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How Alibaba, JD are expanding their empires offline by offering data to retailers

November 7, 2017 0

Image credit: Pexels. One trillion dollars. That’s how much Chinese consumers are on track to spend online by the end of this year – about

Cashless China: shoppers to spend $15t on their phones this year

October 31, 2017 0

Many people in China find that they barely ever touch coins or banknotes these days. That’s because the nation – which invented paper money around

Outside of China, WeChat is a fish out of water

October 13, 2017 0

About a month ago, I was in New York visiting a tech-savvy friend. The living definition of “early adopter,” his entire home is voice-controlled with

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

September 26, 2017 0

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

Brief: China fines WeChat, Weibo in intensifying crackdown on banned content

September 26, 2017 0

Photo credit: Sinchen Lin. The news (extracted from the Wall Street Journal): The Chinese government said it fined Tencent, Baidu, and Twitter-like Weibo the maximum

WeChat is quietly developing its own AR platform

September 15, 2017 0

Photo credit: Tech in Asia. China’s most popular messaging app WeChat is quietly developing its own framework for augmented reality (AR). Made with smartphones in

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

September 8, 2017 0

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

Understanding Alibaba’s latest move to jumpstart next phase of ecommerce growth

September 7, 2017 0

An offline retail store in Hangzhou displays a Tmall logo after partnering with Alibaba. Photo credit: Alibaba. The battlefield of Chinese ecommerce giants has shifted

Prime Minister Lee wants a payment system for Singapore. Razer boss: ‘Hold my mouse.’

August 23, 2017 0

Photo credit: Razer, Jim Mattis. Montage by Tech in Asia. When the country calls, you step up. That’s what Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan must have

WeChat is close to a billion users

August 16, 2017 0

WeChat, China’s favorite messaging app, now has 963 million people actively using it, the company revealed today. That figure for monthly active users is up