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    Alibaba, JD tackle China’s fake goods problem with blockchain

Alibaba, JD tackle China’s fake goods problem with blockchain

Chinese ecommerce companies are tracking products from steak to liquor with blockchain technology. Photo credit: Benjamin Faust / Unsplash. China has long suffered from an epidemic of fake products, from

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    Brief: Singapore’s Temasek leads $502m round for Magic Leap

Brief: Singapore’s Temasek leads $502m round for Magic Leap

Photo credit: Magic Leap. The news (extracted from Bloomberg): Magic Leap, the mysterious startup developing an augmented reality headset, has added US$502 million to its war chest. The funding round

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    Chinese ecommerce giants tackle the country’s fake goods problem with blockchain

Chinese ecommerce giants tackle the country’s fake goods problem with blockchain

Chinese ecommerce companies are tracking products from steak to liquor with blockchain technology. Photo credit: Benjamin Faust / Unsplash. China has long suffered from an epidemic of fake products, from

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Alibaba goes in on $40m boost for DNA-testing startup Prenetics

  Alibaba goes in on $40m boost for DNA-testing startup Prenetics

Photo credit: luchschen / 123RF. Alibaba, China’s US$460 billion online shopping giant, has invested in one of Asia’s top genetic

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Amazon vs Alibaba: the R&D spending war

  Amazon vs Alibaba: the R&D spending war

Alibaba this week announced a big push to do more research and development, ploughing US$15 billion into new innovation over

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Alibaba to invest $15b in tech, set up research labs around the world

  Alibaba to invest $15b in tech, set up research labs around the world

Alibaba founder Jack Ma. Photo credit: Alibaba. Jack Ma is well-known for his worldly ambitions. In 20 years, the tech

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In China, internet celebs are turning into entrepreneurs. Here’s how.

  In China, internet celebs are turning into entrepreneurs. Here’s how.

Photo credit: Hannah Morgan. On a tree-lined street in Shanghai, a glass storefront shows off frilled dresses and high heels.

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Sex dolls are taboo, but what the Chinese get on demand can still make your eyes pop

  Sex dolls are taboo, but what the Chinese get on demand can still make your eyes pop

Photo credit: Leiphone. When it comes to sharing and on-demand services, there seems to be no limit to what goes

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Jack Ma’s Alipay takes on WeChat’s ‘instant apps’

  Jack Ma’s Alipay takes on WeChat’s ‘instant apps’

Photo credit: Ant Financial. In China, smartphone apps have never felt more obsolete. WeChat, China’s most popular messaging app, hosts

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