Big Data, Big Difference

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The Netherlands Big Data Delegation visited Shanghai on Wednesday 21st of March, where NOST and the Shanghai Center for Bioinformation Technology (SCBIT) organized a successful seminar: “Big Data, Big Difference “. The focus of the seminar was put on the cross-over of bio-informatics application between green and red life sciences. Experts from both Chinese and Dutch sides gave presentations and …

Inside look on the Bio-Informatics Mission to China

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On occasion of the visit of the Big Data Bio-informatics delegation from the Netherlands, the Institute of Vegetables and Flower, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences has organized a workshop on “Challenges and future of Bioinformatics: sharing insights from the Dutch and Chinese perspective”. From both side, researchers from knowledge institutes as well as industry have presented their research works …

‘Big Data’ Bio-Informatics mission to China

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From the 17th of March a Bio-informatic mission from the Netherlands will go to China. A short summary on this mission. The introduction of genomics and novel insights in plant genetics and plant breeding resulted in quantum leaps, especially when it comes to breeding agricultural and vegetable crops. The development time of new and improved crop varieties has nowadays been …

Cloud computing symposium in Hong Kong

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On March 30, Cyberport, Hong Kong’s ICT hub, will play host to government, academic and industry experts in the field of cloud computing for the Next Generation Information Technology and Standard Symposium. Mainland China’s market for cloud computing services is expected to attain RMB 94.9 billion this year. As one of the seven strategic emerging industries, the government is pouring …

Zhongguancun: Silicon Valley in Beijing?

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China’s internet population is the largest in the world. On top of that the country is experiencing rapid economic growth. Those two aspects together with an abundance of highly skilled IT-graduates create opportunities for online entrepreneurship. Especially in the Zhongguancun area in Beijing many examples can be found of successful IT companies and startups. Having a good network, understanding the …

Opportunities for Dutch companies with expansion of Hong Kong Science Park

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Our colleagues from the Netherlands Consulate-General in Hong Kong report about the planned Phase Three expansion of the Hong Kong Science Park, which offers infrastructure and support facilities like shared laboratories for high-tech technology enterprises and talents. The park, operational since 2002, has developed into a hotspot for hi-tech in Hong Kong and will be expanded with more R&D offices, …

China to be biggest global e-commerce market by 2015

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China is already home to the world’s largest online population but its e-commerce market is currently worth ‘only’ US$74 billion – less than half that of the US at $177 billion. But the Chinese e-commerce market is growing rapidly and with such a large online population, it may leap-frog over the penetration rate of standard retail stores. This is potentially …

Overview Of China Social Media Equivalents

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“Ogilvy China updated its infographic showing China’s social media equivalents – or copycats, as Western media loves to call them. Of course many of these started out as copycats, but most evolved into much more than the original Western website, either by adding additional functionalities or by localization of functions.”, wrote Marc van der Chijs (Dutch entrepreneur in Shanghai) on …

Making sense of the buzz on Chinese social media

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NOST (TWA netwerk) paid a visit today to CIC in Shanghai. CIC is one of China’s leading social business intelligence providers. They are active in this market since 2004. In their own words, they are ‘making sense of the buzz’. China has many different social media platforms, with a huge amount of users. To get a feeling of the size …

Baidu says bye bye to its microblog

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China’s search engine giant Baidu is shutting down its microblogging service ‘Baidu ShuoBa’ t.baidu.com by 22 of August. The service which was launched last year, and was competing with microblogging services like Sina’s Weibo, Tencent’s Weibo and many more. Tencent claims 200m users and Sina 140m for their microblogs.