Posts Tagged: innovation


Kaifu Lee and I at TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing 2011

Is Taiwan’s innovation environment ‘diseased?’ Kaifu Lee, ex-Google China chief, thinks so.

Last month Kai-fu Lee, ex-Google China chief and current CEO of Innovation Works, announced he would be moving back home to Taiwan in order ...

  • October 29, 2013
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Why China Doesn’t Produce Disruptive Technologies…Yet

The Difference Between Innovation and Disruption, and Why China Needs the Latter

Last Friday, I wrote an article about why China doesn’t produce many disruptive technologies, in which I argued that China’s pol...

  • July 8, 2013
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Jack Ma: Alibaba Isn’t as Innovative as Tencent

Alibaba founder and former CEO Jack Ma may have retired, but that certainly doesn’t mean he’s keeping his mouth shut. Earlier th...

  • March 22, 2013
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Is Tencent Really a Leader in Gaming Innovation?

When Fast Company published its list of the most innovative companies in gaming, it ruffled a lot of feathers. One-hit-wonders Rovio (the de...

  • March 11, 2013
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RIM Gives Scholarships to 30 Indonesian Students at Its BlackBerry Innovation Center

After loads of negative publicity when Research in Motion (RIM) opened a BlackBerry factory in neighboring Malaysia, Canada-based RIM built ...

  • September 19, 2012
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Punjab Government in Partnership with Google Launches Punjab Innovation Campaign

As the sixth most populated country, Pakistan could be a promising market for entrepreneurs. It has 29 million internet users and 119 millio...

  • August 17, 2012
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Steve Wozniak in Indonesia for Seminar on Innovation and Creativity

Before the “Innovation and Creativity” seminar kicks off tomorrow in Jakarta, its main speaker, the co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, ...

  • July 16, 2012
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CPPCC Rep: The Chinese Government Can’t Manufacture Steve Jobs

Xu Guanhua is a CPPCC representative, and the former head of China’s department of Science and Technology. In a recent interview, Xu a...

  • March 7, 2012
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China Has No Innovation? Look Closer

I gave a sharing session at the National University of Singapore last Wednesday about my experience living in China for a year. I am current...

  • January 20, 2012
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7 characteristics of Silicon Valley you won’t find in Asia

Here's 7 things our editor, Minh, noticed while traveling around the Silicon Valley for a week. Clearly, Asia is not the Valley and here's a...

  • September 19, 2013
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Why China Doesn’t Produce Disruptive Technologies…Yet

Why China Doesn’t Produce Disruptive Technologies…Yet

I’ve been thinking about China’s political system for the past few days, since I watched this TED Talk by Shanghai VC Eric X. Li...

  • July 5, 2013
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Why Asia Is More Innovative Than Silicon Valley

I grew up looking up to Bruce Lee, as does every Asian boy with a heart. He’s the quintessential modern-day Asian hero. And I’m ...

  • March 14, 2013
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Which Asian Tech Companies are Patenting Innovations?

IEEE Spectrum has released its yearly “patent power” scorecard, a rundown of the which companies had the most impressive US pate...

  • December 20, 2012
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The China R&D Dilemma for Foreign Tech Companies [INTERVIEW]

China is changing the game in international innovation and research and development (R&D). According to Professor Seamus Grimes, a resea...

  • August 24, 2012
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ROI vs Roi

Many thousands of years ago (approx 200 BCE), there was a relatively tiny innovation that changed global geo-politics — the domesticat...

  • August 17, 2012
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Copying, Executing, Building

This post by Lee Jacobs really caught my attention today. It talks about clone startups who copied ideas from the US and implemented them in...

  • July 10, 2012
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How Standard Chartered Bank serves customers better by taking a 360° view of them

This geek has been following with increasing interest how banks operating in Singapore are innovating to better serve their customers in thi...

  • February 27, 2012
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Singapore’s ‘ACE’ to Provide S$25M to Seed 500 Startups, Removes Age Limit [UPDATED]

Update (Jan 20): We received a correction update from ACE that it aims to support 500 startups under its Startups scheme. Each startup could...

  • January 19, 2012
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