Dianping

  • Meituan and Dianping, China’s Top Group Deals Sites, Merge In Multi-Billion Dollar Deal

    Meituan and Dianping, China’s Top Group Deals Sites, Merge In Multi-Billion Dollar Deal

    First Uber competitors Didi Dache and Didi Kuaidi came together, now China’s tech industry is getting another merger between billion dollar rivals this year after group buying sites Meituan and Dianping confirmed plans to become one. Read More

  • How To Better Predict Unicorns Crunch Network

    How To Better Predict Unicorns

    Of course Airbnb is worth a billion dollars. There’s an expensive asset there sitting unused. People often struggle to make rent. Hotels are expensive. Of course Uber is worth a billion dollars. Taxis are awful; expensive, unreliable, and the last one I took I’m pretty sure I was sitting in some sick. Read More

  • Dianping, China’s Largest Restaurant Review Site, Turned Down An Acquisition Offer From Google China

    Dianping, China’s Largest Restaurant Review Site, Turned Down An Acquisition Offer From Google China

    Dianping, the restaurant review platform that is sometimes referred to as the “Yelp of China,” turned down an acquisition offer from Google China in early 2007, co-founder Edward Long revealed at the TechCrunch/Technode event in Shanghai. Google China valued the company, which was then four years old, at less than $100 million. After Dianping refused its buyout offer, Google China… Read More

  • Discover “The Red Web” At TechCrunch Shanghai, November 19-20

    Discover “The Red Web” At TechCrunch Shanghai, November 19-20

    In August, TechCrunch launched a landmark Chinese edition in partnership with super awesome Chinese blog TechNode. Now we are coming together again, and bringing in some of the leading entrepreneurs, investors and others in the region, for our first joint event in Shanghai on November 19-20. We’re calling the event “The Red Web.” Read More

  • Groupon: Still Getting Pwned In China

    Andrew Mason has been visiting Beijing and Groupon HQ has finally realized there are some problems in China. On the Forbes website, Rebecca Fannin reports: CEO Andrew Mason just arrived in China and hasn’t wasted time shaking things up. Four expatriate executives at Groupon who were recruited from rival site Ftuan just a few months ago will be leaving Groupon China. Read More