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Vincent Wong
Co-founder @ HaoLing Inc
Co-founder @ HaoLing Inc


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I finally took 2 minutes out of my day to figure out how to tab between different windows on a Mac. Call me a geek but I'm excited as hell about all the time I'm about to save, enjoy!

Switch between different windows of the same application: Command+~ (for example if you have multiple windows of Firefox). Shift+Command+~ moves in the reverse direction.

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Some more photos of Chinaccelerator from my buddy Duncan at the GreatWallClub
Chinaccelerator Demo Day

Demo Day is the culmination of 100+ days of hard work by amazing startups to pitch investors. The energy and interest generated on Demo Day was an amazing experience, and was joined by Dave McClure's (500 Startups) Geeks on a Plane.

Chinaccelerator (a member of Techstars Network) is the first mentorship-driven seed funding program held in China. Running from July to October in Dalian, it gathered this year 9 technology-based companies which have been growing their concepts to reality.

Chinaccelerator founder: +Cyril Ebersweiler
2011.10.17 Chinaccelerator Demo Day (54 photos)
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I just signed up to volunteer at Techcrunch Disrupt Beijing which is running from Oct 31 till Nov 1. They've got a stellar speaker list lined up including Pony Ma (Tencent CEO) and Lee Kai Fu (former CEO of Google China).
Aside from these heavy weights, I'm also really looking forward to see Fritz Demopoulos speak. Demopoulos cofounded Chinese sports portal Shawei back in 1999, selling it to the Tom Group before the market crashed. He followed that up by cofounding Qunar, which recently raised $306 million from Baidu.
In a market where so many Silicon valley companies have failed in China, Demopoulos as Techcunch puts it is the "one Westerner who has succeeded wildly in China."

You can get tickets here:

or sign up as a volunteer here:

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Real-time search and improved hashtag support

Today we're rolling out two new features: 1) real-time search results; and 2) improved hashtag support. Together, we're trying to make it easier to follow and contribute to live events on Google+, including breaking news, sporting events, and many others.

Real-time search
Now when you search in Google+, you'll see a message about new posts the instant they're available. If you click on this message, or select "Most recent", then relevant posts will start appearing in real-time.

Improved hashtag support
People have long used hashtags to mark their posts with certain topics -- just ask our very own +Chris Messina, hashtag inventor. You don't have to use hashtags on Google+ (search works fine without them), but when you do, we'll automatically link to search results.

Check out the video to see both features in action, and let us know what you think in the comments! #googleplusupdate

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Just signed Cornell's bid to build an Applied Sciences and Engineering Campus in New York City.

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A few weeks ago I moved back to Shanghai to see what's changed in the startup scene since I left 2 years ago. I've been meeting a lot of folks working on all kinds of problems in the Chinese Internet space. Check out the link below to see some of the startup pitches I captured Barcamp Shanghai last month.
Thanks to +Kevin Chen and the other guys at for organizing a great Barcamp this year.

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If you think we're in another Internet bubble, read +Marc Andreessen article, originally published in August by the Wall Street Journal, and think again. Andreessen goes on at length about how software is already eating into traditional real world businesses in areas like music (iTunes vs. Record labels), movies (Netflix vs. Blockbuster) and book stores (Amazon vs. Borders). But the key takeaway is that 10 years on from the original dot com bubble, the internet is now stickier and bigger than ever.

Take the number of high speed internet users for example. Since the 90's the number of users has grown 40 times over from a mere 50 million to over 2 billion users. So If we're seeing valuations of new Internet companies at historic highs, it's because the internet has been growing faster than we've ever seen in any other industry.

If you still can't wrap your head around the growth, just remember that at 800 million users, Facebook's population has already outgrown that of the entire internet in 2004 (

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+Steven Levy 's obituary on Steve Job's is the most revealing I've read to date. It's a lengthy piece but you'll find nuggets of information that you won't find elsewhere, like what Jobs thought of boredom:

"Jobs usually had little interest in public self-analysis, but every so often he’d drop a clue to what made him tick. Once he recalled for me some of the long summers of his youth. I’m a big believer in boredom,” he told me. Boredom allows one to indulge in curiosity, he explained, and “out of curiosity comes everything.” The man who popularized personal computers and smartphones — machines that would draw our attention like a flame attracts gnats — worried about the future of boredom. “All the [technology] stuff is wonderful, but having nothing to do can be wonderful, too.”

While you're reminiscing, head over to a series of Jobs' photos from TIME
I first met Steve Jobs in November 1983. I was working for Rolling Stone and over dinner he told me about the computer Apple was about to ship-- the Macintosh. That was the first of many interviews I would do with Steve, as I got a firsthand look at how this unique and brilliant man put a major, major dent in in the universe. . It is with deep sadness that I write his obituary. Goodbye, Steve. You were unforgettable.

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What make Steve Jobs different?

When Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO of Apple I started watching his old keynote speeches to see what made him tick. One of my favorites is from the '98 iMac announcement (The First iMac Introduction). If you're watching for the first time, you'll be charmed by just how enthusiastic Jobs is as he presents the new iMac, his first major consumer product following his return to Apple. "The back of this thing looks better than the front of the other guys" Jobs declares. "It looks like it's from another planet – and a good planet. A planet with better designers."

The candied colored iMac launched with a marketing tagline titled: "Think Different" ( Some people mistake being different with thinking different; at the time I also took the candied colors to be just a silly and expensive gimmick. But watch the keynote and you'll realize that the iMac wasn't just about relaunching a brand or building a weird looking computer. The iMac wasn't born out a exercise to design something different; the iMac was about building a better all-around computing experience for end users, with good design as its heart. It just so happened that good design went hand in hand with candied colors.

Anyone can be different, but only a few bother to think different. It's part of the reason why no other company has successfully replicated Jobs' recipe for success. Jobs took the time to think different, and had courage to stand firm when thinking different eventually also included being different.

Thanks Steve, for thinking different, because that has made the difference.
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