in service has attracted more than 1.4 million users. Those users can earn badges and mayorships, share their check-ins on Chinese social networks, and interact with 300+ partner brands. “We learn a lot from Foursquare, Gowalla, and a lot…



Why American-Style Networking Doesn’t Work in China

By | Nov 5, 2011 at 10:30 am

In China, LinkedIn trails far behind professional social network Tianji and its 8 million members. Meanwhile, Tianji is growing at 380,000 users per month and plans to expand from 80 to 200 employees next year. Its success traces back to cultural differences between Western and Chinese…



VC Steve Bell: The Next Google Will Come Out of China

By | Oct 25, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Steve Bell is one of my most enthusiastic interviewees so far in Asia: he looks at me intently, rarely breaking eye contact, forgetting to eat the brunch he ordered at a swanky hotel cafe. He looks so intent that I feel rude glancing down…



Can iPads Compete with Schoolteachers?

By | Oct 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm

We’ve all seen videos of young kids adeptly navigating the iPad’s touchscreen, but could the Apple device bring more than play? Jesper Lodahl certainly thinks so, as he sees his 4-year-old daughter Laura – with the help of a few iPad apps – do…



TechStars Network’s Chinaccelerator Demos 9 Startups in Beijing

By | Oct 17, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Nine startups took the stage on Monday night at Beijing’s historic Zheng Yi Ci opera house, to showcase their ideas for an audience that included Dave McClure and the Geeks on a Plane crowd. “Chinaccelerator symbolizes the growing role of China in the global…