China

  • Amazon Prime launches in China

    Amazon Prime launches in China

    Amazon announced today it’s bringing a version of its Prime membership program to customers in China, which will include free, cross-border shipping from the Amazon Global Store as well as no minimum free domestic shipping, the company says. The service, which will compete with local rivals like Alibaba and JD.com, will cost 388 yuan ($57.23) per year after the first year, a… Read More

  • China overtakes the U.S. in iOS App Store revenue

    China overtakes the U.S. in iOS App Store revenue

    China has now overtaken the U.S. to become the largest market in the world for App Store revenue, according to a new report out this morning from app intelligence firm App Annie. The country earned over $1.7 billion in Q3 2016, which puts it ahead of the U.S. by over 15 percent. The U.S. had been the number one iOS market since 2010, the report notes. Today, Chinese consumers spend more than… Read More

  • China’s longest human spaceflight mission begins on the Chinese space station

    China’s longest human spaceflight mission begins on the Chinese space station

    Two taikonauts (Chinese astronauts) have docked to the Chinese space station, Tiangong-2, kicking off the nation’s longest human spaceflight mission to date. Watch LIVE: #Shenzhou11 and #Tiangong2 set for orbital docking #Today at 19:30UTC https://t.co/6LJ8qJnY0O cc: @Astroguyz pic.twitter.com/hOsiWR3BWX — Massimo (@Rainmaker1973) October 18, 2016 Over the course of 30 days… Read More

  • Employment in China’s tech industry Crunch Network

    Employment in China’s tech industry

    Despite murmurs of tumult and slowdown in the Chinese economy, the fact remains that China’s economic engine has been on a tear — at roughly 6.5 percent or more for the last six years. Much of this growth has been fueled by China’s emergent tech industry, as even in Silicon Valley, China’s BAT companies (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent) and hot startup scene have become part… Read More

  • Xiaomi’s newest phones include dual-lens camera and under-glass fingerprint reader

    Xiaomi’s newest phones include dual-lens camera and under-glass fingerprint reader

    Hot on the heels of the launch of the iPhone 7 Plus, Apple’s first smartphone with dual reverse-facing cameras, China’s Xiaomi has joined the double camera club with Mi 5s Plus announced today. Read More

  • Chinese taxi-hailing giant Didi eyes bicycle sharing with its latest investment

    Chinese taxi-hailing giant Didi eyes bicycle sharing with its latest investment

    Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company, may be about to get into bicycles. Bike sharing, to be precise. The company, which is in the process of finalizing its acquisition of Uber’s business unit in China, today revealed that it has invested in bike-sharing startup Ofo. Read More

  • McKinsey says digital finance adoption could add trillions to high growth economies Crunch Network

    McKinsey says digital finance adoption could add trillions to high growth economies

    Adoption of digital finance could add $3.7 trillion dollars to the GDP of emerging markets economies, including $1.1 trillion in China alone, according to a new McKinsey & Company report. The strategy consulting firm’s Global Institute released  Digital Finance For All: Powering Inclusive Growth in Emerging Economies, at a New York event featuring a keynote by Gates Foundation… Read More

  • Cybersecurity is threatening America’s military supremacy Crunch Network

    Cybersecurity is threatening America’s military supremacy

    The sparsely populated Spratly Islands are quickly becoming the center of one of the most contentious international disputes between world powers since the fall of the Soviet Union. Alarmingly, the use of cyber attacks suggests we might already be in the midst of a new Cold War playing out in cyberspace — where America’s advantage is not as clear as it is with conventional armies… Read More

  • Analyzing China’s mobile advertising technology market Crunch Network

    Analyzing China’s mobile advertising technology market

    For those of us in the mobile advertising technology business, China is one of the most exciting markets in the world in 2016. To say that the mobile ad economy in China is a few years behind the U.S. and Europe is both true and an oversimplification. When you spend time on the ground in China, as I just did a few weeks ago, meeting with over 20 mobile publishers, including titans like… Read More

  • Rush's app adds chat to email

    Email or IM? Rush’s app combines them both — with productivity tools thrown in too

    Email? IM? IM? Email? The rise of mobile messaging apps has challenged email as the primary communications channel for all things, including work — what happens when you blend them together? That’s the approach taken by Rush, an app that combines email and messaging, but also includes your calendar and other productivity tools. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, but with offices… Read More

  • Lost in translation: Streaming in China Crunch Network

    Lost in translation: Streaming in China

    The rapid growth of streaming is taking the globe by storm, but no country seems to have the market potential for OTT video streaming quite like China. While the United States OTT market is beginning to show signs of saturation, it is not a surprise that more than 720 million Chinese internet users seem like the next big opportunity. The reality, however, is less than perfect. Read More