Alibaba and NetEase Kaola deal off the table: report

Image credit: Alibaba Group Alibaba's rumored acquisition of Kaola, NetEase's cross-border e-commerce business, has…


WeChat moves closer to becoming an OS with new Samsung partnership

WeChat mini program on a Samsung smartphone home page. (Image credit: Tencent) WeChat and Samsung announced a new…


JD moves into C2M model with made-to-measure shirts

Screenshots from JD Jing Zao (Image credit: TechNode/Emma Lee) JD.com’s private label brand Jing Zao, which translates…


Pinduoduo posts robust user gain in Q2 2019

(Image credit: Bigstock/pvl) Chinese social e-commerce Pinduoudo reported its total revenue surged 169% on year in the…


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Bytedance revamps Smartisan online store in e-commerce push

Bytedance logo at their Shanghai office (Image credit: TechNode/Emma Lee) Bytedance is revamping Smartisan's online…


Controversial social commerce app Peanut Diary secures $42 million for A plus round

Image credit: Peanut Diary Chinese social commerce portal Peanut Diary (花生日记) completed an RMB 300 million ($42…


Luckin launches limited-edition cup to replicate Starbuck’s cat paw mug craze

Image credit: Luckin Starbucks rival Luckin Coffee has rolled out a lineup of branded merchandise, including celebrity…


JD Daojia in talks for $500 million US IPO next May

Image credit: JD Daojia Dada-JD Daojia is reportedly in talks with bankers for a $500 million US IPO in May next year,…


Alibaba doubles quarterly net profit thanks to e-commerce and cloud

Image credit: Alibaba Group E-commerce giant Alibaba posted a robust rise in revenue for the first fiscal quarter ended…


How luxury brands engage customers through WeChat

Man holds Oneplus 6 with WeChat app on the screen. (Image credit: BigStock) China is a unique market. For luxury…