Category Archives: Mobile and Devices

The business of mobile telecommunications: hardware, software, services, and content

Setting the Stage for Chinese Innovation

Near People’s Square, Shanghai Skyline in Silhouette  0700 hrs.  Walking the floor at both CES in Las Vegas and Electronica China in Shanghai within a ten-week space provides one with a clear view of how far Chinese enterprise has come, … Continue reading

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Rethinking Mobile Advertising in China

“Mobile Advertising Lags China’s Smartphone Explosion“ Angela Doland Advertising Age January 24, 2014 Reporting from Shanghai, AdAge’s Angela Doland writes a thought-provoking piece on how mobile e-commerce continues to outpace the growth of mobile advertising in the world’s largest smartphone … Continue reading

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Is Apple Going (China) Mobile?

Hutong West Two hours sleep, three cups coffee 1039 hrs.    The Wall Street Journal has lit up the net with an article proclaiming that the ink is drying on a deal between Apple and China Mobile for the carrier … Continue reading

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Is it Too Soon for Xiaomi to Go Global?

Xiaomi is stepping outside of China. Best case scenario: success beyond its home shores is years away. Continue reading

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Bill Bishop on Apple: We Need More Mojo

Temporary Hutong, Wangjing K-Pop O.D. 1307 hrs.  Sinocism editor Bill Bishop wrote a thoughtful piece about Apple (“Apple Needs China Mobile Deal to Regain Smartphone Mojo”)  that ran in USAToday late last week. Reading between the lines, Bill’s motive for … Continue reading

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A Small Crack in Apple’s Asia Tablet Story

IDG Connect – Kathryn Cave (Asia) – The Tablet Security Conundrum. Hutong West Here a week and not a second on my porch 1947 hrs.   Kathryn Cave at IDG Connect offers a snapshot of her company’s research on how … Continue reading

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Apple’s China Strategy: Venturing to the Edge of Coolness

  IPhone Scarcity During Chinese New Year May Give Samsung a Happy Holiday – Bloomberg.   Right before Chinese New Year, Bloomberg’s Ed Lococo interviewed me for this story, asking me how much I thought iPhone sales would be affected … Continue reading

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