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Meet the makers driving Taobao’s e-commerce dominance

Alibaba is holding its second Taobao Maker Festival to celebrate the maker spirit of the young entrepreneurs on the Taobao Marketplace. The event, running from July 8-12, showcased 108 merchants who run their businesses on Taobao. “14 years ago, when we started Taobao, everybody could run their own store. China is the factory of the world, with […]

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Chinese Gamers Mad for Mid-core Card Collecting Games: Top Trends of China Apps by Wandoujia

App distributor and content manager Wandoujia released the newest issue of China App Index for last December. Mid-core games with card-collecting elements, longer game lifespan and personal travel apps are three major trends that rule Chinese app market in this winter. 1. Mad for Mid-core: Card Games Collect Gamers “Mid-core” games have emerged in a […]

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Jack Xu Talks about Failure in Copying Tumblr

Jack Xu admitted that Diandian, a pixel-by-pixel Tumblr copy, was a failure and a painful experience at the Silicon Dragon Beijing 2013 yesterday. To be fair, Diandian is just one of the dozens of Tumblr copies in China and none of them really gained traction but hype. As one of the first projects incubated by Innovation Works, Diandian was released […]

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Voice-Related Apps Breaking through in China?

Ever since Apple’s Siri demonstrated its mighty power in communicating with human being – in all honesty, Siri must’ve got bored at listening to a string of tedious even stupid jokes told by its master – and solving people’s problems, app market has been seeing a lot of clones surfacing to ride the trend, like […]

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RenRen to Catch up on Mobile Trend

Huge traffic doesn’t always point to big revenue, not if it’s coming from the mobile end in Facebook’s case. As of now more than 60% of the traffic of the world’s most popular social networking service is funneled through mobile devices, making the monetization issue even worse for Facebook given limited ad space on mobile […]

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Winners of ChinaBang Awards 2013 Announced

The winners of ChinaBang Awards of the Year 2012 were announced at our annual event on April 12, 2013. 24 products or services won awards in seven categories. Congratulations to all of them! It’s also a great pleasure to have so many startups there. Innovations of the Year 2012 Changba, a mobile karaoke app for users to record […]

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Chinese Startups in 2012

17Startup, a program that started collecting Chinese startups from 2011, reports its findings as of 2012. Its site added 3595 startups in 2012 alone. Below are top ten categories, Online/mobile travel. Of a total of 231, 11 received funding. Mobile games. 11 out of 209 obtained funding. Infant & Kids. Of a total of 158, 66% are for […]