Little Red Book crowd monetization

Little Red Book shows big user numbers don’t mean big profits

Lots of people doesn't always mean lots of profit (Image credit: Bigstock/bartekchiny) If there were an equivalent of…


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Hey TikTok: You've got a PR problem the size of the US

(Image credit: Bigstock/bigtunaonline) Michael Norris is a TechNode contributor and Research and Strategy lead at…


Ali earnings: E-commerce is the crown jewel, but services need polish

Daniel Zhang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba, delivers a speech as company lists on the HKSE. (Image…


China tech is different, not exceptional

I am relatively fortunate to have built up a patchwork quilt of connections through my work, writing, and friendship…


What ever happened to Luckin's Yang Fei?

Luckin CMO Yang Fei (Image credit: Luckin) As Luckin Coffee gets its start on the NASDAQ, there’s a conspicuous absence…


Hello TransTech fuels Alibaba’s mobility ambitions

Share bicycles sit parked in Shanghai on March 22, 2019. (Image credit: TechNode/Cassidy McDonald) It’s rumored…


Hello Transtech: Alibaba's other, other unicorn

Share bicycles sit parked in Shanghai on March 22, 2019. (Image credit: TechNode/Cassidy McDonald) First there was…


Luckin may not last, but its model will

A worker strolls past a Luckin Coffee in Beijing on April 9, 2019. (Image credit: TechNode/Cassidy McDonald) I’ve spent…


From jail to java: How Luckin's CMO is hacking China's coffee market

(Image credit: TechNode/Shi Jiayi) Luckin Coffee, China’s convenience-focused Starbucks rival, is reportedly preparing…


Why it's time to wake up and smell the coffee on Luckin

(Image credit: Bigstock/Keitma-st) Luckin Coffee, China’s delivery-focused Starbucks rival that opened around 2,000…