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JD is starting a second-hand e-commerce service “Paipai”

Chinese e-commerce behemoth JD officially released the “Paipai second-hand (拍拍二手)” brand, Chinese media 36kr is reporting. As the second-hand e-commerce market is growing bigger and seeing its arch-rival Alibaba’s second-hand e-commerce Xianyu is doing well in the sector, JD is making a move into the burgeoning but risky market. Paipai has built-in automatic valuation system to help […]

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Tencent bets on online flea market with $200m investment in Zhuan Zhuan

The decades-long rivalry between Tencent and Alibaba spans almost every hot tech vertical in China. It’s no exaggeration to say that where there’s Tencent, there’s Alibaba and vice versa. The competition between the two Chinese internet giants is now entering another field – second-hand goods trading market. According to the official announcement, Tencent has injected […]

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Ex-Baidu Founder Shakes Hands With Tencent In $85M USD Renrenche Funding Boost

Used-car sales platform Renrenche has scooped $85 million USD in Series C funding from Tencent. The company, which was founded by a series of ex-Baidu employees, now has a valuation of $ 500 Million USD.  Founded in April 2014, the company received $5 million USD series A funding from Redpoint Ventures and launched its services in July in Beijing, Guangzhou and […]

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Meituan-Dianping raises $4B new fund, reflects heated proxy war of Tencent and Alibaba

Meituan-Dianping, China’s O2O and e-commerce platform, announced today that it has landed a $4 billion Series C round of financing led by Tencent. With the newly pocketed funds, the firm is expected to further expand its four core businesses: in-store dining, entertainment, on-demand delivery, and travel. Meituan-Dianping has a large scale of offerings, including food […]