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Posted inUp and Comers

Y Combinator is officially coming to China

The Silicon Valley-based startup incubator, Y Combinator (YC) is officially coming to mainland China, our sister site has reported (in Chinese). The company has announced plans to enter China and welcomed startups in all phases to join their program whether it is concept stage, product testing phase or fast-growing stage. Y Combinator said that they are looking […]

Posted inNews

[Podcast] China Tech Weekly March 19: Airbnb inches closer to the Chinese market?

Editor’s note: This originally appeared on China Tech Insights, an English research unit affiliated to Tecnent’s Online Media Group. In this week’s episode: Listen to the episode here or subscribe. Chinese companies made their debut at this year’s SXSW. Heated bike-sharing venture Mobike, China’s Quora-equivalent Zhihu, among others, shared their view on how Chinese technology is […]

Posted inNews

Top 15 apps you need for living in China

Say goodbye to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and welcome your new favorite apps. Here is everything you will need to navigate your China life. 1. Communication: WeChat (微信) The app to rule them all, WeChat is the very definition of indispensable in China. This is where you will connect with your friends, communicate with your […]

Posted inNews

‘China’s AirBNB’ Tujia Acquires Rival Mayi

Tujia.com, which is often dubbed the AirBNB of China, has completed a total acquisition of younger rival Mayi.com, announced Tujia on Thursday. Neither company has released details on how much the deal was worth, or how Mayi will be restructured under Tujia. One interesting side-effect of the deal is that 58.com, the country’s biggest classifieds platform, will now […]

Posted inNews

O2O is awesome: Being a tech blogger in Shanghai

Editor’s note: This was produced in partnership with Start Alliance, a business network between the most vibrant startup hubs around the globe. Start Alliance supports startups to adapt business models to international requirements and accelerates corporate innovations. Partner cities are Berlin, New York, Paris, Tel Aviv, and Shanghai. I have worked in four startup cities: Silicon Valley, […]

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Didi Uber Deal Under Investigation By Chinese Antitrust Regulators

It’s one of the biggest tech deals in China’s history, and now it’s being investigated by the country’s antitrust authorities. China’s commence ministry has launched an investigation into Didi Chuxing’s milestone acquisition of Uber, because the Chinese ride-hailing company failed to declare the transaction. The recent deal bring’s Didi’s total value to approximately $36 billion USD, however they […]

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