My collegue Daniel in Beijing did a great interview with Hui Xu, the founder of HiPiHi.
HiPiHi is a 3D Virtual World similar to Second Life with focus of chinese users.
Here is the interview – see also our China Blog.
CScout recently China paid a visit to the office of HiPiHi in Beijing’s Haidian District, for an interview with Hui Xu. Hui, founder and CEO of HiPiHi, was the general manager of MyWeb China, and was nominated as one of the “Top Ten China Internet Heroes” in 1999. Hui was also the chairman and CEO of JingQi XiShu Co. Ltd, which became one of the most successful e-commerce sites in 2000. Together with Xinhua Liu, he co-founded HiPiHi in 2005.
Can you briefly introduce HiPiHi?
“We founded HiPiHi nearly two years ago, and the site is currently in beta testing mode with about 10,000 users – about 15 percent are from overseas. Our public test will happen in August, and the full commercial launch will hopefully be sometime in the autumn. HiPiHi is currently the only Chinese virtual world, and probably only the second company worldwide after Second Life (SL) to offer a totally interactive, immersive and open-ended experience for users to create, inhabit and govern a new world of their own design.”
Why did you start HiPiHi? Is the Chinese market ready and who are your target audience?
Continue reading Do you already know the chinese Second Life?…
A behind the scene look at the Red Bull AirRace in Interlaken, Switzerland in July 2007. See the professional HD TV production crew with the latest mobile communication equipment provided by Thomas’ Team at Riedel Communication.
The upcoming GFM World Congress in Leipzig will be about
“Media 3.0 – the playing consumer – Online and mobile Game Entertainment – Advertising Future”
I will kick-off the GFM World Congress with the first keynote of the day. Speakers from EA Mobile, Jamba, Endemol, IBM and others will speak about the future of mobile communication.
My talk will be about “The Future of Digital Life: Trends and Brand-Building” with example like Virtual Worlds, the iPhone and Joost.
After the event I will have a look at the Games Convention in Leipzig.
Via my colleague Sven in Japan: The BeerBot.
This is a review of the Red Bull Air Race in Interlaken, Switzerland. See the crazy pilots on the race track. Watch base-jumper flying from the sky and an amazing helicopter looping.
Special Thanks to Thomas and Riedel Communication to give us the great opportunity to visit the Red Bull Air Race in Interlaken.
Today I updated my list of Speaking Engagements.
Check it out.
This weekend Katarina and I are visiting the Red Bull Air Race in Interlaken. Today we watched the qualification of the pilots.
Thomas showed us around behind the scene of the TV production. The professional team are producing everything on HD-Quality. All plains, screens and cameras are connected wireless. Amazing.
Check out www.gizmoz.com – Eyal, the founder did a great job and started the new version of the Gizmoz Service a few weeks ago. It is great…
Today I found a Video from a YouTube User showing the new in-video advertising system for Youtube and Google Video.
Google developed a integrative and intuative solution with an overlay over the running video. It looks pretty easy to use.
Here you can have a look:
Today is the big opening of the Second Life project of Q110 – the Deutsche Bank of the future. After many hard working days and nights we are proud to open this exciting project to the public. CScout is attending the Press-Conference today in Berlin, too.
The project-work together with IBM and Vok Dams was powerful and great fun.
More Information on Q110 and the whole project is online at www.q110.de.
We are looking for great iPhone Applications at the moment.
I like Twitter on iPhone – called Hahlo.
More Infos about Hahlo:
Hahlo is an iPhone-styled interface for the great Twitter service, and it is built upon their simple API.
All you need to use Hahlo is a twitter account. Your login details are not stored by hahlo.com, they are saved in a cookie to allow access to things such as your direct messages, and enable you to update your status directly from hahlo.
Blog by Monty C. M. Metzger *monty.de.