Mobile Health: Destined to Fail?

For many, mobile health is the future. But as a “semi-pro” and keen observer of the healthcare and pharmaceutical…


Attica! Attica!

Almost everyone was stunned when they found out that Luo Li, a founder of Qidian, was jailed for possible…


Market Solution for the Anti-Market

Apps that can help hapless Beijingers hail taxis have become all rave recently, but are they really the cure for all?…


Benlai: Cut Me a Check

If you have ever taken taxi in Beijing and have been stuck in traffic (a fate impossible to avoid), you might have…


The Limit of Technology

Last year, a relative of mine decided to come to Beijing. She had just returned after years of studying overseas, and…


How Residents in a Third Tier American City Use Their Phones

During the Chinese New Year holidays, many writers have dwelled on the theme of returning to their hometown and compare…


Having Ads Is Just Not Enough

As Mary Meeker reports, the eCPM for mobile is just $.75. Meanwhile, the eCPM for desktop is $3.50. Of course, people…


Is Mobile Already Plateau-ing?

September 1993 is a time few of us remember in vivid detail, let alone commemorate. Yet it was in this "Eternal…


What? We Need to Make Money?

The New York Times recently detailed the challenges facing entrepreneurs in 2013. The article points out that almost…


Sina Weibo: Trapped in the Matrix

A Bombshell dropped, at least for the “in” crowd, arrived early this year, when a venerable local media challenged…