Mein Kollege Daniel in Peking besuchte neulich die Firma HiPiHi. Er führte ein exklusives Interview mit Hui Xu, dem Gründer von HiPiHi.
HiPiHi ist eine virtuelle 3D Welt, vergleichbar mit Second Life, aber mit Fokus auf den chinesischen Markt.
Hier ist das Interview, leider nur auf englisch.
Siehe auch unter unserem CScout China Blog.
CScout recently China paid a visit to the office of HiPiHi in Beijingâ€™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 â€œTop Ten China Internet Heroesâ€ 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?
â€œWe founded HiPiHi nearly two years ago, and the site is currently in beta testing mode with about 10,000 users â€“ 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.â€
Why did you start HiPiHi? Is the Chinese market ready and who are your target audience?