Dr. Gang Lu is Founder & Chief-Editor of TechNode.com (formerly known as MOBINODE.com), the most influential Chinese tech blogger in global Internet industry, Chief Researcher at Media Lab of Hunan University (Shenzhen), Open concept/technology Evangelist, co-founder of OpenWeb.Asia Workgroup and OpenWebAsia conference and co-founder of kuukie.com.
TechNode, an independent tech blog written in both English and Chinese, is now the No.1 English tech media and one of the most influential Chinese startup-focus medias, covering the latest news in China/Asia web industry. OpenWeb.Asia is the first independent workgroup focusing on Asia Internet industry, and is also the organizer of OpenWebAsia conference which is the first truly pan-Asia web technology event bringing together executives, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from throughout Asia.
With strong academic background in wireless communications, years of research and development experience in mobile industry and international business management in web industry, Gang Lu is very passionate about the Open Web concept and plays very active role in building efficient channels among Asian local markets as well as between Asia web and global industry.
Gang Lu was the Asia Business Development Director of Netvibes.com, the world leading personalized homepage and widget technology provider. He is one of the first introducing Widget economy and Open Platform into Asian market. Prior to joining Netvibes, he was in charge of research and development of Multimedia Messaging Service platform and 3G applications in Dialogue Communications Ltd.
A leading mobile messaging service provider in UK. Gang Lu is also the initiator of ChinaBang Awards, an annual event rewarding the best startups in Chinese local Internet industry.
As an independent industry observer, technology and social media expert, Gang Lu has been invited to deliver keynote speeches and panel discussion at diverse international events/conference ranging from TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing, APEC SME Summit, SXSW Technology Summit, Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC), the China Internet Annual Summit to Tencent MIND Summit to Google China Developer Day, Milan Digital Entertainment Jam, NetExplorateur Forum, Paris etc.
The topics cover the Asian Web, the China Internet Industry, Open Web technology, SNS Marketing, Social Networks, Mobile Technology and so on. Gang Lu was awarded TOP10 Best Expert of 2008 by iResearch, the leading Internet consulting company in China.
Gang Lu has MSc, PhD in wireless communications from the University of Sheffield, UK.CrunchBase profile →
Latest from Gang Lu
In August, TechCrunch launched a landmark Chinese edition in partnership with super awesome Chinese blog TechNode. Now we are coming together again, and bringing in some of the leading entrepreneurs, investors and others in the region, for our first joint event in Shanghai on November 19-20. We’re calling the event “The Red Web.” Read More
ChinaBang conference, an annual two-day event with a focus on local startups, innovation and entrepreneurship, was held last weekend in Beijing. With a mixture of keynote and panel discussions from local startup founders and entrepreneurs, the awards ceremony recognized the best Chinese startups and founders in 2011 and featured a startup launchpad contest. Organized by TechNode… Read More
As Facebook’s imminent IPO became the talk of Silicon Valley and Wall Street, you might have read from the social networking site’s SEC S-1 filing that it pulled in more than $1 billion in profit on revenue of $3.71 billion last year. What Facebook’s prospectus will not tell you, is that the social giant has taken a page from Tencent’s business model, at least according… Read More
The photo sharing app market is a very competitive battlefield: Instagram, Path, Color and so on. In China, the market is even more tough, several photo and video applications like Camera360, LemeLeme, Tuding etc already claim millions of users. Vida, an iPhone and Android application developed by a Shanghai-based startup, introduces a new and fun way to organize and share the moments of… Read More
China-based Huohua (it translates to Spark) uses semantic analysis to find your social circle instantly. Founded by Carl Wu, Huohua is trying to solve a problem of “where and with whom to have fun” by introducing a smart feature dubbed Instant Circle. Basically, it works like this: open the app to tap a keyword like ”basketball”, “hot pot” or… Read More
Stepcase, the Hong Kong based-startup behind the 7.5 million-strong photo community Step.ly, is launching a photo viewer tailored for Sina Weibo to provide users with consistent, intuitive and light-weight photo-viewing experience. According to Leon, founder of Stepcase, the idea of creating Chaopin stems from an experimental concept to create, design and develop an app in just two weeks to… Read More
Getting folks to check into apps is hard. But what would happen if we could automatically check into events – like TV shows – automatically? Today at TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing, a Chinese team is trying to take the check-in business into a whole new level. Read More
Anquanbao is a cloud-based software program that helps protect websites from security violations like malware and denial of service attacks. Its product can be easily installed on any website. All that the administrators need to do is change his or her domain settings. Since abusive bots and crawlers waste bandwidth and server resources, Anquanbao’s product also helps websites load faster. Read More
Google’s official Android Market is not available in China, leading to a plethora of independent markets – over 70 at last count. The system works – sort of – but users may find it annoying because you actually don’t know how to find the good stuff. China is still lacking any sort of innovative search mechanism to help people identify the apps they really need… Read More