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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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Tencent extends “double-hundred plan” to cover legal services platform, Kuaifawu

One-stop legal services platform Kauifawu has announced that the company was selected as one company for Tencent’s double-hundred plan (双百计划). Under the agreement, Kuaifawu has exchanged shares for traffic. Tencent is giving the company credit to use on channels owned by Tencent, including Guangdiantong, WeChat, and other content channels. The credit reflects the current valuation […]

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TechNode’s top 5 blockchain and bitcoin stories of 2017

When the blockchain era arrives, all transactions will be transparent and decentralized. China, a country with a centralized authority issued an ICO ban in September, seeing how crypto frenzy led $394 million to be contributed towards ICOs in the period from January to June 2017. However, it’s interesting to see how blockchain technology, a decentralized database, […]

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Alibaba’s lifestyle unit Koubei snags 1.1B USD to accelerate local expansion

Alibaba has grown into a diversified conglomerate that encompasses several multi-billion dollar affiliates from Ant Financial and AliCloud to Cainiao Logistics. Yesterday, the e-commerce titan announced a 1.1 billion USD financing round for its local life commerce arm Koubei. Investors include Silver Lake, CDH Investments, Yunfeng Capital, and Primavera Capital. Alibaba’s billionaire founder Jack Ma […]

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Five Must-Have Apps for China’s Pet Lovers

As China’s middle class blooms, the average age of pet owners now squarely overlaps with the country’s tech-savvy youth demographic. A survey on pet owner demographics shows that 74% of urban pet owners are now less than 35 years old. At the same time, the size of the pet care market has jumped from 30 billion RMB […]