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JD+, Smart Hardware Accelerator by Chinese Online Retail Giant JD.com

Chinese online retail giant JD.com has become one of the first distributors smart hardware makers would turn to whenever they are about to ship products. When maker revolution was about to explode JD established a sub-channel for selling smart hardware products only. Earlier this year,  the company launched JD+, an accelerator for smart hardware products, offering funding, […]

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China, Obesity and the Wearable Tech Market: Part 1

[Editor: this article is by guest editor Blair Sugarman. Highly passionate about Chinese technology, Blair’s forages into China tech all started with a single Weibo account in 2010. Now Blair is an avid tech blogger writing on all areas of China digital.] “I shouldn’t really be eating this.” I chirped to my friend sitting opposite me […]

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Tencent Joins Android Launcher Trend

We see Android launcher will be one of the hottest topics in China in 2014. Ambitious Chinese companies or entrepreneurs always want control of users’ access to Internet services and then monetize user traffic or sell services to users. On the Chinese Web, Qihoo is such a company that successfully converted its free security users […]

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Chinese Smartphone Startup OnePlus Aims at Developed Markets

OnePlus is a newly established Chinese smartphone brand officially announced today in Beijing. It’s not just another phone brand by low-cost manufacturing China or aimed at less developed markets. OnePlus will be about high specs, comparatively low prices, selling directly online and shipping to the rest of the world, especially developed markets. It sounds like Google Nexus model […]

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Keyboard App TouchPal, Now with 200M Registered Users, Embraces The Proven Chinese Monetization Solution, Stopping Charging Licensing Fees Overseas

TouchPal Keyboard, a mobile text input solution by Chinese developer CooTek, announced 200 registered users today. It’s been only two months since it announced 170 million registered users. The rapid growth of installs must be largely driven by the fact that the company has been working with Android phone makers including Sumsang, Sony and the […]

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Alibaba Acquires 60% Stake in ChinaVision Media for $804 million

ChinaVision Media Group Limited (HK: 01060) announced yesterday that Alibaba Investment Ltd, a subsidiary of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, would buy 59.32% interest in it for HKD 6.244 billion (USD804 million). Products and services by ChinaVision Media range from newspapers, movies, mobile content and services, TV program promotion, artist management, among others. The company directly invests in […]