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Huawei and China’s Telecoms Industry with David Wolf

Updated to include link for download.  Downloading now works.

Recorded on May 21, 2011

For this edition of Artman Talks, we’re speaking with David Wolf about his new book Making the Connection: The Peaceful Rise of China’s Telecommunications Giants.

In our discussion, we focus on the importance of China’s telecom history, the role of client-centered innovation, as well as Huawei and their current image problem.

We also get to hear David go beyond the book to look at the future of Huawei’s development and some of the things they (and other Chinese telecoms manufacturers) can do to continue their aggressive international expansion.

Most surprising fact for me:  For both Huawei and ZTE, due to local preconceptions of poor domestic quality, only a minority of their business comes from China.

Follow David on Twitter: @wolfgroupasia and keep up with his latest insights on his blog Silicon Hutong

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Apple v Proview with Stan Abrams

Recorded Tuesday, February 21, 2012

If you’re a fellow China watcher, then more than likely you’ve come across Stan Abrams, AKA chinahearsay.

As we allude to at the beginning, Stan has been here a long time.  I like to (with full knowledge of falsity in most cases) boast that I’ve been in China longer than you; with Stan there’s not even room for even a hairsbreadth of consideration that this might be true.

And, luckily for us, Stan isn’t just a lawyer, but also an educator.  This is important as educators (as least good ones) love to educate.  And so, we have his blog and this episode of Artman Talks.

As the title above suggests, Stan gives us a lesson in Chinese commercial dispute cases via Apple’s fight against Proview, a bankrupt monitor manufacturer.  According to Stan, this is not an IP case and we’ll learn more about that in the podcast.

Also, we mentioned some interesting tidbits about Proview as a company and some of their products and current situation.  To find out more,  I recommend looking the recent coverage MIC Gadget has been doing on them.

Download or Stream AT 20: Apple V Proview with Stan Abrams

Update:  Proview’s CEO has opened a Weibo page and says he will update with details of their case.  Thanks to Bill Bishop.

Luxury, Brands, and Consumer Behavior with Paul French

Recorded on February 4, 2012

Google gives quite a few definition of brands and I’ll give you a few:

  1. A type of product manufactured by a particular company under a particular name
    • – a new brand of detergent
  2. A brandname
    • – the company will market computer software under its own brand
  3. An identifying mark burned on livestock or (esp. formerly) criminals or slaves with a branding iron

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…. and the Wheel turns: the Artman Talks podcast in 2012

Artman Talks is going through some changes parallel to changes in my personal and professional life.

For China Radio International, I will still be covering technology, but as an commentator and analyst, not as a reporter or feature producer.  This comes as the program I work on, China Drive, is going through some major changes.

Also, I’ve been working fairly regularly with Charlie Custer on our weekly podcast, China Punks, which is turning out much better than expected.  I’m hoping to be able to focus more on that podcast and make into something much better.

All of this is to say that Artman Talks will be taking a bit of a back-seat for the foreseeable future.  I’ll still be bringing quality interviews, however, the focus will be much broader and posts will be less regular.

Please stay tuned.


Xiaomi vs WebOS with Kane Gao

Okay, this took waaay too long to get up.  Actually, I’ve had it edited for the last week or so, but just couldn’t get around to uploading and posting it.

So, if you’ve been wondering where Artman Talks went, well, nowhere.  This is the problem when your passion has to take a backseat to that which enables your ability to provide for your family (ie a job that pays money.)

Anyway here it is.

If you use Twitter and follow China tech, more than likely you’ve seen Kane’s tweets or spoken with him.  Other than a few notable exceptions, he’s probably the most prolific tech-related tweeter and his job has nothing to do with tech!  He should be a blogger, no?

In this eighteenth installment of Artman Talks, I interrogate Kane about why he is using a dead OS, what he thinks of WP7, and the coming fight between Xiaomi and Meizu, both phones and Android forks made in China, for China.

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