Posts Tagged ‘Tangos Chan’

Baidu’s Adventure in Japan

November 19, 2008

Perhaps the most discussed topic during my trip in China was Baidu’s decision to enter the Japanese search engine market in January 2008. It was the first thing that came to mind of just about everyone I spoke with on the topic of my study. Following a nearly year long study of Japanese-language search technology and localization, Baidu’s expansion plans were first announced at the end of 2006. In a reaction on earnings for the fourth quarter in February 2007, Robin Li said the company would spend $15 million, 14 percent of Baidu’s total budget in 2007, trying to replicate its home market success in Internet-savvy Japan.

Getting Started in Japan

Earlier in May 2006 Baidu had announced (more…)

Tangos Chan on the Chinese Internet (Beijing 05/13/2008)

July 29, 2008

This post contains parts of a 2 hour interview I did with Tangos Chan from China Web2.0 Review. Among others I asked him about his views on the globalization of Chinese Internet companies, the future of the Chinese Internet market, and the role of VCs.

Pieter-Paul Walraven: What are your thoughts on Chinese Internet companies going abroad?

Tangos Chan: Actually most of the Chinese companies will not consider a globalization strategy so far because the Chinese market is huge. So if they can serve this market well they could become very big companies. Look at for example Baidu and Tencent. Of course there is also the language barrier. I think an English language service in the US such as Google is automatically a global service because it serves all the English speaking people. In China companies are bound to be a Chinese service.

So I think there a really 2 kinds of services that will consider to go abroad. Firstly it is the very big companies such as (more…)

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and P2P in China

May 27, 2008

PPStream PPLiveAccording to this wikileaks source the U.S. government and entertainment industry are jointly working on a multi-lateral agreement concerning intellectual property rights. By creating a new global standard for intellectual property rights enforcement they hope to stop the growing use of peer-to-peer (p2p). The so called Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will turn the facilitation of p2p possibilities without making any profit into an illegal activity. The paragraph on the criminilasation of fileshares is already described as the ‘Pirate Bay killer’.

What would this implicate for China (more…)