The Curtain Rises on the First Colleges Invitational Dance Tournament in BISU

April 5, 2012

The First Colleges Invitational Dance Tournament, held by BISU and featuring dancers from the Central University of Finance and Economics, Capital University of Economics and Business, Beijing Wuzi University, China Women’s University and North China Electric Power University, creates the stage for students to show their dancing talents. The select competition has been successfully held on March 23th and 25th.

Before the tournament took place, there was a real buzz around campus.

The tournament will consist of three parts: the select competition, intermediary competition and the final competition.

The final competition will determine the first, second and third winner, including the most popular dancer prize and several consolation prizes. The campus TV and Radio will report all of the tournament.

The dancers need to bring the music themselves which will be used in the show. Everyone has 4-minutes on stage.

In the improvisation performance, the music is supplied by 88tc88.


Silicon Allee interviews Thomas Reemer

April 4, 2012

We’ve been fans of Berlin’s fantastic blog ‘Silicon Allee‘ for quite some time now and were flattered when they asked us for an interview. You can read it here and make sure to subscribe!

There’s still room in the e-commerce business…

March 29, 2012

… and guess what – we’ll occupy it! With giant steps, China is aiming to become the leader in global ecommerce by 2015 with a sales volume of $2.86 trillion. But there is still a lot to do and learn for some of China’s biggest names in ecommerce as they continue to lose tons of money. So, the good news is: We have done our homework – watch out for our own e-commerce platform launching very soon.

Meet the Team

March 28, 2012

In our first installment of “Meet the Team” we talk to Li Liangjie who is our e-commerce coordinator at our Berlin office. Li talks about his love of music, why china is so important and why Berlin is the hottest place for startups right now.

Meet the Team – Li Liangjie from 88tc88 on Vimeo.


Nothing better than the real thing.

March 22, 2012

In an interesting move, Taobao just launched a website for the sole purpose of educating consumers about plagiarized products and shame vendors who sell these kind of products by listing their names.
That may be surprising to some, but it proves again two things we always claimed: On the one hand it’s getting more and more important to China’s ecommerce environment to fight fake products and shady businesses, but it also shows that Chinese people have no use for fake, illegal or low-quality stuff, but want the real thing. (Photo by jplust)

One company’s consolidation is another company’s opportunity

March 13, 2012

Today, Youku an Tudou announced the merger of the two companies. On one hand this seems like a surprisingly early market consolidation. But it also proves how viable this market is and that there is now new room for competitors. Apart from that, surely Youku was sick of Tudo suing them all the time, right?

Here’s another interesting in-depth analysis from PandoDaily.

Brad Lyons!

March 9, 2012

Brad Lyons is not only a good friend of ours, but he is also an unbelieveably talentend musician who writes great songs and records and performs them with his Oceanship-project. He has also been touring China a couple of years ago, before anyone thought of doing that… He’s currently raising money to record his new album and though it’s not directly related to China we think that his music is among the best we hear (and we hear a lot), so we’ll give him a little endorsement. Please take 5 minutes to watch his pledge video and think about contributing. Thanks! PS If you find it go watch his video for Hotblack, it’s unbelievably great!

Want to work at 88tc88?

February 24, 2012

We now have a special page at this blog to let you know about our job openings. We’re currently looking for :

– Sysadmin
– Head of Marketing
– Head of Games
– Intern (administration)

So if you’re interested give us a holler!

88tc88 supports YouBloom!

February 21, 2012

You all will know YouBloom, the amazing community that helps discovering and developing new musical talent. They just announced the winners that have qualified for the round 1 quarterfinals in March and 88tc88 is proudly supporting their groundbreaking work in sponsoring a distributing package for the 4 winning contestants of the final of each round.

Make sure to register, listen to the songs and cast your votes as this can be a important milestone for songwriters and bands to develop their talent, meet important people and to be finally able to step out into the light someday. It’s a great initiative and we want to thank Bob Geldorf and his team for their efforts!

Chinese New Year Party

February 13, 2012

The other day we had a little celebration of Chinese New Year at the office. We made Jiaozi (Chinese dumplings) ourselves, had a couple of Tsingtao and welcomed the year of the dragon. Though the decoration wasn’t really according to Chinese tradition, we did our best 🙂 We sure had a lot of fun and are looking foward to this new year, as it will bring new changes and challenges, but also new insights and rewards. I think I can say that being able to work here is it’s own reward, as one can’t imagine better colleagues and a better atmosphere. Here’s to you, 4709 (that’s the current year in China)!

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