Instagram writhing in China

InstagramInstagram name is still a hit, not least in China, where success is evidenced by the number of photos dipload to Sina Weibo.

Sina Weibo, or the many who call it a Twitter version of China, reportedly inundated by many as a hundred thousand images Instagram. This happened just a month after the lapse Instagram adds support to the microblogging service.

The report further states that users are enamored with Sina Weibo Instagram and register themselves, there are as many as 50,000, as reported by TheNextWeb, Tuesday (04/01/2012).

This figure is quite remarkable considering Kevin Systrom (founder Instagram) was not too excited at the Bamboo Curtain country.

Speaking in Beijing last November Disrupt, Systrom admitted he was interested to integrate with social media sites of China, but did not deign to set up offices there. He also said that he did not think too much about China.

But it seems it did not rule out the possibility of developing Instagram community there. And decision making applications up to keep it separate from the site seems to be the right decision. For as is known, China blocked the use of the giant networking site.

Compete with Google and Apple, China Make Their Own OS

China Mobile OS
China Mobile OS

Alibaba announced plans to launch the operating system (OS) mobile. Largest e-commerce site in China wants to compete with Google and Apple in the smartphone software market share.

Not just make the OS, as reported by AFP and quoted on Tuesday (07/26/2011), Alibaba will also release its first smartphone. The launch of the OS and smartphone Alibaba scheduled to take place next week in Beijing.

A spokesman for Alibaba, said Florence Shih, the smartphone will be priced at 2000-3000 yuan (approximately USD 2.6 million – USD 3.9 million). In it implanted a number of cloud-based applications and software pre-installed maps and instant messaging. This smartphone will be manufactured by the Beijing Telecommunications Equipment Tianyu with a chip from Nvidia.

Data released by research firm Analysys International in Beijing, showed smartphone sales in China grew to 19.91 million units in the first quarter of 2011. This figure increased 4.8 percent from the previous quarter. Obviously this is a lucrative market that interest Alibaba jump in it. Continue reading “Compete with Google and Apple, China Make Their Own OS”

Gara – gara tidak kuat dengan omelan istri, Suaminya nekat terjun ke sungai.

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Seorang pria China nekat terjun ke sungai berarus deras. Hal itu dia lakukan karena tidak kuat lagi mendengar omelan istrinya. Ceritanya, Zhou dan istrinya sedang berada di atas kapal ferry di Sungai Yangtze, ketika sang istri mulai mengomel. Demikian seperti dikutip dari Chongqing Evening Post, Senin (10/8/2009). Continue reading “Gara – gara tidak kuat dengan omelan istri, Suaminya nekat terjun ke sungai.”