The forgotten ‘Facebook of China’ is sold for $20M

Renren, which was once heralded as the ‘Facebook of China’ and later became China’s answer to MySpace after falling out of fashion among its core young users, is selling its social n

Of course China’s forgotten social network is doing an ICO

ICOs were one of the breakthroughs in the tech industry in 2017. Initially it was just those in the blockchain space who were aware, but as the year went on a number of existing business grew attracte

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

Aspiration, A “Merrill Lynch With A Conscience,” Gains Traction

As consumers, we can probably agree that bank profits are, well, gross. In the second quarter of this year alone, U.S. lenders wrung a record $43 billion from their customers. It’s the kind of sta

Trucker Path Raises $1.5M From Renren To Help Truckers Truck Better

Trucker Path is a mobile app that helps truckers find truck stops, parking spots, rest areas, scales, DOT weigh stations, truck washes and more. At first, this may sound pretty banal, but the company

Israel VC Singulariteam Raises 2nd Fund, $102M Backed By Tencent, Renren Founders

Israel is racking up a growing list of startups that have either exited to big buyers or gone public, and this trend is driving yet more investment into the country. In the latest development, T

Viki Climbs The Great Firewall, Signs With ‘China’s Facebook’ Renren For Its First Video Distribution Deal In The Country

Online video site <a target="_blank" href="">Viki</a> has made a big business out of aggregating content from around the world, covering 150+ languages in all, and making it access

Chinese Social Network Renren Buys Video Sharing Site For $80 Million

Chinese social network <a href="">Renren</a> has purchased China-based video and photo sharing site <a href=""></a>The deal size is

Pacific Crest Securities Buys Shanghai-Based Bank to Help Navigate the China Web Chaos

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Chinese Social Network Renren Prices $743M IPO At $14 Per Share, At High End Of Range

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Renren: Big but not the Facebook of China

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Chinese Government To Police Social Games

<img src="" width="215" height="122" /> On the Chinese Internet, “harmony” is a euphemism for censorship. Mafia games were <a