The Boston Consulting Group has complied a excellent report on the state of Internet in China. The report is a follow up on the 2010 report “China’s Next Generation of Digital Consumers” and has a bunch of very interesting insights on Chinese Internet behaviors and trends.
Web 2.0 Summit 2011: Mary Meeker, “Internet Trends” (by OreillyMedia)
This is the 8th annual “Internet Trends” report by Mary Meeker (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and ex-Morgan Stanley) presented at Web 2.0 Summit 2011, and it is considered one of the best researched report in the industry.
5 (of 12 trends total) that I found especially interesting
3. User Interface
8. Mega-Trend of 21st Century
9. Authentic Identity
Over time everyone will have easy access to communications technology and mobile sensors, with the rise of identity systems on the network(s) and the massive shifts towards the Chinese Internet things are starting to getting really, really interesting!
A great presentation by Chinese American serial entrepreneur Bowei Gai who recently made a great research into the Chinese Internet, a market that is some what isolated by culture, language and regulations.
Is also really interesting to see that the Chinese business culture of trust and networks thru guanxi (关系) still holds true in the age of the Internet.
Entrepreneur turned VC Mark Suster hosts a great podcast on all things VC called This Week in VC, in this posts he summarizes an interview with Gregg Spiridellis of JibJab where they discuss some interesting data when it comes to pricing strategy.
Reboot at Tumblr
I’m ready now! :)
I’ll be using my tumblr as a digital Moleskine where I intend to post and share more or less interesting insights and usable data points, and every now and then I’ll post short analysis of interesting events that relate to things I’m passionate about - the Internet, technology, gadgets and food.