WeChat's new mini-program logistics linkup raises e-commerce stakes

On Monday, Tencent’s WeChat app launched a logistics interface for its popular mini-program feature that it says could…


Briefing: Alibaba acquires Chinese productivity app Teambition

阿里巴巴全资收购企业协作软件Teambition - Sina Tech What happened: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has fully acquired Shanghai-based…


Briefing: Consumer group accuses Fliggy, Ctrip of price optimization

北京消协点名飞猪和去哪网涉嫌大数据杀熟 去哪网:不存在的 - iFeng What happened: Some 88% of the Chinese consumers believe that online shopping…


Appetite for food-delivery apps wanes among small restaurant owners

Chi Hongwei, owner of a wonton restaurant, checks stock after business hours. (Image credit: TechNode/Yu Dingzhang) For…


Briefing: Alibaba travel platform Fliggy launches duty-free online shopping

Fliggy brings duty-free shopping online for China's consumers - Alizila What happened: Alibaba’s travel services…


Briefing: Alibaba’s entertainment division to add 1,800 jobs in new fiscal year

阿里巴巴发布招聘微博:新财年新增超过1800岗位需求 - TechWeb What happened: Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba announced Tuesday that its…


JD sends staff on prison tour in anti-corruption initiative

JD employees visit No. 1 Beijing Detention Center (Image credit: JD). Chinese online retailer JD sent a group of…


Livestream app Inke's 2018 profits fall on lack of innovation as segment weakens

Image credit: Inke Profits for Chinese mobile live-streaming platform Inke plummeted in 2018 according to its first…


A Meituan-Dianping deliveryman waits for traffic on the streets of Shanghai on March 22, 2019.

Briefing: Meituan adds grocery delivery to its 'everything' app

美团买菜在京推测试服务站 定位“手机菜篮子 - Huanqiu What happened: Chinese on-demand service Meituan-Dianping is testing a new grocery…


Mobike to weigh on profitability at Meituan until 2021: Report

Image credit: Meituan-Dianping  Mobike, the bike-rental arm of Chinese food delivery and services platform…