Friday, January 30, 2009

Look for one or two experienced website developers

I am working on developing some web application in China, and looking for a rockstar developer. Please let me know if you are or you can connect to someone. Appreciate!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Meeting Marc Andreessen, the founder of Netscape

He is someone in the valley with a big ego. He is outgoing and speaks fast but in a very organized way. I am a big fan of his blog: though he stopped updating it for months.

He said that a successful entrepreneur has to hire a killer architect, watch closely on the change in the technology industry. He said it's hard to be a person who can both building the company and run the company. He said the silicon valley used to be a high-tech driven company but now turned more into consumer driven. He said the timing is very important.

One thing surprised me is his wide knowledge beyond technology. He is interested in media, and once spent a lot of time on reading the media history. He is also interested in financial service industry, and predicts to see a big change in the next 12 to 18 months.

I always respect smart people who work hard, and he is definitely one of the few.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Support Andy Xie

I shouldn't try to support someone on my blog since it is not an unbiased report. But Andy Xie worths this. He is an independent economy research and once Morgan Stanley's chief economist in Asia, and is now blamed for "being a US citizen". (see the reports from Standard)

It is not a citizenship problem; the cause is Mr. Xie's bearish reports on China's stock market. An article for an editor on Securities Journal blamed Xie's negative speech as being a US citizen. All in all, it is a big cap that tried to make readers hate Xie.

Not to mention if Xie is Chinese citizen or not. People have freedom of speech if this speech doesn't affect other's safety/security. People have freedom to choose their citizenship if this change doesn't affect other's safety/security. We see a lot of non-Chinese speak good things on China, and a lot of Chinese took bribed money from China to overseas. A citizenship means nothing; for someone who dare to say something different, it's unfair to close his/her mouth. It's also dangerous to a country. China needs much more of those types like Xie.

I just saw an annecdote on Obama today. He is going to bring blackberry to the White House though it is dangerous for his securitiy.

He said: "If I'm doing something stupid, somebody in Chicago can send me an email and say, 'What are you doing?'

The pain of financial crisis

1. US postal office just sent a mail on the adjustment of the mailing schedule after a decrease of 8 million first-class mail in 2001.

2. Jackson library in our school will be closed on Sat and Sun because of the lower budget caused by the financial crisis.

It's surprising on how the public system and education industry got affected by the financial crisis. Obama is going to be the President today. There are lot of things for him to do. A word "change" definitely can't change that much.

Friday, January 09, 2009

3G in China: not a long for now

China finally launched 3G. It is a good news to the telecom equipment manufacturers, considering the over $35 billion investment in the next two years.

lucky or not, I tried 3G phone for two weeks in Beijing this winter. The phone is from Datang, and the network belongs to China Mobile. Frankly speaking, there's no advantage at all; network coverage is poor and the phone is a pain to use. For consumers, it will be hard for them to upgrade their nice phones into some ugly handsets with poor signals.

Definitely don't long on this one for now.