This year’s Singles’ Day was a mix of milestones and setbacks.
China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba not only wants to be the best e-commerce player in the market, but also wants to deepen its technological prowess. At Alibaba’s annual Computing Conference 2017 held in Hangzhou on October 11th, not only did the company unveil its plans to invest $15 billion over the next 3 years in its R&D, […]
The practice of drinking tea has a long history in China, having originated there during the Tang Dynasty. But in 2017, the practice of drinking coffee could be adding a new chapter to its history in China. For those living in Shanghai, last week’s WeChat Moments were filled with Shanghai locals posting pictures and selfies […]
Cash has taken hundreds of years to establish its status as a common medium for trade, but it is quickly turning obsolete across China. Replacing it, the ubiquitous QR code-based mobile payment solutions operated by internet giants like Alibaba and Tencent. From flagship stores of top-notch luxury brands to street butcher shops, payment through third-party […]
In part 2 of the Taiwan Turnaround series looking at how Taiwan’s internet tech scene is catching up, TechNode talks to VCs, accelerators, and entrepreneurs about how they are helping Taiwan startups to go global. Next, in the series, we check in with some star players about the talent issue in Taiwan. Read Part 1, Part 3 and […]