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Half of Chinese government officials fear microblogging services could cause social unrest: Survey

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Most Chinese officials acknowledge the potential far-reaching impact that the rise of Weibo microblogging services could have on Chinese society, according to a new study. WantChinaTimes notes that a survey of over 2,000 officials by the party-backed People’s Tribune found over 50 percent are afraid of increased social unrest due...
Half of Chinese government officials fear microblogging services could cause social unrest: Survey

China Internet Doyen Kaifu Lee 'Tweets' Private Info of US Swim Coach

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Twitter over-reacted by suspending the account of a British journalist who tweeted the email address of an NBC executive, but here in China, Kaifu Lee – nothing less than an Internet hero in these parts – has taken misuse of microblogging to a whole new level. Lee, the former boss...
China Internet Doyen Kaifu Lee 'Tweets' Private Info of US Swim Coach

Like A CarWoo For Used Cars, AutoRef Raises $850K Seed Round Led By European Car Buying Marketplace, AutoScout24

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Pittsburgh-based startup AutoRef.com, which is something like a CarWoo for used vehicles, has raised $850,000 in seed funding. The round was led by an interesting, strategic investor: the large European online car marketplace, AutoScout24, which is owned by Deutsche Telekom. T-Venture, the venture arm of Deutsche Telekom, also participated in the round...
Like A CarWoo For Used Cars, AutoRef Raises $850K Seed Round Led By European Car Buying Marketplace, AutoScout24
China's censors go after Kaifu Lee, and a young blog bites back

Strikingly raises $1.5M from SV Angel, Index Ventures, FundersClub, others for its DIY site builder

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Strikingly, the do-it-yourself (DIY) website creation service, has raised a $1.5 million seed round. The investments came from prominent venture capitalists including SV Angel, Index Ventures, Funders Club, Infinity Venture Partners, and Innovation Works. Company founder David Chen tells us that the money will be used to help grow his...
Strikingly raises $1.5M from SV Angel, Index Ventures, FundersClub, others for its DIY site builder

Chad Hurley And Steve Chen’s AVOS Closes Its Series A Funding

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Hey, wake up! It may be 3 a.m. where most of our readership lives, but that doesn’t mean the news cycle stops. AVOS, the one-year-old company led by YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, has just announced that they’ve closed their Series A round. The news comes out...
Chad Hurley And Steve Chen’s AVOS Closes Its Series A Funding

Dispute between Chinese executives and Citron goes sour as lawyers get involved

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The public argument between a group of Chinese executives led by Kai-Fu Lee, the former head of Google China and founder of Innovation Works, and Andrew Left of Citron Research, an investment firm known for shorting Chinese companies, has escalated after both sides got their lawyers involved. The spat originally...
Dispute between Chinese executives and Citron goes sour as lawyers get involved

Hiring Platform The Resumator Raises $2.1M Series B Round Led By Birchmere Ventures, Rincon Ventures Partners & Salesforce

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Hiring platform The Resumator has raised a $2.1 million Series B round led by Birchmere Ventures, Rincon Venture Partners and Salesforce.com. Innovation Works and ff Venture Capital also participated in this round. Rincon Venture Partners was also the lead investor in The Resumator’s $700,000 Series A round in 2011. The company, which...
Hiring Platform The Resumator Raises $2.1M Series B Round Led By Birchmere Ventures, Rincon Ventures Partners & Salesforce
Funding Daily: No reservations

This Data From China Shows Why Apple Is Now Getting Its Butt Kicked In The Smartphone Market (AAPL)

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A few weeks ago came the startling news that Apple has now been reduced to a niche player in the global smartphone market, at least from a "platform" perspective. Android is now running away with the race with ~75% global market share. Apple's iPhone, meanwhile, has only ~15% share. If...
This Data From China Shows Why Apple Is Now Getting Its Butt Kicked In The Smartphone Market (AAPL)

Former Head Of Google China Kicked Off Sina & Tencent Weibo For Three Days

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Kaifu Lee, former head of Google China and founder of Beijing-based startup incubator Innovation Works, said on Twitter yesterday (h/t Sinocism) that he has been banned from posting on Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo for three days. Lee is one of the most followed people on Sina Weibo, with more than...
Former Head Of Google China Kicked Off Sina & Tencent Weibo For Three Days

YouTube Co-Founders Hit Up Google Ventures and NEA for AVOS Series A

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Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com If there’s one thing the co-founders of YouTube don’t need, it’s money (Chad Hurley and Steve Chen each made an estimated $300-plus million from selling to Google). But, in the form of their new company, AVOS Systems, they do seem to see the value in plugging...
YouTube Co-Founders Hit Up Google Ventures and NEA for AVOS Series A

Github partially unblocked in China following public outcry from local developers

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Code repository Github has been at least partially unblocked in China after access to the site was completely restricted earlier this week. The move, presumably from China’s censorship bureau, caused a fracas among Chinese developers, many of whom rely on the site for their work. Of course, it also came...
Github partially unblocked in China following public outcry from local developers

Ex-Google China chief says Chinese social media is thriving, despite his 3-day Weibo ban

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Yesterday China’s censors made global headlines for the decision to hand Kai-Fu Lee, the high-profile former head of Google’s operations in China, a 3-day ban from Twitter-like Sina Weibo, where he has 30 million followers, and Tencent Weibo services. Today, Lee responded, voicing his belief that Chinese social media is thriving and...
Ex-Google China chief says Chinese social media is thriving, despite his 3-day Weibo ban

YouTube Cofounder Steve Chen Explains What He's Doing With His New Company

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About a year ago, YouTube cofounders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley bought bookmarking service Delicious from Yahoo, and used it as the basis to form a new company called Avos Systems. We haven't heard much from them since. Until today, when Avos announced its first round of outside funding. (PDF...
YouTube Cofounder Steve Chen Explains What He's Doing With His New Company

Umeng, The Flurry of China, Says iOS Jailbreaking Is On The Decline

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Here’s some good news for mobile app makers looking to enter the Chinese market. Not only are there a whopping 200 million Android and iOS devices in circulation in China, jailbreaking is down from last year. Umeng says it is detecting that only 42.4 percent of mainland iOS devices are...
Umeng, The Flurry of China, Says iOS Jailbreaking Is On The Decline

Video portal LeTV going to Chinese living rooms through its own TVs

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The growing number of internet-connected TV boxes and TV sets represents an excellent new living room distribution opportunity for video portals previously wed to the desktop web. But an even more intriguing variant of that opportunity might be owning the TVs, too. That is what Chinese video site LeTV is...
Video portal LeTV going to Chinese living rooms through its own TVs
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