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Silicon dragon: how China is winning the tech race

Author: Fannin, Rebecca A. Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 183 p. : Ill./Photos ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780071494472Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print HC2000 .H5 F36 2008
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Silicon Dragon How China is Winning the Tech Race Contents Introduction - xi PART ONE The Copycats Chapter One - 3 Baidu--China's Boldest Internet Start-Up Robin Li took what he learned in Silicon Valley to beat Google in China and become a multimillionaire. But he almost didn't make it in the early days. Chapter Two - 19 Alibaba--The Wizardry of Jack Ma Not even Harry Potter's author could imagine a tale as magical as Jack Ma's: He beat eBay and Yahoo! in China and scored a record IPO. Chapter Three - 33 Amazon Plus of China Cofounder Peggy YuYu has shown how to copy and then outsmart in China. Watch out Jeff Bezos. Chapter Four - 45' with Style John Zhang has modernized the all-American AAA brand down to its nameCCC--in China's zooming car market. Next stop, Nasdaq. Chapter Five - 57 Oak Pacific Interactive--Web 2.0 on Steroids Joe Chen created copies of MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, and Craigslist. With Murdoch at the door and losses to contend with, his survival skills are in for a test. Chapter Six - 71 Pains Free speech crusader Fang Xingdong coined the Chinese term for blogging and set up China's first blog service, but he got booted as CEO, and his site may not survive. PART TWO The Venture Capitalists Chapter Seven - 85 Silicon Valley's Tech Route to China Leading American venture capitalists are searching for deals and the next new thing in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and beyond. But will the rush yield poor returns? PART THREE The Innovators The next five profiles of Chinese tech entrepreneurs show the rise of China as an innovator, not just a copier of American ideas. Chapter Eight - 101 Lingtu--China's Navigator This local team put maps of the Three Gorges dam, the Olympics site, and Mount Everest on mobile phones, in cars, on CDs, and on the Web, but it turned outside for a CEO. Chapter Nine - 113 Oriental Wisdom--Confucian Capitalism First-time entrepreneur Liu Yingkui has invented software for selling financial goods over cell phones, not PCs. Now he needs to get to the next level. Chapter Ten - 123 Pingco--Ping Me, Please Move over Skype. Here comes PingCo and short text messages by mobile phone for free. It's a technology that could go global, if China Mobile doesn't kill it. Chapter Eleven - 133 Maxthon--The Way China Surfs the World Jeff Chen has signed up more than 100 million users for his innovative Web browser Maxthon, attracted Google as an investor, and has Microsoft on the alert. Chapter Twelve -143 LatticePower Corporation--China Lights Up the Globe Chinese scientist Jiang Fengyi could be the next Thomas Edison. He already has 15 patents for making high-tech lights. Endnotes - 153 Acknowledgments - 167 Index - 171

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